roy's hawaiian fusion - baltimore
Haven't been to the one in Fells Point, but went to one in New York City. It is a chain, it started out in Hawaii, and the chef has a really good reputation there. The deal is that 1/2 the menu is standard for every restaurant, the other half varies for local tastes. It was quite expensive, and pretty good. Certainly not sublime. Certainly worth a try, but if you want a really really good meal, for this type of food, I would recommend Soigne. P.S. I also like Ixia better, notwithstanding the plagarism discussion below.
Pros- they do know how to cook fish. And they have lots of it. And some of it is exotic. I would say across the board they do a very good job in the kitchen and on the floor
Cons- Costs an arm and a leg, so it's a better meal on someone's corporate card than on your own. Wine list gets more corporate by the month *yawn*.
Sum Up- dollar for dollar a better deal than the 10 million chain upscale steakhouses, but still a dubious use of personal cash. Go to Black Olive, if only for the cool high end Greek wines.
In case you didn't know, Roys is a chain, fairly expensive. There is one in Philadelphia. The Philly Chowhounds disdain it but a fairly picky friend of mine (who lived in Hawaii for 7 years) really liked it. Disclaimer: I haven't been to any of them and don't know how consistent they are, one way or t'other.