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May 7, 2007 06:44 AM

Roy's Downtown L.A-Menu Suggestions

We'll be taking a coworker out for her retirement dinner here in the next couple weeks and wondered about the prix fixed menu at Roy's. It sounded pretty good but wondered if anyone's tried it or if you have any other suggestions for a great meal there. I've never been to Roy's so am eager to finally give it a try.

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  1. I've never had the prix fixed there, because I can't seem to get away from their Japanese Style Misoyaki Butterfish with Sizzling Soy Vinaigrette. The fish is so tender, it practically melts in your mouth. It's absolutely divine.

    Clare K.

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    1. re: Clare K

      The misoyaki butterfish is absolutely my favorite dish too! It's fantastic. Oh, you can't go wrong with the Hawaiian Martini too.

    2. I was @ Roy's Newport Beach a couple weeks ago. Whatever you decide, you won't go wrong. They do most everything lovely. Dessert, I'd opt for their chocolate souffle.

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      1. re: OCAnn

        i just checked out the online pre-fixe menu and it looks like you can't go wrong =) and i agree 100% with her.. get the chocolate souffle aka chocolate molten lava cake... it's one of the best i've had... aloha! =)

        1. re: kinipela

          I also agree you can't go wrong with anything on the menu + the chocolate souffle! My friend and I had a great dinner at the Newport Beach location. Start to finish everything was fantastic. And everything other diners around us ordered also looked amazing. Have a good time!

      2. I have been to Roy's several times recently in different locations, all in Southern California and Ihave had the pre-fixe several times, and each time I was delighted. They selection changes from loaction to location and the wishes of the chef. It allows you to sample their specialties. I recommend it.

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        1. Had the prix fix twice, each time enjoying the macademia nut encrusted whitefish, which the server informs you varies depending on availability, sometimes butterfish (my first time) and sometimes mahi mahi (my second). Both were great, as was the appetizer plate and delicious molten souffle - the latter easily shareable. BTW the appetizer plate of prawn, rib and potsticker can also be added to any entree for $6. Finally, if you and your coworker are in a celebratory mood, try the Lava Flow - it's their signature drink not on the menu, a mix of strawberry dacquiri and pina colada that my SO flips for. Roy's is a great, affordable find for seafood downtown.

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          1. re: Silver Lake Guy

            what kind of lava flow???? do they put frozen strawberries in there also??? the best lave flows mash up some frozen strawberries on the bottom... wow... do you think i can try that at any roy's??? lava flows are one of my favs... and i haven't quite found one on the mainland that's quite as good. i'm drooling just thinking about it, and it would be great to have on such a hot day as this! =)

            1. re: kinipela

              Yes they mash up the strawberries and somehow fold that icy concoction into a creamier pina colada type base, so it's a great big red and white swirly gig of a drink. My SO loves it so much I tried to replicate it at home (got about 80% close he says). BTW I went for the Mai Tai at Roy's and it wasn't as good as the ones I've had in Hawaii or <sigh> Trader Vic's.

              1. re: kinipela

                I haven't tried the lava flow at Roy's, but the lava flows at Duke's in Malibu are pretty great. They're exactly how you describe and taste just like they do at Duke's in Waikiki.

            2. The prix fixe at Roy's downtown is really excellent and a great value. The macadamia crusted mahi mahi is delicious, perfectly cooked. My friend also enjoyed the short ribs. For dessert, choose the molten chocolate cake, they make it with Guittard. The macadamia/almond tart was too sweet for me.