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Lets try again. Roy's Beachwalk

Posted this a few weeks ago and didn't get a response. Thought I would try again. Has anyone been there? Interested in the layout and food. Thanks

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  1. I've never been but my wife had lunch there a few days ago. She said the food was well prepared with good service. She mentioned that the location left a lot to be desired, something about the view facing the back area of a hotels loading dock.

    I've always liked Roy's at the Hawaii Kai location, although it gets very noisy there when the restaurant is full.

    1. I'll be there in early Dec., but that may not help you. As I did not even know what was planned in that area, I need to explore it. We like Roy's, and will probably do a lunch there.

      Hunt

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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        curiousgeo, thanks for the info. went ahead and made res. for dec. 6th. will check out the loc. first though. who wants to look at a loading dock in hawaii?

        bill, we will be in oahu next week.

        1. re: parisbully

          Glad to hear you made a reservation. I have been many times for lunch and have always enjoyed it. I have gone later in the service time and it has been quiet and relaxing. It is true you can see the loading dock only from some tables and then from one side of the outdoor bar. What is amazing in the dining room is the largest Naoki original imaginable a 5 panel giant print of gorgeous fishes ( I forgot what they are) it is absolutely magnificent. Other details are the wavy chair back panels that the flatware matches. I have always had great service and no doubt you will see a manager or two working the room to make certain you are enjoying yourself. I always like the misoyaki butterfish a classic of theirs but the chef Jason Peel has brought his innovative ideas to the front as well. Have a great lunch!

          1. re: manomin

            Sounds like the exec. chef at Roy's still has some latitude. I think that this is a great idea, otherwise, there'd be no reason to eat at more than one. In years past, the Waikoloa restaurant had a bit of a SW influence, when that chef was at the helm. Last trip, she was gone, and things seemed to fall back to a corporate take on the menu, rather than a personal one.

            Thanks for the update,
            Hunt

            1. re: Bill Hunt

              Aloha BIll - I have mentioned this before, the female chef you always refer to was promoted quite some time ago to be the Executive Corporate Chef for Roy's Pacific/Guam region, she travel constantly but when she's around she's lots of fun!

              1. re: manomin

                Por favor, remind me of her name. Next time I'm with Chef Yamaguchi, I want to give her the credits, that she is due with her take on his cuisine and on her promotion.

                Mahalo,
                Hunt

                    1. re: Bill Hunt

                      You're welcome! FYI in Hawaii Kai although lots of people comment on the noise the exec. chef there is really phenomenal and has a great influence on the menu beyond the classics. And I am sure some of you might think I work for Roy's, no, I don't , in fact I just enjoy life without the daily grind of outside employment after working for 30 years (in retail no less!) Happy Holidays!

                      1. re: manomin

                        That is good to know - the part about Roy's Hawai`i Kai, that is. I've only done it once, some years back, and was less than impressed. Since that experience, I have dined about about 3 different Mainland Roy's and four different Hawai`i locations. Some great, some good, and then some, that I would hesitate to try again. So goes the corporate restaurant business.

                        Armed with your info (for the second time), should Roy Yamaguchi provide dinner (again), for an event, that we're involved in, I'll make mention to him.

                        Mahalo,
                        Hunt

          2. re: parisbully

            Great! I can read your reviews, prior to our trip.

            Aloha,
            Hunt