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Oahu: Roy's or BluWater Grill?

keb0503 Feb 4, 2008 10:51 AM

I'm helping a friend plan a wedding reception and she's stuck between these two restaurants. I think the wedding planner is leaning on BluWater but we have no info about it whereas Roy's is well established.
I think the group is about 60 people. Any advice??

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    keb0503 Feb 6, 2008 06:19 PM

    Thank you all!
    I'm going to send all this useful info to her. Hopefully it'll help her make a desicion.

    1. KaimukiMan Feb 5, 2008 04:58 PM

      blu water is very nice, but not the same caliber as roys... but not the same prices either.

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      1. re: KaimukiMan
        keb0503 Feb 5, 2008 05:55 PM

        Thanks for the info!

        Is the food good at both? My friend is a chef and I know she can be picky, well not picky but you know, she has high standards. I'm not sure which is a bigger priority, quality of food or budget.

        1. re: keb0503
          Yoshio Feb 6, 2008 08:08 AM

          In my opinion, the food at Roy's is much better. BluWater's food is uneven - one dish good, two dishes bad, etc. whereas Roy's is consistently at a higher level in quality of ingredients and execution.

          1. re: Yoshio
            KaimukiMan Feb 6, 2008 10:53 AM

            pretty much agree with Yoshio on this. I haven't had a "bad" dish at Blu, but none of the "good" was ever as good as Roy's. If budget is not an issue, there is no question. The food, the service, the ambiance and the view are all better at Roy's.

      2. manomin Feb 4, 2008 11:44 AM

        Roy's has a very nice private dining room with it's own kitchen to the left of the main room.
        They have really good menus for parties or you could work up your own. I've been to events in that room and it is a nice setting with a great view of the Maunalua Bay.
        You know if Jeffrey Katzenburg has Roy's food brought to his private plane they are
        very good at catered events!

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