Roy's Pasadena

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Roy's Pasadena

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Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you to join us at Roy's Pasadena located in the heart of picturesque and historic Old Pasadena, featuring an inviting atmosphere showcasing an exhibition kitchen, spacious bar and lounge area, and patio dining.


Venue name: Roy's Pasadena
Address: 641 E. Colorado Blvd.
Price: $31 to $50
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I've been to Roy's Restaurant several times, both in southern and northern California. The service and ambiance, as well as the menu, transport you to that happy Hawaiian mindset that feels good any time of day and day of the week.

They are known for their seafood, and I particularly love their Misoyaki “Butterfish” dish, which is Alaskan Black Cod with sides of baby bok choy and Furikake rice. However, recently I discovered that Roy's is the perfect place to go in Pasadena before a Pasadena Playhouse show. Their Aloha Hour allows you to seat yourself at their lounge/bar and order from very enticing drink and food specials. 

Most recently, a friend and I washed down our Mai Tai's with the Canoe Appetizer for two. And it comes in a long canoe shaped plate full of delicacies. Some of the items are chef's choice, but it includes some of their most popular small plate dishes.

Our platter contained Chicken Satay skewers with kimchi salad, the well seasoned and tender Szechuan Ribs,  a wonton chip topped with poke, a tempura crusted Spicy Ahi Roll rolled and fried  Lobster Potstickers with spicy Togarashi miso butter sauce. It is just enough to fill you up and take the edge off so you can enjoy a show or enjoy the rest of your evening.


Love Roy’s so much. Management really trains their service to be top notch, really friendly and accommodating. Knock on wood, but have yet to have a bad service experience at Roy’s.

To make it even better, the Pacific Rim food is great too. They are known for their seafood dishes, but if you’re looking for surf and turf options they have those as well and it is delicious. 

Do not leave without ordering the chocolate soufflé. They ask you 20 minutes in advanced before dessert orders usually get taken because that thing needs time to bake in the oven. It’s super moist and chocolate-y and the molten lava chocolate filling center just oozes out. One of my favorite desserts of all time.