Roy’s Restaurant started in Hawaii and apparently has spread all over the place according to their website. They claim to have Asian Fusion food with a Hawaiian touch so I decided it was time that I check one out.
There’s one located very close to LA Live on Figueroa in downtown LA, but there’s no parking so you have to valet or park at the lot across the street for about $5.
The decor is much nicer than the downtown Katsuya at LA Live, with non-plastic comfortable chairs and real booths where you can sit and relax.
Since this was the first visit, I decided to go very safe and ordered from their “Spring Fusion Prix Fixe” menu where you get to choose one item from 3 courses. I chose the potstickers, Rustic Charred Salmon, and melting hot chocolate souffle for desert. This set is $35.
The potstickers was fine but nothing to write home about. The salmon shown above was prepared perfectly and very delish, and the desert was very good but it’s hard to screw up a chocolate souffle. In case you’re in a hurry, remember that the souffle takes about 20 minutes to prepare.
My friend ordered the “Shellfish Sampler,” which comes with butter poached half lobster tail, seared scallops, and stuffed shrimp, on pesto risotto for $33.95.
Having tasted a tiny portion of the sampler, I can recommend it as something you might want to try yourself.
The waitress was very personable and attentive. Everything was to my liking here.
All in all, this first trip was a “sampler,” and I am determined to return to try the other dishes there. Don’t come here for bargains, or authentic Japanese cuisine. Instead, come here for upscale Asian fusion.
Roy’s Restaurant – Downtown Los Angeles
800 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017