Accolades

  • Best Chef: Pacific
    James Beard Foundation
  • Top 50
    Condé Nast Traveler
  • Host
    Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi
  • Author
    Roy’s Fish and Seafood, Roy’s Feasts from Hawaii and Hawaii Cooks: Flavors from Roy’s Pacific Rim Kitchen
  • Founding President
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Hawaii

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Yesterday, our good friend, Colin Nishida -- the chef and creator of one of Hawaii's iconic restaurants, @sidestreetinn, passed away. Colin was a true friend where he always made us feel at home. Denise and I along with our families, send our Aloha to Mel and the Nishida ohana."
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"Florida friends in the Tampa area, have you dined @plattstreetborough? I had a great time cooking with @kiellombardo, a long-time corporate chef with #RoysRestaurants. To tell you the truth, I had so much fun I forgot to take a photo of the entrée! Swipe 👈 to see the seared scallops, conge, and marinated apples; hamachi crudo; cavatelli with pork ragout; and a wild cherry float."
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"Florida friends in the Tampa area, have you dined @plattstreetborough? I had a great time cooking with @kiellombardo, a long-time corporate chef with #RoysRestaurants. To tell you the truth, I had so much fun I forgot to take a photo of the entrée! Swipe 👈 to see the seared scallops, conge, and marinated apples; hamachi crudo; cavatelli with pork ragout; and a wild cherry float."
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"I first met Chef Paul Bocuse in 1979 while working at L'Ermitage in Los Angeles and he has been a source of inspiration for me and many others. In 1996, @mummnapa hosted events at different restaurants across the country which brought Chef Bocuse to @royshawaii in Hawaii Kai. In 2005 I traveled to France and had a personal culinary and cultural tour by Chef Bocuse. All of these memories and more are so very special to me that I keep the photos displayed in my office. It's almost symbolic to have my reflection in the glass. Chef Bocuse led a life that focused on the community and inspired the next generation. I will continue to follow in his footsteps and honor his legacy. On behalf of our entire ohana, my wife Denise and I send our Aloha to the Bocuse family now and always. Farewell my friend."
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"It's the final day of the inaugural Youth Impact Hawaii program at UH Manoa. I'm briefing my team on why #YIPHawaii is important to me before we cook and assemble bento lunch-boxes for the coaches and student athletes. At the end of the day, it's about the opportunities provided to our Keiki."
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"Last fall, I had the opportunity to film an episode of @simplymingtv and it will finally air today on WBGH2 in Boston. If you're able to watch it, I hope you have as much fun as I did!"
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