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

Chef Roy Yamaguchi reviews  at post.venue.name
"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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Chef Roy Yamaguchi reviews  at post.venue.name
"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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Chef Roy Yamaguchi reviews  at post.venue.name
""Chef Yamaguchi will have a dedicated presence and specialty restaurant onboard MSC Cruises next-generation new build, MSC Seaside – one of the company’s most innovative and revolutionary ships – which will come into service in December 2017 and sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean." For more information, visit https://www.msccruisesusa.com"
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From My Menu

Chef James Babian reviews Roasted beet salad at Roy's Hawaii Kai (The Original)
$$$ | Hawaiian
Hawaii Kai
"I really enjoy this salad. The earthy beets and tart goat cheese are a nice balance. The warm dressing adds a nice rustic touch. This is also a great portion with a generous amount of beets. I love the island twist on this old classic."
Chef Alan Wong reviews Fresh fish at Roy's Hawaii Kai (The Original)
$$$ | Hawaiian
Hawaii Kai
"Everything on the menu is fantastic, so it's hard to choose just one favorite. However, I especially enjoy their fresh fish dishes. Roy is a champion of supporting local farmers and agriculture. His menu is also always changing since he gives opportunities to his chefs to showcase their styles, allowing his guests to try different dishes and flavors. You can't go wrong with his fish dishes. The service is spectacular, too."