Roy Yamaguchi


  • 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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

"Frying Dragon" roll
"This roll has a great combination of unagi, avocado, and their famous miso butterfish. It's finished with Macadamia nuts and a zippy wasabi sauce. My wife and I first ordered this just because we saw butterfish and sushi together and knew it had to be good. It is very good but it's a bit filling, so do not order it too far ahead in your meal (like we always do)."
Fresh fish
"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."