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Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr. (Poipu Rd.) Send to Phone
808-742-5000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Roy's exciting, creative food struggles to compete with a rather frenetic dining room that is sorely lacking in ambience. But then, that hasn't seemed to get in the way of his success.

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Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: This busy, pricey restaurant can feel a bit frenetic, and the mundane setting in a shopping center drags down what should be an uplifting dining experience. Still, chef Mel Nowels does a skilled job of turning out exciting food that is innovative and fresh. The cuisine blends Japanese, French, Chinese, Italian and Pan-Asian influences, and offers a choice of a prix-fixe menu, wine-pairing menu or à la carte dining. By cobbling together several items --- Thai seared scallops, minted chicken lumpia, kalbi beef gyoza and crunchy apple salad are good picks --- you can make a stimulating, eclectic meal. The mixed plates are another good way to sample a variety of items from the tempting lineup; we also recommend the dry-aged pork chop with jalapeño gnocchi and the misoyaki butterfish. The wine list is virtually a copy of Roy's Honolulu list and reasonably priced.

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