Roy’s Waikiki Beach


As Cindy wrote in her last post, the four of us recently went to Waikiki. While Cindy and James were off somewhere else, Rob and I hit the beach.

Rob wanted to go surfing, and I wanted to lay on the beach, have a drink, and relax for a while. I’m not a big fan of tanning; I tend to get sunburns instead, so I usually slather myself in sunscreen before we hit the beach. In fact, I usually keep Meladerm, a cream for hyperpigmentation, on hand to help lighten my skin if I tan too much. I’m always worried that too much melanin in certain parts of my skin will cause an uneven skin tone.

After we had some fun in the sun, we decided to get some dinner. We visited a restaurant called Roy’s Restaurant on Waikiki Beach while we were there. As the name suggests, it’s right along the beach, which makes it very convenient to grab a bite after a day on the beach. We found that it had very good reviews on Yelp. In fact, it’s one of the top-ranked restaurants in Honolulu. Intrigued, we decided to give it a try.

This restaurant is a little on the expensive side. Many of the entrees are between $30 and $40. Nevertheless, it’s very good. Rob and I split the macadamia-nut crusted shutome, which is a kind of lobster with asparagus, and a very nutty flavor to it. We both highly recommend it.

If you’re visiting Waikiki and want a convenient place to get some food after a day on the beach, Roy’s is a great choice. Next time we’re down there, we’re going to drag Cindy and James with us to Roy’s. Cindy will want to tan on the beach, and James likes to surf too.

I give Roy’s 5 out of 5 stars.

– Jenna