Roy’s and a Giveaway

Please note, the giveaway portion of this post is now closed. Congrats to entry #22!

The Roy’s restaurant I used to frequent underwent a makeover a few months ago, changing its name to Roy Yamaguchi’s Pacific Rim Cuisine, redesigning the interior and changing up the menu.

We were recently invited to check it out. I was also given an opportunity to host a $50 gift card giveaway, good for use at any Roy’s location.

The re-imagined menu keeps some of the old favorites but adds new dishes as well. The interior had also been redone. There is a larger lounge. And rather than just scattered tables, there were a line of booths in front of the open kitchen.

Seasoned Edamame Beans

The meal still starts with complimentary seasoned edamame beans.

Wagyu Beef for Two

We chose this as our appetizer. The meat is grilled over a hot stone and you just need to cook it a few seconds on each side. It’s served with some house-made ponzu sauce. This was a great way to start the meal.

Misoyaki Butterfish

This has always been a favorite of ours, so we were happy to see it still on the new menu. As always, the generous portion of fish fillet was soft, tender and melt-in-your-mouth. It’s served with some bok choy and a rice ball.

Shellfish Sampler (king crab, lobster, shrimp, udon noodles, citrus dashi broth)

This was something that seemed new and since I love seafood, I decided to try it. There was a good amount of each seafood item listed and just a little bit of udon noodles to bring it all together.

I loved the broth and the al dente noodles.

Chocolate Souffle

I’ve had chocolate souffles at many restaurants over the years, but my absolute favorite version has always been the one at Roy’s. The exterior is a thin layer of cake and the inside chocolate just flows out. This was as good as I remembered.

We had a good meal here and we really like the redesign of the La Jolla location. Now onto the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card, good for use at any Roy’s location in the US. The contest will run until Friday October 18, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. I will use to draw the winning entry.

To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what your favorite item at Roy’s is (or what you want to try if you haven’t been).

For additional entries:

1. Like this post on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment at the bottom of this blog post telling me you’ve done so. Also include your FB handle if it’s not obvious. Make sure it is a separate comment from your initial comment entry, so that it is counted separately.

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following “Win a $50 gift card to Roy’s @kirbiecravings” Then leave a separate comment at the end of this blog post with a link to the tweet. Make sure it is a separate comment from any of your other comment entries so that it is counted separately.

Please note, as indicated above, my meal was complimentary. This giveaway card is also being provided by Roy’s. My opinions on this post are my own.

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76 comments on “Roy’s and a Giveaway”

  1. First!

    wagyu 🙂

  2. I want to try the Shellfish Sampler!

  3. Liked on FB!

  4. Ok you sold me on that soufflé. I’ve been dying to try Roy’s!!

  5. The menu looks great, I’ve never been! I would love to try the Auntie Lei’s Aloha Roll
    Spicy Tuna, Cucumber, Yellowtail, Salmon, Avocado, Garlic Ponzu

  6. I Liked the post on FB (Kaoru Yamamoto)

  7. I really want to try the Wagyu Beef for 2! I’ve tried hot stone BBQ when I was in TW years ago, definitely want to try the Wagyu beef 🙂

  8. Love the Hawaiian Martini !! Hey that has calories, therefore is a food!

  9. the ribs are my favorite, do they still have those??

  10. My husband and I went there for happy hour when they were in the middle of the makeover and haven’t been back to check it out since! We had some sushi and tacos. The butterfish looks delish, I’d love to try that!

  11. I haven’t been to Roy Yamaguchi’s Pacific Rim (but I have been to Roy’s up in Pasadena!) And I would definitely like to try the Misoyaki Butterfish.

  12. I have liked the post on Facebook!

  13. I would like to try the chocolate soufflé and wagyu beef.

  14. I love the appetizer sampler. A little bit of everything!

  15. We posted the misoyaki butterfish recipe from Roy’s a couple years back on our site. It is currently the most read recipe on our site!

    Otherwise, we go at least once a year to Roy’s!

  16. i’ve never been to roy’s, but i really want to try that butterfish! looks so gooddd

  17. I have only eaten once at Roys and remember the chocolate soufflé. Time for another trip.

  18. I would like to try the Petite Filet Lump Crab Oscar with Butter Poached Lobster (their surf & turf).

  19. I’ve been wanting to try Roy’s! The misoyaki butterfish looks really yummy 🙂

  20. And liked the post on FB!

  21. Liked on facebook.

  22. Misoyaki butterfish is one of my favorite dishes. I also saw they have a new dessert – vanilla cremeaux that looks like it could be a competitior for creme brulee.

    Was the shellfish messy to eat?

    • It was not too messy because they already cut into the shell so you could easily remove the flesh. I saw quite a few new desserts I wanted to try, but we ran out of room!

  23. i liked this post on facebook

  24. that Misoyaki Butterfish looks amazing! id like to try that.

  25. My fav item is the beef short ribs.

  26. I liked the post on facebook!

  27. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Roys, and I remember liking the fish dishes and of course, the chocolate souffle.

  28. I’ve never been to Roy’s, but Shellfish sampler certainly looks great to try.

  29. waygu beef and chocolate souffle both look super good!!

  30. Would LOVE to try the chocolate soufflé!

  31. I want to try the Wagyu Beef for 2

  32. I like this post on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  33. I’ve never been to a Roy’s before, but you’ve got me all a flutter over that dessert!

  34. I liked the picture on facebook too, I’m just that excited!

  35. I love the sushi. All of it 🙂

  36. Miso butterfish

  37. The wagyu beef!!! What an amazing way to start a meal.

    Thank you for the contest

  38. I liked the post on Facebook! Thank you!!!

  39. The misoyaki butterfish looks so delicious! and the rice ball is super cute. I would definitely want to try that

  40. I like the post on facebook! (under Joanna Chiu)

  41. I’ve always wanted to try the chocolate soufflé!

  42. I want to try the Shellfish Sampler
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  43. Liked post on FB as Lisa Brown
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  44. I would love to try the Wagyu beef since I have never had it before.

  45. We hosted our rehearsal dinner there a couple months ago. Love the pork ribs!

  46. This is my only entry since I don’t utilize social media : )

    I would like to try the Wagyu beef.

  47. the butter fish sounds delish!

  48. Love the souffle and the pineapple martini!

  49. Shellfish sampler

  50. Liked on fb

  51. I liked your post on Facebook (Kelly O’Laughlin)

  52. The first time I ever had butterfish was at Roy’s, and it’s still my favorite dish to this day!! It’s sooooooo good!

  53. I love their butterfish too, but the macadamia nut crusted mahi is is a close second.

  54. I want to try the wagyu! 🙂

  55. Ooh we’ll have to visit and check out the redesign. I love the misoyaki black cod- it’s also one of the few seafood dishes my boyfriend will eat!

  56. The soybeans for sure!

  57. thos ebeans and the chocolate souffle look to die for

  58. like don facebook

  59. I’ve only ever been there for HH, and I am a fan of the sliders. Would love to try the snapper!

  60. The butterfish looks delicious!

  61. Liked the post on fb. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  62. I’d like to try the Roasted Macademia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.

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