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Restaurant Name: ROY'S
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Address: 4342 Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone Number: (813) 873-7697
Reservations: Stongly suggested
Dress: Adult
Description of Restaurant:
ROY’S seafood empire has a niche in Tampa’s “new restaurant row” as an outstanding outpost that offers a sophisticated atmosphere that blends great service and fantastic food with a wine list to match. It also provides a wonderful bar lounge area and party space.



Roy’s Canoe Appetizer for Two – Grilled Szechuan Pork Ribs, Shrimp Cocktail, Salmon Sashimi, Crispy, Spicy Tuna Roll, Lobster Potsticker @ $26.95.

Pork Belly Lettuce Wrap – Crispy 5-spice pork belly, banana ketchup, avocado, cilantro @ $12.95.

Roy’s Original Blackened Island Ahi – Pickled ginger and spicy soy mustard butter @ $13.95.

Lobster Dim Sum – Lobster essence, white truffle emulsion @ $12.95.

Wagyu Beef Tataki – Petite greens, black and red radishes, roasted shiittaki, ginger ponzu @ $14.95.

Lobster Potstickers – Spicy togarashi miso butter sauce @ $11.95.

Grilled Szechuan Spiced Pork Ribs – Smoked and glazed in Roy’s original Mongolian sauce @ $10.95.


From The Sea

Dynamic topped Hawaiian Shutome – Shiitaki and spinach, vegetable sushi, ginger scallion ponzu @ $29.95.

Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish – Kim chee pickles, kim chee lime fusion @ $33.95.

Roy’s Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi – Maine lobster essence @ $28.95.

Roy’s Original Blackened Island Ahi – Spicy soy mustard butter sauce @$30.95.

Hibachi Salmon – Pickled cucumbers, Nori rice, Japanese citrus ponzu @ $25.95.

Crispy Honey and Walnut Shrimp – Chinese mustard emulsion, split yellow beans, Lup Cheung @ $24.95.

From The Land

Hawaiian Kai Style Braised Short Ribs of Beef – Creamy mashed potatoes, natural braising sauce @ $26.95.

Grilled Filet Mignon – Truffled shittakis, sun dried tomato and goat cheese fondue @ $32.95.

Grilled Chicken Breast – Apricot, bacon and Gouda gratined, sweet potato puree, ginger brandy jus @ $24.95.

Kalbi Grilled Pork Tenderloin – “Dyno” fries, kim chee, almond chimichurri @ $24.95

Rolled Sushi and Seasonable Creations:

Auntie Lei’s Aloha Roll – Spicy tuna, cucumber, yellowtail, salmon, avocado, garlic, ponzu @ $13.95.

Lakanilau – Wagyu beef, snow crab, tempura asparagus, avocado, sesame miso, trifled greens @ $16.95.

Big Island Ebi Roll – Shrimp tempura, mango, coconut, cream cheese, avocado, Habaiiero aioli and nitsume @ $11.95.

Spicy Hamachi – Hamachi, chives, cucumber, seared jalapenos, Japanese aioli and crispy shallots @ $16.95.


Definitely worth the calories and the lasting memory.

Macadamia Nut Tart – Sugar dough crust served a la mode @ $7.95.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Creme Brulee – Fresh berries and whipped cream @ $7.95.

Italian Custard Gelato @ $7.95.

Green Tea Sorbet @ $7.95.

Order in advance –

Sweet Hawaii Pineapple Upside Down Cake @ $8.95
With Coconut Gelato

Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle @ $10.95
Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Molten Hot Center,
served with Raspberry Sauce and Vanilla Cream.

Boys and girls, they are truly a destination experience if you’re local, then you will want to make this a frequent habit.


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