Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill 30t​h​ Anniversary

June 15, 2018, 8:51 AM HST
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​Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill ​will celebrate the 30t​h​ Anniversary of Roy Yamaguchi’s flagship restaurant on Thursday, June 28, 2018, with a walk-around tasting event called ​Roy’s ​Big Island Feast.

The festivities take place from 6 to 9 p.m., and include live music, locally sourced dishes and specialty beverages while strolling through the dining room.

The Big Island Feast, hosted by Roy Yamaguchi will bring together guest chefs from around the island and feature great tropical libations, beer and wine.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Food Basket. Its mission is to end hunger in ​Hawai‘i County​.

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Featured Chefs & Dishes

  • Darcy Ambrosio​, A-Bay’s Island Grill Hawai‘i – Kaua‘i Prawn Sari Sari, Long Bean, Eggplant, Pumpkin Puree
  • James Babian​, Pueo’s Osteria – Ahi Crudo, Savory Cannoli Cone, Ogo, Kukui Nut, Calabrian Chili Oil and Niihau Lamb Ragout, Fresh Radiatore Pasta, JA Farm Spinach, Pecorino
  • Jennifer Hamilton​, ​Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill – Green Papaya Salad, Mango, Carrot, Mint, Thai Basil, Crab, Chili Lime Nam Pla
  • Allen Hess,​ Mai Grille – Wild Boar Pastele
  • Jayson Kanekoa​, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Smoked Kulana Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin, Cauliflower Mash, Morel Mushroom Glaze, Red Beet & Arugula Micro Salad
  • Jacqueline Lau​, HFM Foodservice – Hawaiian Chili Pepper Shot, Pickled Garlic, Makaweli Beef Tongue, Smoked Olive Oil
  • Nick Mastrascusa​, Kukio Golf and Beach Club – Big Island Goat Dairy Chevre, Caramelized Onion, Flatbread, House Bacon, Aged Balsamic
  • Mark Pomaski​, Moon and Turtle – Kona Kampachi Tartare, Garlic, Anchovy, Pickled Roots, House made Crostini
  • Roy Yamaguchi​, ​Roy’s ​Worldwide – Grilled Lamb Rack, Roasted Shiitake Risotto, House made Ricotta, Fresh Herbs, Olive Tapenade


  • Kohala Smash
  • Waikoloa Daiquiri
  • Cucumber Ginger Gimlet
  • Roy’s Prosecco
  • Patz & Hall Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
  • Ponzi Pinot Grigio
  • Amalaya Malbec
  • ‘Ola Brew

Live Entertainment

  • John Keawe
  • Kevin Kealoha
  • Widdy Loo






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  • $88 per adult (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Tickets are available for purchase by calling (808) 886-4321 or visit ​​.

“We have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Waikoloa community and the residents of the Island of Hawai‘i for the past 22 years,” said founder Yamaguchi. “I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the Big Island Feast event.”

“I would like to invite the residents and visitors of the Island of Hawai‘i to come out and enjoy this special celebration with Chef Roy Yamaguchi, our guest chefs and vendor partners,” said General Manger Arnie McLain. “As a member of the 1996 ​Roy’s®​ Waikoloa opening team, I am proud to share this milestone anniversary with our guests from around the world, kama‘āina [locals], residents and our ohana.

Roy’s ​Waikoloa is located at the Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa Beach Resort. 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive.​

The restaurant is open daily for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. ​For more information or reservations, call (808) 886-4321 or visit the website at


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