When my parents are here, it’s a tradition to dine at Roy’s and my favorite one is the Waikiki location because they have a vegan prix fixe menu available. This was the new menu they had since the last time I was there.
Vietnamese Buns with Portabellos and Spicy Dipping Sauce
Eggplant Tempura over Somen Noodles
Blueberry Coconut “Cheesecake” and Berry Sorbet
There was no way to eat all the food so the cheesecake was my treat for the next couple of days. I love going back to see what new creations they are cooking up!
Something I would love to see more of on Oahu is high end vegan cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. I love dining out but usually don’t because there are so few options. I’ve known about Roy’s for a while, but just recently dined there to see what their vegan prix fixe menu was all about. I have to say, although the food was generally saltier and oiler than I would normally prepare for my own clients, it was all lovely, flavorful, presented well, and the service superb. The waitress said that the menu changes every few months, so that’s nice to know I can go back and have something different. I chose the menu option paired with wine. I prefer red wine, but everything they paired with the food was white. Be prepared to spend money on this when you go. When you add in the the tip and parking, it will be about $75 (less if you leave out the wine pairings).
Here’s what the menu looked like as of June 2013.
Edamame with Prosecco
Curried Kabocha and Carrot Soup with a Pineapple Emulsion
I’m pretty sure that this had sugar in it. It was still delicious.
Asparagus Tartare with Sweet Potato Chips, Roasted Chickpeas, and Tomato (might have had a balsamic reduction on the side)
Kung Pao Eggplant over Quinoa with Cauliflower Sauce
Not spicy (fortunately!) and extremely flavorful! I was definitely getting full.
Apple Crisp with Lime Sorbet
By the time this huge dessert came, I was already pleasantly stuffed! I ate the sorbet and apple chip and then a few bites of the apple crisp. They packed the rest for me to take home, which I heartily enjoyed for breakfast the next day.
They do have two other vegan menu options, one of which is sushi. I’ve had that before, and it’s also very delicious!