I eat: Roy’s Restaurant

Henry first took me to Roy’s (DTLA) for Valentine’s Day 2007. We fell IN LOVE with the amazing melt-in-your-mouth butterfish and their signature chocolate souffle.

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We went to Roy’s (La Jolla) again that summer for our 6 month anniversary and tried the opah, which was just as delicious as the butterfish. So based on these two experiences, I’ve considered Roy’s one of my favorite restaurants for the past 3 years, rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Last night, I took my parents out to Roy’s (DLTA) for Christmas and well, three years of eating at many highly-rated restaurants have left me a little jaded. Roy’s wasn’t as good as I remembered it to be. I found it difficult not to nitpick the details like the butterfish being slightly overcooked and the Kurobuta pork shank being under-seasoned. Still, the most important thing was that my parents really enjoyed their meal, so at the end of the day, I would consider this experience a success.

shellfish butterfish
pork dessert

Verdict: 3/5
Roy’s Restaurant
800 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017