I had the opportunity to visit Roy's Hawaiian Fusion and sample some great dishes...
When you walk in you are greeted by a great bar and an open view of the kitchen. The dining area has low light which great a warm glow across the tables.
I started with a Roy’s Island Mai Tai - A 1940s classic with a contemporary twist featuring Castillo White rum & Cruzan Black Strap rum. This drink is smooth and helps transport you to visit a beach sunset on Maui.
We started are meal with a “Crab Pretzel” with lump crab meat and white American cheese fondue ($16.95) and a Big Island Style Poke with avocado, wasabi sour cream and Kukui nut jus ($13.95).
This unique twist to a Baltimore favorite crab pretzel was great! The pretzel itself was warm and soft on the inside and had that nice crunch to the outside. The cheese fondue topping was an welcomed added bonus that you found yourself make sure you soaked it all up. The amount of lump crab meat was impressive as was the presentation of the dish. Poke is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. The quality of the fish was perfect and the flavor combination a slight kick to it was a nice starting point.
For the our main course we had the Roy's Trio with Hibachi Salmon, Macadamia Nut
Crusted Mahi Mahi & Misoyaki Butterfish served with baby bok choy & steamed rice ($32.95) and the Rustic Grilled Filet Mignon served with roasted tomatoes, poblano mash and homemade steak sauce ($32.95).
The Hibachi salmon had a Japanese citrus ponzu sauce, the Mahi Mahi had a Maine lobster essence and the Butterfish had a sweet ginger wasabi infusion. Each portion was just right to create this sampling of the tropics. The Filet Mion was nicely cooked to order and full of flavor.
Make sure you save room for desert and you need to order it when you order you main dishes but the Pineapple Upside Down Cake is truly delicious and comforting!
Roy's offers Vegetarian or Gluten Free menu creations. And if you have any special dietary restrictions, they can prepare a special meal for you.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine has a special deal called “My Prix Fixe Mondays” where you can choose an appetizer and an entrée for $29.95 every Monday through end of the year (this offer excludes Sushi/Sashimi, Surf and Turf, Shellfish Sampler, and the Canoe Appetizer for Two). learn more here.
Next time I dine at Roy's I am thinking of trying either the Shellfish Sampler (Half Lobster Tail, Seared Crab Cake, U10 Sea Scallop & Shrimp) or the Spicy Lemongrass Crusted Scallops. What do you think you will try off the menu?
*Note that this tasting was a complementary media tasting to share the menu items, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.