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5 Delicious Facts About Roy’s 30th Anniversary

(Sponsored) Roy Yamaguchi celebrated 30 years in business on Thursday, Feb. 8 with a sold-out house and 10 of Hawai‘i’s elite chefs.


Chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi at Roy's 30th Anniversary Kick-Off

Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino


On Thursday evening, Roy Yamaguchi kicked off the 30th birthday of his eponymous restaurant at the place where it all began, Roy’s in Hawai‘i Kai. Here’s a look at how the father of Hawaiian-fusion cuisine celebrated his milestone.


1. Sold-Out Celebration

The sold-out event took place at Roy's in Hawai‘i Kai.


On Thursday, Roy’s Hawai‘i Kai was filled from ground to ceiling with chefs, friends and fans of the iconic restaurant. Tickets to the event were sold out just days after sales started.


2. A Toast to 30

Roy's Restaurants Prosecco


You know you’ve made it when you have your own brand of bubbly. Roy kicked off his kick-off with cocktails, wine and bottles of the restaurant’s own prosecco.


3. Bites by Hawai‘i’s Best Chefs

Chef Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Café


Guests enjoyed dishes expertly prepared by 10 of the state’s best chefs, from Ed Kenney to Lee Anne Wong to Michelle Karr-Ueoka.


4. Three’s Company

Chefs Alan Wong, George Mavro and Roy Yamaguchi


Featured chefs of the night included the only three James Beard-awarded chefs in Hawai‘i: Alan Wong, George Mavrothalassitis and, of course, Roy Yamaguchi himself.


5. More to Come

The featured chefs take a moment to snap a group selfie.


Missed out? Not to worry. The award-winning chef and restaurateur has anniversary events lined up all year long, meaning plenty more chances for you to savor and celebrate.


Check out more photos from the event here.


For more information on Roy Yamaguchi’s upcoming 30th anniversary events, visit royyamaguchi.com. For more information on Roy’s Hawaii, visit royshawaii.com.


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