Thursday, March 11, 2010

Aloha Hour @ Roy's

After a long day, there are no two words sweeter than "happy hour"--except maybe "sweat pants" (or is that one word? sweatpants?). This week, after hearing about Roy's $5 Aloha Hour (4:30-6:30 PM), I decided to pay them a visit to sample their noms and libations.

Whereas some restaurants skimp on their happy hours, excluding exactly the dish you want or leaving top shelf liquors out of the fun, Roy's has an extensive Aloha Hour menu, which includes all of their "Fresh Hawaiian Specialty Cocktails" and all for $5.

Pomegranate Mojito @ Roy's

I ordered the Pomegranate Patron Silver Mojito. It's Patron. It's pomegranate. It's $5. What more could you want? Except maybe a bigger glass.

J ordered the Guava Mojito with Bacardi Silver. His drink was less fruity than mine, and J was a little disappointed that the guava flavor didn't come through more. This tasted more like a regular mojito.

Pomegranate and Guava Mojitos @ Roy's

We also ordered the Wagyu sliders, which are served on King's Hawaiian sweet bread rolls. The meat was delicious, juicy and tender and completely surpassed my expectations for $5 sliders.

The sliders come with garlic sweet potato fries served in a cute little Chinese take-out box. The garlic topping was fresh and tasty, but I personally think that the combination was a little overwhelming. I much prefer garlic on plain fries, but this definitely didn't stop me from eating them.

Wagyu Slider Sampler @ Roy's

Wagyu Slider Sampler @ Roy's

For under $20, J and I had happy tummies and a nice buzz. In short, there's little not to love about Roy's Aloha Hour!

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant

Los Angeles Locations:

800 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 488-4994

641 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 356-4066

6363 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 888-4801

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Roy's Restaurant in Los Angeles

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