Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill

4.3
300 reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Aloha and welcome to Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill in Laguna Beach! Truly an iconic grand dame since its opening in 1947, The Royal Hawaiian has recently enjoyed a renovation (she prefers we call it her "spa day") with her new owners and operators, internationally renowned chefs, Chef Martin Molteni and Chef Mariano (Maro) Molteni.

Experience a warm and breezy vibe with a masterful menu that marries our original Polynesian vibe with global coastal culinary. And be sure to book your most memorable group events for corporate, wedding and get togethers for families and friends.

We're all about making our locals and traveling neighbors our "ohana" family, so be sure to stop in to The Royal Hawaiian in its own "island paradise" of beautiful Laguna Beach.

Support Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 300 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JLFlanders
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Nope. Very disappointed. Bad service, bad food, waited 50 minutes for our food once we ordered.

JS
JonathanS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Lights out food and people. Just keeps getting better. Salad and Empanadas are insane and any meat dish is special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 2nd visit to the Royal Hawaiian and equally as enjoyable as my 1st. The atmosphere, service and food experience were memorable. I am looking forward to my next visit.
Thanks to the entire staff!

S
Seguaro
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The name of the restaurant and the offered food have no connection. The meals were very tasty and so the deserts.

O
Onvacationwithsmallkids
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We loved the decor and vibe of the place. The empanadas were AMAZING. Try them all! Unfortunately the ahi ahi tuna entree was a little bland and my husband's one had a big fatty part. If the tuna has been better I would give 5 starts all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I loved the delicious Quilmes beer & my juicy burger. I am surprised a restaurant like this has no toilet seat covers in neither the women’s or men’s restrooms. Other than that, everything was great! I was able to book our reservation and was immediately seated upon arrival. We changed our minds about sitting outside and the host was quick to accommodate us. I highly recommend this place. We parked for $20 in the parking lot to the right. There’s a little alley there that is minutes from the beach.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Maro, Patty and Stefan are the absolute best!

SV
vipShellyV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had high expectations of the Royal Hawaiian as we had eaten there many years ago when it was under former ownership/management. We had hoped there would be some of the same things kept on the menu and inside the restaurant but unfortunately there was quite a drastic change to every facet of our beloved Royal Hawaiian. The servers were nice but hard to get their attention to get our food and drink orders. A few times we had to "borrow" the server from another table to get some of our things ordered. When we paid our tab we actually had to go up to the bar to process it as we could not locate our server. We also had a VERY loud foursome of diners one table over from us that only got louder as the night went on. The restaurant was not full by any means so we were a little confused why we were seated so close to another group because their conversation and "colorful language" made it hard to concentrate on anything my husband and I were trying to talk about. For the price of the entrees and drinks, I would have hoped for better presentation, flavor and service. Sad to say we probably won't be going back. But my Bahama Mama cocktail was delicious :-)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were fantastic.

DZ
vipDZimm
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening! Great chef, great servers, great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

M
vipluvMaine
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Love eating outdoors. Even with PCH right there. Good people watching.
Also a good local spot.

C
vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
545 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are first time visitors to this restaurant, and had a super time with Chase, our server, Max, our bartender and masseur, our chef! The food was delicious and in an exquisite art form! The drinks were custom-made to make us satisfied and happy, thank you so much, we will come back!

RC
RichardC
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not the Royal Hawaiian of old, in facother than decor & music not Hawaiuan at all. Food was excellent but not Hawaiian. Wait staff very attentive. Nice selection of entrees.

JD
JamesD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food a service were top notch. Beat the crowds into this gem. Short walk to the beach after a delicious meal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Chase was an awesome waiter 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It’s okay. If you have food allergies do not go here

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is so flavorful right down to the side dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place for a great diner. The ambiance is awesome and the drinks are top notch!

GW
vipGenevieveW
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I know the owners tried to upgrade to make things better, but I rally miss the old Royal Hawaiian. The place used to be lively with a go to menu like the wiki wiki salad! so much hsa changed. they were also out of everything we wanted to order. From no bread to no Ahi! how can that possibly be?? anyhow, I was super bummed. Im hoping its just because they are trying to get back up to speed post covid stuff. We will try again later this summer!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Waiters were very slow to offer drinks, and were just plain awkward!

JM
JMac
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great Laguna dinner out. Watching the bartender provides the entertainment 😎.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good, though would have preferred to be seated inside the restaurant or in their enclosed patio instead of on the sidewalk.

TL
TinaL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Party of 6. Two kids.
We ordered 2 alcoholic bev, 3 sodas and 1 lemonade.
We received our food before our drinks. We waited a very long time for everything. Our reservations were at 2:30.... not a very busy time. The restaurant was not packed at all. The servers could be seen just standing around chatting... quite loudly. For the price of their menu, the service does not even come close. And.... the server ran my card 3 times for the same amount and had to keep rerunning. My statement looks crazy. Won’t be going back and won’t be referring anyone to this restaurant. I can find good food and good service at a million other locations in OC... not a problem. If they stepped up service, this would be a totally different review. Couldn’t look past how bad it was. Disappointment for such an iconic Laguna Beach restaurant.

R
Rooster
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The Service was terrible and I was there celebrating Father's Day...

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jennn8675309
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks were amazing, the food was amazing, and we had a very nice time. The best mushroom and cheese empanada and Pastor empanada were so delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! The food is delicious. The service was great. The menu is complete, even with Argentinean accents which is why we came back. Loved the gnocchi and the dulce de leche crepes.

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vipoctaviop
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at reasonable prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was BAD! We waited 20 minutes to get our menu and then we had to wait for another 40 minutes to get our food. They were extremely slow even though there were not many customers that night. I don’t recommend this place to anyone.

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Sandra
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Chimchurri bread, salad and empanadas were great!

EH
EmilieH
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Will come again!
Excellent and friendly service.

BB
BridgetB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite casual dining places in Laguna Beach. Maro and his team make you feel welcome and part of they local community. Along with that the food is SO DELICIOUS every time. Everything we have ordered is 100% wonderful. Some of our favorites - the salmon, gnocchi, sausage appetizer (could be a whole meal), the empanadas etc etc etc. Don't be fooled by the Hawaiian name....this is Argentinian grilled meats and vegetables with some Hawaiian twists. They do have some KILLER drinks.....be careful with the Lapu Lapu. It may look beautiful and taste yummy but it will sneak up on you! My husband and I split one. This is a great place. Be sure to add it to your list on your next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poor service ordered

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hidden Hawaiian gem on PCH. Loved the food/ drinks and service!

JC
JanetC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great drinks, and the banana fire grilled Banana bread is a must, our new favorite restaurant. The owners and staff are really fantastic, and are very personable.

DM
DonaldM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the experience what I would recommend it and I would go back again at the fact that we will go back again.

T
Truthbeknown
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

2nd great meal here in a week! Our new favorite restaurant!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was rather bland and tasteless. Meat was undercooked. Drinks and chimichurri bread were good.

M
vipdaMoxie
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only had lapus but the evening was great. Team left us alone and were very accommodating considering Laguna restrictions.

FAQs

Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-1470.

Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://order.royalhawaiianfiregrill.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.