Roy's Baltimore
Roy's Baltimore

Roy's Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4106590099
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

    Aloha Hour: Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Ellis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Banquet/Private Rooms, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties, Special Occasion Reservation Treatment, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar, Cooking Classes and Wine Dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: President Street
  • Public Transit: MTA bus stop a half block away. Charm City Circulator stops across the street. We also offer our own complimentary shuttle to & from all city centers & hotels
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $8 per car with validation. Special parking at Legg Mason garage & Exeter Street garage for $5 with validation.
A word from Roy's Baltimore
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you join us at Roy's Baltimore located in the heart of Harbor East amid great shopping, theaters and hotels. Enjoy our exciting exhibition kitchen and Chef’s Counter, spacious dining rooms and two beautiful private rooms for your special event.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Roy's Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)fit for foodies (106)romantic (78)good for groups (58)vibrant bar scene (50)hot spot (39)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (34)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were celebrating three birthdays and had a toddler with us. The staff at Roy's was incredibly accommodating. Our server, TJ, was awesome. He made sure that everyone was satisfied and happy, no questions asked. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the food and desert there.
    TheBigCheeseVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We are there so much that they know us by name. Great food,service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Steakguy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The braised short ribs are amazing. The seared Kobe nigiri is really good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • light dinner done right
    WMColmes14VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    good service, fresh ingredients, nice drinks. love this place for a good meal and creative choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    barbarapioVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Just like the other locations we have dined at..the food is excellent. The Chef created regional menu is fantastic. Had a hard time deciding what to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a winner
    Jboy21047
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants for the simple reasons of great food and service, which never disappoints. They now have a chef's selection menu added to their regular menu which will change often and only fresh seasonal ingredients. Many restaurants are going to more of a farm to table option and glad to see a chain doing the same thing. The Kung Pao calamari on the seasonal menu was delicious and just the right kick of heat. The butterfish is always a good choice as is the trio for they know how to cook fish here as it is always moist and flavorful but not swimming in sauce. This was an 35th anniversary celebration, out 4th in a row there and they could not have been more accommodating and gracious to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but..........
    Mrgaskins
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been here quite a few times making a reservation with every visit. Each time I'd show up on time but i would have to wait for what I think is to long to be seated. I've even watched people come in after but get seated before me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occaisions
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I reserved 2 weeks ahead for my wife's birthday and Roy's did not disappoint. I noted "birthday" when I made reservation, when they greeted us they wished my wife happy birthday, they had the table prepared with ribbons and a card, took our picture during dinner and put it in the little card frame that was on the table. And a free lava cake for the birthday girl! What a nice touch. Roy's is a bit pricey but great for special occaision. Butterfish lettuce wraps, lobster pot stickers, ahi tuna main course, seared scallops main course were all prepared to perfection. And the cocktails (Mai tai, pineapple martini) were superb as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at ok prices.
    LiznVB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Roy's is always good if you're in the mood for seafood. Butterfish with their sticky rice is melt in your mouth good but rich.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place To Eat
    NatsFan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have been to Roy's in Baltimore several times. They continue to offer an interesting variety and food prep is excellent. The service is also excellent. This is one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Roy's! Are table was ready and waiting, even though we arrived a few minutes early. The staff was attentive without being annoying. Also, the restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel, which was super convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    As someone that eats ate various Roy's regularly, I can again confirm that the server makes or breaks weather a visit is just good or better. This go around we had a pleasant attentive server so everything was wonderful. Food is always very good to outstanding depending on what you decide on.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Great Service!!!
    PartyOnGarthVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Butterfish is out of this world delicious, got the sampler - not big portions but big on flavor! Enjoyed the speed of service, our waitress was spot on, we were in a bit of a rush for a concert and they never missed a beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #winning!
    Hallrunner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Roy's is always a great place to dine -- and brings back great memories of dining at Roy's in Ko'Olina, Oahu. This week, headed there with friends for a pre-concert dinner...and trapped in traffic on the way. The hostess was gracious about holding our reservation for more than an hour as we called 3 times with traffic updates. It was a busy weeknight - but really appreciated their willingness to honor the reservation. Terrific meal to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atypical Chain Restaurant
    Navidiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We usually do not go for the "chain" restaurants for special occasions, however, a trusted friend recommended we make an exception and we were glad we did. While not every dish was perfect they had great flavors. The Butter Fish dish was wonderful. Their staff was extremely attentive and offered great suggestion each step of our dinner. I would have liked to see a better selection on their wine list. Save room for desert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly greeting and service
    SirERH
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I enjoy bringing my friends to Roy's, it is one of my favorite eateries and consistently delivers great food and drinks to please me and wow my guest(s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always leave this place happy...
    Christina
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Roy's never disapoints. The service is excellent, and the food is second to none. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    EXTREMELY noisy. Tables are too close together............you can hear the yelling conversation next to you!! Definitely not my idea of fine dining.
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  • Good HarbourEast Staple...cant lose
    GabrielTK
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always great... never fails. Braised Short Rib... spicy Pork ribs... molten lava chocolate cake... Gyoza... lobster potstickers.... with some white sangria... cant miss was delicious as always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • td2asVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Normal menu items were smaller portions than normal and our waiter was nowhere to be found to correct the situation. Roy's has been going downhill this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful flavors
    Dinningexperience
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came to Roy's for an anniversary dinner and had a good time. Our anniversary weekend fell at the same time as the Star Spangled Banner celebration in Baltimore so everything was packed. That meant that it wasn't a very romantic ambience, but definitely a lot of fun. We each had a drink from the bar that was worth its price and then each had a salad and the Trio as our main course. The salads were delicious with lots of fun flavors and accents. The Maryland Peach salad was juicy and creamy with yummy chunks of chevre. The Trio was nice because we were able to sample a few different fish preparations. The Butterfish far and away was the best with its light texture and sweet soy glaze. I would go back for a nice dinner out with friends.
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  • Nice Surprise
    beck
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Some of the best service I have ever had when dining. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable, which led to a wonderful dining experience. I recommend trying the chef's selections over the other menu items. These specially prepared items were creative and flavorful, and were quite the surprise from this chain restaurant. Finally, the specially prepared desserts were also spectacular. Overall, just a great dinner. I will definitely be returning.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Very good dinner
    BaltiTraveller
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been to Roy's a couple of times and not been disappointed. Quality of food is very good overall, great quality fish cooked extremely well and presented very nicely. On this occasion it took a while until our table was ready. Also portion sizes can be a little mean, that meant we ended up eating 3 courses when normally i'd be happy with 2. Otherwise I'd recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I always love dining here when I am visiting Baltimore. The food is consistently great and the wait staff is always on their game. I had a chef's special, Mahi Mahi with crab and mushrooms, outstanding. The tuna poke was wonderful too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our 4th or 5th time at Roy's in Baltimore, and we've never been disappointed. The food is superbly prepared, and the service was excellent. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hawaiian with a twist
    Tynna76
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Roy's to celebrate a birthday; it wasn't our first time there. We sat in a dining room off to the side of the kitchen; it was really noisy, the only negative point. I recommend trying the poke for appetizer; it is really delicious and always fresh. We had one of the chef's creation, parmesan-crusted hake accompanied with potato and lobster "risotto" (there is no rice, it is potato cubes, but it very tasty!). This was by far my favorite dish. We also had the trio (salmon, mahi-mahi, and butterfish) and the bacon mac&cheese. For dessert we ordered the blueberry, rasperry, strawberry cobbler & vanilla ice cream; it was good. They brought us also a small chocolate cake that was really rich. If you go to Roy's try their Aloha hour!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    GourmanVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have dined here on numerous occasions. On this particular time we were celebrating an anniversary. We were given great service by the entire staff. We were given complimentary dessert as well. The total dining experience was outstanding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was delicious, as usual. The Lakanilau Roll is awesome. Our server was great, but we did not get checked on very often. He seemed quite busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just like the one in Honolulu.
    Greg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and drink was great. Service was spot on. Butter fish was exceptional
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Kathryn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food at Roy's was great, our waiter was very thoughtful in suggesting menu items. The Hake dish was delicious! And the Sangria was some of the best we have had!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    stud
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have dined at Roy's many times. Food choices are extensive and the food is consistently prepared as expected and presented beautifully. It appears that Roy's has expanded its "non-fish" menu. Our group had the ribeye, pork osso bucco, mahi mahi, and butterfish. Everyone was completely satisfied, especially with the shared appetizers of tempura vegetables and bacon lobster mac and cheese. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Restaurant conveniently offers valet parking. Dining at Roy's is always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to ME
    Karen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fabulous and memorable celebration. The servers are overwhelmingly attentive. Amazing! We ordered the Pre fixed meal and were very pleased.
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    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Islandgirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my two sister here for a family get together. I had been before and loved it. I have eaten at the one in Maui. They enjoyed everything about Roy's and we will be going back, soon! Great wine list and the Hawaii martini is so smooth. Highly recommend the salmon and lobster pot pie. Oh, and save room for dessert. Heaven!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • New Baltimore Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Besides the great service, they have probably the best steak and seafood in the area. My boyfriend and I shared an anniversary here, and they really helped make it special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Mouse
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A friend recommended that we try Roy's. It is a very energetic place. When we first walked in, it was noisy with conversations, but it was not difficult to carry on a conversation at your table. The restaurant was very crowded, but we were sitted within minutes after our arrival. The food was excellent and the service was excellent. We were not asked if we had ever been there before, but that would have been helpful since they left pea pods on the table, but we had no idea what to do with those. The meal was enjoyable and not rushed. Since we were out with another couple, it gave us time to converse and enjoy the evening. The meal was more expensive than expected at $125 per couple excluding tip.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here--done that
    RondyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I have been here numerous times and have always found the place lively with excellent seafood and a good matching wine list. The server was very pleasant and made us feel at home so we had no reason to complain. The place is a bit noisy with everyone talking louder than the table next to them but that does seem to be the style these days. We enjoy going here and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was very flavorful and imaginatively created and it was a fun experience. Highly recommend for special events such as birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful place to go
    BaltimoreanNewYorker2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Rolls are all very good but Roy's trio which is butterfish, salmon and mani mani three ways was better before. Sea bass tempura was good.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful visit
    Ravensfan2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and service was Great! From thw momentt we entered, we we cordially greeted by the hostesses and seated. Courtney and the rest of the service staff were friendly, professional and attentive to all our needs. The sea bass, salmon and sea scallops were superbly prepared and tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Albeit a chain we love this place! Great fish dishes and Ashlee is an amazing waitress! My favorite is the butterfish (cod).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate