Roy's - Chicago
Roy's - Chicago

Roy's - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3127877599
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Aloha Hour: Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the bar and patio.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Stewart
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call to inquire.
  • Special Events: Send inquiries to pdchicago@roysrestaurant.com or call the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Superior and State Street.
  • Public Transit: EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, $12 for first three hours or parking above restaurant in public lot.
A word from Roy's - Chicago
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 to join us at Roy's Chicago located at the corner of State and Superior.
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Roy's - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)fit for foodies (63)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (32)great for outdoor dining (27)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (14)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (9)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Touch of Hawaiian Flavor in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Stated with a couple nice Lychee Martini’s which were very good. For a starter we shared and order of the Sunshine Role and Seared Ahi. The tuna was awesome in both dishes, just melted in your mouth. If fact it was so good we decided to order another raw tuna starter, Spicy Poke. The Poke was also awesome. For mains we ordered the Butterfish and the Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi. Both dishes were fantastic but both agreed the butterfish was the best of the two. Service was a little slow… took a while to get our drinks, however, to be fair we were in not rush and it was clear that we were not. All in all we had a fantastic time and recommend the Roy’s in Chicago or Maui for a truly excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Web site not what they actually have in the restaurant. Blamed it on Chicago! Not true!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kudo's To Trace!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We sat in the bar and enjoyed a late Monday evening happy hour of food and drinks.......Trace, our server, throughout the evening was very responsive, extremely accommodating, and super friendly.... On top of excellent food, Trace made our overall experience at Roy’s very enjoyable.... When we are back in town visiting our daughter we will certainly make sure to visit your fine establishment!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an Opentable reservation on a Saturday night. They were running late with reservations, and we were seated 30 mins after our reservation time. When we were looking at the menu, the Manager/Partner, Vince, came over and personally apologized for our wait. It was nice of him to come by our table and acknowledge it. He went above and beyond and sent us complimentary appetizers and a new sparkling cocktail! It was very much appreciated. We love Roy's for their cuisine, and with their superb customer service, we will always recommend and go back for more, thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    tommyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I have gone to Roy's on State Street in Chicago for many of our previous anniversaries. But our dinner on Saturday was disappointing in the service and the food/entrees for my wife. My wife is trying to lose weight and has been following a diet low in oils and sugar, but the mahi mahi she ordered was not "Simply Grilled" as described on a previous phone call with the mangerwho assured us on a prior phone call the chefs could accommodate her requests for cooking entrée. The entrée was dry and disappointing with no seasoning or taste. Added to that was poor service from a rude and snippy waitress who was slow to initially come to our table and was clearly annoyed with my wife's special request for her dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anon
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had been there often, but never fro the patio bar menu. Outstanding choices at decent prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud dining room
    KurtVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have eaten at Roy's in LA & Anaheim, CA and really enjoyed it, however the music was so loud in the dining room like in a bar that we could not hear what the waitress was saying, and had to request the music be turned down. We were there for a business dinner of 6 and could not converse. In addition, when we were trying to get our check, waitress came in our table area 4 times, never looked over to our table, and I had to finally flag her down by waiving my arms to request the check.
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  • Great every time
    spicygarlicVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Been to Roy's many times and it always delivers. My mahi mahi was a bit dry, but the pork ribs and ahi tuna appetizers were amazing as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    HappenedinVegasVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were overly impressed with the attention we were given level and the exceptional service we received during our visit. The gracious welcome provided by the hostess was genuine, and our server Hillary was simply wonderful. Oh, and the food was very good too! The curry samosas were exceptional to start, and the upside down pineapple cake was a delicious dessert. And yes, the main entrees were tasty too. We had the lobster pot pie and the Trio seafood sampler. We won't forget the food and will always remember the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    pjones
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was awesome!! The portion size was small. The waiter was perfect. I would definitely recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ra Ra Ra for Roys
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    About 20 years ago when we were in Hawaii we ate one of the original Roy's. We've been hooked ever since and try to get there several times every year the food is wonderful quite tasty and innovative enough the please of foodie like this one but without gimmicks and pyrotechnics and what are often, odd combinations. It's hard to describe the food, Asian inspired, but quite different than your favorite Thai or Chinese place. Indeed, if you ordered some dishes that may seem familiar, barbecue ribs, a red curry it will seem much different and often better than you used to If you just close your eyes and pick your items by chance you won't be disappointed since everything is quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Fabulous
    tita
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I ad not been to Roy's in more than a year, and this time I wanted to take my father for his birthday dinner. I wrote it in the reservation, not expecting any special attention (that's how bad service has gotten at restaurants, as I had mentioned it at another restaurant the night before and they did nothing). Not only did they do a cute framed note on the table waiting for us, they took pictures and printed for us, and a complimentary dessert. Food and service were excellent. You cannot go wrong with any seafood dish on that menu. Perfect place as everything was great. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and the food is good, but the service lousy, or vice versa. Nothing bad to say about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time
    Rach
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I enjoyed drinks and dinner with friends in the outside patio. The salmon was good, Hummingbird drink was yummy, chocolate suffle was great. The waiter was funny and helpful with the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deja Vu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It has been a long time since I have eaten at Roy's. Simply busy elsewhere. Visited with a friend from out of town. Fabulous!!! I really enjoyed the fish trio and the short rib appetizer. The chocolate souffle was just as wonderful as I remembered, and the pineapple upside cake was excellent too. Will have to go back again, and not wait so long!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chocolate cake!
    DebG
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Roys never disappoints! Great food and my favorite chocolate soufflé!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great Mai Tai, "signature lobster pot pie" had small rubbery pieces of lobster, sent back and replaced w/ Mahi - but 25 min. for pot pie and then another 15 min. for replacement dish which arrived as companions finishing their entrees.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aloha! Ask for Cree
    Jeudi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were at the MCA so it was a perfect excuse. We two shared small plates. Coconut crusted shrimp with sweet chile sauce, and Szechuan pork ribs to start; shrimps were large and delectable, ribs AMAZING. Then truffle bacon mac n cheese and lobster dim sum....went together like bread n butter. The lobster sauce on the mac was incredible. Then pineapple upside down cake. Oh. My. Goodness. TO DIE FOR! Caramelized and lots of pineapple, with coconut ice cream. Perfect assortment of flavors, exactly enough food for two. Highly recommended. If you can get Cree for your server, DO EEETTTT!!! He is adorable and so attentive and patient. I wanted to wrap him up and take him home. All around a great experience. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but could have been great
    TravelaholicVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our meal was good overall. The kimchi crab cakes were tasty, as were the scallops and ribeye. The signature macadamia nut mahi mahi was lacking in flavor and arrived cool. On the other hand, the lobster pot pie arrived so hot that my daughter burned her tongue and couldn't eat it comfortably for close to 15 minutes. She even tried adding ice from her water. When I asked her how it tasted she couldn't comment because he tongue was burned. The objective of a meal out is that everyone can eat their meal together. This was not possible for us. Even though the pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream was amazing, we probably won't return.
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  • Great service/food awesome
    Traveller22
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our server -Michelle (I think) was phenomenal, attention to details and making us feel welcomed and relaxed was excellent, since we had a hectic tiring day. The food were first class in preparation and taste.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Special
    Tony
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary at Roy's, and it was a wonderful evening. Seafood was outstanding and extremely fresh; service delightful, as our table was in a quiet corner. Wait staff did a great job. They even provided us with a complementary photo of the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took over an hour to get our food. When it came it was very over done.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Never disappointed when visiting Roy's. great food always constant in flavor and served hot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best meal I have had
    amyroetVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I was really disappointed about our exprerience here, and went there thinking it was going to be a terrific meal. Service was a little slow, but the server was very pleasant and accomodating. Both my son and I didn't really care for our dinners. I can't say that we would go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    John
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The wait staff did a great job making my girlfriend's birthday a good one. They decorated the table, gave us a nice "memory book" photograph, and were very knowledgeable about the menu. I will return! However, although the restaurant is themed with Hawaiian food, the ambiance does not really reflect that culture too heavily. It would be better with a stronger Hawaiian decor inside but not a deal breaker.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Consistently wonderful food. Only restaurant where my wife will eat fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Celebration!
    Ellio
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We always enjoy the food at Roy's for being special in taste, presentation and service. Roy's is our special anniversary restaurant for the past 5 years and more years for Birthday's. They always make the day special and! Roy's is great in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food overall was uninspired, felt like it belonged in a strip mall in the suburbs rather than in the middle of the city. One bright spot was my entree, the butterfish: the fish itself was delicious, but the rice it came with was predictably just not very good. Other than the butterfish, everything else tasted like it could have come out of the freezer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Experience
    Drummer28
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We go to Roy's for special occasions or when we we're feeling nostalgic for Hawaii - best mai tai's in the city and the food is always extraordinary. Everything we ordered came out in a timely fashion, looked great, and tasted even better. The lobster dim sum was as good as we remembered. Our fish was perfectly cooked, and the pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream was truly amazing! The waitstaff is attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The price tag is hefty, but we always leave feeling that we got what we paid for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food and service - what a gem!!! Thank you Roy's. You never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still hungry
    WithRegrets
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    After appetizer and entree, shared another appetizer and still left un satisfied . Don't know if I'll go back
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always good good & service!! I had the tempura sea bass & hubby had the curry chicken. All very good!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • repeat customers, love the food
    pjinchicagoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    asian fusion food, seafood, cocktails ... IT is all around awesome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is always tasty. Service is GREAT!!! Desserts are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MameVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Delicious! As usual, we enjoyed a roll and fish dinner, both were quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Party Spot
    GoldCoastGirl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went here for my friend's birthday party and was very pleasantly surprised! The food was really outstanding, cooked to perfection. I had scallops, and other friends ordered a variety of fish and meat items, all of which were delicious. The restaurant put a nice touch to the party, they printed a "Happy Birthday" card for my friend and put it on the table, then took pictures of us and also printed and gave us. Overall it was a great place and highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    JTravel
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Roy's never dissapoints. The specials are amazing and the staples are fabulous . It isn't cheap but predictably excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    EmmyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a group of 8 and sat outside. Beautiful evening and VERY nice staff, changing reservation time? No problem. Sit outside? No problem. And food = Excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Neverpicky
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I am typically "very forgiving" when it comes to dining. It was my wife's birthday so we arrived early and had a drink - the bar experience was terrific. We checked in for our 8pm reservation (the restaurant was not busy) and it took an extended time to seat us, have a server greet us, and finally deliver our bottle of wine. Our wine arrived close to 8:30 - we were in a good mood and took it in stride, but that is just too long. To make this story short, our server was clearly busy with too many tables and when our food ultimately arrived it was overcooked - my wife had Roy's Trio - overcooked salmon, overcooked mahi mahi and black cod swimming in some sweet sauce. We ended up eating half of our food and skipping birthday desert.
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  • Birthday dinner
    funfoodie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went here for my birthday and talk about feeling pampered. I took my husband, adult son and 88 year old mother. Eclectic group to wait on and they did a fantastic job. The wine by the glass was fabulous and the butter fish is hands down my favorite. They served complimentary appetizers before the meal. We had the dark chocolate desert and pineapple upside down cake afterwards and both were fantastic, in addition to the complimentary birthday desert. They even presented us with a framed picture of our group as we left. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 32nd Anniversary!
    Diva53
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had been to Roy's before so I thought it would be a great place to take my husband for our 32nd Anniversary. He was very impressed and he loved it. The food was great, the waitress was wonderful and we had the best experience dinning that we have had in a long time! We WILL be returning !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.