Roy's - Chicago
I'm a long time fan of Roy'sI'm a long time fan of Roy's in the Hawaiian islands. I was going to Chicago on business and decided to try Roy's there. They did not disappoint.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatI am not a big fan of fish. However, when in Rome do as the Romans, I ordered the Mahi Mahi and my wife had the Butterfish they were both excellent. We will definitely be returning again and agai6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRoy's Chicago - Great for SeafoodWe had dinner for 4 celebrating a birthday. Nice touch with a welcome "Birthday" framed certificate and nice complimentary dessert. The restaurant is always busy on a weekend night (and most other nights as well), so sometimes the food can be a little slow coming from the kitchen, but not this time. All courses were delivered hot and on a timely manner. Shout out to Holly R. - our server - excellent knowledge of the menu and did a great job through the entire dinner. We will definitely ask for her on our next trip back, which will be soon!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat & build memoriesBrought good friends from our of town to Roy's, they still can't stop talking about it. They loved the subtle pan-Hawaii-Asian flavors.
They want a restaurant of this caliber in Toronto!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGold Coast SeafoodFirst time @ Roy's & we were very pleased. Had the seafood trio (salmon, mahi mahi & butterfish) & all were excellent. My wife
had the mahi also & loved it. Staff was very friendly & Nick, our server, was attentive & cordial. I would rank this as an excellent
value.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful departureGreat change up from Chicago steak scene for Corp entertaining5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest salmonWe always order salmon and this was the best preparation we have had.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is always great.The service is always great. It was nice being greeted by everyone with anniversary wishes--they really go out of the way to make you feel special. Roy's is a great place for special occasion dinners. The food is always good, but this time I ordered the shutome and the miso glaze was extremely salty. My husband's butterfish was delicious--light and sweet with a hint of spice. We will definitely be back. They go out of their way to see that you are satisfied.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating our anniversaryWe've been to Roy's to celebrate our last three wedding anniversaries with our young children. They especially look forward to it and we are always treated very well. Even though our older son orders off of the adult menu now, they still let him have the "keiki" appetizer of crudités, sliced apples and a quesadilla. If we lived closer, we would probably come more often, because the prices are pretty reasonable for the food and service. For now, we will keep coming back to celebrate our anniversary each year.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeWe had a wonderful time at Roys. Our server was outstanding. I loved the special occasion photo. That was a nice touch on the part of the restaurant. We will be coming back again!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST TRYVISITING FROM INDIANA AND WANTED TO GO TO ROY'S. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, THE FOOD WAS AWESOME WITH GREAT PRESENTATION. WIFE'S FISH DISH WAS TOO SALTY FOR HER AND THE MANAGER, KRISTY TOOK CARE OF THE ISSUE WITH REPLACING MY WIFE'S DISH WITH ANOTHER TYPE. WE"LL BE BACK WITH MANAGEMENT SERVICE LIKE THAT.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great Service!Haven't been to Roy's in a few years...not sure why it fell off our Radar. This place ROCKS! Food was top notch, and service was even better!!! Will for sure be back soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were wonderfulI had the beet salad and Tuna as main course. Both were really really good. Tuna was pepper crusted and seared rare - served with great sauce over rice - one of the best Tuna courses I've had in a while. Beet salad was very good as well - really refreshing. The wine list was really good and had lots of choices. We had a couple of bottles of a really good wine called Scribbler.. a Shiraz/Cab blend.. I liked it so much - trying to find somewhere local to buy some...5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first time to Roy's.It was my first time to Roy's. I had heard great things about it so decides to see for myself. Our server Emilio was outstanding and the food appetizers, main course and dessert were all great. Awesome experience, will be back.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great foodRoy's continues to please with its delicious and unique seafood offerings. Tried the pork belly appetizer for the first time--outstanding?5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a big Roy's fan and haveI'm a big Roy's fan and have eaten at numerous locations. Some issues at this location with the bartenders but other than that a very good experience once we got to the table.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience!We went to Roy's for our anniversary and were treated wonderfully. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys fresh, unique food and a great environment.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Special OccasionsThis was our second time at Roy's. Service again was very friendly, timely, and attentive. My wife's meal of scallops was excellent she said. My macadamia nut encrusted Mahi-Mahi unfortunately was occassionaly "fishy". I ate about half and of that half maybe half was "fishy" - something I usually attribute to frozen fish kept too long. However, the rest of my meal including vegetable, salad, and dessert were excellent and I did not complain and give them a chance to rectify the meal and hence my "GOOD" rating for the food. Our first visit also was totally outstanding so I cannot give Roy's a "no" recommendation.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBabsNever disappointed. Always an enjoyable experience whether a special occasion or not.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHawaii in ChicagoWe've dined at Roy's in Hawaii and several other cities and never been disappointed. The canoe is a most for a starter. Seafood is king here although the ribs are spectacular. Whatever seafood one orders, it always well presented and delicious.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentOur favorite Chicago restaurant. Consistently excellent.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMust get the Lakanilau roll,Must get the Lakanilau roll, one of their best items. Their lamb chops are also great when available. We had the Thai Lemongrass chicken and the lobster tail scallops shrimp entrees, both items were very good. The soufflé dessert was delicious. Tried the mango streusel dessert which was ok.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Have been to Roy's several times and it's always fantastic! The Butterfish is to die for!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRoy's in ChicagoLove Roy's . Our "go to" restaurant in the city. Also great food! Love the seafood trio. Our favorite item on the menu, and everything is delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls nightMy friends and I went for a pre-Mother's Day night out. We had a great server, the drinks were awesome, and the food Yummy!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite, time and time again!We have been regulars at Roy's for many years. We get great service and food every visit. We really like how they add new items to the menu seasonally so there is always something new to try out. They also have a great happy hour at the bar when their appetizers are only $6.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, the serviceThe food was great, the service was fast and friendly! The manager was very nice and I loved the experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday DinnerRoy's was the BEST! A welcome birthday greeting and confetti on the table for our honoree. A souvenier photo printed for each couple in their own frame was sweet. Speaking of sweet...the dessert was specially inscripted with a happy birthday message that was perfectly formed - nice touch. We all had great dinners too. Would definitely recommend for a birthday celebration.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinnerWe had a wonderful dinner at Roy's. The butter fish is outstanding!
We also had a great dessert-a lava cake done to perfection.
Our server, Holly was terrific! She made our dining experience a real treat.!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dinner for a 16thFabulous dinner for a 16th birthday!! We have been to many Roy's and this is a gem! This time was the best ever!!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMour waiter was outstandingour waiter was outstanding and helped to make the evening most enjoyable! food was outstanding!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a big fan of Roy's andI'm a big fan of Roy's and this restaurant main be the best I've visited in the chain. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food delicious and reasonably priced. It's a nice night out.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceCant say anything bad about this place. The whole experience was phenomenal. High recommended!!! Will definitely be back!!!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dinner!We always come to Roy's when we come in from NYC - Chris the manager was great and helpful with seating - our server and the FOOD was Excellent!! Marcia Smith4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fish dishesDelicious seafood selections to please everyone. The Roy's Martini was superb with a hint of coconut and just the right combination of sweet and tang. The butterfish was flaky and accompanied by perfectly prepared black sticky rice. The trout portion was a little small but tasted great. The service could not be beat. Our waiter was attentive and observant and made great recommendations.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect place to celebrateA perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. So manythoughtful touches provided by Roy's - welcome message, dessert, photos, etc. Our service was thoughtful and informed. Food was outstanding. will be back!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. The foodI love this place. The food is good every time and the service is amazing.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but small portionsI took my boyfriend to Roy's for his birthday. The service was great and I love the atmosphere. He had sushi and I had the Hanger Steak. Our food was really great as far as taste and presentation. But I must confess the portions were a bit small and for paying over $100 for dinner (with drinks),I expected to not leave hungry. I basically got about 4-5 small medallions of beef over some sort of slaw for around $30. Not worth it.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!This was our first time at Roy's. My wife and I loved it. The pineapple upside down cake was one of the best desserts we've ever had. Coconut ice cream was amazing. Both of our meals were excellent.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars here and loveWe are regulars here and love it. Especially the Aloha Hour happy hour deals.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMpricey but worth it, wentpricey but worth it, went for dinner and drinks with friends and had a good time. Drinks are delicious!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and presentation.Excellent food and presentation. Unique and interesting food combinations that worked well together. The fish was fabulous!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an 8:30 reservation,We had an 8:30 reservation, arrived at 8:20 and was seated immediately. Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant, although rather slow. We got a free appetizer as an apology for the wait (unasked for). Food was delicious, as always. I had the mixed seafood platter. Their mixed cocktails are quite tasty as well. Had the pineapple upside down cake and chocolate souffles for dessert. Portions are about right-on the smaller side. Nothing to take home but we were very full (two shared appetizers, seafood platter and two shared desserts).3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere and good food.Nice atmosphere and good food. We always get the butter fish because its so light and flaky. Pineapple upside down cake the best I've had.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went forMy husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. We were extremely happy about the attentive service and the quality of food. Definitely going back!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive Cuisine with NoiseWe had outstanding food and service. The dishes were quite inventive. The pork jowls were a take-off on Loco Moco and were very good.
The only drawbacks are the open kitchen and the noise level. Open kitchens in my mind detract greatly from a dining experience, and the noise level made conversation at our table difficult.
All in all, I recommend this highly.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMmy wife says her meal wasmy wife says her meal was one of her top 5 of all time (seafood trio with risotto)3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmanda greeted us and tookAmanda greeted us and took us to our table. It was perfect, tucked out of the way. John was our waiter and gave good suggestions for appetizer and dinner choices. As always, the dinner was topped off with the chocolate soufflé. Wonderful! We will be back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great choice for seafood. Was dining with a vegetarian. That menu was limited but she was pleased with her choices. The risotto was fantastic and I would order it myself. My meal was very good, ordered the pork shank special, only the mac and cheese side was disappointing. Both desserts and cocktails were stellar!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fresh tastingEverything was fresh tasting and served with style. I hope to get back there soon.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM