Roy's Baltimore

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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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DE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I came for a Valentine's Day dinner. I had a reservation, which wasn't honored, I was told to wait it would be a half an hour. We sat at the service bar, I went over to the alcohol bar to get drinks and sat for ten minutes before I was acknowledge, and only then because I interrupted someone. It takes a second to say: "I'll be right with you." My date didn't want a big meal and aim glad, because I don't want to spend a lot of money at a place where I felt less than welcome. One a positive note our waitress was friendly and helpful. I can't imagine I would ever come back.

d
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's was great! Sat around the kitchen and got to see in, which was a fun experience. Food was delicious, recommend the sushi and the appetizer sampler and we got the 4 fish entree sampler to try as much as we could. Would definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my daughter’s birthday. They did a good job with that and the dessert they presented to her was delicious.
After placing our drink orders, we waited 30 minutes for them to arrive.
After having our drinks, we ordered a bottle of wine. Again, there was a very long wait and only to be told they did not have the wine we ordered. We ended up having to order a more expensive wine.
Forget about trying to have a conversation with our table mates. It was so loud that my husband had to take his hearing aids out.
We expected more for the money. The food was just ok.
Won’t return.

PY
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The evening after Valentine’s Day was still super busy. We waited 30 minutes for our reservation, then quite a wait for our drinks. We also had a long wait for our food. All our meals were super. We will go back, but home things run more smoothly in the future.

LP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Despite having a reservation we waited almost half an hour for a table. Once seated it took us more than two hours to complete our dinner service. We waited 45 minutes for uncooked sushi roll for our appetizer and who knows how long for our dinner. My dinner was one of the samplers and my Ahi tuna was cooked well done but I didn't want to send it back because we had waited so long. Our server did apologize but disappeared for long periods of time and no one offered anything for our inconvenience.

LG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waited 40 minutes to be seated for our 7pm reservation. Our waitress couldn’t be bothered with our table until we ordered a bottle of wine, then our service became so-so. My recommendation: avoid unless you are 45+, white, dripping in over-priced perfume, or have at least 2 fur coats. You will gladly be overlooked until you have inconvenienced the front end manager by asking when your group will be called.

v
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great pre-birthday dinner at Roy’s. This restaurant is an old favorite so I was thrilled to have butterfish again but also that the staff took the time to read my Opentable request for the chef’s bar. Everyone was so nice. Really great spot and I’m glad you all have survived the changes of the neighborhood.

l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We had been to Roy's in the past and had a great experience- This was definitely an 'off' night for them. Service was horrible, waited a long time for everything- getting seated at the table (had a reservation), getting our food, drinks etc. Will likely not go back

JG
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant evening was spent at Roy’s in a post Valentine’s Day celebration. The food and service (Alfred) were excellent. The restaurant was full and noisy but fortunately we were seated at a window. The entire staff was attentive and made the evening experience a great one.

HD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at this Roy’s. Great featured meal of Chilean Sea Bass, other meal was scallops. Both with that special care Roy’s always takes in preparation and flavor.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Portion sizes very small. Approx 3 oz portion of fish for 35.

Service slow, kitchen slow, noise level so high I couldn’t hear my wife across the table

DD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roys made this the best Valentines weekend ever. Always a great dinning experience. Baltimore’s Best

AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had to wait for seating, request for flowers at my table didn't happen, over crowded for reservations, should've just walked in off the street, food was luke warm, even though the plates were hot, and you could tell that food preparation was rushed, and portions didn't match the price presented, atmosphere was okay, but seating was congested, had to over talk my neighbor so my opposing party could hear me speakout for conversation, maybe I was expecting a little more one on one attention from our server, and not just a number for what I paid for in that dinner. Not complaining, just my experience. Thanks, Al Taylor.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Vday, Mother’s Day, and NYE are the busiest days in the biz ... How were you not prepared for the volume?! I was barely acknowledged when checking in. The bartender told me my drinks would be “a while” because she needed to wash glasses. You had a pre-fixed menu and still everything was slow to come out ... things came out of order ... our entrees were brought to us three times, but were sent back, as the previous course never made it to us. Our server mentioned being on the floor for four days ... why is he working on one of the busiest days of the year?! Valet parking ... they lost my keys and we waited for 45 minutes to leave. While our meal was comp’d, and that was appreciated, we shouldn’t have gotten to that point.

Staff more for volume ... make better decisions on who works these nights ... and definitely have a serious conversation with your valet parking vendor!

OL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the Valentine’s Day menu. However, the tables were very close, service was slow, but the staff was attentive. We will return, but not on a holiday related occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Valentines day, so it was crowded. Had to wait even with reservations but not for too long. Food was great. We will definitely be back (not on a holiday).

m
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

DJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Do not go to Roy's on a busy night. We visited Roy's on Valentine's day and it mostly a mess. We reserved over a month ahead and they managed to lose our reservation. Because their seats are prearranged according to the reservation list, we were told that we had to sit at the bar area. We were given an unhelpful apology and a shoulder shrug by the original hostess and left to deal with their mistake. Thankfully a manager sorted it out and we were eventually seated, but only after a long wait at the bar (we were starving by this point). Then the waiter service was extremely slow. We were there were nearly three hours and we even had our deserts to go to save time. The waiter was pretty much absent the entire time and another server ended up bringing half of our dinner (who initially did not know who's dinner he was carrying and was going table to table so we had to flag him down). When the food arrived, it was pretty obvious the kitchen rushed it. For example, one of our salad (Caesar) literally had three lettuce leafs on it with a lot of shredded cheese. These are things that are not acceptable in any restaurant, let alone a high end one with a Valentine menu that averaged 90+dollars for each individual. Absolutely unacceptable. We will say though, that whenever the staff did engage us, they were very friendly. But this was about the only thing that they got right that night.

KP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner!! We enjoyed every aspect of the evening. Great staff and delicious food. The experience was exactly what we expected, we felt pampered and taken care of even though it was very busy. We were not at all rushed and the timing between courses was just the right amount of time to allow you to enjoy and savor the taste and made you want the next course. It just got better with each each course. Excellence all the way!!

JJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Realized it was Valentine's Day but should have been prepared! Valet parking was unbelievably bad! Some waited for over an hour. I got my key but ended up searching for my own cat in the garage! Such a bad experience Roy's is off the list and I have been there before. Not again!

M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place to celebrate special occasions!

j
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny our server made our evening super special by talking us through the menu and making great recommendations. The assortment canoe gave us a preview of the flavors to come. Because we love shishto peppers we ordered the tempura shrimp and they did not disappoint. Entrees consisted of Cod, Filet Mignon, but the Jumbo Tiger Shrimp dish was our tables favorite. Can't wait to return!!!!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I even start,from the moment we walked into the restaurant the appealing view,the attention to detail, the staff all was good and then comes our server making us feel amazing and the FOOD was exquisite. Thanks for such an amazing experience. My husband and I will recommend and definitely be back soon.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's is my FAVORITE restaurant of all times! The food is ALWAYS exceptional. The staff is always pleasant and will acknowledge you. I love entertaining my family and friends at Roy's.

AM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything. Food, service, ambiance was all good and we will definitely be back. It’s great having valet parking as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food aim an awesome atmosphere!

MN
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu creations! If your idea of a good meal is beef and potatoes, and, better yet, everything fried (like so many around this gustatorial wasteland), save your money. Roy's is for people who understand and appreciate amazing and unique menu items, prepared to perfection, and flawlessly presented. We're already planning to return for family birthdays and other special occasions. Highly, highly recommended!

K
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch special!

CO
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great special occasion restaurant. Worth the drive to come from outside the Baltimore area to enjoy high quality menu and attentive professional staff. Easy valet parking. The price per person can run higher than your typical night out but the Roy's people from chef to guy filling the water glass before you need to ask really deliver value.

DB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s was very good. The food was delicious and the service was great. From the moment you stepped in the door, everyone treated us wonderfully. All the meals were cooked deliciously. I ordered the shrimp and two of my fiends ordered the scallops - everyone was happy. The most delicious part of the meal for me was the chocolate lava cake. It was amazing!

s
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great meal! 4 of us ordered all different dishes, and every one was FABULOUS. Service was pleasant, but not as attentive as you'd like at these prices.

TB
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Roy’s. Always a solid go to place. The fish in parchment paper is excellent.

AG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy this restaurant and our recent visit did not disappoint us. My wife tried the fixed price 3 course special and thoroughly enjoyed some new dishes. I chose my traditional favorite--Butterfish--which was cooked perfectly.

SI
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Pad Thai tasted too much like lemongrass. We are regular Roy's customers and felt the meal was overpriced. The Butterfish, sushi roll and chocolate molten cake were perfect!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food was great and ambiance but the server was terrible and non attentive.

GB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive for 41/2 hrs Just to eat in Roy’s , we loved the restaurant! The food and it’s presentation is awesome! The service is excellent! Manager Mathew and Kay are so warm and very welcoming, we feel very special !Even Chef JAIME took time out to chat with us. We have been in other Roy’s Restaurant, good too but Baltimore is the best!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experienced the most awesome and delicious food. Service was excellent and restaurant was clean. Highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Was understaffed and waiter was non-existent. However the GM made thing right, and we appreciated that.

CD
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the chefs counter during Restaurant Week. Food and experience was amazing as always!!

o
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The steak was great, but overall very overpriced. Average sides, $9 asparagus was microwaved, below average wedge salad. Mac and cheese was nothing special. Took forever to get our drink orders.