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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New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, recommend good choices and food was excellent .

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Retirement dinner

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v
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Usually an excellent experience. Must have been having an off day

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and service was great overall, service was attentive and fast. The atmosphere was good for a business dinner. Hawaiian fusion kitchen was new to me, definitely recommend :)

SC
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Roy's, benefiting from the "Mahalo Monday" special. Service experience was outstanding from valet parking on a cold, windy night throughout dinner with great service from Elisabeth. Food was flavorful and the fish tasted very fresh and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back, and the Monday deal was a real treat.

TC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the ambiance and the service

SA
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was Phenomenal!

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went Dec 25, 2019. Had a prix fixe menu, however, 1 of the items ( which 4 people were ordering)was not available. No bread was ever offered, portions were inadequate for the price, feeling was server did not want to be there. When ordered tea, instead of a tea box, just bought out 4 different teabags (giving us the impression that was all the tea in the restaurant).
Felt this was a waste of time and money.

LE
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great short ribs, food was great. Service was above average! We will return.

BV
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wait staff didn’t bring wine until entree was almost all eaten even though wine was part of pricey fixe. The same thing happened with coffee and dessert. Noise level made conversation difficult.

T
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good as usual ...they were not that busy but would not let us sit as a party of two in our usual booth.... this was upsetting as there were TWO booths occupied by parties of two ......

RA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's has become a special place for our family during holidays. Great staff, unique food items, and nice setting in Harbor East.

We go on a regular basis to the bar for happy hour food and drinks as well as the formal restaurant for dinner.

It is always a pleasant experience for us and we highly recommend Roy's Baltimore.

FD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our team holiday luncheon at Roy's and everything was perfect! Food was great, we were seated in a perfect spot and our waiter was very attentive.

NF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started at the bar for Happy Hour. Love their mai tai's. Moved to the restaurant. Food and service were first rate. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

g
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Gave Roy’s another chance yet still does not deliver. The waiter was not attentive. Very poor service
Done with Roy’s. Better places for the money

t
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time for a work dinner The waiter gave excellent recommendations for appetizer and cocktails. The fish was very fresh and not over seasoned. Great service and great atmosphere. Recommend the Hawaiian martini, not too sweet.

B
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent as always. It was a table of 6. We ordered the salmon, butterfish, taste of Philippians, and scallops. Everything was cooked and seasoned wonderfully. For desert we had the chocolate cake and upside down pineapple cake. (Have order chocolate cake when putting main course orders). The chocolate cake good and the upside cake was delicious.
The only negative of our experience was the service when it came to drinks. After placing the order there was very long waits for drinks to arrive. The waiter never said you main course will be up shortly would like a drink, hence 2 people ordered drinks when the meals were brought to the table. They were 2/3 done by the time the drinks arrived. Same thing happened with dessert, the waiter never asked if we wanted after dinner drinks or coffee. When dessert arrived I asked for an expresso. It arrived about 4-5 minutes after dessert was already finished. Expresso was really good though. Two guys wanted ports with their dessert but chose not to order them because it dessert was at the table already.

CT
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food! The short ribs and other dishes were excellent.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Please put alcohol in your cocktails. For such a high end restaurant the cocktails were watered down both at the bar and when seated at our table.
When my wife and I arrived early for our dinner with our adult children we waited in the bar area and had cocktails, There were about 5 people total sitting at the bar and the restaurant was not crowded. However, it took almost 20 minutes to get drinks despite three bartenders. Weird or usual bar service? We wondered how long it would take to get served if Roy's was busy?

T
Baltimore
213 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Appetizers for four was one of the best I had
Herb encrusted mahi mahi was moist & rich surf & turf was excellent
Crab fried rice & tuna was outstanding
All four of us really enjoyed our meal
Kudos to the staff

FL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I's favorite restaurant. Tremendous flavor, great service.

R
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was tasty but very rich. No simpler choices. Good quality of ingredients

S
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After eating there I became very violently ill. I will not be dining there ever again

B
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Roy's in years, but decided to try it again on Thanksgiving Day. They had a prix fixe menu with ample choices which included a traditional Turkey Day special, along with four other delicious choices. I got the Salmon dish, which was outstanding. The dinner also included appetizers and dessert. Everything was scrumptious. The service was excellent as was the chef who paid a personal visit to each table. Something you rarely encounter in restaurants anymore. A great dining experience.

C
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster potstickers are a must-have! We visited for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey dinner was a giant portion of food. The sausage dressing was a bit greasy and the carrots were undercooked. But the turkey was moist and the potatoes and green beans were excellent. We'll have to go back sometime for a non-holiday meal.

D
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were disappointed this Thanksgiving visit having previously great traditional Thanksgiving dinners at Roy’s Two of us ordered the turkey, three of us ordered the salmon, and one was a vegan. The staff was accommodating in allowing appetizer substitutes. However, we received one turkey dinner that was premature to the rest of our orders showing up. There was little taste, but it turned out belonging to another table. We sent it back and requested salmon in its place. All of the salmon dishes were perfectly cooked with the exception of the dish substituted for the unfortunate turkey dinner. That salmon dish was undercooked and sending it back caused another 20 minute wait for the party that initially ordered the turkey. Meanwhile, the one turkey dinner was eaten but not enjoyed. “I’ve had better” was the response The staff was apologetic and they sent the chef to our table. We appreciated that.

JS
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day dinner and we're grateful for the great experience. Not the usual kind of big family gathering but a nice time with the oldest grandson. Thanks to all the wonderful folks at Roys.

CR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent as always. Food was very good. The table in the corner had a big dog which I didn't love having in the restaurant... not a certified service animal.

JD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son just came home for Thanksgiving from college and when we asked where he wanted to go the first place he named was Roys. It is his favorite restaurant and one of ours as well. The food is always delicious and creative and we love the atmosphere and service.