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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GB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food , place and great customer service! Manager Mathew, Kay, and JM took extremely good care of us! Best place to go and eat ! Love Roy’s big time!

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ""date" place food is different but good

SQ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Usually the food is distinctly better than other restaurants. Last night... better than most, but no wow factor. When we pay that much, we expect wow.

CV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food

OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and great portion sizes. Highly recommend!

JB
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is unmatched!! Everybody was so attentive! We had sushi, Chilean Sea Bass (exceptional) and the pineapple cake! All just perfect and still thinking about it a day later!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorites food and drinks are amazing. Staff is friendly and accommodating. I will be back soon!

BD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

the bartender used coffee brandy to make a Black Russian (twice), or watered-down Kaluha.

Server (Darrell) was outstanding, food was delicious as always. My wife thought your recipe for Butterfish was better in the past (4 years ago), although she enjoyed this dish as well. We will definitely come back, just not order Kaluha drinks.

A
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and our server did an outstanding job. Our meals were fantastic.

S
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It had been many years since our last visit to Roy's and were looking forward to our recent visit. The food and service lived up to our remembrances. Dining at Roy's is not inexpensive so we judge the entire experience by whether it was worth the cost. In our case that included a hour drive to get there and I am happy to say that our dinner was worth the time and money. Everything we ate was delicious, from the appetizer to dessert. The scallops over black rice were just right--the sweetness of the seared scallops were offset by the saltiness of the rice. The macadamia crusted Mahi-mahi was cooked to perfection was were the accompanying asparagus and red potatoes. We would definitely go again.

F
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We will come back for dinner and hopeful that the service is much better. Our server that day was nice but really don't want to be ask anything about the menu. Whatever we mention, he only says, "do you want it?" He left us without appetizer plates after he served them. Didn't come back to clear the table for our main meal. Reminded us that it takes 20 mins for dessert that if we want anything we should order now. We like the food, so we will give it another try.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a happy time at Roy's for mine and my girlfriend's 3rd anniversary. The food tasted stellar and the surprise souffle for the occasion was amazing! I'd definitely come again for another occasion.

JD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. But, Roy's was went above and beyond what I hoped. The hostess and our waiter were so kind during this birthday lunch we celebrated while on a business trip. We were greeted with a Happy Birthday and then seated at a table adorned with flower blossoms. The hostess took a picture and gave us a printed out copy for a keepsake. Then at the end of the meal my friend received a delicious birthday dessert.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Roy's. We sat at the bar where Val made our delicious drinks. Once ordered the food came out prompt, hot and amazing. Celevrated my birthday. Had the pineapple upside down cake for dessert. It was just right!

DE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TY
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Roy's is a great place and we had a wonderful time. We had the Singapore special and it was not very good. In the past, we have eaten there and the food was excellent. We will definitely go back but the Singapore special was flop.

AT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

DJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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.