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About 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.
Chicago, IL 60654
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11AM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
Sunday - Friday: 4:30 PM - 7 :00 PM
Corner of Superior and State Street.
$31 to $50
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EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Located in the bustling River North neighborhood, Roy’s offers a creative, personal, and unique private dining experience. Inspired by the Pacific Rim, our menus and private spaces are a perfect complement to any special occasion. An ideal location for groups with up to 175 guests.
Roy's - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
We just enjoyed another great evening at Roy's. We prefer to sit at the kitchen counter and watch food being prepared. The sushi/desert chef, Taj, was extremely engaging and a pleasure to visit with. The executive chef also stopped by and invited us to one of his cooking classes. And of course the meals were great...she had the butterfish (always) and I did the shellfish sampler. Very nice lobster portion. In addition, we got a nice little chicken with peanut sauce skewer as a treat. Since things were a bit slow (Monday before Thanksgiving), Taj asked us our preference in sushi and made up a quick one for us to taste. Upon leaving, the manager gave us a gift card! Wow!
We love Roy's and the people!
I went to Roy's to use a gift card. I wanted to like it, but from the super sugary cocktails to the sauce that didn't compliment the lobster pot stickers very well I was wishing I had regifted the gift card. I will say the best thing I ate was the lump crab fried rice. The rice was well cooked, it had good flavor and nice pieces of crab.
Food was fair. It feels like a tired chain restaurant with staff that really doesn't want to be there. Hostess and bartender were on their cell phones. We were seated right next to a couple when most of the dining room was empty and we would have preferred more privacy and they had horrible table manners.
Desserts seemed like they came out of a package. Bathrooms had cracked tiles and dirty walls. I do not expect we'll return.
Roy’s is a classic and the pacific rim food is certainly deliciously different! It’s like taking a mini vacation on State St. We’ve been to several of the Roy’s in Hawaii and had high hopes. We were not disappointed - the butter fish was amazing as well as the macadamia crusted mahi-mahi. So savory. The appetizer ribs melted. And my dessert? Pineapple upside down cake made my mouth so happy. Our server was friendly, efficient, and attentive. Overall, a lovely dining experience!!
My husband and I had a most enjoyable experience. Our server was very helpful and friendly, the food was excellent (the fish we were served is flown in from Hawaii, ), and the atmosphere was great . I regret not trying the pineapple upside down cake (next time). Wish I could remember our server's name , from Sat. eve. Oct 7, he made it special!
Wonderful seafood options prepared in wonderful, different ways than your typical seafood restaurant. A bit of that Hawaiian flair I guess. We went for our anniversary and were treated very special. A card was on our table and they took our picture as a take home gift. Gave us a wonderful dessert also. All in all a great evening and with nice treatment like that you would always want to go back...
Roy’s used to hold a special place in my heart, it was a Chicago restaurant that I could count on to have a great experience. Unfortunately, that has changed! My last two visits have not been anything special and for the price of their meals, that is disappointing. I miss the wait staff walking through the specials and the menu without being in such a hurry. I miss the chef walking the dining room and visiting with your table wanting feedback on the meal. I miss hot food. I miss the special attention you used to get when you visited this restaurant for a special occasion. I miss it being a relaxing restaurant without the hustle & bustle going on around you. I miss the old Roys☹️
Roy's has always been a favorite of mine, while the restaurant has changed over the years, the food is good, but no longer fantastic. Consistency seems to be an issue, since I have been a huge fan of the butter fish, but even this has changed. Too bad since it used to be perfect. It's still good though. The edamame is also gone, but they still have the chocolate soufflé and that is still to die for.
I was there for a special wine tasting dinner and the food was not the regular menu, while I always enjoy Roy's, this menu was superb. Best scallop ever tasted. Unlike most wine tastings an d/or pairings, they kept refilling glass, I did not feel good the next day groan....but do recommend Justin Isosceles, gr8 wine.
This was the second special occasion-- we've celebrated a birthday and anniversary. Both times the welcome was warm, the staff was very attentive, the restaurant threw in some special surprises. And this was on top of a great meal and great service. Lots of wonderful fish and seafood options, prepared so you feel you're in Hawaii and not on a busy street in Chicago.
We're now thinking we'll do this every time we have a truly special occasion because the staff makes it a really memorable occasion!
Been back for 3rd time now and the service was as always impeccable and the food delicious. I choose the 4 different fish entree which was devine. We went on a Monday and it was quite quiet hopefully this doesn't mean that the restaurant is less popular now as that would be a shame
This is nothing close to a Roys restaurant. Our experience at this restaurant was so poor that I conveyed to all of my clients and colleagues to avoid this Roys.
A loud noisy uninteresting space, manager and waiters were angry and the food was mediocre at best. Certainly, not Ahi Grade tuna. It was the worst dining experience I have ever had on my many business trips to Chicago. Too many great restaurants in Chicago to enjoy ... awful on every level. We went to Shaws Crab House the next night and it was truly superb. My clients commented that this made up for the dinner at Roy's!
Kevin was a very knowledgable and super pleasant waiter!! He went out of his way to make our Anniversary dinner a very special one. The entire staff was warm and very hospitable towards us. Would recommend the waiter's suggestion as they were extremely accurate and tasty.
Outstanding space, very calming interior. We arrived early, but I like that you can sit at the bar, have some drinks and an app while we waited for our table. The customer service is excellent, from the bar, to the host and wait staff. Terrific. Note, they do have some dishes that contain MSG, so make sure you ask before ordering. We started with the Canoe for 2, and everything was tasty and delicious. For our entree, Butterfish and Four Square, which was a sample of their 4 most popular fish entrees. Excellent, nothing beats the Butterfish! Nothing! We finished with dessert and coffee, make sure you order the dessert when you order your entree as they make them hot and fresh. We went with the Pineapple Upside-down cake (pic added), wow! We also saw the Chocolate lava cake next to us, also looked amazing. I would say this is a "must go" place in the city, and considering our great dining scene, that says a lot!
We were excited to eat at Roy's and were disappointed in most every way. It was pulling teeth to get them to put together 2 tables outside to seat 5 of us together. The waiter was very absent, forgot multiple things throughout the meal (i.e. it took 45 minutes to get some bread). The food was really average and not worth the money. The ceviche was bland and rubbery. The salad wasn't crisp. The sushi rolls were pretty good, but not $15 worth (each). Overall, we won't go back and I cannot recommend.
I took my fiancé to Roy's for our 5th-year anniversary. Everything was great. Since we went there for brunch, there were certain dishes we couldn't order from their regular menu. But that was understandable. So, we ordered: appetizer - Coconut Calamari Ceviche (regular menu), main - Roy's Original Blackened Ahí (brunch menu) and Grilled Filet Mignon & Butter Roasted Maine Lobster Tail (regular menu), dessert - Chocolate Torte (brunch menu), drinks - Drunken Mule and Charred Lemon Sour (regular menu).
Our server, Kevin, was very nice and attentive to our table. He surprised us with a complimentary dessert with the words "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate, along with two complimentary glasses of champagne, and a picture of us as a souvenir. Very sweet and thoughtful of Kevin. Thank you Kevin!!
The food, drinks, and customer service were all phenomenal. We will definitely go back for dinner next time (to order what we couldn't order lol) and will definitely recommend Roy's to our family and friends.
Started our Girls weekend with Roys aloha Hour and the drinks were wonderful! Enjoyed bar bites--delicious and such a value. They knew it was my granddaughters birthday and had a sign for her on our table. They took our photograph and gave us a 5x7 souvenir photo. Also gave her pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream !
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