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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.

720 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11AM
Dinner: 5PM - Close

Aloha Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 4:30 PM - 7 :00 PM

Cross Street:
Corner of Superior and State Street.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 787-7599

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please call to inquire.

Public Transit:
EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.

Executive Chef:
Dillion Graham

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Send inquiries to pdchicago@roysrestaurant.com or call the restaurant for details.

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Private Dining

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

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4.2

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4.3

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4.2

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

wonderfull experience for a birthday. greeted with champagne and treated with dessert.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Kevin was spectacular! The service and attention made the Birthday of my guest memorable

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great but my whitefish was abit overbooked but still enjoyable.... mike was a wonderful waiter!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Still good food but overall ambiance was rather tired. Wasn’t very crowded for a Thursday night.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Birthday dinner with our family. Wide range of meals from poke and ceviche to steak and short ribs. Fun tastes, bringing a little Hawaii to Chicago in November!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch menu, shared lobster potstickers, California rolls. Lobster bisque was superb with large chunks of lobster. Warm chocolate lava-like cake, made to order, worth the wait. Delish!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice place for a date. Good variety of food and drink. Quiet enough for conversation, but enough ambient sound for privacy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary, we they made us feel very special. Food was good, drinks and dessert . We definitely coming back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the short ribs & pineapple upside down cake. Fun staff!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great dinner....perfect service with the most professional servers. Can’t wait to come back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food. Great birthday celebration. Roy's treated us like royalty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a favorite for special occasions. Service is excellent. Wonderful food.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Roy's has been in our neighborhood for a long time but we just never got around to visiting. We've now had dinner there three times in the past couple months - Food has been consistently great. Nice place for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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...

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service, food, everything!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The butterfish is amazing! Very good service. Quiet space allows for good conversation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were very early for our reservation and they sat us down in a matter of minutes. Service was great, food was even better!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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☹️

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic, fresh seafood!! Loved the butterfish and the seafood trio. The molten chocolate dessert is fabulous! Great service and wonderful dinner. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and exceptional service. We are always made to feel like valued guests. There are a wide variety of menu choices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The lobster Ramon was tasteless and the lobster was rubbery. The male host acted intimidating
The ladies are much better and more welcoming

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food! A great new appitizer- try the tempura rock shrimp, then if you like fish give the butterfish a try. If you like meat, give the short ribs a go of it! Have a couple of Hawaiian martinis while you are there!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I've dined at both your Chicago and Las Vegas locations, and I found both to be very good. Thanks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Was visiting Chicago. Been to other roy's so gave it a try. Was very good. Arrived during happy hour. Good deal/good appetizers good discount. Food and atmosphere warrant a good review. Worth a visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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