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Roy's - Chicago - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
2823 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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.

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. ZB

    ZedB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Overall disappointing. Wait staff issues and a number of menu items unavailable. Certainly not worth the $$$$.

  2. DE

    DeeEl

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    I was surprised to find that they had cut the menu quite a bit - the menu was literally one sheet long (drinks on the back). I had gone for a romantic evening as I had in the past and the ambiance has changed a lot. There were quite a few children there on a Friday night and it appeared that only the front half of the restaurant was in use. I recall the cocktails being very good back in the day but it seems like that has changed as well - I will just stick to the wine list the next time I go. Service was ok - our server was very nice and accommodating but we didn't see her much. Although the menu is short and sweet, the food is still amazing and they kept the best sellers on the menu. I was disappointed that they were out of butterfish but the salmon was really good. I would recommend to friends for a notable wine list and good food.

  3. LR

    LaurenR

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Marlin, our server was the absolute BEST!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Joanie the GM is fabulous and the wait staff is great...a special shout out for Marlin. And the miso-glazed butterfish is one of my favorite dishes in all of Chicago. Love this place!

  5. MD

    MDC1

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food! Fantastic ambiance! However, I was greatly disturbed by the gnats/fruitflies that seemingly swarmed my table. It made enjoying the meal much more of a burdensome task.

  6. BE

    BruceED

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always superb, daily imported fish and seafood from Hawaii, creative, excellent sushi, ask for sushi rolls NOT listed on the menu, presentation is artistic and creative.....beautiful dining room. Catherine our servie was excellent!!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a large party of 18 and they were easily able to seat us at one long table in their main dining room. Fantastic service from our waiter, Marlin, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and think it was a perfect place for a large group.

  8. m

    markg

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Experience at Roy’s! Food and drinks were outstanding and our server Marlon was absolutely fantastic. He recommended one of the better bottles of red wine we have ever enjoyed. General manager Joanie was also terrific and made our experience that much more special Highly recommend Roy’s!!

  9. K

    Kim812

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    So sad that one of my favorite restaurants for decades lost their excellence. We ordered 3 different bottles of wine that were not available. The manager stayed on the phone trying to consult with another manager about what to do and never returned. The Butterfish (my favorite) was not fresh. The BEST part of the night was waiter Kevin. He knew the menu, was attentive and made Roy's shine. They are so lucky to have him.

  10. JR

    JustinR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great steaks, great seafood. Would go back anytime.

  11. k

    kellyv

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday for my daughters! Excellent food and service!

  12. RW

    RWAP

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. It had been a few years since our last visit.

  13. Z

    Zack

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall5food3service4ambience3

    Making our special occasion even more special. The sever Marlon provided excellent service.

  14. WA

    WAAtwater

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been dining at Roy's for many years. I go to Roy's for my daily meals and on dates and with friends. I have always had good service and good food. I have no complaints. I would definitely suggest Roy's to my family and friends. Winston

  15. b

    brenda

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  16. SM

    StefanieM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved our experience at Roy's! The food was delicious! We each had a salad then I had the tofu yakisoba and my husband had the wagyu burger. He is not easily impressed by food and he loved the burger! For dessert we had the pineapple upside down cake and that was amazing! My only complaint is that we had to call into the restaurant because the person working valet was not at the post and when we picked up our car we had to wait a while because the restaurant did not know where the valet guy was.

  17. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire evening was awesome! From the cool drinks to the delicious food to the fun desserts. our birthday celebration and night out was enjoyable and relaxing. The excellent service just topped the night off. Thanks for a great dining experience!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Manager was amazing with our daughter. Played with her, brought her crayons and a chef's hat, even brought her a quesadilla just to be nice before we ordered. Our meals and drinks were great too. Such a good experience.

  19. h

    hello

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down a delicious meal and excellent service. Went for my one yr anniversary and they went above and beyond. The dessert plate said happy anniversary and the food was by far AMAZING! The price fits the quality of the food. Andrew, our server went above and beyond with recommendations and conversation. He made our anniversary night the best. The braised short rib and blackened ahi were great and the pineapple upside down cake was a mouth watering blessing in disguise. You will not be disappointed. Head over for their happy hour or prix fixe menu on Sun & Mon to get a sample of their food. I can say that you'll probably stay for an entree (at full price).

  20. E

    Eleonora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I had dinner in Roy's in several occasion: dating, friends, Christmas's Eve. Always a very good experience !!! I will be back soon

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The manager was amazing! My daughter was hungry and he got her food right away and when she started getting bored he took her to get a chefs hat and watch the kitchen work! So thankful for our wonderful service!

  22. KC

    KateC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Over priced, low quality, poor service, no ambiance, lack of design.

  23. BL

    BirdLady

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Butterfish and Pineapple Upside-down cake are both terrific.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Sadly you can tell that Roy’s is struggling. They used to have a great happy hour but now it’s meh. We got a sushi roll, pork sliders and the parmesan fries. We discovered we never got our fries only to find out they ran out! How do you run out of fry’s?? It’s a potato! Anyway it wasn’t horrible but the food was pretty mediocre.

  25. n

    nicole

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just perfect!

  26. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    One can always count on fantastic food, service and a wonderful experience at Roy's! That's why we keep coming back.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    That chocolate soufflé is one of my favorite desserts ever.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Place was empty.

  29. HV

    HappenedinVegas

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A well balanced combination of very good food, very good service, and an upside down pineapple cake worth coming back for!! An overall great experience.

  30. AK

    AndreasK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A must when in Chicago: Always great for business dinner, decent ambience, terrific menue, superb service. Sometimes a bit noisy, when crowded.

  31. C

    Chicagovisitor

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a nice birthday dinner for my mom. Food was great as usual. Staff was terrific and waitress bought my mom’s dessert. Waitress also took a photo of us, printed it and gave it to her as a birthday card. Outstanding! The best part is that my wife has some food allergies and emailed the manager before our dinner. The manager was nice enough to email her back and offer some menu options in advance. That’s terrific service! Thank for another great meal. See you again soon.

  32. MA

    MaryA

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A gem just west of Michigan Ave.! Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. An eclectic customer base- families, singles and couples, groups of friends were all served at their own pace. Definitely will return! The prixe fix menú was fabulous

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We've gone here numerous times and keep trying to give them a chance. The last 3 times, service was very unresponsive in numerous ways, at least one food order good and as represented in the menu, and it takes FOREVER to get food. I usually tip well and last night, I didn't.

  34. D

    Dvdonnie

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Consistent across the country. Yes it’s a chain, but it’s not a Seasons 54 or Brio type chain. Had brunch. I would have expected grass fed aged beef in Chicago.

  35. C

    Cosmo7

    Los Angeles

    513 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    513 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining and preparation of the best quality fish, coupled with a great server equates to a memorable dining experience. We made reservations before the Joffrey Ballet that evening and enjoyed many toasts on our anniversary celebration. We love this place! Thank you

  36. BD

    BrendanD

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Made reservations for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend who is vegetarian, their menu is normally 30-$50 an entree but that night they had a “special menu” where everything was in the $80 range. They also normally have a vegetarian menu, which was the whole reason I booked a reservation there in the first place. That night they were serving little to no vegetarian options so we ended up having to leave and find another restaurant to eat at for Valentine’s Day! The bait-and-switch tactics plus ruining our Valentine’s Day plans really left a bad impression on me of what is likely a fine restaurant, food and service-wise.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    We visit Roy's quite often. For Valentine's Day, they removed several of their signature items. Being that it was Valentine's, We could not go anywhere else without a reservation. So, we had to deal with a limited menu choice. Would have been nice to know in advance.

  38. T

    Toyn

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I finally went to Roy's after 10 years. I purchased a Gilt City coupon, which was dinner for 2 from the prix fixe menu. It was okay, but the next time I go, I'll order from the main menu. The appetizer from the prix fixe menu was just okay, the appetizers from the main menu were excellent. My entree was really good, but my husband's was nothing I'd recommend. The drinks were amazing, and the dessert was awesome. All in all, we will go back and order from the main menu.

  39. C

    Chicagovisitor

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Sunday Brunch to check out their options. Unfortunately, we forgot it was restaurant week and they had a special for the promotion so we didn’t get to try their regular brunch menu. As usual, the food was excellent and the service was great. Limited menu options for this special week, but we will be back soon to try the regular brunch menu.

  40. TD

    TeeD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, delicious food. Great ambiance and friendly staff. When asked for restaurant recommendations Roy's is always at the top of my list.

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Roy's - Chicago - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 2823 OpenTable diners

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