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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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Please call to inquire.
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
Roy’s was an amazing experience . My husband and I were running late for our reservation (to the point it was 5 mins before the kitchen closed). The host and waiter Andrew did not rush us and were very accommodating . The food was amazing (we both ordered the Shellfish Mixed Plate ). I can’t wait to do back and try or options .
Disappointed in our experience at Roy's. It used to be my favorite place about 10 years ago, but I've been back a number of times and each time it is never as good as it used to be. Always loved the Butterfish and this time it was just ok. Knats on the wall and buzzing around our table (manager did discount due to that), but meal was just disappointing and not as good as it used to be years ago.
Terrific food and beautiful space. Went there with my wife before a show. Never disappoints, the Butterfish is always amazing and my wife loves the Mahi. Shared the “canoe for two” which was also excellent. Cocktails are well made and strong. Didn’t have dessert this time, but I love the Pineapple Upsidedown cake.
We took out of town friends to Roy’s to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Our waiter was rude and pretentious. It was really apparent what he thought of us from the moment he greeted our table. The Prix fixe menu was great overall. The entree was definitely the least impressive course among the table, but the rest of the meal was top notch. For the price we paid, we really should have been treated with a little more respect by our waiter.
Christmas Eve, arrived 15 min early for reservation in snow and were told to wait standing in the bar area, although it turned out that our table had been available the whole time. The host wanted to control flow for the servers, but keeping people standing on Christmas Eve in snowy coats unnecessarily was not appreciated and harmed the overall experience. Lobster tail was overdone. Filet was nice.
Good was as good as I remembered it from years ago. Chinese spare ribs were especially good. Maui Wowie said was full of seafood and lumps of avocado. Service was rather impersonal and in my view crossed the line between leaving us alone to talk and ignoring us.
We came in for an early birthday dinner and Marlin was our server. He was AMAZING! The restaurant was not crowded at all and we got in quick. The food was fresh and the flavors were on point. The drinks are strong and good. They told a nice picture of the group as a birthday souvenir. For 3 ppl the bill was $200.00. Overall great experience!
Meal commenced with an outstanding sushi roll, flavorful and with contrasting textures. The salad, similarly, offered a good crunch to complement the greens, and a pleasantly tangy dressing. The grilled tofu steak, unfortunately, did not seem to be marinated prior to grilling. Rather, it seemed the flavor was supposed to come from a sauce I assume was added after the fact. But, since the sauce was thin, it didn't really adhere to the tofu. I should probably have asked for a spoon, so that I could have taken more sauce with each bite. Closing lime tart was terrific.
Food is always great here. I like the special email deals but not how the staff doesn’t convey them. This particular pairing this month was very good but the portions were so small I left the restaurant still hungry. Overall though Roy’s is a good place with great food and great staff
We really enjoy Roy's Hawaiian influenced menu items. While many menu items are very good, I prefer to have a "canoe" for my main meal. This is an assortment of appetizers and the item I crave most when I dine at Roys.
We made the mistake of going on a weekend around noon, it may have been a Sunday, and were not aware that we would be limited to the "brunch" menu.
Disappointed that the canoe was not available, we asked the waiter if it was possible to get an order of Butterfish (our favorite dinner menu entre item). We were very pleased that the kitchen was able to accommodate us on this. Kudos to the wait staff on their service.
Among the brunch items that did satisfy were the lobster pot stickers and Szechuan Ribs. My daughter had an ahi-tuna appetizer that was excellent as well. The Kaffir Lime Tart was available so dessert proved to be the highlight of our meal.
The wine list was more than sufficient as well.
The restaurant tends to be loud. There seems to be some need to run a blender (or other noisy kitchen appliance) making conversation a tad difficult in the main dining area - especially for the hearing challenged.
All in all though, we enjoy Roys and recommend it highly.
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.
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