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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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4.3

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4.4

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4.2

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3.8

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Romantic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Authentic (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 9 hours ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was wonderful and so was the service. Best lobster bisque I have ever had!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Poor slow service

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Decent food but too expensive for what it was.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server was wonderful as were the signature cocktails.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious as always. The service was great & the manager stopped by to make sure all was good. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went for dinner during restaurant week. The lobster bisque and salmon were the best we had during the week. We had dinner at 5 restaurants during the week. The flank steak was a little tough and the dessert brownie was a little dry. Overall, we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Main dishes were over cooked.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a great dinner at Roy's. The food was amazing, great ambiance, and the service was very attentive. Enjoyed the Sunday night prix fix menu which was a great value for all the food included. Poke delicious and must have Chocolate Souffle for dessert. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

william is an amazing server- explain the menu and answered questions swiftly. even asked for allergies which i have tons of... chicken and flank steak ate amazing and tendee! will definitely go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The experience was great! I had purchased the Gilt deal for a 4-course pre-fixe menu, so the options were a little bit limited though. It included one appetizer to share (only two options), a house salad for each, two entrees, and one dessert to share. The house salad was not the best to me-the dressing didn't really go well with the veggies. The seafood entree options were the ahi tuna, salmon, and tiger prawns. We got the salmon and tuna which were both EXCELLENT. I really wanted to try the tiger prawns, but didn't want all of the udon noodles that came with it. There were a few meat entree options (chicken and rib eye I think). For the dessert, it was the pineapple upside down cake or the chocolate souflee (pick one to share with the Gilt), but I was taking my boyfriend there for his birthday and told them in advance that that was the occasion, and they brought out hte souflee in addition to the upside down cake we shose. The pineapple upside down cake was pretty good, thought he caramel tasted a little burnt. The coconut ice cream on the side was amazing. The souflee was everything you'd imagine a rich chocolate dessert to be. Their cocktails were really good too, and they even decorated the table with a birthday card and some fresh Hawaiian flowers!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant Week Brunch - great amount of food for your money, we were stuffed.

1st course -
Lobster California Roll - nice upgrade from the regular crab in the roll. tobiko on top. a whole roll for each of us!

2nd course -
We split the short rib and the french toast. Short rib was delicious, extremely tender and soft, pulled apart easily with a fork. The sauce was excellent we dredged every bite through it. French toast was fine, the caramel and vanilla sauces were the highlight, but there were fried eggs in the middle of the toast and I didn't love them. Cooked over hard, kind of boring.

3rd course-
Chocolate torte, so so rich, delicious but I was too full for it.
Lime tart - fantastic. Like a key lime pie cheesecake. but they use kefir limes so they're not as tart.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was rude, food quality was poor, drinks were incorrect. For $500 our table was extremely disappointed and even noted that we all felt intimidated by the large man in a suit that came to “fix” our cocktail when he asked “are you sure it’s wrong? Did you taste it!?” and rolled his eyes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 .

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent happy hour and dinner!! Please continue this service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious and beautifully presented entrees. Quiet and lovely atmosphere. Accommodating and courteous service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good, but skip the sushi

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything about this place: 5/5 stars!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Roy's is our favorite place to eat in the city. The food is always excellent, even when there is a fixed menu, as we had for New Years eve.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years eve

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love love love 1988 martinis! Also love love love the chocolate molten cake. Love love love the ribs. Actually there isn't anything we don't love!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were seated by the window and it was pretty chilly. It's a beautiful space. The service was excellent. The food was just okay for the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Roy's is one of our favorite places and we had another delightful experience here on Christmas Eve. The food and service are always first-rate and we will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and great service. You always know Roy’s will be a good dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The is the most un Roy like restaurant I have been two. Perhaps being in the heart of Chicago made everything forget they are supposed to provide a warm Island vibe. This was nothing more than a cold Chicago eatery.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice restaurant and menu, but out of some items like tuna and understaffed (probably expecting a slow Sunday or maybe people called in sick.)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Roy's was a lovely date night spot. Crowded on a Friday night but not overly loud. We even had a Groupon, and the service was still great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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