About Roy's Baltimore
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 join us at Roy's Baltimore located in the heart of Harbor East amid great shopping, theaters and hotels. Enjoy our exciting exhibition kitchen and Chef’s Counter, spacious dining rooms and two beautiful private rooms for your special event.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Weekdays at 11AM
Open Weekends at 4PM
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is $8 per car with validation. Special parking at Legg Mason garage & Exeter Street garage for $5 with validation.
MTA bus stop a half block away. Charm City Circulator stops across the street. We also offer our own complimentary shuttle to & from all city centers & hotels
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties, Special Occasion Reservation Treatment, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar, Cooking Classes and Wine Dinners.
Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next lunch or dinner event. Full buyout also available.
Roy's Baltimore Ratings and Reviews
Long standing guest of Roy's, food needs attention
The service staff is still outstanding & knowledgeable, but the food lacks the attentiveness for the price point they want to command. We are long standing guests of Roy's and the food has normally been of the utmost quality. However, this most recent outing shows how the food execution with newer BOH staff needs improvement.
We have been here a couple of time with mixed reviews. This time it was Mother's Day, and was disappointed that they did NOT offer their full menu. Limited offerings. Who would pay $40 for pancakes? I got the prime rib, which I thought was pretty good. My wife got the crab cakes, and was disappointed with the quality. The main reason we come is that they make the best Mai Tai in Baltimore (in my wife's opinion.)
It started off on a bad note. The hoste ...
It started off on a bad note. The hostess was sitting us at a six top in the back room. We asked the hostess since we have 2 children that it would be nice if we could take an open booth. She said let me check and came back and said it was reserved for another party. No other party sat there except for a family that came in with children 30 min later and had the same request but was accommodated at that table. My father had to ask three time for his coffee before it finally came. One lady brought out the food for our party of six and had to come back three times before all our food was served. One of my mothers eggs in her crab benedict didn't have a yolk and they had to bring out another egg. My fathers and I prime rib came out looking like it was under a heat lamp for over an hour. My father requested his medium well and it came out medium rare and had to have it sent back. When you spend almost $300 on a mother day bunch you expect better service, food and experience which we unfortunately didn't have. I wanted to share my experience so hopefully it is corrected for your next special occasion at that Roy's.
Not what is was
This used to be my go-to for special occasions in Baltimore. The service was fine but the food quality has gone down. Our dishes were not very inspiring and tasted pretty bland. Will not be going back.
The food was delicious. One of my best ...
The food was delicious. One of my best meals ever. The service was perfect; prompt, but we never were rushed.
Food was great. We ordered the Mahi Mah ...
Food was great. We ordered the Mahi Mahi, Blackened Ahi, Steak and Shrimp and all cooked to perfection. Our server was Aaron and he gave us excellent service. He also gave my Mom a hug and wished her a Happy Mothers Day which I thought was so sweet. All staff were very nice and provided top notch service. The only negative I have is the noise level was awful.
Haven't been to this restaurant in a few ...
Haven't been to this restaurant in a few years. Doubt I will be coming back anytime soon. My husband and I spent $120.00 on a meal that was average at best. We started with the calamari. It had no seasoning! The only flavor came from the dipping sauce. We returned it. Our entrees were ok, but the food was lukewarm. My husband ordered the grilled ribeye and I ordered the grilled filet (after being told that the lamb they had listed on my menu hasn't been available for months). You know how at Ruth's Cris or Flemings your steak comes out piping hot? Well, don't expect that here at Roys. To top it all off, their dessert options were undesirable. If considering this restaurant maybe try them at lunch so you won't be disappointed with the price you are paying for average food.
It was honestly the worst food I've eate ...
It was honestly the worst food I've eaten in years.
Food wasn't as great as it used to be. N ...
Food wasn't as great as it used to be. Not sure what is happening at Roy's these the past couple of years... It's just not as good as it used to be. Our waiter tonight was excellent though. However, the hostess was so miserable and very uninviting. The edamame was old/overcooked. They were out of a house Pinot noir because it was "busy". The food was just "ok".
Had a really wonderful experience
The staff at the front when we walked in was welcoming and friendly. That started our experience on a high note which stayed high the entire time. We were happy that we got seated at a table in the rear room since it was not as noisy. The menu was eclectic and very interesting -- if only we could have had some of each item on the menu! We had noted on the reservation that it was our anniversary and we had a framed congratulations note in English and Hawaiian waiting for us. My wife and I shared the Lobster roll as an appetizer which was wonderful. My wife ordered the macadamia nut encrusted Mahi Mahi and I ordered the Asian Seabass with lobster on top. Both of these dishes were absolutely superb -- We highly recommend both of them. My wife had the Key Lime Tart and I had the Fruit Tart both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. I have to comment specifically on the Fruit Tart which was the most interesting fruit tart I ever had -- Zebra Fruit and Star Fruit made the tart interesting and special along with the delicious shortcake base. And finally, if you like strong drinks and enjoy the flavor of chocolate, order the Kono Cocoa which is topped with slivers of chocolate. The rum and chocolate liqueurs made a really fine after-dinner drink. Overall, we highly recommend the restaurant for its attentive staff and fine food.
I'll waitress was terrific. I believe he ...
I'll waitress was terrific. I believe her name was Mary Jane and she is going into social work. Please give her a raise. She went out of her way to accommodate.
Great for celebrating birthdays
Great menu offers a variety of things for every taste, great cocktails and wines too. Servers are energetic, friendly and knowledgable.
Server brought the wrong order and then ...
Server brought the wrong order and then we waited a long time to get the right order of blackened Salmon and it was undercooked
Our service and food were great! Service ...
Our service and food were great! Service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door
Did not get bank for the buck
So so. At this price of the menu, I would expect a better service and a good amount of food. Had to ask for water to fill the glass and then had to wait a while to get water.
Go to another Roy's
Usually an evening at Roy's is a fantastic experience but this location does not have their act together. Slow and unattentive service, our appetizer never arrived, overall a totally disappointing evening.
The food, service, and atmosphere were a ...
The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent! We will be back!
A family tradition
We celebrate my husband's birthday at Roy's Harbor East every year and it is never a let down. The food is outstanding and the service is typically amazing!
The food was outstanding, as I would exp ...
The food was outstanding, as I would expect from Roy's. This is the fifth Roy's restaurant that I've been to. The service was deplorable, however. The appetizers and main course took forever to come out. That was tolerable. However, the waiter gave me the chocolate souffle even though I clearly did not order it. He then had the audacity to charge me for it. I didn't feel like argueing, so I just paid the bill and left. Again, the food was superb and we didn't let the poor service ruin the evening.
Quick Service, Outstanding Food
Quick Service, Outstanding Food
Seemed more like the kind of food one would find at a commercial chain. Not unlike Red Lobster.
The food and service here are excellent, ...
The food and service here are excellent, though I do miss some of my favorite dishes from the previous chef. The chocolate soufflé remains a must-have dessert! The place can get crowded on Friday/Saturday nights, and unfortunately gets pretty loud. Still, it's one of my favorite places in Baltimore and I always look forward to my next excuse to eat here.
We had a $50.00 gift certificate good for food only. We wanted to keep the food around that level and spend extra for drinks. The entrees were so outrageously expensive for what we were seeing on plates around us that we had to settle for a salad that we split and two sushi options. The food was very good although one of the sushi items was fried; something the menu failed to disclose. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the vibrant scene.
Although our entrees were very good, som ...
Although our entrees were very good, some were too salty. Unfortunately,the cheesecake dessert was a ridiculously small portion.
Appreciate the birthday wishes -
food was good not extraordinary... Nice tribute to birthday celebration at table. Good for special occassions
Very Accommodating To Allergies (Gluten ...
Very Accommodating To Allergies (Gluten Free)
Roy's Baltimore is rated as a top five R ...
Roy's Baltimore is rated as a top five Roy's in the USA.
Short version: Very good - we have been to other Roy's around the country. Yes we would go back. Longer version: We travel extensively, and have been to numerous Roy's across the country and have found them to be a great "go-to" chain that delivers very good to excellent cuisine and service depending on the location. This was our second time to the Baltimore location and overall it was Very Good. My companion had the macadamia nut cod (they were out of Mahi Mahi), and I had the filet with shrimp. Both very good. Our server was "new" so service was OK - he was learning. Forgot a few things, but those are minor gripes. This outing was nothing to do cartwheels in the aisle about, but again a consistent very good experience.
Had the opportunity to dine here after a Weather-related cancellation on Valentine's Day. Our server was engaging and perspicacious. I didn't feel the food had its usual panache and flair? I know that there have been some management changes. I just wonder if there has been a head Chef Change Also?
This place seems tired
At this old time chain, you hope for the atmosphere you might find in Hawaii or some Polynesian Island, but in the Baltimore edition, that is sadly lacking. Decor is drab and functional, service is slow and the food just passable. Other variations of the restaurant in other cities fare far better. Good point: the Polynesian drinks (Mai Tai's) are excellent.
Overpriced. Slow service. I ordered shellfish sampler and it was a joke. The shrimp and lobster were over cooked, tough and rubbery. This is a tourist trap.
ordered the special thinking whatever chef makes for the special will be excellent. pork chop: very tough and unable to chew. my dogs appreciated the chop as i took the entire chop home just for them as not to waste. the roasted vegetables were unnoticeable! i had not clue what i was eating as all were charred black. must say, there have been some poor meals in the past but this one takes the prize. only saving grace was the most excellent waitress. she was awesome and the best of all through previous dinners at roys. i do believe this meal put the final nail in the coffin. save your money and go elsewhere, there are so many choices in baltimore that are not chains. i should have taken a picture of my meal. the chef would be ashamed that something of this caliber was sent out of the kitchen.
I love this restaurant. Overall the expe ...
I love this restaurant. Overall the experience was good. I tried something I had never had before (crab cake sliders) and they were very salty so I ended up sending them back. The waiter was kind and quick in getting me another entree to go. I will definitely be back
The menu selection is always amazing. th ...
The menu selection is always amazing. the service staff are incredible. Had a great night with a good friend. Will definitely come back again :-)
Delicious dishes. Long waiting time even ...
Delicious dishes. Long waiting time even with reservation but it was worth the wait.
Very nice Valentine's Day menu Very bu ...
Very nice Valentine's Day menu Very busy so service was a little slow. Jalepeno margarita was excellent. Staff attentive. Food excellent
During holiday's they offer a "special" ...
During holiday's they offer a "special" menu, which does not reflect their everyday serving.
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