About Roy's Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21202
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 Daily at 11AM
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
I was very disappointed in my visit to Roy's. The restaurant was very loud and noisy. The food is extremely over priced. Our waitress was terrible. We had to get up from our table and ask the hostess for a fork. In addition, I had to asked three times for an additional glass of ice tea. It seemed like after we placed the order for our entrée, our waitress disappeared until it was time to pay the bill. The ladies room was disgusting. Toilets did not work, paper towels laying all over the floor. This is my first and last visit to this restaurant.
Overall ~ Disappointed - The food was good.. Sushi was great, I had the Rockfish and thought it was OK my husband liked it more than I. Noise level was horrible, we went with friends and could barely hear one another to have a conversation. Service was not the greatest, at one point the server apologized for not being attentive said she had a big party. Then when the check came -- WOWZER -- $330 for 4 people and only 5 drinks. I would not mind paying this if the food and overall experience had been outstanding. Nothing spectacular here for a lot of $$.
I'd read some good reviews and wanted to try a new place that had both steak and seafood, so I settled on Roy's. It's in a very busy area, which might be a turn off for some, but we often dine downtown and the valet service was convenient and fairly quick. We often skip eating out for Valentine's Day because of the crowds, but we didn't face a long wait and it was kind of sweet to see all of the other couples having a day out together. The Valentine's menu was great, with lots of good options. I was actually surprised at the price - I feel like the amount and quality of the food we got made this almost a bargain, as far as fine dining restaurants go. He got the lobster potstickers, I got the spicy tuna roll, we both got lobster bisque and ribeye, he got the lime dessert and I got the red velvet cake, all delicious. The place was busy and crowded, as expected, but the service was on point, with friendly, helpful and quick staff. Unfortunately, I broke a tealight on my way out, and the woman who came to pick up the pieces was so sweet, it helped me feel slightly less embarrassed haha. We were given a $20 gift card for our next visit, and we will DEFINITELY be back. My husband and I were both pleased, and while I think it's probably not the most "romantic" of places, I think it's good for either a date night or a meal with a group.
Go to Roy's when in Baltimore for a good and peaceful meal. This time was a little disappointing. Ordered entrée only to be told 10 minutes later it had sold out. Two couples were very intoxicated and very, very loud at a nearby table; management did nothing about it. Will give them another try; will be going to Roy's at Waikiki in the spring.
As usual, Roy's did not disappoint. The food and surrounding were exquisite, and the service was expedient, though I got the impression that , given how quiet the night was (a 7:45 seating on a Thursday night) our server, while polite, cordial, professional and very knowledgeable, seemed miffed by the fact that we did not order a bottle of wine and a fancy dessert. All taken in all, the experience was a positive one. Kudos to the chef de cuisine AND chefs de partie - an outstanding job was given by all. I am also happy to report that the 3 locations I have visited - Las Vegas, Desert Ridge (Arizona) and Baltimore - have demonstrated themselves to be consistently exemplary. I cannot think of another "chain" of restaurants that can make the same claim (I have dined at a few...).
It was very crowded, noisey and waiter was very stressed by what he was dealing with. He really wanted everyone to quickly order as he was being so over worked. It was so noisey it was almost impossible to hear from across the table. Even though the food remains good, it's quite expensive and portion sizes are small. After many years of going to Roy's, the value of eating here is being trumped by the cost. It's becoming that it's not a good value for what you get and experience.
We had not dined at Roy's for a few years. We had an exceptional time, the food, service, and drinks were all fantastic. We didn't get the restaurant week special, however it looked great. Pur party of four enjoyed our meals. Apps, salads, rolls, and entrees all ordered.
Wait staff very attentive and friendly , along with the manager .
We haven't been to Roy's in a while and had wanted to go back. We were at another event with friends and wanted to grab dinner. They hadn't been there before. We had a great meal but a little more expensive than we remembered. We wouldn't be able to eat there too frequenly because of price but still a dinner.
restaurant week. food very good which is surprising as roys had never been the same since they opened here in balto,md. wait staff good as well as manager offering a sample of italian champagne. would rec. to friends as i feel that this night, the food was comparable to the opening in baltimore
In general we were disappointed by our experience at Roy's. We went there to celebrate my birthday which happened to fall on a Monday during restaurant week. When we were seated there was a nice card on the table and some flower petals; naturally we thought we were in for a special night of celebrating. That is where things took a turn...
We were obviously given a food runner for our server as they were short staffed; you could clearly make the distinction as all the servers where wearing tan shirts and our server was wearing all black as were all the food runners. He was unfamiliar with menu, service and general customer service. It is important to note that the young man was very nice and friendly, but clearly unprepared to be put on the front lines.
After taking our drink orders and us placing an order for sushi we then waiting almost fifteen minutes before placing our main order. It also felt very odd that we were ordering off of a "Fall Pre Fix" menu (some of us decided not to order from the restaurant week menu) inside the menu in January; I questioned if we had the correct menus and was told they have just never updated their menu. As he was taking our food order the sushi arrived which made for an awkward exchange of menu, plates, etc.
As soon as we took the last bite someone was there to clear the plates even though the table had not finished their course. In one instance all of our sushi plates and chopsticks were cleared and there was still a piece of sushi on the table which had to be eaten with a fork over a napkin. This happened at the end of our main course as well.
The food was very good. I enjoyed the short ribs which were fork tender. The matcha shrimp were also excellent.
After the card on the table on the table there was no further mention of our birthday celebration. The card was a photo frame and a picture was never offered. We ordered dessert and again nothing....
Bottom line is we were disappointed.
Just needed to get out after a rainy week - We are fans of Roy's Place and it was a reasonable drive into Baltimore. It was during the "Bunch" time slot, and I was glad to see a few options that didn't fall into the typical bunch fare. Only suggestion I have, is there weren't many people at the time we came and the music could have been much "softer" for my taste.
Dinner with friends was delicious. Service was wonderful and everyone was very nice. The steak and ribs were delicious, the two seafood dinners were good but not anything special. Disappointed in the Mac and Cheese side, sounded better than it tasted. Great wine list. We would recommend and return.
I used to lov Roy's and have not been there in a couple years. I found the cocktails watered down and the food not as tasty or as special as I remembered. Desserts were great though. I was really disappointed and would not go back due to low value for money.
So my experience with Roys was a bit different mainly because we went on New Year's Eve. I didn't realize that there would be a prefixed menu, so our choices were very limited. We chose from maybe 3-4 appetizer choices, 3 choices of a soup or salad, and maybe about 6 entrees that included fish, chicken, steak, shrimp. My husband is allergic to seafood, so when I looked at the menu prior to booking, the regular menu gave more options. So it was a little disappointing to be so limited. The food was pretty good, but not fulfilling as the portions were small.
Overall I had a nice time. I would prob try Roys on a regular night with a full menu.
We are fans of Roy's. Have been to his restaurants in Hawaii, Las Vegas. Excited to try this one, since we happened to be in the area.
Very attractive place. Wait staff was attentive. My Salmon was overlooked and dry! This has never happened😂😂 chicken egg rolls were yummy. Salad was tasty. My DH enjoyed his short ribs pineapple upside down cake was delicious he said.
Learned from our waiter this restaurant is under new management. Roy has sold most of his restaurants. maybe this will hit the news.
Has been my favorite restaurant for several years, but was off this visit when we took 9 people there to celebrate a milestone birthday for one of the guests.
No edamame, lighting was down much lower than normal (maybe it was nap time?) almost to the point of not being able to see the menu. Special occasion but their digital camera was broken.
With a party of 9 we had many different things from the menu, including a canoe for nine to sample the unique offerings. Everyone liked their meal, when my prior personal experience has been that people usually RAVE over their meals.
Food was good - but seemed to lack the right out of the kitchen hot despite it being a slow night.
This has been a fantastic restaurant, and I do hope that the experience just happened to be a one time lackluster event. We did have several people that had never been there before, and I don't think they will be racing back there for their next meal.
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