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.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
Aloha Hour: 4-7PM
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, 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
Great place, food and drinks very good. ...
Great place, food and drinks very good. Some of the servers were very good, wish they stayed with us the whole time. However great place to wine and dine.
Everything was perfect!
Everything was perfect!
Went for a late nite dinner after the fi ...
Went for a late nite dinner after the final ballet performance. This was our first visit to Roy's in Chicago . We have visited Roy's LAand OC quite often. Food was fantastic, service was personable and expeditious. We even got one server to sing opera for us and everyone enjoyed The miniature concert Bravo all the way around
Fantastic ahi tuna steak! Every time I'm ...
Fantastic ahi tuna steak! Every time I'm near a Roy's I try to eat there!
Roy's no ka 'oi
We first dined at Roy's on Maui back in the late '80s. Now, nearly 30 years later and it's still a fabulous menu with flavors so unique to the brand. We've covered 10 locations and loved every meal. Mahalo
Really bad food
Once again, accountants should not be allowed near the food buying and preparation decisions of restaurants. Mushy seafood, frozen for months; cheap preparation; no quality control. Great service, beautiful room, nice ambiance. Terrible food.
I took my son out for a mother-son dinner. As a parent, I believe it is important to expose kids to different types of cuisine. We had a great time, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance.
Besides the wonderful wait staff, the ma ...
Besides the wonderful wait staff, the management was terrible. We waited over 30 minutes for the valet. When we went to tell the manager he seemed to not care at all and I walked away he mumbled under his breath, " don't have to be rude about it", towards us when we were polite as could be. After approaching said manager he decided to blame it all on us the guests. Our waitress and food were the only two reasons we stayed. The hostess was stand-off from the beginning and disrespectful when we asked the simplest of question. All I wanted was a great birthday dinner. We have dined at the Roy's in Hawaii many times. Instead of a great evening with family and friends we were patronized by the management.
We've been to Roy's several times over the last 10 years. We went there to celebrate Mother's Day expecting the same quality atmosphere, service and food. Turns out Roy's changed management recently. The new owners/managers should be embarrassed. They shouldn't be allowed to use the Roy's name because it is nowhere near the same restaurant. We waited over 10 minutes for a table at 5:30 p.m. (not a busy time on a Sunday night) despite having a reservation and despite the restaurant being only half-full. We should've turned around and left but didn't. When seated, we ordered within 10 minutes because we had hungry children. We asked that the kids' meals be brought out first, if possible. They weren't. We waited an hour for our meal. We had the least friendly waiter imaginable. No personality. No apologies for the delays. No explanation. Nothing. And then the food finally came. The butterfish preparation has been changed, and not for the better. It was fine but not what we had come to expect. No reason to go back to Roy's. . . ever.
Ended up waiting way too long and had to leave
We had booked a reservation for Mother's Day. After being there for 90 minutes, we had only each received our appetizer and one drink. Nobody ever came around to ask us if we wanted another drink even though our empty glasses were sitting there for about an hour - and when I tracked someone down to ask for coffee, it never arrived. When we finally got up and asked how much longer it would be for our meals, someone went to the kitchen to inquire and informed us that they were not even started yet. That would have put us at about 2 hours before even getting our entrees, and we had two small children with us who were getting restless after patiently sitting for an hour and a half already. We noticed that other tables around us were also getting annoyed at the slow service and long waits for food. Things seemed extremely unorganized even though the restaurant surprisingly wasn't as crowded as we would have expected. We decided it wasn't worth waiting any longer and told them we had to go. The manager was very apologetic and did comp what little we did receive during that time, but it wasn't exactly the Mother's Day we had expected.
This restaurant will not be around much ...
This restaurant will not be around much longer. Our Mother's Day was disastrous... Unless the restaurant had 15 no shows for help last minute, after 2 hours and 15 minutes, we walked out when the manager could not assure us our entrees would be coming out in 10 minutes. I will call in Monday to ask for an explanation...
Outstanding main courses, the Mahi Mahi ...
Outstanding main courses, the Mahi Mahi is superb and the lobster dem dem is delicious. Can not say enough about the Butterfish!! Always outstanding service with great ambiance.
Eaten here 4 times. Tasty and a value for restaurants in that area of town.
Poor value and btter Choices
I expect an excellent overall experience for the price. Seems like this restaurant is slipping or getting ready for an exit
Repeat Visit to Icon
We enjoyed dining at Roy's on a return visit to Chicago. With its central location and great seafood, we were not disappointed in our entrees. Of particular delight was the lobster potstickers appetizer. Plenty for two people to share, a delicious way to start our meal. The beverage manager was very attentive and searched out a special bottle of wine that was not on the menu. Thank you!
The salmon in ponzu sauce is amazing every time! Don't miss the lobster dim sum ! Wine list is very good and cocktails Delish.
Worst restaurant experience in a long time.
We had so many service issues that we left before we got our main course. Our appetizers took over an hour to show up. Management had no explanation for why we had the problems we did. We will never return to this location.
Experience with Roy's may be different
I invited 3 quests for business dinner at this restaurant since my previous experience with Roy's was very good. However this time Roy's did not meet my expectations. Maybe because last night we had fantastic dinner at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabSalad, maybe because we ordered tasteless salad and soup that wasn't warm enough. Even the service was not good enough as we had to actively invite waiters to make our additional orders.
Always a great time. Food is excellent. ...
Always a great time. Food is excellent. Service is great.
A Taste of the Islands
The menu is locally modified from the original Roy's restuarant in Honolulu. Many of the original favorites are on the menu, while this location offers unique offerings. The food was well prepared and presented.
Happy Birthday Celebration!!
Food was awesome and their speciality dessert was even better!!! Please go you will love it!
Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Roy's and enjoyed the ribs for an appetizer, snapper and Ono for the entrees. Service is excellent. Noise level low (this was on a Sunday evening) even though the dining room was almost full. Only surprise was the reconfiguration of the booths. They had been separated and pulled back, leaving them halfway in the walkway between the bar and dining room and halfway in the actual dining room. Not nearly as intimate a seating as before. Would be nice with a small partition added on the walkway side of the booth to reduce the feeling of nearly falling out or people walking in to us. This would still leave access between the booths but up the intimacy level!
This is not a kid friendly place even th ...
This is not a kid friendly place even though they have an awesome 3 course kids menu. I brought my 2 daughters and the staff was annoyed with us. As far as the food, it was alright. This is a seafood restaurant however we were not able to order any ahi tuna rolls as an appetizer because they ran out and only had enough if you ordered it for dinner. It wasn't a great experience. I have been to many Roy's restaurants and would not recommend the Chicago location.
Desserts are fantastic! Marlon was our s ...
Desserts are fantastic! Marlon was our server and he was as nice as can be...also very knowledgeable. I had a terrible headache the night that we had dinner for my husband's birthday. He noticed that I wasn't feeling well and offered herbal tea...which went quite well with the Aleve my husband went out and got for me during dinner. I felt much better afterwards. Thanks so much Marlon for your care and outstanding service. You're a top professional and absolute gentleman to boot.
Roy's on a Wednesday
We had a few very minor service glitches at the start but the staff finished strong. The food was uniformly good. I especially enjoyed one of the night's specials: red snapper, with Portuguese sausage crust over gnocchi, with Asian glaze. My first thought when I heard "Asian glaze" was the stuff you might get on an entrée at a cheap Chinese take out place. But I went with it anyway and was very pleased. The glaze was more like a subtle, sophisticated barbeque sauce, but not sweet. Gnocchi can be hit or miss but this was lovely, with just the right consistency and helped out by the glaze. We have been to Roy's 4 or 5 times and will definitely go back.
Mahi mahi was delicious
I am a big fan of Roy's in Hawaii. It had been awhile since I had been to Roy's in Chicago so I thought I would take some colleagues. The mahi mahi was absolutely delicious and was one of the largest portions of mahi I had ever received. It gets an A+. I felt like the lobster bisque was a little anemic - more watery than creamy. Also, the red velvet cake was inedible. It was as dry as cardboard. I did not want to make a scene with my colleagues, so I just let it go. It was like the cake had sat out in the air for days. Super dry and hard. Definitely avoid it. Overall it was a great spot for conversation since we went early (6 p.m.) and it was quiet. I'd go back for the mahi, but not the bisque appetizer or the red velvet cake dessert.
Roy's is fantastic
My husband and I planned dinner at Roy's for our anniversary, of sorts. This was our 2nd visit to Roy's, our first being Waikoloa Village Hawaii, so we knew we were in for a treat. We started with Lobster Potstickers and Lobster Bisque. Absolutely scrumptious. To continue, my husband chose the Seared Sea Scallops and I chose the Shellfish Sampler. I don't typically order shrimp, but the flavor was wonderful. The lobster tail was sweet and succulent, rivaling fresh Maine Lobster. To finish we ordered Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle and Pineapple Upside Down Cake which arrived with toasted coconut ice cream. There was a glitch in the kitchen so we were lucky to receive free desserts. Had we paid, they would have been well worth the money. The staff were also phenomenal and were very helpful when recommending menu/bar items. All in all, fabulous restaurant with great GREAT menu options, even if a little expensive! We highly recommend Roy's!!! Loved it!
salty, marginal service
Nice evening but the service was lacking and the food was exceedingly salty.
Celebrating an anniversary. Nice welcome note in a frame at table when we arrived. Great Service throughout evening. At the end of the meal the server came by and snapped a picture of the anniversary couple and placed it in the frame. Wonderful, unexpected touch. Thanks for a fantastic evening.
Great for large events
We've come to Roys many times with big groups and celebrated milestone events. The service is excellent and the valet parking helps also. The wait staff is very considerate of food allergies and special dietary requests. We will be back. The ribs are delicious!
I had the pleasure of taking my girlfriend out for dinner at this fine established. We both enjoyed the food and the service. I would tell any who like spicy drinks to try the halepeno margaritas. Great experience!
Always our go to place for special occas ...
Always our go to place for special occasions, or just an Aloha Hour. Never disappointed in any meal.
Butterfish was to die for.....
Butterfish was to die for.....
The food was great and we loved the atmo ...
The food was great and we loved the atmosphere. The service however was awful. We took part in the four course Valentines Day prefixed menu and it took forever for us to get our food. Then they brought us the wrong entree and we had to wait for them to remake our dinner. I understand restaurants are busy on Valentine's Day, but we got there at 9:15pm and half the restaurant was already clearing out. Our entire dining experience to about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Previously, Roy's had been high on my list of favorite restaurants. On this occasion however, the service was lacking. Perhaps the night before valentine's contributed but even that should not be an excuse as the restaurant should have been prepared. Dinner was a little over 2.5 hrs long. When the manager visited our table for the third time, I mentioned the lengthy time period. Her reply was that "they are backed up in the kitchen". Talk about the obvious! She never even offerred an apology. Her appearance was all for show. After writing a similar review on another site, I received a message from the restaurant that they would like to contact me. I replied with my number but the call has yet to come, furthering my claim that they are not serious about service. At least not on this particular occassion. Overall, the food is good but the service lacking! If you value great service, you may not the find it here.
Not the greatest food experience.
Ono was over cooked and cold. The waiter did come back indicating that the sushi rice should be cold. Not sure what the sushi rice being cold has to do with over cooked and cold ono but we moved on. The second attempt for the ono was better but by that time my significant other was done eating. The braised short rib was pretty good but the mash potatoes were cold. To finish the pineapple upside down cake was pretty good.
Really enjoy going to any Roy's location ...
Really enjoy going to any Roy's location, and this location was just as wonderful as all the rest! Service, food, and atmosphere were all great! Can't believe Roy's isn't considered a sushi restaurant- their sushi is to die for! Yum!
Ruined our night
I have never posted a bad review of a restaurant but tonight inspired me. I cannot comment on the food since I didn't have a chance. Husband and I had a reservation for Roy’s through Open Table for 7:00 pm and arrived five minutes in advance. The host told us that things were running behind and that it may be a few minutes which of course is understandable. We were offered the opportunity to have a drink at the bar which had no available seating. We stood for 40 minutes while empty tables for four were quickly filled. We were eventually offered two seats at the bar next to the kitchen. So disappointing since we really looked forward to this night out. I always thought a reservation was a mutual commitment – me to arrive on time and the restaurant to seat me within a reasonable time of that arrival. Roy’s clearly overbooked. So what good is a reservation through Open Table? Lost trust.
Aloha meh. Came here for Chicago Restau ...
Aloha meh. Came here for Chicago Restaurant Week last night. The service can be best described as slow - not in a relaxed, Hawaiian style, but a significant gap between courses with waiter apologizing slow. Once it came, the food was just okay. This is the first time I've been to a Roy's on the mainland. If this is what their normal service and quality of cuisine is like this far away, it's likely my last.
Amazing choices for Restaurant Week. Won ...
Amazing choices for Restaurant Week. Wonderful drink list. Attentive waiters even with our giant party. Fantastic night.
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