About Roy's - Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
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
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11AM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
Aloha Hour: 4-7PM
Corner of Superior and State Street.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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, 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
My first visit to a Roy's was in Anaheim ...
My first visit to a Roy's was in Anaheim, CA a few months ago and I LOVED IT. I was excited to find there was one in Chicago (aka close to home) and immediately booked a birthday dinner. The food and service was equally amazing. I can't praise enough their sushi and specialty drinks. The ambiance was nice, although pales in comparison to Anaheim's. Super nice staff and SUPER DELICIOUS surprise birthday dessert with printed photo of our table. I will definitely return and continue to introduce friends.
My dinner at Roy's was one of the worst ...
My dinner at Roy's was one of the worst "fine" dining experiences that I've ever had. My date and I were seated at 8:17pm and we got our entrees nearly two hours later. We got the check at 10:24pm, after just an appetizer and entree. We ordered everything at once, relatively soon after sitting down as we were both hungry. At no point had we been warned that the kitchen was behind or had an indication that there may be a long wait as the restaurant was at least 25% empty. During our wait, the manager did not introduce herself at all until we had been waiting over 90 minutes and went over to her to ask if our order had been lost. Several minutes later, after informing her of our wait, she came over and comped our entrees and a single drink. They still gladly charged us $3.50 each for our Diet Cokes even though that our waitress had not been keeping them full during the wait. I'm not even sure they would have even comped anything if we not affirmatively gone to complain. As my date used to work in the restaurant industry, we asked if kitchen staff unexpectedly had called off or something had happened that was slowing everything down so much. She told us that they were fully staffed, no unexpected call offs. As we were leaving, the other manager had to apologize to all of the tables around us (after they finally got their food). The restaurant was not packed, it was between 1/2 and 1/4 empty, so I'm horrified to think how the service might be on a busy night.
The food that we did get was lacking flavor, size, and inspiration. It would have been a $200 meal and we both left hungry. The lobster potstickers tasted about the same as regular potstickers from a China Buffet. The macadamia nut Mahi Mahi had no flavor and tasted like something you'd get from a Microwave dinner. My boyfriend's dish had cold potatoes and was equally underwhelming on taste.
To top it off, the bathroom didn't have paper towels for 2 hours. Noone cares here.
Roy's is one of our favorite restaurants ...
Roy's is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. This visit was as good if not better than the previous. The entire experience was exceptional. The poke appetizer, Seabass and Seafood Trio were all very fresh and wonderfully prepared. I could do without the TV's on the wall with undersized slideshow of Hawaii. Service was attentive and professional. At times we felt a little rushed. We were the first seating for a Saturday night so I am sure they were trying to stay on schedule and turn tables as quickly as possible.
Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants ...
Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. I've been to many locations. I took two of my friends there on this particular day so they could try it. Occasionally they do their "My Prix Fixe Mondays" where the entire menu is a set price and you get an appetizer, entree and dessert. It's the best way to try everything! The food was wonderful. We sat at the sushi bar and chatted with the chefs all night. Our waiter was only ok, but talking to the chefs made up for the lull in service.
Wonderful family get together at one of ...
Wonderful family get together at one of our family favorites. Our kids were in town for Super Bowl and some of their friends joined us. Butterfish is our family favorite.
The short ribs are my favorite and I thought it was a little salty this time, a little disappointing. But the drinks appetizers and desserts made up for it.
We had a great time!!!! Will be back again and again!!!
Love you guys!
Each tine I go to Roy's I'm never disap ...
Each tine I go to Roy's I'm never disappointed! The service is always good and the food/drinks better. We tried the filet and lobster and it was AMAZING! Also for something different try the SAKE SLING cocktail, truly handcrafting at its best! I can't wait for a reason to return...
Went for restarant week. I ordered a dif ...
Went for restarant week. I ordered a different prix fixe menu because it had the same entree option I wanted but a different dessert that I preferred. It was only $3 more.
The Cesar salad was delicious. I wanted to go home and grill some romaine lettuce lol. The bacon salmon was yummy. It had corn, spinach, and mussels in the special sauce. The bread pudding was good but would've been better warmed.
I look forward to going again.
I love this place, but they totally botc ...
I love this place, but they totally botched their new years prix fixe night. Poor service, uncooked fish (how they could mess up their signature butterfish is beyond me) and a meal that couldn't be served in 90 minutes despite ordering 3 minutes after seated. Love this place but they totally botched a big night.
Awful. Went on xmas eve, so expensive ...
Awful. Went on xmas eve, so expensive the food was awful and cold sent it back came back cold. Had party of 10 and all food was bad. Also smallest wine pour ever. After paying 39.00 for an entree that got nothing so disappointed. Will NEVER go back.
A special Gingerbread House event for ch ...
A special Gingerbread House event for children was taking place. I think this delayed our service. While orders were taken promptly by a pleasant server, the delivery took longer than any of us expected. The great taste of each of the dishes ordered saved the experience, and I will not hesitate to return. I will however ask if they have any special events/groups coming near/at the time of my reservation.
Besides our table of four there was only ...
Besides our table of four there was only one other table in use which is why we were surprised when every hot entree we ordered came out of the kitchen luke warm and needed to be sent back to be warmed up. This is unacceptable given the prices in this restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Roy's Never Disappoints! I love this ch ...
Roy's Never Disappoints! I love this chain( which doesn't seem like a chain at all) and am always pleased with the outstanding food, beautiful presentations, and excellent service. The mani-mahi is superb as are the many other delicious items.
It had been a year or two since my last ...
It had been a year or two since my last dinner at Roy's and this one didn't disappoint. Roy's creative menu had an abundance of new options in addition to the iconic old favorite, the Misoyaki Butterfish. All four of my guests were new to the Roy's experience and they were all profuse in their compliments.
My only complaint would be regarding our server, whose attention alternated between long periods of neglect interrupted by occasional moments of aggressive efforts to clear plates that still were unfinished without asking permission. Her accent was almost impossible to understand so it didn't matter that she didn't offer any menu item descriptions or suggestions.
(Also, although not under restaurant control, it's worth mentioning that the valet parker made me cool my heels for ten minutes upon arrival, and then upon departure persistently tried to hit me up for an additional $6 for "more than 3 hours" although I had arrived at 7:18 pm (almost 7:30 by the time he took the car) and came out at 10:08 to face that unpleasant dispute.)
Still, no matter. It's all about the wonderful, truly unique cuisine and that makes up for everything else!
So disappointing, honestly, the worst me ...
So disappointing, honestly, the worst meal we have had in years! I wish the waitress would have mentioned how large the appetizer was that we both ordered. The poke bowl was very tasty but so large, we felt terrible wasting so much food, we both ordered one. I ordered sushi as an entree, it was like grocery store sushi, definitely premade, cold rice, refrigerated, could not eat it. The lobster fried rice did not have any lobster in it. Black cod was tasty but the rice thing on the plate was no doubt the worst tasting thing I have ever put in my mouth. Skipped dessert. It would have been nice if our waitress had taken the time to describe the prix fixe dinner the waiter was descibing to the table behind us, it sounded great but she didn't bother.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with a delici ...
We celebrated Thanksgiving with a delicious meal, no cooking and no clean-up. Even though we could have selected something other than the traditional turkey dinner, we decided to give it a try, and it was so tasty! This is the first year Roy's was open for Thanksgiving; it may become our go-to spot for this holiday!
We decided to go here for our 2nd weddin ...
We decided to go here for our 2nd wedding anniversary since it was close to our hotel, The Waldolf Astoria. We had an awesome time. They surprised us with a complimentary cheesecake and customized Happy Anniversary card for our table. The food was excellent. This was my 4th time dining there, my husband's first time. He is pretty picky when it comes to food, so I was pleased that he liked all his course. We will be back!
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