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
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
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!
I think they had a bad night. Didn't see ...
I think they had a bad night. Didn't see server for 20 minute stretches. Seemed like kitchen was short staffed. Food was overcooked but served at room temperature. Thankfully, they realized how bad it was and comped a significant portion. Service was friendly and they were stretched way too thin.
Roy's is very good but very expensive. N ...
Roy's is very good but very expensive. Not a good value for the money. Everything is a la carte and entrees easily reach $40+ which, to me for the overall experience is out of balance with the ambiance and service style. Portions are abundant, however. My problem was that they have prix fixe menus where you can order anything off the menu in each restaurant but I bought a prix fixe voucher on Travelzoo that was only good for a limited and uninspired menu. So I was disappointed that I could not taste some of my favorite items. This menu was never clearly stated through Travelzoo so we ended up being disenchanted with the restaurant as a whole. Do ask for Marlin as a server. He was truly outstanding.
We were celebrating our wedding annivers ...
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and eager to try new drinks and foods. The reviews were spot on! The lobster bisque soup is the best anywhere, lots of lobster!! The calamari rings were huge but tender with a unique sauce for dipping. The presentation of the food and paradise passion drink in a bronze pineapple shaped container were exceptional.
Will go back again!
I have had many wonderful experiences di ...
I have had many wonderful experiences dining at Roy's. The food is always amazing. Dining outside is lovely in warm weather. Their Aloha Hour is a great value with discounted drinks & appetizers.
The only reason Roy's didn't receive 5 Stars today was for long wait times for drinks & food. I have NEVER experienced this here before. I assume there was some problem in the kitchen this particular night. But the staff was upbeat and comped champagne & dessert. They handled the situation professionally which I greatly appreciated. I will continue to be a faithful Roy's diner!
Many years ago, we were in Hawaii and as ...
Many years ago, we were in Hawaii and asked the hotel desk about a good local restaurant. They directed us to realize and we madly fell in love with the food, we were always very happy with the fact that boys opened up a branch in Chicago and we go there several times a year. Pneumatic what your water it's impossible to be disappointed with his always very good case the well-prepared and although somewhat unique, it is never so exotic that it might frighten more timid, conservative diners their ribs are among the best Asian anywhere. Fish dishes are always outstanding. Most often go with a group – and never disappointed. Strongly recommended.
Went for their late summer TravelZoo spe ...
Went for their late summer TravelZoo special. Nothing bad, but me-thinks they dulled-down the Roy's flavors for the masses . Have always liked Roys a lot, both here and in Hawaii. Nice crisp pan-Asian flavors, excellent fish (especially the butterfish...), and a great atmosphere. In the travelzoo special, only the dessert - soft-chewy brownie-like cake - stood out. Almost as good as their regular menu lava cake.
I have fond memories of Roy's, both in C ...
I have fond memories of Roy's, both in Chicago and several Hawaii locations; so was quite disappointed this visit. While my husband's butterfish was quite good, and my sushi roll was nice, the tuna (a house specialty) and lobster potstickers were disappointing. However, the real low point was the service. I can't imagine returning with all the excellent options in Chicago.
I hosted a birthday celebration at Roy's ...
I hosted a birthday celebration at Roy's. We could not have had a better experience. The service is outstanding and the menu is very diverse. In addition the staff are willing to accommodate any health issues or food preferences. Our meals were excellent. Could not have improved upon our various choices. Definitely will keep Roy's on my list. One slight issue was a significant delay what is retrieving the car on the valet service.
The appetizers in the bar area were the ...
The appetizers in the bar area were the best part of the meal. The main meal was okay at best. The sauces that accompany the fish have changed and are not as good as they used to be. The Chocolate Lava cake was overcooked and when this was mentioned to the server his attitude is that this happens quite often. He did take it off the bill. This was one of our favorite restaurants to go to anytime we were downtown. Now it is overpriced average food for an average experience. We'll be looking for a new favorite restaurant.
Our waiter, Marlin, was very attentive a ...
Our waiter, Marlin, was very attentive and great at celebrating our special occasion (my husband's birthday) in a low-key way since my husband didn't want a big fuss. The only improvement I could suggest was when my husband didn't want some of the sides because he is on the Paleo diet. He asked for more veggies rather than starches and they really didn't include any more of them than I received with my dinner. But that is a small criticism compared with all the things they did right. Service was great and the food was delicious. I had the Seafood Sampler and my husband had the halibut special; we had the molten chocolate cake for dessert.
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