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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.
Chicago, IL 60654
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11AM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
Sunday - Friday: 4:30 PM - 7 :00 PM
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, 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
The food was very good. There were lots of fruit flies in the restaurant and a couple ended up in our wine. It had been a number of years since we had eaten at a Roys and I did not remember the pricing at $150/head with drinks and wine by the glass. All that being said we did enjoy ourselves and look forward to going back
My wife and I found the experience overall to be pretty good.
However, even though the food presentation was beautiful, the flavor was lackluster.
Service was superb.
The lime "cheesecake " style dessert was super.
For a pricey restaurant, we felt a bit the food was not commensurate with the price point.
The kitchen staff is a disaster. The first time I came, I ordered a steak medium rare. It came out well done. They went to make me a new one, it came out blue. The manager took it off our bill and gave us a $50 gift card and asked we give them another chance. I would not have returned otherwise, and honestly, almost didn't return even with the $50 gift card. I decided to give Roy's another chance. As we sat down, I heard the waiter apologizing for the poor experience the table next to us had. The man had sent back his dish for it not being adequately cooked. We asked for bread, it literally took 20+ minutes to come out. The waitress also told us not to order sushi because it was taking a really long time. The rest of the dinner went more smoothly. The waitress was good, the food good, and the ambiance too. The kitchen staff is either understaffed, or under experienced , or unorganized, or a combination. Roy's can be great, but it's far from it due to whoever is running that kitchen. I very likely won't be returning, as there are way too many great restaurants in Chicago to go to a place that provided 2 subpar experiences in a row.
I originally tried this restaurant in Hawaii. so when i saw their was a Roys in Chicago I had to go. The food was exactly the same as it was in Hawaii!! Delicious. Brought back many memories. My server David was very attentive and even went out of his way to make sure my experience was awesome.
This used to be my fave place but now every time I try to give it a chance it fails miserably. Service was slow. I ordered the souffle during my main course. Still waited 35 min for it to arrive. Then another 15 for the other dessert. Totally unacceptable. Even their signature misoyaki butterfish was terrible. I can't even convince myself to give this place another try. It's a shame.
The restaurant is one of my favorites. The menu prices are generally on the high side but they run specials which generally allow customers to get terrific food at reasonable prices. I had a question about a particular special and Andrew C the manager was very helpful in making sure I was taken care of. Kevin D. our waiter was very friendly.
We were unhappy with our server. She only mentioned one of the specials and made no recommendations. We did not know that you need to ask for the edamame and that it is no longer brought to the table first thing. The server never mentioned it. Also the sauces with the trio were not very good . The server said we should have asked for a different sauce which we didn't know was an option.
We had a delicious meal. We had a great Groupon for 60$ pr couple for a set three course meal with a couple of options for each course. All the food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Shanghai Sparerib. Service was a bit rushed although the restaurant was only half full. Even with cocktails we were done in a little under an hour on a Saturday night.
I have historically been a big advocate for Roy's and have been to their restaurants in a number of cities. However, on this visit there was a definite downward step in my opinion. While the food is always good, the menu has not changed in a long time and it feels dated. Prices are high for the amount of food that you get compared to a number of nearby restaurants. In addition, the service was incredibly slow even though we were there at 6:30pm and there were only 4 tables filled in the restaurant. It took over 40 minutes before we even got our salads delivered. Roy's seems to be struggling in the face of the continual evolving dining scene in Chicago. There are a lot of newer restaurants that have appeared in the Chicago dining scene with fresh, innovative cuisine and Roy's is not staying in touch with changing tastes and expectations.
Very over rated! Second time there. Server was nice but service was slow. Appetizer was good and hot. The main courses were cold. Went there for Anniversary with my wife. She had the braised short ribs while I had the filet and lobster tail. Over priced for the portion size. Lobster was like rubber. We put an order in for the chocolate soufflé when we placed our meal order (Roy's suggests doing so as it takes 20 min). We ended up waiting 40 min. The server comped the desert, and that would have been ok except for the fact that because we were waiting on the soufflé longer than expected I ended up with a $60 ticket for being 3 min late!
We had a wonderful dinner at Roy's; my guest was celebrating a birthday and several people came over to wish her a Happy Birthday, which I thought was a really nice touch. We had an excellent and lovely server named Catherine. I thought it was great that she took my friend's photo and put in a little folder for her. Fun experience all around.
Took my mom to a pre-musical dinner. What a surprise experience. Decor was really nice. Hostess greeted us and seated us promptly. Waiter greeted us, inquired about any allergies before he even offered menu suggestions. Service was just outstanding. Timely, not rushed. Food was delicious. We were attended to for having our plates cleared, water and coffee filled, and frequently asked if we were doing all right or if we needed anything. I can't wait to go back, and I would highly recommend this place!
was looking forward to eating at roys and was very disappointed
food was very heavy and not what i expected back service was excellent but front service was just fair
no one seemed to care if we were enjoying our food or our evening
and we were not
would not return or recommend Roys
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