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Roy's

#244 of 7,814 Restaurants in Chicago
#268 of 8,578 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Corner of Superior and State Street.)
EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
+1 312-787-7599
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary...
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.
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely Excellent Sushi

Another Roy's and another excellent meal. We ordered the Maui Wowie Shrimp salad and it was absolutely delicious. The Caesar was very good, too. We then shared three sushi rolls that were just some of the best I've ever had. There were imaginative sushi rolls. We tried the Ebi (tempura shrimp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
BeachAna
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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chicago, illinois
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Despite being early and the restaurant being 75% empty, we were in for a continual stream of trying to rush us out. At times they were outright rude. The coconut tiger shrimp appetizer was good, the gyoza were good, the Halakea roll was good, the lobster potstickers were mediocre seemingly overcooked. The Roy's Trio was uneven. the butterflyfish was excellent,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Another Roy's and another excellent meal. We ordered the Maui Wowie Shrimp salad and it was absolutely delicious. The Caesar was very good, too. We then shared three sushi rolls that were just some of the best I've ever had. There were imaginative sushi rolls. We tried the Ebi (tempura shrimp w/avocado) CA lobster roll and spicy tuna. Really really... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hosted a business dinner for six. Made the reservation a month ahead of time and confirmed the day before. When we arrived, our table was not ready even though the place was less than half filled. The décor is tired. Dark inside, no ambiance or vibe. Kind of the type of place you take Grandma for early dinner. . .... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great housewine, happy hour after 9 Pm Had shrimp sushi....it was....what can I say, heavenly. Very Nice staff too! You won't be dissapointed.

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Houston
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

It was one of the best fusion restaurant we ever dined with. Great service and truly amazing desserts. What more could you ask for? Must try the crusted coconut tiger prawns! Too bad they don't have a restaurant here in Houston.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Service and food were quite excellent. Though Roy's has a theme, you should easily be able to find any food item that would agree with your pallet! Deserts were marvelous and portions generous. Would definitely visit again!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The service was ok to good. Most of us had the prix fixe and the choices were good. The dinner was excellent from start to end. The waitress was a bit too forward with her wine recommendation. I didn't ask for help and didn't need any help. So often the help wants to push for a pricy wine that may... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was my first experience dining at Roy's in Chicago. From start to finish it was awful...the service, the lack of drinks...it took 1 1/2 hours to get our entrees...we ordered apps ahead of time...the apps didn't come until at least one hour in and some of the apps were cold. I have heard great things about this restaurant...but obviously... More 

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Chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I just want to say I went here on a date and we loved it! The service from start to finish is super awesome! The waiter there knows her stuff and I swear she could sell me anything and I Wouk buy it- lol! The food was a little expensive but it was super delicious and worth the money I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While Roy's has several locations, our first experience was in Chicago. We have been there several times and always especially enjoyed the seafood/fish specials. The flavors are interesting with always a touch of Hawaii and Asia in the mix. During the winter months, the Monday night special was great! We can only hope they continue that tradition next year (Three... More 

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Additional Information about Roy's

Address: 720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: +1 312-787-7599
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Corner of Superior and State Street.)
  • Public Transportation: EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-7599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?