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Roy's

#237 of 8,173 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Japanese, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • 199
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Good as Hawaii

Have visited Roy's in Hawaii quite a few times and it is a favorite stop there. The Chicago location did not disappoint. Placed me back in the islands with fresh fish . Had Butterfish prepared to perfection and of course a Mai Tai. Only Pan-Asian cuisine we could find and a best choice even if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AJK810
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Roy's in Hawaii quite a few times and it is a favorite stop there. The Chicago location did not disappoint. Placed me back in the islands with fresh fish . Had Butterfish prepared to perfection and of course a Mai Tai. Only Pan-Asian cuisine we could find and a best choice even if there is competition. Highly recommend.

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Marietta, Georgia
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me this restaurant server average food at a pretty steep price. It average $52 a person without drinks or desert or tip. So easily over $100 per person when all considered. None of it was bad but none of it was above average either.

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Thank Andy V
Waupaca
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas party for 10 we had a great Christmas dinner here lots of wonderful entrées good service great drinks wonderful location easy to walk to

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Early dinner here New Year's Eve. That night they offered a special chef's tasting menu. There were several selections so everyone's taste could be accommodated. There was a lot of food, they had no problem splitting the dinners. The service was great and the food was wonderful. I would go again to order off the menu. Imaginative Hawaiian fusion cuisine.

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Thank R Bruce D
Ohio
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217 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We found the service at Roy's over the top compared to other places in Chicago. Everyone took great pride in making sure everything was above expectations. The manager was fantastic in checking to make sure everyone was pleased!

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Toms River
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Really fantastic food and our waiter was excellent. Large private rooms for parties too. Great after dinner bar area too

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

As Midwesterners, we often visit Chicago for shopping and entertainment. Looking for something new to try in Chicago, we thought we'd try Roy's, which we'd heard was somewhat new to the Chicago restaurant scene. Having eaten at other Roy's across the country, we'd hoped we would be in for a treat. We were not disappointed. Excellent attentive service from our... More 

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Thank Kristin L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Hawaiian Fusion is a definite experience to try. Our concierge at our hotel recommended it and he was right. Service, drinks, appetizers, and main courses were perfect! We will be back!

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Thank lorir420
Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is fantastic! Beautiful, amazing food, wonderful drinks, fantastic service, LONG wait! Try to go in off hours for a treat. Sit at the chef's table for interesting tastes. Seafood is the specialty, but my husband loves the steaks as well. The martini's are over the top. Funny too, I've been to the Roy's in Hawaii and San Francisco... More 

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Thank JNSMac
Kent
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and the comments about it being fantastic were spot on! We sat at the bar and watched the chefs cooking and creating and all I can say is wow!!! They were lovely and spoke to us when they had a few moment. The waiting staff were equally wonderful and attentive. The food was... More 

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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: Japanese, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings

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 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?