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720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820
+1 312-787-7599
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Ranked #133 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $30
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Corner of Superior and State Street.
Transit: EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to a lot of Roy's locations, and while they are all very good, Chicago is consistently one of the best. An average restaurant is not going to last long in Chicago, and Roy's is always an excellent experience. We had a party of seven, and the wait staff handled it perfectly: Punctual, pleasant, attentive, and lively but not... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had a dinner party of 20. It was one of those rare times at a restaurant when I can say the service was impeccable. No one asked for a fork, another drink, anything. They were on top of everything and very timely .the food was good and all seemed to enjoy it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Started with lobster dim sum followed by blackened ahi tuna and chocolate volcano dessert Wow! Great food / outstanding value - definitely a strong recommendation

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Greenwood, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We capped off our Chicago weekend with a delicious dinner at Roy's. Started with a mango monitor, even though I rarely drink anything other than wine, hubby had a Buffalo Trace Manhattan. The monitor was good but a little more mango would have been nice. Hilary, our server, was really good - careful to explain the menu, answer questions, and... More 

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Quincy, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We are in Chicago about ten times a year, and have been adding Roy's to our list of regular places. As foodies, the treat is sitting at the Chef's bar and watching Chef Dillon do his sushi. He's not talkative, but is certainly open to questions about techniques or knives. Plus it's just fun to watch the whole operation work... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I ate at Roy's Chicago for our 1st anniversary. We ate at Roy's in Ko Olina, Oahu while on our honeymoon, so this was a chance for us to reminisce without being in Hawaii. The service was great and food was also very good. We each had the Roy's Trio of fish and all were great. Also,... More 

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San Francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My friend and I went into Roy's on Saturday evening to see if they had a Sunday Brunch buffet. When we discovered they did not we asked the hostess if she would recommend a nearby restaurant. She asked if we minded waiting a minute so that she could inquire with her manager (who, she said, this was his thing.) She... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife and I ate at Roy's the first night of our recent visit to Chicago. I'd heard good things about the chain, and especially since this was our anniversary, I was careful to make reservations to avoid being shut out. I wound up having to reschedule to match our delayed flight arrival, but the hostess was very accommodating. We... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I'm 5'3 and 107 pounds. I don't require an excessive amount of food. I certainly don't mind paying an "excessive" amount of money for a meal if it's outstanding. Roy's is very good, but not worth the money you spend. We had appetizers, main course, and dessert...plus some drinks. ( one each, there was 4 of us). The food was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took friends to Roy's the other evening for dinner. Although not especially cutting-edge or earth-shattering, it was a nice dinner. The server was very (but not overly) attentive. We had calamari, shrimp, fish & meat, all of which were described as very good. Roy's has been around for a long time & it's still good. Maybe a little polish... More 

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Additional Information about Roy's Restaurant

Address: 720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820
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: Seafood, Pacific Rim

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