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Roy's Restaurant

720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820
+1 312-787-7599
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Ranked #117 of 8,290 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
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were excited to try Roy's so Sunday we headed in around 6pm. We were told they were booked out but room outside or in the bar area. We chose the bar. The Staff are very friendly and nice. The Mia Tia is too sweet the Ginger with blackberries is yummy. We had a bit of a wait for food.... More

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237 reviews 237 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem. I had the best sushi rolls here. The food was incredibly good and the presentation was fabulous to boot. Our server was very attentive and friendly. He made certain our orders were spaced out perfectly. Very enjoyable atmosphere too. I most definitely recommend this restaurant... if you're in the area this is a must... More

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Athens, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I discovered Roy's in Maui and since then hit 2 more Roy's in the Hawaiian Islands and eventually Roy's in Anaheim, Las Vegas and Chicago. What I love about Roy's are the friendliness and the "can do" attitude of the staff as well as the vegetarian food. The food is uniformly excellent and it seems that the portions are bigger... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Roy's was my go to seafood restaurant since I moved to the Midwest from Massachusetts. Chicago was all about Steak and Italian restaurants when I moved here from the east coast more than 15 years ago. So when I craved for seafood, other than sushi (and sometimes even for sushi), this is where I went. Been awhile since I went... More

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My partner and I really did not know what we wanted to eat but looked through some reviews on TripAdvisor and thought we wanted seafood so we selected Roy's not only to be amazed at how good the sushi selection was for starters. We tried three on the menu and then had for dessert the coffee and donuts. Great dinner... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Roy's delivers great seafood, excellent service and overall special experience. We started with the coconut crusted tiger shrimp as well as the canoe boat - tremendous flavor a must try. I had the butterfish which was outstanding - fresh, tender with baby bok choy and furikake rice. Others had the sea scallops and ahi tuna - all prepared perfectly and... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food atmosphere and service is excellent. The seafood is amazing and so fresh. I love to sit at the chefs table so you can see what is going on in the kitchen and the chefs chat to you. I can recommend the Butterfish which has an amazing flavour and texture. Leave some room for the... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A few of our party had been to Roy's before but 6 years earlier so we didn't know what to expect. Everything on the menu looked awesome so we had a hard time deciding what to choose! I was trying to decide between the Mahi Mahi and the Salmon and the waitress suggested to go for the Trio (butterfish, salmon... More

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Baxter, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful seafood, drinks, and of course, dessert. Go early for Aloha hour, put in you order for the chocolate soufflé when you order your meal, and order the butterfish. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We recently visited Roy's again and were not disappointed, this is one of our favorite Chicago restaurants. The decor is beautiful, the service is great, if you go at a busy time and don't have a reservation, you can try to find a table in the bar without waiting and can order from the regular menu. Try the Roy's trio,... More

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