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Roy's Restaurant

#188 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#206 of 8,516 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 184
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    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
"Super nice"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Chris M
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Chicago IL
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
762 reviews 762 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary or some other special occasion, Roy's is the place. They treat you like royalty. If you've dined there before, they have your name and telephone number and know exactly which table you were seated. We've been to Roy's at 720 North State Street, across from Holy Name Cathedral, on several occasions, always... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wow, what a gem with a Hawaiian themed menu. The lobster potstickers are excellent as well as the jumbo shrimp. Highly recommended and will definitely return again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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385 reviews 385 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've enjoyed Roy's for many years in many locations and tonight is our last dinner there. It's old and tired with slow drink service, and the only thing that makes the trip worthwhile is the chocolate lava cake (everything else is average at best). So go just for dessert and drinks and skip all the rest. That's what we will... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We like stopping in Roy's for their happy hour aka aloha hour! They have some very good cocktails on the happy hour list. I enjoy the gun drink with the egg white! Also, the past two times I went they gave us complimentary edamame! What a nice gesture. I haven't had their entrees but it's Hawaiian themed cuisine.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Braised beef short rib, Lobster potstickers, and the lobster, shrimp and crab cake mixed plate. All excellent! Great restaurant for special occasions. I did not like my dessert, the carrot cake, but it did not take away from our overall experience.

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Royal Oak
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We've dined at 3 different Roy's and we're always pleased! We had our 8yo with us so it wasn't the same as going with just my husband and I but the service and food were wonderful. Roy's does allow for you to bring your own wine and we did which was a nice treat as what we like is hard... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We had the most fabulous dinner here! Started out with lobster dim sum.....to die for. Main entree for my husband was seared Ahi; seriously the best I've every tasted. It was like butter. Not grainy at all which some Ahi can be. Firecracker shrimp was excellent and the Kim Chee fried rice was like mini fireworks in my mouth. Yummy!... 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: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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?