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Roy's Restaurant

720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820
+1 312-787-7599
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Ranked #130 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $30
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
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had such a great time at Roy's .Great service and food. The calamari and coconut shrimp appetizers were perfect and a little unique which is fun. Very nice wine list and the steak and lobster with hollandaise was Devine! I can not wait to eat at Roy's again!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our friends selected this restaurant and while it looks nice from the outside, once inside it was all first class. The meal was excellent, the service was exceptional and when the maitre d' found out that we were going to the theater he arranged a shuttle for us to drop us off at the theater, no charge. I had the... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My boyfriend has been talking about this place forever and we finally went. He has been in Hawaii and here. I had driven by this place a million times and never noticed it as it is very inconspicuous. Right across from Holy Name cathedral! The cocktails were delicious. I had a mango mojito which tasted very much like the ones... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Again, being a chain restaurant, we are beyond impressed with Roy's!!!! It is not only the superb food, the service, the pairings, the atmosphere, that shows you that a lot of thought and work is behind success!!it is not pretentious, not fancy but elegant, warm surroundings that do not distract from the real focus of your visit: the food experience!!!

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New york
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182 reviews 182 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I have not been to Roy's for a while and decided to have dinner with my coworkers there. I was not disappointed. The cocktails and wine menu was great, a lot of great choice. I picked the Passion fruit pisco sour; it was delicious. Since many of my coworkers were their first time at Roy's, we ordered the appetizer assorted... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant with a party of 16. Perfect staff, great atmosphere. The food was really outstanding. Especially the vegeterian dishes they made were different, great taste. We will be back!

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Chicago
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185 reviews 185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Being huge fans of Roy's in Poipu, Kauai, we were thrilled to find it on the list of available restaurants when we wanted to book dinner with friends in Chicago. The ambience is different from that of Kauai. Instead of open and airy with tropical foliage, you get warm, understated elegance with an Asian touch. Both very nice. The food... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

ROY’S – 720 N State St., Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 787-7599 Roy’s was not bad it was just average. NOT WORTH THE PRICE. Roy’s is part of a chain. The ambiance and service is good but they have a few too many people hovering and waiting to take your plate even tho the restaurant was not crowded. Tho the drinks... More

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st pete beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, food, drinks, service ! even though it was very very busy on a saturday night we had a very dedicated, well versed personal waitress who took a very personable interest in reviewing our dining options and preferences with regards to our wine and food preferences. food was timely served and all was very delicious ! a beautifully decorated... More

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NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had fabulous food and a wonderful server - our first time at Roy's and loved it. We were a little skeptical as this was a chain restaurant - but this is not your average chain. Pricey but we ate well and had excellent service. Make reservations.

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