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#409 of 7,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Sushi, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, Polynesian
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720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820 (Corner of Superior and State Street.)
+1 312-787-7599
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This used to be a "must" when visiting Chicago. We liked it better than Hawaii or California. When making our reservation online they ask for special request/information, so we almost always requested the butterfish prepared as they used to with black rice, wasabi cream sauce and bok Choy. This time upon dining they informed us that was not possible. So....there... More 

Thank dred1
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive. Food was decent. Host kept us waiting for our table well after our reservation time, even though the restaurant had empty tables. Odd that they don't serve bread with the salads. The waiter was the correct level of attentive and unobtrusive. Was pretty good but there are better options for less money all over Chicago.

Thank Tom H
Chicago, IL
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for a fun brunch location for us and our two small boys after a morning visiting the Adler Planetarium. Roy's recently started a Sunday brunch, and they did a wonderful job on the most important things to us 1.) making our sons feel welcome 2.) delivering wonderful food. The children's menu delivered wonderful thick... More 

Thank BradleyG
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic happy hour drink and food specials. Great people watching from the outdoor seating area. Service was very good.

Thank Todd P
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Big fan of Roy's and have had exceptional meals at most of their restaurants - Chicago was very disappointing. Specialty Vodka lime cocktail was excellent. Two had the trio, and one had the butterfish (black cod). Butterfish entree and on the trios was exceptional as always. Mahi mahi on the trio was badly over cooked. Hibachi salmon was also badly... More 

Thank JayhawkKirkland
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice the atmosphere is great, relaxed and the food is so good. I had a butterfish and a pineapple reverse, both were great. I loved the beer and the server introduction to it. Super.!

Thank peppuzzo364
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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262 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Loved the food selections - pricey but very well prepared. Nice upscale atmosphere and unique food selections. Manager came by to say hello, great interaction with staff while being served, we did have an issue with the check though - had a gift card that our server rang wrong and then he said we couldn't use it - long story... More 

Thank CMF568
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here 3 yrs ago to celebrate my birthday and we happened to be in Chicago again this year for my 40th bday so came back! This visit we had our 6 and 10 yr olds. We all enjoyed the whole dining experience! Loved the food! It was not too busy on a Sunday night.

Thank Travelingharts39
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Took a bunch of friends to Roy's because of having eaten there several times in the past. My favorite has always been the Butterfish. I feel it was not quite the same taste and quantity as two years ago. I think everyone had a good time though. Service was good for us.

Thank flowergirl8591
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The food is fresh and very good! The décor is very inviting and so nice to be able to see out into the beautiful city neighborhood of Chicago!

Thank FunTraveler3037

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $30
Sushi, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3820
    (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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?