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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Roy's

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Ranked #492 of 9,493 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have been to may Roy's restaurants in Hawaii, Orlando , California and Arizona so was really lookng forward to trying the Chicago location. My wife and I ordered the Mahi Mahi and Ono, which were both tasty but lacked the same feeling as we got in other Roy restuarants. Our waitress was not that good either which defintely played a role. Even the souflle, which is my wufe's favorite, did not ooze out as it normally does. Something lacks at this particular location

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Jason G
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English first
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182 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always a winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We visited Roy's Chicago and experienced Monday's prix fix dinner special. Totally worth it! The coconut shrimp appetizer was hot and flavorful and the filet of beef was the one of the most tender steaks I've ever eaten. The chocolate souffle was wonderful as always.

Thank Caterer4u
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not at all worth the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were so excited to go here for our 1st anniversary, but please save yourself the money. The sushi was way overpriced and mediocre. We went in July 2013 and the ambience was wonderful, but to me I want high quality sushi. As nice as the wait staff was and cute ambience, I would never go back and wouldn't recommend it to others. I make better sushi at home, which is sad, because I don't make it often!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank jenniferrn87
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Oak Park, Illinois
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Staple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Roy's is great for a special occasion or for a nice night out on the town. The food is pretty unique to anything else. Its fusion, includes alot of fish dishes including sushi! Most of the appetizers are amazing. Its a chain but i have only been to this location. Great ambiance, great food,

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Frischstcks
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Bend, Oregon
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong at Roy's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have enjoyed dinner at several Roy's and this one did not disappoint. As always, excellent seafood and drink selections. Our server, Molly, was gracious and helpful - a wonderful ambassador for Roy's and Chicago.

Visited July 2013
Thank adora01
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