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Alternative Dining on Independence of the Seas: Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, and Izumi Hibachi & Sushi

Chops Grille:

Royal_dining_chops3Located port side and aft on Deck 11, Chops Grille on the Independence of the Seas awaits you. Ocean vistas, dark maple, and burgundy surround you in this classic, five star restaurant. Perfect for special occasions, your wine list at Chops Grille is the best to be found on your cruise! Tuna Tartarre and crab cakes are among appetizers, and your main entree choices include Filet Mignon, a variety of cuts of steak, fish, and grilled meats. Desserts on your menu include the Mississippi Mud Pie (which receives excellent guest reviews) and Apple Pudding. 

The Chops Grille is one of the most popular restaurants onboard Independence of the Seas, and reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Chops Grille will sell out. You can make reservations as soon as you board the ship. However, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.

There is a charge of 39 USD per diner at Chops Grille.  

Giovanni's Table:

Zuppa, Antipasti per Due, Focaccia al la Giovanni, pastas, ravioli, pepper crusted tuna, chicken breasts, and veal main entrees and desserts such as marscarpone mousse and cannoli are sample menu items at Giovanni's Table on the Independence of the Seas. Lunch is 10 USD and dinner is 15 USD per person at Giovanni's Table. Smart casual attire is recommended. Giovanni's Table receives good reviews for food quality and staff service. On the Independence of the Seas, Giovanni's Table is starboard and aft on Deck 11.

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi:

Located port side and aft of the forward elevators on Deck 4, the Izumi Hibachi & Sushi on the Independence of the Seas has more cooking stations than any other ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet! Sushi is a la carte. For 39 USD per person, the hibachi menu consists of edamame, a salad, rice, and your choice of veggies, shrimp, chicken, or beef. The combination is an additional 10 USD per person. This restaurant gets rave reviews! Enjoy!

Tips for Alternative Restaurants on the Independence of the Seas:

  • Menu for Chops Grille on Royal Caribbean
  • Chops Grille is available for dinner by reservation only.
  • We recommend making your pre-confirmation reservations online (during the check-in process) or with Royal Caribbean's Ship Services as soon as possible after booking.
  • You may make your reservations the first day of your cruise, but with this option your choices will probably be limited.
  • Royal Caribbean offers special reservations packages before you board, which include booking reservations for Chops Grille.
  • This is a dinner only experience from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Chops Grille and you'll feel most comfortable at the supper club in elegant attire on formal evenings, but otherwise smart casual is suggested.
  • The 39 USD fee per diner charge does include gratuity.
  • Specialty drinks, beer, wine, and soft drinks can be purchased from the current bar menu at Chops Grille.
  • Giovanni's Table has limited seating and you should make your reservations ahead of time 
  • At Giovanni's Table, smart casual clothing is suggested. Tank tops and bare feet are not permitted.
  • There are no prices for food at Jade, as these are part of your cruise package. Specialty drinks including sodas, beer, and wine are available at current bar menu prices.
  • How much should I tip at Giovanni's Table, Izumi, and Chops Grille on the Independence of the Seas? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. An appropriate amount is to estimate the value of the meal you ordered if you ordered it on land and tip 15-20% based on that cost. If you feel that the value of the meal was $50 were you to order it in a land-based restaurant, you should tip $7.50-$10. It is certainly your discretion not to tip, but, the waiters serving you are some of the best on the ship and should be rewarded if they provided you with an exceptional dining experience.

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