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Roy's - San Francisco
Roy's - San Francisco

Roy's - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 777-0277
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Aloha Hour: Sunday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Payo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call For Details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd
  • Public Transit: BART (Montgomery Exit) MUNI (Mission #12)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Additional parking is available in multiple garages on Mission Street and behind the restaurant on Minna Street. Parking fees vary.
A word from Roy's - San Francisco
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.

We invite you to join us at Roy's San Francisco located in bustling SoMa, just two blocks from the Moscone Center.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "We were in town for a conference, and needed a place for 8 of us for dinner on a Sunday evening. Found this through Yelp, and then made the reservation through Open Table. A great find. Food was excellent, service was impeccable. We each had something a little different, but I heard wonderful reviews of all the dishes. I especially enjoyed the butterfish, which was a light fish with an excellent sauce. Excellent. With wine and dessert the cost was a little higher than we would have normally gone for, but really was worth every penny."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The items I have tried have too much sauce for my liking but I'm sure other people like it. I just need to remember to ask for the sauce on the side. Quality of food is good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and portions were only ok. Service ok too."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I love their Miso Butterfish, my fave and cocktail drinks. Service is wonderful. overall the best...."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great appetizers, drinks and food. Excellent service. Great choices in the menu too. Overall a great place to eat and take someone especial."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Roy's is a great place for sophisticated Hawaiian influenced dishes in a classy environment."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at Roy's before and it had been wonderful in the past. Unfortunately we went there a few months ago to celebrate Father's day for my husband and it was very disappointing. It was not busy for lunch but it took 30 minutes to get our soup and when we got it, it was cold. The rest of the dishes were very mediocre. My family was very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always a great meal whether here or in Pebble Beach. Blackened Tuna is to die for, as are the ribs. Delish!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was good but a little expensive. The pot sticker was ok, didn't taste the lobster, but the poke, was delicious. The scallops were just ok, not tasty but The butterfish was good. We had chocolate soufflé which was good. Overall we felt the food was good but a little over price!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my sister and mom here for Mothers Day. There were 8 of us total with two kids. We came a bit early for aloha hour and the drinks we had were really good. I ordered the pineapple sangria, my boyfriend ordered the 1988, and my mom had a skinny margarita. It took a bit longer for the bartender to take our orders than I would have liked but the drinks made up for the wait. Our server was very courteous and did not "over-service" or "under-service" us. Not to mention, the food was delicious. Although, my sister and her husband did mention that the quantity was a bit small for the price."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have had many lunches at Roy's over the years; usually, someone else makes the reservations so i have not been called on for a review until now. it is an excellent restaurant with great food, service that is both efficient and friendly and a large dining room that is very attractive and comfortable. The food is imaginative and well-prepared and it is possible for two or more diners to order enough appetizers and sampler plates to give a clear experience of the kitchen staff's expertise. I love it and look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It's been sometime since I've been there and found the quality of food and service had gone down. My prior experiences delivered a higher standard."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had just eaten at Roys Rancho Mirage and it was 10 times better - food and service. The osso bucco was bland. The dinner plates were so hot that they kept cooking the food - my butterfish was mushy. Our coffee was served warm - NOT hot. We mentioned this to the waitress and our refills were also warm and NOT hot. This is the 3rd time we have been disappointed - we will not be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I felt it was very wrong to accept a reservation for 6:30 (made at 6:15) and then when we arrived on time, to explain we would have to wait for 1/2 hour for the table. It got worse. The hostess explained that they had a private party reservation for 40 so the usual number of tables were not available and "I guess we should have blocked Open Table""
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food and ambiance at Roy's is always great, but their prices seem to have gotten much higher, recently. It is usually relatively quiet to allow for good conversation, unless the place is full. Then it gets a bit noisier."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Hosted two others at Roy's. Since I've been to several other locations and liked the food and wine list, I figured it to be a no-brainer. It was. Food and service were excellent. The wine list, very large and has interesting finds, is a bit pricy. The noise level is a.bit high. Overall, a great place to host a business dinner."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I've been to Roy's almost everywhere and this was my first venture to the SF location. My only criticism ever of Roy's was the locations of his restaurants. The only 2 standout locations I've ever been to were the Pebble Beach location at the Spanish Bay Inn and The Tavern at the Princeville Golf Course. Nonetheless, the food was amazing. Ahi appetizers were delish followed by the main course, "buttahfish" (pronounced as if with a Hawaiian accent)."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Took my 2 1/2 year old along with new born. Lively restaraunt, great for kid noise and distraction. Parking is horrible in South Market business district. Impeccable service, great food,somewhat limited menu, nice wine list. Recommended, but does not compare to Roy's Pebble Beach."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First visit was a very pleasant experience - food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Fish selection is quite varied and preparation of the butter fish was very tasty. Sufficient non seafood items are available for non fish lovers. Well worth a trip."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Been here before, loved location, vibrancy and attention to detail by the team; however, food seemed bland - especially for the price. Might be a better idea to load-up on appetizers and skip entrees."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "FYI for vegetarians, ask for the vegetarian menu which is separate from the regular menu. I ordered the teriyaki Portobello mushroom from that, but I have to say I was disappointed. Way too sweet for me. But honestly, the waiter suggested a tofu dish and I probably should have listened. My partner did enjoy the fish entrée he had though. We had a bottle of California sparkling and I thought the price was reasonable. Service was courteous, but I found it odd I had to ask for an ice bucket for the champagne. The waiter just set it on the table and I asked for the bucket next time he came by. We were there to celebrate a birthday and they brought a nice complementary dessert. We liked the ambiance quite a bit. Classy but not fussy."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Roy's was a very nice place. The food was good and the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "During a recent vacation stay in San Francisco, we ate several fine restaurants. Roy's was the family favorite. All the dishes were unique and excellent. Plus, the service was top-notch. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I can always count on Roy's to deliver excellent food and service!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "As much as I love Roy's in general, the SF location has gone downhill. Maybe it was because it was New Year's Day? I don't know but from the moment we walked in it felt different. first we were seated at possibly the worst table in the restaurant (we had reservations well in advance) and the restaurant was not full.-felt like we were sitting in the kitchen. I asked to be moved and they did move us - that was great. We ordered the spring rolls which were extremely greasy-I wanted to send them back but I didn't. I ordered the butterfish (which I always do) and it was totally different - not a good sear on the fish and extremely salty. Our server was borderline rude-I ordered a Hawaiian Martini first thing and she claimed I did not order it."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This place is always amazing!!!! Amazing flavors! The butterfish is a must try!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Good location dining for events at Yerba Buena- Food was better than I expected for a chain."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Delicious -- experience always consistent, and will visit often."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "My friends and I have parties here, especially for birthdays. Growing up in SF, my favorite Roy's has to be here of course. Yes, I've been to Hawaii's and Ko Olina, I still love SF. Even if I choose to dine with a girlfriend, my husband, or our kids, Roy's SF accommodates. Customer service is always stellar, I enjoy every meal. I love the variety of drinks and wines. Can't go wrong with Roy's SF, it's the place to be. I would choose to take my husband's clients here, and afterwards, enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood - many sights to see and things to do. Hands down Roy's of SF is my fave!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The butterfish is really yummy, but $35 for the "full portion" is still quite small"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Fantastic dining experience. Wait staff was knowledgeable, fun and attentive. Food was perfect."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "It was our first time here and it was beautiful. We loved the extra decorations and menu print out for Mom's birthday. The food was perfect and our drinks were great. I don't remember our waiters name. He was attentive when he was helping us, but he would disappear for a long time between ordering appetizers, drinks, and our main course. Our dinner ended up being 3 hours."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "I always enjoy eating the delicious food at Roy's. Unfortunately, it's always so dimly lit inside for dinner that I feel like I have to strain my eyes to see the menu (and my eyesight isn't even that terrible!). It also took a very long time for food to be served, but fortunately, my party wasn't in a huge rush, so the food was worth the wait."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The title of this review is admittedly simple, but fantastic sums up all aspects of this restaurant. The food is fantastic - prepared perfectly, fantastic flavors and fantastic presentation. Beautiful ambiance that somehow captures the island feel, while still being extremely professional and first class. I would go here all the time if I could - a fantastically executed restaurant in almost every way."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Love that place. Everything is great. 4 stars because tables are too close. Way too close."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "We were visitng SF and found this to be excellent. We would visit again."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Having been to the Roy's in Hawaii I felt we had to see if the experience was commensurate so we decided to try it. While the food was certainly good, it didn't seem to be as extraordinary by comparison especially when compared against the plethora of other excellent options in San Francisco. That said, both of our meals were very good and the wine list was stocked with a few Napa Valley wines we had previously tried during our tours there which was a treat. At any rate if you are looking for a place you can expect to be good without being too adventurous you can rest assure Roy's will not disappoint."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "We had our anniversary dinner there. We had a corner table for ourselves - quiet for a good conversation. The food is as good as the one in Big Island. Glad that we can enjoy it right at home without waiting for the next trip to Hawaii. Service was good. They also surprised us with a "Happy Anniversary!" dessert ."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "The minute we walked in they gave us our table after we were running a little late. We were celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary and when we opened our menus there was a letter congratulating us and was very special. The food and service was exceptional and everyone was very nice even moving things up as we had to head to a concert. To top it off we were very full after our meal and passed on dessert but were surprised when the waiter presented us with a mini 9th anniversary dessert to top off a wonderful evening!, First Class!,"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "This was our third visit to the S. F. location and we remain pleasantly surprised that our high expectations continue to be met. We had the pleasure to meet Roy when he still had his Manhattan restaurant and were saddened when it closed. Roy operates terrific restaurants and we wish him continued success."
    Dined on 8/28/2013