Roy's - San Francisco

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Gather friends and family and join us for our traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring Pan Roasted Teriyaki Glazed Turkey with Portuguese Sausage Stuffing, Roy’s Classics will also be available. Serving Dinner from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the season with Roy’s Aloha spirit on Christmas Day. Our Chef has created a three-course Classics Menu featuring Roy’s signature dishes including our “Misoyaki Butterfish” and Roy’s Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi. We are pleased to also offer our exclusive three-course Holiday Menu

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

CHEERS to 2020. Ring in the New Year to our Chef's fabulous 4-Course Menu. Make your reservation today serving until 1:00 am

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3508 People Are Saying
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4.3
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TM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came on a Saturday night , 6pm reservation. Very quiet, not many customers which is fine for wife and I. She ordered chef's special 3 course for $49. She enjoyed it all and I shared in her keylime dessert (wow). I had the wedge salad and it was perfect, and just the right portion size; I have seen others much bigger - too big.

R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Extremely underwhelmed and disappointed. I ordered the seafood sampler which had one scallop, two shrimp, and a small lobster tail and all of which was overcooked. Our waiter, although very patient, made many mistakes. We will not be returning.

NM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think the butterfish is good enough on its own to stand without the red sauce on top, but otherwise, it was all wonderful.

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sushi was very disappointing, fish dishes were good but too expensive considering the price.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like to go to Roys , very good food and service. They can accommodate my request and very tasty food. Will go back for sure.

j
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet mignon, lobsters, lobster bisque, key lime and pineapple desserts all fantastic as usual.

Service great but I didn’t care for the table. Troops much traffic behind me.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Mahalo Monday , such good food and family!

TC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was excellent, however the sushi left much to be desired. They read great on menu and look great. But miss the mark on any real flavor. So left with an overall meh of the place. No desire to return, but happy to check it off the list and happy it was open late on a Sunday.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! I enjoyed the quiet, tasteful decor. Lovely dinner! Thanks!

n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall the restaurant is beautiful, we had read reviews before choosing Roy’s. We were seated quickly and our server was attentive. Once we ordered, everything seemed to slow down. Once the food arrived, the presentation was nice but the flavor fell flat. The shrimp and fish was overcooked, which seemed surprising because it wasn’t busy.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

As always, food tasted good. Presentation was lacking. We ordered the short ribs and butter fish combo. The photo on the email I received looked appetizing, the entrees were presented on a small round plate, cozy. What we got was a large square plate and the entrees were set on each corner. Made the meal look less than what it was.
The server took awhile to get to us after we were seated. We only saw him twice -when he took our order and when gave us the bill. He didn’t check on us during our meal. Roy’s is one of my favorite places to dine and have had memorable family experiences there. But lately, I feel that the service has not been very good.

FL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generally good place. Great fish. On the expensive side but if you have their coupons (they always send out) then price is reasonable

t
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great consistent meal at Roy's. Very few surprises - you always know what to expect. Quality, great tasting food at a very reasonable price in a nice comfortable location.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during lunch, and they have a special that's light but delicious! It's the perfect size for a quick work lunch. We arrived and were seated immediately, waited on immediately, and our food came out promptly. I ordered the short ribs, and they are SO TENDER. The soup is light and flavorful, and the salad is fresh and tasty. It's always a delicious treat to go to Roy's. At some point I'll attempt to try something else, but for now, I can definitely recommend the short ribs lunch special.

OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was above average and our server was attentive and engaged. Food was definitely on the superior side. Very good dining experience overall 😀

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another nice dining experience. We enjoyed the 3-course Philippine tasting menu and some of our favorite classics.

F
Atlanta
102 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my meal while sitting at the chef's table. The crispy salmon was very good. The experience was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have been going for many years and we feel the food quality is not as good

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for making our anniversary a special experience. This was my second visit; once for lunch and this one for dinner. Your establishment continues to shine with serving delectable dishes. You do not disappoint.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service! The food was thoughtfully plated and delicious 😋 management was beyond Attentive and accommodating. A once in a lifetime type experience made accessible. Thanks you Fredrick!!!!!!!!!!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seemed dead for a Friday night. Food seemed more worth $20-30 rather than $40-50. Don’t plan to go back.

V
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday fir friend. Ex bartender. He thingy the service and mixologist was great!
As do I. Joey is so engaging fun and warm .
Very professional. Lucky to have him working for you.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the menu, flavors, service and ambience. tad loud though. would like to see valet parking. :)

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's all about the ribs and the chocolate souffle.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We will NOT be coming back to SF Roys. We are big fans of Roys but understand this ‘Roy’s’ is no longer part of the actual Roys franchise (actually none of Continental US Roy’s are apparently) we are not sure if this is the disconnect and we have given them the benefit of doubt for several years but no longer.
The bathroom situation was atrocious! For this caliber of restaurant it should look better than bart public restrooms don’t you think? We brought it to their attention and a box of Clorox wipes later unfortunately will not fix the problem. The set up of the restroom situation is not ideal for parties sitting upstairs. Such a disappointment!

JT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I had mahi business lunch. The portion was small and over cooked and served over bland rice. All for $33!! Ridiculous!

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for helping us to celebrate my daughter’s 21st Birthday!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looovvve Roys! Seafood is my favorite food and the dishes here don’t disappoint. The misoyaki fish is to die for. I always order the four which has a little bit of everything: misoyaki fish of course, macadamia crusted ahi, sashimi ahi, and salmon. You really can’t go wrong with this dish!

LS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The chicken was very dry. I ate it, because I was starving, and I never send things back to the kitchen. I don't know if it was a bad bird, or just overcooked, or both. The blue cheese wedge salad had a strange sweet flavored dressing. I like wedge salads for the savory flavor. This may be a personal preference, others may like it. One thing I must say, they had the best lobster bisque I have ever had, hands down. Service was very good.

SP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The last three times that we have been to Roy’s have been disappointing.

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Business dinner but the food came way too fast and the medium well steak came raw
We had to send it back and then they said they would come the steak but didn’t

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Scallops and Salmon were superb! Great Service!

l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have always loved Roy's and find their seafood to be the equivalent of a great steak at a high end steakhouse. The cocktails are fresh and strong, the servers are on-point and they always have seasonal dishes that knock it out of the park. Most of the time I stay clear of chains but this one I'll forever enjoy in the mix of places to eat at.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food is overpriced and not that good.
Food is overpriced and not that good.
Food is overpriced and not that good.

HS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Sadly, the crusted mahi mahi had no flavor at all. This was very disappointing. I had a sushi appetizer which was very good. Also, the molten cake was very good. My drunken mule was also good. The wall next to the table was in desperate need of a good paint job. Also, about 4 children had taken over the bathrooms upstairs and were playing hide and go seek in them. This didn't last, but it was annoying. The restaurant was clean. And the staff was very kind. The food, however, has deteriorated from the past high quality. For the price, I would not, at this time, recommend Roy's. I hope you will improve!

P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another A plus meal at my favorite San Francisco restaurant. The food was delicious the atmosphere exceptionally pleasant and the service was top notch. Thanks for a great start to a fabulous evening

w
San Francisco
132 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A local landmark! Once again, enjoyed our dining experience, which included 1st Class attention from our server. We are definitely looking forward to another meal there soon....

VP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose, our server, was excellent. Food was great!

JE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Step up your game!!