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Fri, 2/23
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7:30 PM
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Roy's - San Francisco

4.3
3069 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Open Everyday at 4PM
Dinner: 5PM - Close

Aloha Hours:
Early: Daily: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(415) 777-0277
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Payo
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Catering
Call For Details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 1st and 2nd
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Parking details
Additional parking is available in multiple garages on Mission Street and behind the restaurant on Minna Street. Parking fees vary.
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Public transit
BART (Montgomery Exit) MUNI (Mission #12)
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Roy Yamaguchi is known the world over for pioneering Pacific Rim Cuisine - a melding of bold Asian Spices and European Sauces always with a focus on local ingredients and fresh seafood. Our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests.

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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.2
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined a day ago

Unless you like cream cheese in your sushi, avoid this place. Typical chain restaurant fair - unhealthy and not authentic at super high prices

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scottsh115 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We first went to Roy's in Hawaii. We've been going to them everywhere ever since. The one in San Francisco is true to form. The pineapple-infused martinis are cold and refreshing. When we order an entree, we do so based on the sauce, not the meat. In other words, I don't know if I am having chicken, pork, beef, or fish when I visit Roy's. None of that matters. "I'll have whatever dish your chef is putting that sauce on." In my case, I had Maui onion potato chip crusted Opah because it came with an orange chutney sauce. It was great.

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wedgeheadjunkie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Had the Roy's Trio today -- salmon, tuna, and of course the butterfish!
Never fails to satisfy, and my clients were very impressed, too.
Thanks, Roy's!

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RoselleL 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

“Lets just say i wouldn't recommend Roys restaurant to anyone”

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vipStemguy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Dropped in and ate at the bar, as we’ve done before. Very relaxing with great service and food. Never gets old.

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vipAbby (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and a very good server. Quite pricey but good food and selection

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Kelly (Memphis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Candlelit and cozy, attentive server, mediocre food- definitely not worth the price. We tried the lobster bisque, wedge salad, butterfish and seared tuna- all OK. We were definitely expecting better in San Francisco! The one part of the meal that was actually delicious was the lobster/bacon/ truffle Mac and Cheese.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was great! Delicious food amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Service was amazing and so was the food.

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buzz (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Hawaiian Fusion? Not this place. Drinks-expensive, too sweet. Ordered Roy’s Famous Mai Tai, Roy’s is supposed to be Hawaiian Fusion, one would expect a Hawaiian flair to the bar delivery, it came in a simple glass with a slice of pineapple—no cherries, no cocktail umbrella. Food-so/so. On the phone when making reservation was told the menu was Prix Fixe but on ordering food it looked more like an à la carte menu. This is supposed to be Hawaiian Fusion but does a Filet with mac and cheese strike you as Fusion? Potstickers looked & tasted more like cold perogies; a bit chewy, bland and tough— couldn't really identify a lobster taste. The crispy chicken spring rolls although had an appealing citrus flavor were cold & very oily. Lobster Bisque was Hot in both ways, steaming and 'Very Spicy". My Filet Mignon came with 5 fries - must have had a run on potatoes. My friend ordered the Filet & Lobster, Filet looked more like a NY Cut Steak. Dessert no different that at Applebee’s who now owns all mainland Roy's restaurants. Bathrooms are “Unisex, by the time we used them they were filthy and the floors wet. Parking: told over the phone “Oh there’s street parking.” You ever try to park at a downtown San Francisco Street? There is no valet parking, give yourself enough time to find parking; on my 3rd go-around the block I was able to pull up behind a car leaving the area 15 parking spots up the street from Roy’s. Upstairs dining area looked no different than the back room of some strip mall Chinese restaurant with no windows and tables crammed into a small space, we elected to be seated in the main floor dining area. Ambience: NONE—Roy’s is advertised as a Hawaiian Fusion restaurant; this was Valentines Day, no roses or flower arrangements on the tables, no Valentines décor at all, only a few vases with plastic flowers on the window sills. Candles-cheap plastic battery operated candles & no table-linen, we asked for one. For the price we expected a better experience.

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Phil (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I would have given Roys a five star for food and service except for two issues. My fillet of Alaskan Cod served me was the tail end of a fillet, narrow and thin. Sent it back, and received in place a wonderfully cooked appropriate piece of fish. My wife ordered wine with her main meal, and it was delivered late, well into her meal. Other than this, it was a wonderful evening event.

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Greg (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a four course meal and i thought we were given several choices that looked good. The best part of the meal were the appetizers. The pork ribs and the lobster potstickers were great. The miso soup was one of the best I had ever had. The entree was what you'd expect so good not great. And the dessert was basic but alright. The drinks were reasonably priced - jalapeño margarita!! Valentine’s Day so take it with a grain of truffle salt.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

fabulous restaurant great menu and coming back in april

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FernandoR (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went at 6pm with reservations we made 2 months ahead of time. We were taken from the front of the restaurant passing every single empty table as we walked all the way to the back.

We were seated next to a wall that cut the back of the room only to find out on the other side of the wall was the bathroom toilet. Had a great dinner listening to about 50 toilet flushes in an empty restaurant.

Really Roy's this was the best table you can offer to someone who reserves 2 months ahead and comes in on your most empty times?????

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vipMoviegoer (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I've been to this Roy's over 6 times and this time the menu was changed and different than the original Roy's in Hawaii. Too bad. Prices were very high for the value. Fish (okah) was dry. My friend had a server accidentally drop a sauce or something on her clothing. Not all the original Roy's menu items were on the menu. This is a nice place if someone has never experienced Roy's in Hawaii but this restaurant has ventured away from the original theme somewhat.

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vipFrequentLuncher (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food. We had salmon and ahi. No one prepares it better. Wine list is not strong.

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vipLJ94070 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been to a Roya in Hawaii and found it to be worth the price. However, the SF experience did not hold up. The scallops were tasteless as was the shrimp and rice dish. The appetizer platter we ordered was very good, 2 in a canoe for 4. And my dining companions enjoyed their mixed seafood and mixed fish grill. Hawaiian martini was delicious. But our satisfaction didn’t match the 400 dollar check.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our service was impeccable! From the moment we sat down until we were leaving the restaurant, they made us feel welcomed and special. The food and desserts were amazing. The ambiance was nice/romantic, but not too stuffy. We live 35 minutes away, but would make the drive to dine here again.

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vipLovetoeat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I've been going to Roy's for many years although it has been awhile since my last visit. They have a great happy hour, which I was glad to see was still excellent. We started with appetizers at the bar and then moved to sit down to an early dinner. Loved the 1000 point dinner as we were dining by 6pm. The food, as always, was fabulous. At the bar we had parmesan fries, the famous ribs and a sushi roll. For dinner we had a wedge salad followed by the always delicious misoyaki butterfish and the scallops with the black rice which had a hit of coconut in the sauce. Yum. The prices though seem to have gone up significantly - the fish dish was $46 and the scallops were $40. This pricing might work on vacation in Hawaii in a location where there are limited options, but for here seemed quite high, even for SF. At a minimum, I would hope for a bigger portion at those prices. Excellent food and service but I was glad I had a gift card!

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PhilipM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

High class service for our anniversary! We got comped, gifted, and cared for. It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Jose, our server was knowledgeable and engaged. Unfortunately my glass of Alamos Malbec was stale and laden with sediment, changing the taste. I brought it to their attention but really didn't get addressed.

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Nice (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A very nice spot for a business meal. Server was a bit pushy about long-lead time desserts (asked us 3 times) but otherwise pleasant. Entrees were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and very friendly service. Just wasn't quite as good as Roy's in Hawaii, but I may be unfairly judging because many things are just better when you're in Hawaii.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

ALL AROUND STELLAR.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was great, food was great and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Fantastic the food was great and sushi was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was a bit slow in the beginning. Had to wait over 15min before our waiter came to the table Seemed as if you were understaffed for the amount of customers that night.

Otherwise I live Roy’s

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vipJeanF (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great time a Roy's San Francisco , the food was good and we found that ambiance was good too

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Kimm (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

All the appetizers were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. Free street parking at 6:00pm.

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vipVarga (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

3 rd time writing- crab fried rice a fav but
always different, this time no flavor less savory , last time less crab , first time best
but much greasier

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