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About 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.

575 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Between 1st and 2nd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-0277

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Call For Details

Parking Details:
Additional parking is available in multiple garages on Mission Street and behind the restaurant on Minna Street. Parking fees vary.

Public Transit:
BART (Montgomery Exit) MUNI (Mission #12)

Executive Chef:
Nathan Payo

Additional:
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.

Roy's - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wish there were changing tables in the restrooms, but otherwise great service and food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Butterfish was fantastic as always. Service was great!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food and service are excellent. However, no street parking in the area until 6pm which made our experience a little unpleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The staff at Rogs treated us so well, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always a great night out with excellent service and food. And of course, the innovative cocktails. I always find something I want to try. The wine list is great too, though I've never made it that far. I recommend making an appetizer meal out of it - they have so many great ones and it gives you more taste opportunities. Sit at the chef's counter so you can watch them cook - it's slow motion zen. Really great.

Everyone really welcomes you here and you feel like any night is a special event.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Spicy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love Roy's! We have even planned trips around Roy's. This particular visit was not among one of our favorite experiences. We had been to this location before (several years ago) and it was fabulous! I hope it was just an off night!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Scallops had very little flavor and we were seated next to the kitchen entrance when there were plenty of other tables.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent setting, service and variety of food options. My meal was fabulous but my friend had a rice dish that was so salty she couldn't eat it. The waiter and manager offered to correct the issue and ultimately removed the charge from the bill voluntarily. The large restaurant allows for large groups and intimate consversations for smaller parties of 2.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Since our Roy's in Las Vegas closed up, this was a special treat for us. We look forward to eating here again the next time we are in San Francisco

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Celebrated fun trip in San Francisco. Used a trazelzoo voucher. Special menu was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Love the trio. A bit pricy but good to bring your business meeting.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great place for great south pacific/fusion types of food. Also sushi and plentiful seafood options. The place was packed on a Wednesday night and we had to wait 15 mins or so for our reservation. Because of the crowded nature, it was quite noisy. Our meals were excellent and we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Everything was great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I made a reservation on OpenTable for Sunday night at 9pm, for which I received an email confirmation. I called the restaurant at 8:50 to let them know we would be 5-10 minutes late because the symphony got out late. They told me that the kitchen closed at 9pm and my reservation was actually for 8:45. I said no, I have the email confirmation for 9pm and the hostess pretty much said "tough s***." Won't be going there ever again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent food ..excellent array of choices..friendly staff... good martini.. what more can you ask for..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We ordered a nice bottle of wine and then the regular menus were taken away and a very limited Travelzoo menu was brought to our table. A choice between 2 appetizers, neither of which appealed to us, a salad, limited entree choices and a choice between 2 desserts. The salad was an unappetizing lettuce (wilted), very small with a couple of tomatoes. We actually felt like second class diners. We had looked forward to a special dinner and had booked a hotel to spend the night in SF. An attractive setting, but I would not return. We had enjoyed eating at other Roy's.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We used the Travelzoo discount

The food was good.
Service terrible.

We asked several times for a refill of water.
Coffee came, no spoon... we had to take the fork from the other table given they already cleared our utensils.
The waiter was less than attentive. We noticed he was more attentive to the 'non-travelzoo' prefix clients.

We typically go on there for the aloha hour. The bartenders are great.

We've have parties there in the past. I feel the wait staff has either gone down or given we used a 'discounted' meal they didn't care to be attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wonderful, incentive, and amazing food!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was delicious, but most of all, we were celebrating my birthday and the waitress went ahead and took a picture of us , printed it and gave us a complimentary desert as well. Very courteous and we think she went above and beyond.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food tasty but it's not worth the price. For the same price I'd definitely go for a higher rating Michelin restaurant. I wouldn't visit again at SF location.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent Food!
I noticed though that the chocolate soufflé decreased in size

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Service is always wonderful. From the hostess, server to manager. It is always a pleasure to come here. They have a diner for life.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I've been to a lot of Roys, but I found this one to be the weakest out of the 5 I've dined at, by far, which is disappointing. I was thinking this would definitely beat out their Anaheim location, being it the foody center of the world in San Francisco.

Food was ok, lots of TV sets for the bar / lunch crowd. They gave us some great service and let us switch tables from a 2-top to 4 (I hate those little tables) which I much appreciated because it was our anniversary.

I think just work on the food and I'd give this a better rating. Poke was very flavorless and it's usually my favorite thing to get here, the edamame was totally weird with a sugary coating rather than the salty / garlicky kind they are also very good for.

All in all, for the price, I expect better since I am a huge fan of Roys for the quality food, and elevated atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I have eaten at Roy's several times. Always reliable, good food. Looks like the same menu for years. For a saturday night, it was not very busy. Despite that - it felt rushed. The food came before we had time to sip our wine. The main course was there just after we finished the appetizer. If you are in a hurry - good place to go.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We gone to Roy's since it open in Hawaii, then in Seattle, Chicago, etc., and then he sold it. Food is so-so. Ordered the combo steak (was suppose to be on the rare side, came more well done). Watch the chef who was really not paying attention to his cooks. Not the same and surviving in SF will be a challenge?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our Go To restaurant when we're missing Hawaiian cuisine. Roy's SF has got it down. Friendly receptionists, outstanding Bar with a fantastic Aloha Hour everyday, fresh cooked seafood, sushi and steaks. From the moment you step inside the restaurant everyone is so friendly. They will converse with you if you want to or leave you to enjoy a quiet dining time. Can't say enough of the fresh prepared dishes, from Aloha Hour appetizers to full menu dinners. You'll never leave hungry......So Good here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great Beer, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very good, and VERY expensive. The quality was great, but for value not so great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Initial mixup with cocktails, followed by a long delay of appetizers, and a mixup with our little son's meal. Main courses were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food and wine is very good, but for the amount of food you receive, the price is high. The ambiance is very nice and the service was good. We were treated to dinner, otherwise we probably wouldn't have dined here that evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Jose is an AMAZING SERVER - BRAVO!!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Outstanding experience. Constantly delivers on every visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The hostess seemed upset that we arrived. She then tried to seat us in the back near the restroom despite available seats in the main dining room. When we were seated, she then plopped the heavy menu down like she was trying to kill a bug on the table. After some time the waitress arrived and was helpful and proficient. The menu for lunch is very limited. The food presentation was fair and the quality of the food was good. The glass of wine I ordered was terrible. No doubt the bottle had been sitting open for some time. The deserts were not great and again the selection was limited. The bill for my business lunch was almost $250 for two people. Frankly, something bad is going on in this restaurant, I've been going for years, and I hope they get their act together soon as the competition is fierce. I'm not sure I'll go again anytime soon.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Well located, extraordinary food, the service was amazing

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The staff was wonderful and made my husband's birthday memorable.
Good food recommendations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Date night

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Roy's was always one of my favorites when I worked in sf though I have not been there for a few years. Perhaps it was because we were there Sunday night but both my appetizer and entree came out cold and the staple of the menu (the butterfish) that I've had on numerous occasions both here and in Hawaii did not taste the same (almost as if someone didn't know the recipe and made a new recipe up on the fly). Very disappointing. On the plus side, service was great.

Not sure I would go back since there are so many new places to try but it's sad because I've always loved Roy's because of its consistently good food :(

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My group and I tried Roy's in Hawaii and sought out the SF location because we enjoyed the food so much.

Great service and food selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I have been to Roy's 10 years ago and had fond memories of this place. I recommended my family to have our reunion here, but was so embarrassed because the food and service was sub par. The poor children were not able to eat their chicken teriyaki, ordered off the children's menu, because it was burnt and heavily peppered. Very disappointed and do not recommend spending your time and money here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The fish that we ordered was definitely subpar, very fishy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service. What more can be said?

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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