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Roy's - San Francisco

4.2
4.2
3603 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Aloha Hour
    Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-0277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bart Yunker

  • Catering

    Call For Details

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Between 1st and 2nd

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. o

    oldenoughtoknow

    San Francisco

    220 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad you were open and I was able to dine in my favorite restaurant once again.

  2. SF

    SFLocal

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great birthday dinner with fabulous service.

  3. JC

    JenniferC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a slow night because of the COVID-19 stay at home orders, but we wanted to celebrate our 3-year anniversary. We are very glad we picked Roy's SF. We got a lovely window seat as requested on the Open Table rest area. Roy's placed a nice card on the table congratulating us on our anniversary and gave us a free chocolate souffle! So classy! They had a nice 50% off special for a long list of wines by the bottle. We took full advantage. Please go and patronize restaurants if you're healthy and don't have high-risk family members you're taking care of.

  4. RS

    RuthS

    San Francisco

    149 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    I ordered the sea food combo. It was listed as lobster tail, shrimp and scallops. It came with one scallop. When I questioned only one the waiter went and asked the chef and came back and said it came with just one. No offer of a second one. The restaurant was empty. It couldn’t have hurt to give me another one. We paid over $100 per person. Won’t be in a hurry to go back. In general the food was well prepared.

  5. RC

    RobertC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I have eaten at Roy's a number of times and it has always been excellent. The spareribs appetizer, which has always been superb was changed this time. Rather than being a spare-rib on the bone with sauce like spare-ribs are typically serviced, it was thinly sliced on the bone. There was little meat and sauce. I would not recommend the spare-rib appetizer. The rest of the meals were wonderful. I always order the chocolate lave cake!

  6. a

    alan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    been to roy's on several occasions, always on point...nice, varied menu, great cocktails...we had a $40.00 voucher from roy's , so that made it even nicer....now we have a $50.00 voucher coming our way, so we'll definitely be coming back.....

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Birthday Lunch

  8. SK

    SusanK

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    The molten chocolate cake was worth waiting for. Unfortunately, service was not great.

  9. CE

    CynthiaE

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible ahi and sea bass. Never disappoints...

  10. A

    Alexp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The service was slow, the food was mediocre and the price was skyhigh. I would not go back and have let those I work with to avoid the place for team celebrations, client dinners and even for a simple night out.

  11. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    268 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mahi Mahi was very good. Chilean Sea bass was even better. The canoe for 2 was cool too.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, amazing service!

  13. RR

    RobinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food is as good as ever. Service was outstanding. The place really needs upgrading and updating, though. The bathrooms, and the area outside the bathrooms, is looking shabby. The stairway to the upper level looks downright dirty. And why make the servers wear kukui nut necklaces? Those look dated and tacky; doesn't match the quality of the food and service. We were celebrating an anniversary; nice touch, to put a paper note on our table with anniversary wishes. But it came right of a copier, wrinkled, on cheap plain white paper. Just not consistent with the overall ambiance. The overall experience is no longer elegant.

  14. EM

    EliM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very good food, the filet Mignon was excellent, service a little bit slow (weekend). Great selections of wines. Loved the place.

  15. MD

    MichaelD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food was really very good but I just couldn't get past the slow service and delay in getting our food. In the time waiting, the people next to us got their drinks and food before we got our drinks and they arrived after us. The waiter was as courteous as could be but all he offered were "I'll check on it" responses and shrugged shoulders. It's dark in there so if you're in hiding, Roy's in SF is a good place to eat out. To be fair, the noise level in retrospect was due to one particular table of 5 and with their departure, I was once again able to hear my wife. As to the question, Would I recommend Roy's - San Francisco to a friend? The jury's still out at this point.

  16. EL

    EmeraldL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was great but took a little long to come out. Restaurant was very close to our hotel so it was perfect for the walk back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as usual.

  18. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful time at Roy’s. We opted for the pre fixed menu. It was awesome. The service was great,David was an attentive server. We will be back!

  19. JJ

    JandJ

    Mobile

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Valentine’s Day at Roy’s was amazing despite fixed menu. Everything was perfectly prepared and service was great. Meal was timed perfectly on a very busy night for them.

  20. SF

    SFLocal

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentine’s Day. Wonderful service & great food.

  21. SF

    SFNorm

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Roy's is our favorite restaurant. Food is great, service attentive and the coffee's hot! We had the Canoe for Two appetizer. For entree' my wife had the Misoyaki butterfish (their specialty) and I had the Classic Four (misoyaki butterfish, seared ahi, grilled salmon and grilled mahi-mahi). Key lime pie for dessert. It was all 'onolishish' Highly Recommended!

  22. BC

    BenitoC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed are evening.. A bit Cold in the Restaurant.. Had to keep our Costs on

  23. BM

    BrettM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service that we have come to expect at Roy’s. The bartender Jose and server Andrew were exemplary.

  24. GR

    G6Return

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Manager was very accommodating, and the service from the Manager was excellent; However, the busboy wasn't good, and the waiter was ok. This time, I can only give 4 stars. Hope, next visit busboy & waiter can provide better service. Thank you

  25. TD

    TravelingDiner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect birthday dinner!

  26. DS

    DavidS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Crispy Wok Fried Shrimp Tempura was really good. Sea Bass was perfectly cooked. Pineapple Upside Down Cake was great ending to the meal.

  27. SK

    SusanK

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and nice added touch with a birthday card and orchids on the table!

  28. N

    Nrsbologna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The staff were exceptional! Friendly and helpful. We had some friends that were supposed to meet us for dinner before Hamilton. They got stuck in traffic and were very late. The kitchen was able to rush their order and they even called us a cab so we would not be late for the show. The scallops were to die for and the lobster was quite good.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice place but a bit dark inside.

  30. i

    itgirlnyc

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Don't come here if you are hungry. I ordered a soup and an entree along with a drink. Service was extremely slow. I arrived at 6:45 pm. For an hour, I only had my drink and the soup. My entree arrived at 7:45 pm. No one checked on me during that hour. The waiter checked on me only once while I was eating my entree.

  31. EB

    EastBayMama5

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful birthday dinner! They had a card and a couple flowers at my table and a complimentary lime cheesecake with a candle. The perfect date.

  32. RJ

    RJL22

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Entrees got to table 15 min before drinks. Food was overpriced and not worth the high price. Server seemed disinterested and wouldn't bring the bill when we asked go close out. Eventually the manager stepped in and closed us out. It was a sad experience overall.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service

  34. TD

    ThomasD

    Anchorage

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Interesting and very skillful fusion kitchen, quick and friendly service and reasonable prices.

  35. F

    Fran

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We all had the lunch "bento box" with different main courses. Delicous each one of them; plenty of food and fun. Wonderful flavors from the delicious miso soup, salad and mains.

  36. SD

    SharleneD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Hard to hear. Very loud with the high ceilings. Busy and we had to track down our waiter to get the check.

  37. Y

    Yvonne

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Great service. Food quality has def gone down. They overcooked the steak then undercooked it and it was cold steak inside. Ended up having to send it back again and opt for another dish. Waiters couldnt have been nicer, but kind of disappointing meal especially for such a steep price point. Won’t be going back unfortunately.

  38. H

    williamH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    food good but not great service is stellar ambiance superb for peaceful relaxing conversation

  39. s

    stevieo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Andrew was wonderful to us (as was all the staff)) and the food and drink were outstanding!

  40. ER

    ErickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've visited many Roy's restaurants and this was by far one of my favorite. The waiters were excellent and they took immediate action to correct a perfectly fine soufflé that bursted on the plate. I would absolutely recommend Roy's! Mahalo nui!

FAQs

Roy's - San Francisco is rated 4.2 stars by 3603 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Between 1st and 2nd

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Aloha Hour
    Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bart Yunker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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