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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Groups (24)
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Business Meals (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

Service was amazing and so was the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

fabulous restaurant great menu and coming back in april

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 11, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 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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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

ALL AROUND STELLAR.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (New England)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Since the restaurant is open for reservation, I think that they should wait to the last client in the agenda.... When I arrive , as soon as I have my table, an employee told me that I have to choose the food fast, since the kitchen was going to close in 10 minutes.... do I need any other comment ? ......

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Roys very much. Can only get to Hawaii once or twice a year so we go to Roys for our aloha fix.
Our waiter was fun & friendly (sorry I can’t remember his name) & the food was great.
Even the vegetarian choices were yummy.
We consider Roys one of our favorites!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday/Monday 3 course deal is great. Best Ahi I've ever had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Doesn’t get any better than Roy’s SF. Walking distance from downtown and transportation.
Aloha Hour at the bar with two large TV screens and excellent service from friendly bartenders.
Appetizers are as good as the meals. No doubt the Chefs here do everything right. Seafood and meat selections are fantastic. Portions are generous, you don’t leave hungry.

Tags: Organic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was very slow for us. Many tables around us were getting their food after being seated after us. Wanted this to be a special occasion. Little or no communication from the server. Food was just ok wasn’t outstanding for the price paid.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My family from out of town was visiting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Good solid food for business lunch. Portions are a bit large for a lunch serving. Service was exceptional. Restaurant was a bit warm that was amplified by non breathing leather chairs. They thought to ask me if I wanted a black napkin for my lipstick which was a very nice touch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The place isn’t properly ventilated.
Food is okay. Some nice dishes others below average. Too pricey for what it is...

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food with excellent gluten free options

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Quality is down, compared to other Roy’s locations this is my least favorite

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect evening food and service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All of your male bartenders are awesome
Great Customerservice and fine mixologist
Great smiles and attitudes

Just need more healthier aloha he items like greens/salad?

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Roy’s - San Francisco was the culmination of our joint New Years 2018 Trip. Everything about this restaurant was five star, from the front end staff, waitstaff and food. It would be a perfect choice for anyone looking to have an elegant meal at a great price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for New Years and we weren’t disappointed. Everything was terrific!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dinner, great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Remains a very good place for inventive dishes. And wonderful desserts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The miso soup was wonderfully flavorful. The poke with crisp lotus as attractively served and delicious. The Caesar salad was a very generous size, but the lettuce was served in large "spears" requiring a knife to cut into edible pieces. The chicken was very tender, but curiously bland. Our server was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice place, a bit loud. Disappointed in the very tough calamari. Also a bit disappointed in the lobster, it was a bit mealy and a definitely overlooked. My steak was perfect, pineapple upside down dessert was average. Loved the mai tais. 2 people $300 including tip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A very nice place to eat with my parents visiting town. Certainly not the cheapest place, but they take VERY good care of you and the food was delicious.

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