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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.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
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
Between 1st and 2nd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Additional parking is available in multiple garages on Mission Street and behind the restaurant on Minna Street. Parking fees vary.
BART (Montgomery Exit) MUNI (Mission #12)
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
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.
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.
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?????
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 ? ......
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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