Roy's - San Francisco

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSFLocal
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with fabulous service.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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.

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vipRuthS
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on March 13, 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.

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RobertC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 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!

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AlanT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 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.....

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch

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SusanK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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

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CynthiaE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible ahi and sea bass. Never disappoints...

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Alexp
1 review
Dined on February 25, 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.

EA
vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service!

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 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.

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EliM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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MichaelD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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EmeraldL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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Anon
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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!

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vipJandJ
Mobile
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

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vipSFLocal
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Wonderful service & great food.

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SFNorm
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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!

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BenitoC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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BrettM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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G6Return
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 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

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vipTravelingDiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner!

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DavidS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

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vipSusanK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nrsbologna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place but a bit dark inside.

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vipitgirlnyc
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 4, 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.

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EastBayMama5
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

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RJL22
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipThomasD
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFran
San Diego
22 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipYvonne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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.

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williamH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ErickR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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!

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Roy's - San Francisco is rated 4.3 stars by 3610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.