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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (22)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic experience from the moment I walked in and was greeted by name, to being seated and greeted and served by Brian, then an outstanding meal with something extra from chef/partner/owner extraordinaire Bart! Roy’s San Francisco continues to impress year after year.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

For a Wednesday evening, service was very slow. Noise level out the door.
Still, good food and will come again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was bland and over priced. Nothing extraordinary about Roy restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious, fresh sea-food, as always. Love the Butterfish, in particular.
Can't wait to come back again soon, possibly for dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was excellent. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. The waiter was helpful in making choices for dinner and dessert. This restaurant is not inexpensive but for special occasions is definitely worth it. We chose the 4 fish sampler. My favorite was the butterfish and the ahi. Yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Staff at Roy's was awesome, the food was amazing, can't wait for the next trip there

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The chocolate molten lava cake was on point!! The key lime tart was yummy too. The canoe for 2 appetizer place was a tad overpriced. The lobster potsticker was meh, chicken satay and beef skewer was very tender, ribs were on the salty side, tuna roll was yummy.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went with a party of 6 on a Thursday night. The restaurant was not that crowded but the service was slow, sporadic and not that helpful. The food was okay but overpriced. Will not go again since there are many other restaurants that can match the food and have lower prices.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and good ambience. Great servers. Would recommend location to all my family and friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a great time that night. The food was so delicious and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend for any occasions. The price is not so bad at all. 👍👍👍

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I’m never disappointed, but the pork osso bucco was a tad salty and chewy this last visit. That’ll teach me to sway from the steaks and fish! But I will always come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Roys in Hawaii have always been some of my favorite meals. I was really happy when they opened in SF. I hadn't been to the SF one in quite awhile and the meal did not disappoint. The ribs are saucy and juicy with a nice bit. The lobster with the nage (I think) sauce was delicious.
I wish there were more sauce. The only disappointment were the desserts. They were all too complex and sweet.

Tags: Spicy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding experience every time here. Worth the travel to SF for great dining and super friendly and attentive staff.
Aloha Hour at the Bar from 4-7 pm with excellent drinks and appetizer selections and prices. Seafood selections for dinner are awesome and presentations are deliciously appealing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Used a Travelzoo coupon, so the value was there. We both had a Mahi Mahi fish main course, which had a tasty crust on it, but was a bit dry. Lemon tart dessert was excellent. Four courses - two of them shared - however was too much food for a couple in their late 70s.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This venue was selected to celebrate my birthday. The staff at Roy's did everything possible to make our meal as special as possible. From flowers and a birthday card at the table when we arrived, to the special birthday dessert at the end of the meal. Our food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable.

Many thanks to Roy's for a perfect evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Have eaten at several Roy's in Tampa, Atlanta and Hawaii. This was disappointing experience. It was very noisy. Food was ok, service was good. Overall, not what we expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious, always-fresh seafood, and the butterfish (signature dish) is a must-try!
Thanks, and looking forward to another visit soon!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner! Have never eaten at the SF location but have been to the Orange County as well as two HI locations!
I will be back and plan to try the Aloha hour!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

My experience at Roy's was just perfect! I made a reservation for my anniversary, and they had already decorated our table with a special card and violet flowers before we arrived. We ordered the lobster potstickers, the misoyaki butferfish, and the braised short ribs. The butterfish literally melted in my mouth and the sauce was delicious. The short ribs were super juicy and even came with a side of macadamia nut cookies, miso soup, and kimchi fried rice. Best of all, they even gave us a complimentary chocolate souffle with ice cream since it was our anniversary. Highly recommend Roy's for anyone celebrating a special ocassion!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always enjoy excellent cocktails, food and wine at Roys

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was decent but short ribs were a bit dry. Overall a decent meal but nothing special

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Very pricey for the small amount of food. Ambiance not very nice for the price.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We always enjoy Roy's whether in SF or Maui.
It was a busy night so our waiter was a bit taxed
We enjoyed our dinner as usual, especially the sticky ribs & fried calamari pupus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We celebrate our Anniversary every year at Roy's and they make it extra special with a greeting card and special dessert!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Always great service and the Butterfish never ceases to amaze me. :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I have eaten at various Roys in my lifetime and remember it very differently. You can just tell they are now owned by a company who spread sheets everything. The restaurant world of options is vast and Roys days have come and gone. Sorry...but it was really expensive and really below mediocre

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Surprisingly small portion of salmon that was overlooked on the salmon salad for the price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service was outstanding. We were on a tight timeline and never had to tell them. they were on the spot for the entire meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Toledo)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Perfect place for a date night! Absolutely amazing food, service, and they treat you like family. Will definitely be back soon :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ate at Roys in Hawaii 5 star. So was excited to go again here in Bay Area of San Francisco. Really disappointed the memu was really different not a large selection. I will go back in Hawaii but not to San Francisco. Also it was so hot in there a customer next to me and I had to use the menu to fan ourselves,

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very disappointing.
The restaurant wasn't that crowded but it took a fairly long time to get water.
The wait server appeared rushed, and not overly friendly.
My wife's lunch entree was cold.
The busperson (who brought our food and cleaned up) was excellent.
When you pay $120 for lunch for 4, you should expect and get better.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening at Roys starting with an excellent happy hour cocktail at the bar. We had excellent service.....solicitous without being intrusive. The food was varied, good and plentiful. Will definitely go back next time we are in the city.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We got a travelzoo coupon for 4 people for $115. This was for 2 appetizers, 4 salads, 4 entrees, 2 dessert. Plenty of food for all. food was tasty and very well presented. Highly recommend trying to get one of the coupons!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant at all. Ever.
I even sent a complaint to the corporate office and have not heard back yet. That's how bad it was. There are so many better options in SF--go anywhere but here.
Beware of the poke--make sure you ask what is in everything if you can't/don't eat certain things, they put octopus in the poke without telling anyone (not on the menu; we asked what was in it). The food was average at best other than the disgusting poke. The roll we ordered was something I could get at my local safeway (and it would be better). Service? What service? Terrible. Dirty tables. Just yuck.

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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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Butterfish was fantastic as always. Service was great!

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vip
 (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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