About Roy's - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Dinner: 5PM - Close
Aloha Hour: 4-7PM
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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Took my mom for her 75 birthday with family. Busboy accidentally spilled water on on my wife's back. He was new, it was just water, manager came over immediately and took care of matters. Accidents happen so no biggie, my wife was very understanding and told the busboy she's not angry and tried to get him to smile. Food was excellent! Service was awful! As a group of 6, 3 were served at once and had to wait an additional 3-5 minutes for the other 3 to come so we could eat. Sad thing was, this was for all 3 courses. Server never once stopped by to see how our meal was. We talked to the manager, he was great and handled everything in a very professional manor. I'd definitely go back for the food, just will hope for a different server.
The whole dining experience was great. However, I did not appreciate our waitress chasing us out the door asking for the remaining bill . Our bill was paid in full by credit card and a gift card. She should have check with the manager on duty ( since he was the one who settled our bill) before she chased us making us feel like criminals.
Went to Aloha hour first before dinner. During the Aloha hour, we had Tempura-crusted Ahi Roll and Kalua Pork Sliders. My husband really likes the Kalua Pork Sliders. The Tempura-crusted Ahi Roll was not how I thought it would be. It had such tiny amount of Ahi. The roll was more rice than Ahi. We had Hawaiian Martini which we liked the best out of all the cocktails during that time. We had another and took to our table for dinner.
Of course we had to order Roy's delicious melting hot chocolate soufflé first so that it will be ready when we finish our main dish. My husband had Grilled Filet Mignon & Butter Roasted Maine Lobster Tail. Tasty but the lobster tail was not juicy as when I make it. I had Roy's Trio
(Hibachi Grilled Salmon - Misoyaki “Butterfish” - Blackened Island Ahi). They were all moist and delicious!
Roy's made us feel special on our 2 year anniversary! Our server was great, the food was very good ( especially the scallops and the LAVA CAKE!) and they provided us with orchids on the table, a complimentary dessert and a photo at the end of the meal. It pricey, and the food was good but not great.
As always, our dinner was incredibly delicious! The host was very accepting of our tardiness as it took us an hour and 20 minutes to go .6 miles from our hotel due to the 100,000 people marching in the women's parade and we could not cross Market st. without going all the way to Embarcardero and down Mission. When finally arriving everything was wonderful as planned except there was a very cool vent blowing on us throughout dinner and we had to wear our winter coats throughout this special dinner which took away much of the specialness of the evening.
Outstanding date night and birthday celebration. Service was outstanding and Chef Partner, Bart Yunker, visited us to ascertain how he could address our request for a plant-based dinner. We told him we would trust his suggestions for a four course meal. His selections were a grand slam! Great presentations, unique offerings and very delicious! Kudos to Chef Yunker and his San Francisco team!
Dining experience started poorly with a table that seemed to be anticipating the "big one" as it tilted back and forth. Found a menu and knife had been sacrificed to try to balance the tilt-a-whirl top to no avail. Finally moved to a different table. Once the earth stopped moving the lobster pot stickers were savory but could have used a little more sauce. Caesar salad pleasingly spicy. Mixed seafood entree of lobster, scallops and shrimp was very good with all of the different textures and flavors standing up to the mix. Wife's salmon was substantial in portion and well done. Server was very busy with multiple tables - presumably tables that were well balanced. Still in all Roy's is a welcome destination; a bit too noisy and with music that seemingly had no connection to a fine dining venue - more attuned to a Hard Rock audience.
Start with Aloha Hour at the Bar, drink and food specials and move to the Dinner menu. Bar service is on spot... friendly and knowledgeable of all menu items. Everyone from reception to Wait/Bar staff are very attentive. Food is out of this world fresh and tasty.
Arrived 15 minutes late to our reservation, which was also closing time, and they still sat us, treated and served us very well, complimenting us on our anniversary and very kind till the very end. Very impressed and would definitely come back when visiting again. Thank you!
It's our 33rd anniversary and we celebrated with by staying at the Palace Hotel, 2 blocks from Roys. We have eaten at many Roys both in SF and in Hawaii. We had a fabulous dinner, excellent service. At the end our server brought us a complimentary dessert and took our photo which she presented to us at the end of dinner. It was fabulous! A great experience.
We were late due to traffic and yet we were seated right away. I greatly enjoyed the Maui Wowie Salad lots of different textures and tastes. Very light and refreshing. The Calamari was also delicious, large portion, cooked perfectly. It was served nice and hot. The fries were so good we order a second serving for the table. Service was excellent. The Waiter must have overheard our toasting one of the party's birthday and brought out a special dessert, a very light lemon cheese cake in a crumbly crust. Exquisite. A lovely evening.
Sorry to report that my team of 18 people waited two hours after being seated for dinner. This caused us to miss our follow-on evening plans, and some of the group needed to leave. Very disappointing. I would definitely not come here with a group.
On the plus side, when the food arrived, most of us thought it was great (2 of 18 didn't care for their meals).
They did apologize, offered a small credit on the bill (3%) and another 3% in gift cards.
Service was very good and quite friendly. The restaurant is on the small side, very popular and with it comes the noise level. The food was tasty, middle eastern cuisine with no beef on the menu. The no beef left one of my guests with no options as he is a beef or pasta only guy. He had coffee as the rest of us dined. Due to the size of the restaurant a table for 5 was awkward. It is definitely favored by the lunch crowd. Our lunch was served quickly and hot. Great for a quick business lunch, not the best for the business negotiation lunch.
The service was extremely slow. The busboys came to the table to clear dishes. We had a guest who wanted to take home her leftovers. They never came back with her food and we had to wait at the end for them to fix her leftovers. We waited for a second cup of coffee for half an hour and finally had to get up and ask our waiter where our dessert was and we needed more coffee. The rib eye steak was ordered medium rare and came well done. They did provide us with a steak cooked correctly, but we had to wait. We have been going to Roy's for a long time in SanFrancisco, Hawaii and Los Angeles. This experience was not what we are used to and we are very disappointed. Hope the restaurant can remedy the problems.
Expensive, passé, and over-rated with the worst service I've had in years. Cocktails arrived 30 minutes after we sat down, each priced at $20 for a non-call Manhattan and old-fashioned. They also arrived 10 minutes after our starter. Main course arrived while we were having the starter and wine arrived half way through that. No explanation, no apology. Food was good, but at $12 per scallop I want my mouth to sing. Not very healthy either with a lot of butter enriched sauces and a single deconstructed Brussels sprout constituting the vegetable. So noisy we could not have a good conversation. Sports bar in the room as well.
I saw TravelZoo offer a 4-course menu for 4 people for Roy’s and decided to give it a try… It was easy to make the reservation. We got there 30 minutes before our reservation so we decided to go to the bar. We each order a drink and decide to order the Lobster Potstickers from their Happy Hour menu. After 30 minutes, our table was ready but we still haven’t received the Lobster Potstickers. So we told the bartender to cancel our order or bring it to our table. He says, I will bring it to our table and it is on the house. Super Nice!!!!
At our table a manager come over and take our voucher detail and explain to us the menu option. Before we order our food, the Lobster Potstickers from the bar come out and we decide to try it before deciding on what to order. The Lobster Potstickers was the bomb!!! I don’t remember what we order but do remember that all the appetizers and the entrée were excellent. I do remember the desserts, Roy's melting hot chocolate Souffle and pineapple upside down cake. It was so delicious we actually went back a couple month later after our dinner at another restaurant just to get the melting hot chocolate Souffle again We also find out that they offer Happy Hour after 9pm. So we order a few more cocktails with our dessert.
The manager, server and bartender are excellent and so are the food.
It has been a few, maybe more than a few years, since I last dined at the Roy's in San Francisco
and sadly, the restaurant has managed to stay in business and perhaps even thrive, while the quality and dining experience continues to be at a level below that of the Roys' restaurants in Pebble Beach and Hawaii. All the boxes are checked off: inventive menu, quality ingredients, friendly staffing and attractive dining room---but there is no wow factor nor anything that makes me want to return again and again. A simple appetizer such as the chicken spring rolls could have been so much more than a rather bland and very greasy fried roll. The special of filet mignon and Maryland crab cake disappointed slightly with an overly salty crab cake. Of course the signature chocolate dessert was very satisfying.
The experience was not what I expected from Roy's. We had a Travel Zoo voucher - so not sure if that played a part or not...we got the crispy chicken spring rolls - which did not come with the sauce they were supposed to, and were a little bland. The Caesar salads were just kind or boring and had to flag someone down to get some pepper (as the runner did not come with any and there was none on the table). My husband had the Mongolian ribs and they were good, but my salmon was just mediocre. Overall it was a disappointing meal.
The food was served lukewarm. The food tasted like it was prepared some time ago. We sent the lobster bisque soup back because it wasn't hot. The turkey was brined and wasn't better than anything I could have had at a Hometown Buffet or any other run of the mill restaurant. The service was average. The ambiance was nice but the quality of meal was the most critical element.
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