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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
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
I really love Roy's in Oahu, so I couldn't wait to try the SF location before going to the theater. My friend and I really enjoyed the aloha hour at the bar before being seated for dinner - we had delicious appetizers and a cocktail. Try the 1988, it's tasty and potent. When we were seated for dinner, we continued to enjoy the ambiance, and of course the food. Our server was friendly, but we could have used more frequent check ins from him, such as when to put our dessert order in. Also, I overheard the table next to me ask if there were any specials, and their server gave them the info. I think this info should be offered automatically - I heard the server list a special (making their famous "trio" entree into a "quad") - my friend and I would have gotten that item for sure, had we been informed that it was an option. For these reasons, I rated the service as "fair" for this visit. In general, I would recommend Roy's in a heartbeat, because it is just so darn good, worth the money, and worth the time to get there.
We were in Hawaii last month and had a wonderful time and the best meal at Roy's Waikiki. We decided to keep the Hawaiian vibe going and went to Roy's San Francisco to reminisce. We all had been to Roy's San Francisco before so we didn't have much expectation, but we were all pleasantly surprised! The food has improved so much and the service was implacable! Overall we had a really great time and delicious. Will probably go again if we want to have Hawaiian flare food.
My husband and I love Roy's on the Hawaiian Islands so we decided to try the SF location. Calamari appetizer was delicious, but the fish plates were not as exciting. The fish on the plates were small and the vegetable didn't seem fresh. The price was pretty high as well, but that may be a SF city thing. Service was attentive and friendly.
This appears to be primarily an expense account restaurant. We used groupon. Rib appetizer and dessert were fabulous. Less impressed w the salmon and rice accompaniment.
Pleasant surroundings and service and fine for the Groupon price.
Edamame took a very long time to arrive at our table and we had to request it several times before it finally arrived. My mother's fish arrived burnt and they needed to cook a new piece of fish for her. Have been to this Roy's before, but was disappointed with the experience and quality on this visit.
Our thee menu choices:,Lobster California Roll, Misoyaki, and Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi were all very flavorful and cooked to perfection. The service was quick and attentive. We found a small piece of cardboard in a side dish of mushrooms. When we pointed it out, the staff was extremely apologetic, replacing the dish, comping the cost of the dish, and our dessert too! We will definitely go back the next time we are in town.
Roy's is our go to place for special occasions like anniversary and birthday. They know how to treat you right with a special message acknowledging the special occasion. The charred ceasar salad is really special as are the fish dishes and the key lime dessert.
Amazing place to have my birthday dinner. Service was great and food was superb! We tried the poke, auntie lei's aloha roll, butterfish, macadamia crusted mahi mahi and chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Highly recommend for special meals!
Roy's is fun. No relation whatsoever to his Hawaii restaurant. This is fun like a theme park, not fun like great food. Prices are not cheap, food is a step up from kitsch. Restaurant looks terrific in a rapidly changing (for the better) part of town. Take your business associates here, not your good friends.
The entrees themselves were warm but the sides on both plates were cold. Scallops we're good, butterfish was okay, but everything was a little underwhelming. For $40/entree we were expecting more. Lots of competing restaurants in SF we would have rather spent the money on. Roy's food and quality has really gone downhill, sadly.
Although I live in The City, I had never dined at Roy's in San Francisco previously. Several years ago, on two different occasions, my friend and I had dinner at two of Roy's restaurants on Oah'u, including the original Roy's. My impression of the quality of the San Francisco branch is as positive as it was with the two outlets in Hawai'i.
The mango mojito and jalapeño margarita were both fun cocktails. Both of us ordered the special menu. It included an appetizer, main course, and dessert and was priced at a reasonable $54 per person. We each ordered one of the two entree choices on the special menu, Chilean sea bass and beef short ribs, and we split them. Both were excellent. Service by our waiter, William, was superb. And he has a good sense of humor. I would gladly return to Roy's SF.
Celebrated my gf's 21st Birthday and our 1 year anniversary and was very disappointed with the food. Food was extremely mediocre for the price you pay.
Mango margarita: mango flavor did not shine. Pretty boring
Lobster potstickers: filling was ok, sauce was good, dough was tough
Poke: flavors was ok. Nothing special
$59 tasting menu
veal angelotti: pasta was decent but flavors was bland
72 hour braised wagyu short rib w/ blk garlic mash: very disappointing. The short rib was barely braised. Definitely not a 72 hour braise as said to be. You had to cut it with a knife. We were given regular mash instead of the blk garlic mash. Total disappointment.
Dessert: basically a frozen mousse which was ok
Ribeye steak: super bland and was quite tough for $49
I honestly wouldn't return again......
Roy's reputation has always been top-notch. I have been to many in California and Hawaii. Went to the one located on Mission and 2nd St in San Francisco. Service was absolutely laughable. The waiters and serving staff looked and operated like novices and on their first day of training at a Chili's.
One thing after another kept happening which was turning my friend's birthday celebration dinner into an embarrassment. Just when we were about to give up and go home and rip Roy's a new on one yelp, Mr. David Searls, Managing Partner, stopped by our table to see "how things were going", I let him know everything that was going wrong that night. To our surprise, Mr. Searls comped our entire meal with a huge apology. Thank you Mr. Searls for saving the night and shedding a shade of decency over a cloud of unfortunate service provided by his waitstaff.
Nice place with really good Asian Fusion menu. It is a bit pricey, can't say I would go there again unless we were celebrating a special occasion. Our server was attentive, but our table was the only one without a candle on it and the water boy missed us as he went around filling everyone's glass. Our glasses were empty. It's not really a big thing but when you are an expensive restaurant there is an expectation that little things like that are not missed.
We are long time customers (over 20 years) so we know Roys very well. Groupon menu was a little strange. The service was extremely slow though it was very friendly. Food was good but not as spectacular as usual. Not enough interesting sauces.
We loved our meal at Roy's. I had the best salmon I've ever had and my companion had a pork chop that was excellent, too. The starter Caesar salad wasn't special but it was fine. Desserts were rich. Service was old school--efficient but not obtrusive. As much help as you needed or wanted. The ambiance is energetic but seats are not on top of one another. We were especially pleased with the Groupon pricing--quite a deal.
I've been going to Roys for many years and have been a fan. This time, the food was disappointing. The Mahi Mahi sandwich was terrible. I expected a decent piece of grilled fish with trimmings. Instead, it wasbroken up fish mixed with a mayo-like sauce(?) making it like a bad tuna salad with too much mayo. Terrible.
Overall always good food and service. A taste of Hawaii without being in Hawaii. Sushi rolls are small and a little pricey. Appetizers are also small portions and also pricey. The other items on the menu are good and is fairly to a bit over priced, but is good food and tasty.
Good for entertaining guest or special occasions.
Have been to this Roy's location two or three other times and this experience was by far the worst. I don't know if we caught them on a bad day or if they've started having issues lately, but we had an 8:30 reservation and even though the restaurant was fairly empty, we were sat in a section that was waited on by bar staff. It also meant we were sitting in a louder crowd as it was part of their bar seating.
But that was just the beginning of the issues. The kitchen was "off" all night. We had a couple of dishes come out cold - it was clear there was food sitting around waiting for the rest of the dishes to be prepared. And multiple dishes weren't seasoned properly, with tons of salt being poured onto a couple different things we ordered, and one of the desserts being terribly dry.
Rather than comping the bad dishes, management gave us a two $20 gift cards (less than the value of the messed up dishes) that cannot be used together. Needless to say, we didn't find this to be much of an apology.
I'd recommend staying away until they fix the issues they're having.
Disorganized, chaotic, server sneezed into his hands and immediately handled food at the food pick up location; no edamame beans, coffee was cold; Hawaiian martini was just so so; butterfish was great; too loud.
We have been to many Roy's locations and this was by far the absolute worst. Will not return ever
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