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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Had dinner with our two adult kids. The ...
Had dinner with our two adult kids. The restaurant was 2/3 full in the main dining room and the bar lounge area was wide open. We were stuck in the bar, the service was weak because the bartenders had to handle both roles (they were both decent people, but were overwhelmed), not their fault. Manager never even looked our way, never asked how everything was or had water brought to our table after waiting 15+ minutes for someone to stop by, he was focused on the dining room and those guests, very obvious. Glad we dropped $300 for a dinner!
We were expecting a great experience and had a second rate, pushed into the lounge and were treated like an after thought dinner. Weak
We have been Roy's fans since 1996 when ...
We have been Roy's fans since 1996 when we lived on Oahu. We have dined at Roy's on Oahu (both locations), Kauai, and the Big Island - as well as Roy's in Plano, Austin (very sad when it closed), and San Francisco. The restaurant never disappoints. Although the menu changes a bit, there are some favorites that are offered nearly everywhere. The food and the staff are consistently excellent, and the chocolate souffle is the perfect ending to any meal! Thanks for a lovely lunch in San Francisco.
Great place to celebrate special occasio ...
Great place to celebrate special occasions! Came here for a birthday. They got my note through open table and were fabulous! Our table was nicely decorated with purple orchids and a sweet birthday message to our birthday girl! They even gave her a gift card to come back as a token of their thanks for choosing to celebrate with them. Talk about excellent service!
I was introduced to Roy's by some friend ...
I was introduced to Roy's by some friends. Everyone is amazing from the moment you step into the restaurant. My daughter and I both had the butterfish which I highly recommend. We have sat at the bar on a previous visit and it was so enjoyable.
Roy's S.F. Gets the highest marks overal ...
Roy's S.F. Gets the highest marks overall. From reception greeting, bartender service to servers, this restaurants is tops. Food is incredibly tasty and served hot and pleasing to the eye. We always come away full and satisfied. Doesn't get much better than Roy's S. F.
Oh, Roy! Your beautiful butterfish neve ...
Oh, Roy! Your beautiful butterfish never disappoints. Wonderful place to dine; food and service are impeccable. Very pleasant room, serene and big enough for the noise level to be appropriate for good at-table conversation.
The food was fantastic, the ambiance was ...
The food was fantastic, the ambiance was great, but aside from our main server, there were 2 other individuals that kept asking if we were done or if we wanted our food wrapped. We wanted to sit down and talk to each other and it felt like they were trying to hurry us up and leave. What's weird is that the place wasn't over-crowded. After I paid the bill, only then were we left to our own privacy to enjoy a conversation with each other. I guess my only advice to this restaurant is to not pester your customers if they're done or not to the point where it feels like you're being rushed to get done and leave.
The service was great, the food wasn't a ...
The service was great, the food wasn't all that great considering the price. It seemed as it has been made and sat a while before served. I could see he potential for it to be good, just wasn't great to me. I order the fish trio.
Don't order the scallops, unless you lik ...
Don't order the scallops, unless you like a slab of pork fat with each one. Perhaps I should have asked more questions before I ordered. The service was odd, or more accurately annoying. Overall the food (except the scallop dish) was adequate, but given the prices it should have been fabulous. I was expecting something fun and special, but left disappointed, and will not return.
Usually a favorite, but probably due to ...
Usually a favorite, but probably due to a very large party, food seemed a bit off this time. We,ve loved roys for 20 years, mostly in hawaii where we lived.. the short ribs were like a slow cooker re ipie.. butterfish overcooked. Not worth the high price!
One of our favorites
We first went to Roy's on Maui, a year or so after they opened. Since then, we have tried them wherever we see them, whenever we get the chance. Always yummy, with great wine selections and lovely deserts. Good place for dining out with friends for birthdays too when you can't agree on meat or fish. :D
We like the frequent menu changes, prix fix specials, and wine pairing events they have from time to time.
They have some fun new tropical themed drinks too. Makes for a little holiday fun during non-holiday times.
An Awed Customer
Roy's San Francisco you never cease to amaze me; whether I am dining with colleagues, family or friends, the service is always impeccable and the food totally awesome - and you are always finding ways to up your game - absolutely awesome and I will eat at your venue, again and again and again! :-)
Not typical Roy's experience
My spouse and I have been to every Roy's location in both Hawaii and mainland. It is one of our favorite restaurants due to consistent excellent food, atmosphere, and service; and since 2003 when we first ate at one, we take advantage of any opportunity to go to a Roy's when we travel, which is at least 1-2 times monthly given our professions. The last time we visited the San Francisco location was about 4-5 years ago. Our visit this time was disappointing. We first went to dinner on June 1. The service was ok (somewhat attentive but much less so than typical Roy's experience), and it was the first time either of us had a dish less than excellent (the Thai chicken). (In contrast, the Maui wowing salad was excellent). I thought it might have been a fluke, so I came back the next night (June 2) for a business dinner and brought a colleague who'd never visited a Roy's before. I was embarrassed after bragging so much about how great Roy's is. The service was not good - was very slow and inattentive. For instance, we got cocktails when we sat down and weren't asked about another cocktail or drink refill until dinner, there were extremely long wait periods between courses, and we weren't told about the desserts (ones that require 20 min) until we were well into dinner, and the wait staff left us alone for very long periods without checking in at all. This was not due to it being crowded, as it was not. On top of that, the courses were not great (calamari appetizer which was not flavorful and fried hard, and the ahi, which I have every time I go to Roy's, was not as flavorful as usual), which again, is unusual for Roy's. This was not a great value for substantial money spent both nights. We likely will give Roy's a try again in the future but not sure whether we'll do the San Fran location.
Compared to other Roy's restaurants, thi ...
Compared to other Roy's restaurants, this one has terrific location but very low value for the high cost. The artwork was downright inappropriate, completely missing the mark and actually insulting to Hawaiian culture. I will not be back
Terrible...had reservations on Mother's ...
Terrible...had reservations on Mother's Day at 6:45p with my family of 6....it took 1 hour for us to get seated. While sitting it took our waiter almost 15 mins before he came to our table to just take our drink order ! The food was bland, we needed to ask our waiter for salt n pepper. Over all, it was just a horrible experience, especially when you're trying to celebrate Mother's Day with your wife and children
I don't mind paying extra money for an e ...
I don't mind paying extra money for an excellent food, but Roy's restaurant is the other way around.... Expensive ,for not so great food... On top of that they charge you extra for insurance for the server "MANDATORY."
not the best experience - should have been better
They should bring back the large and small portions they used to have. $45 for a lunch entree is too expensive. I had the short ribs and they were full of fat - yuck! I have had them before and they were much better. I think I may have gotten a bad piece, but it was not good at all. We spent about $140 before tip for lunch for two and did not have cocktails and we both just wanted water. I splurge plenty on lunch, but given how bad the short ribs were this was not a good value. the place was busy and we could not wait to get the waiters attention or I would have sent them back.
Great food and good service.
We hadn't been there in awhile and took some friends for their first time. The new menu options were great and our friends thoroughly enjoyed the place and the food. we especially liked the canoe and the Hawaiian Martinis. We won't stay away so long in the future! Be back real soon.
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