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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
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 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
We had 2 servers who were amazing ---until the restaurant had more people come in after 630pm and then they went MIA and sucked. But they had time to be laughing and joking together against the server wall without paying attention to their guests. If I had less class I would have tipped them $1. I have 4 year old twins who ran out of attention span waiting for them to even look let alone come back to the table....when they had NO good reason to be delinquent. I had a min of $100 tip waiting for them after the first 30 minutes. Though they slowly chipped themselves down to me never wanting to go there again. Nice work people.
Roy's is a very nice restaurant in downtown San Francisco. The menu had a wide selection of dishes that sounded very tasty. My appetizer, the canoe, was excellent. My entree was very good. Service was excellent. I'll be back and I'd recommend Roy's to a friend.
The evening started out on a bad note - my reservations was for 5 people (my family plus my son's girlfriend) but when we arrived we were seated at a table for 4 (of course making my son's girlfriend feel awkward). So they then added a chair at the end of the table for 4, making for a crowded table. Of course my review reflects my initial irritation and this really ruined my evening.
Absence of public parking or valet parking is an inconvenience to diners. I had to drop my guests and walk a block away to park my car at a private parking garage that cost $15 dollars after 5 pm. I've travelled all over US and dined on high end restaurants with valet parking 99% of the time. Roy's has got to get their acts together and start being user friendly.
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a getaway weekend: Friday we uber'd from a Sacramento suburb into San Francisco, stayed at the plush Palace Hotel, dined Saturday evening at Roy's and uber'd home on Sunday. We had never dined at Roy's, but it exceeded our expectations. Excellent service, attentive and friendly staff, with great sampler starter selections and great "entre" sampler selections.
We had a wonderful time dining @Roy's celebrating my husband's birthday. We've been here a few times and always had great service that's why we always want to come back. It really made my husband feel special with the welcome bday message and love that he was given a bday gift card to use for our next date night. Thank you all for your impeccable service.
Food was good not great. We had the Aunt Lei's roll as an appetizer. The flavor was ok, but it was mushy and not as good as many other rolls we have had at half the price. The preparations were somewhat lacking from the descriptions and sounded much more flavorful than they were. The butterfish (black cod) was not nearly as good as Eddie V's, and was a very small portion for the price. We don't mind paying premium prices for good fresh seafood, but this was mediocre food at best. I would not recommend it.
I have never been disappointed at Roy's. It is a favorite spot for a business lunch without too much disruption. The food is always excellent, the wait staff friendly and efficient, and the portion sizes for a business lunch are perfect. We are never rushed. I will go back to Roy's whenever I want to have a business lunch that is casual, but allows us to focus on the topics we need to discuss.
While the food was delicious, the service was seriously lacking. I've eaten here on multiple occasions and this is not the norm. We had dirty plates left on our table for extended periods of time and waited long periods of time between wine refills. Server was polite, but rarely checked on us.
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