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Roy's - San Francisco

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575 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 (Between 1st and 2nd)
+1 415-777-0277
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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El Cerrito, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm actually quite glad that legendary chef and proprietor Roy Yamaguchi still has a Roy's franchise outpost in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. It provides a unique collection of steak and seafood mixed with a potent collection of Asian fusion cuisine. I especially love the fact that their Aloha Hour, aka their Happy Hour, lasts from 4-7pm and... More 

Thank jalfong
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service from Chad and Ben, with excellent Mai Tai's and spring rolls. We even got to sample one of their signature Martinis that they make with ahead with special ingredients.

Thank Edward M
Mill Valley, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My special friends came from Hawaii to visit and we stayed in SFO for the night. Hungry at around 9/10 at night we found Roy's. Now these two work in the hotel and restaurant industry on Maui and I am a foodie so we spend money on good food and tip well. The bartender was watching the television instead of... More 

Thank Tracy H
San Rafael, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Food excellent, we had a lot of appetizers, star at the chef's counter. Thoroughly enjoyed visit, would recommend to all for a stop by. Did not feel like a chain

Thank Chuck K
Oakland, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went for birthday celebration with a group of 5. Was touched by the attention to detail in that a separate sheet came with my menu with a personalized birthday wish from the restaurant. I've eaten at the Roy's on Maui and liked the food immensely. But there's something about the ambience at the SF site that outweighed the experience on... More 

Thank judy754
Seattle, WA
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a team dinner here in a very nice private room upstairs in the back. Everything was setup for us well, and the menu had some great choices on it. All the food was really excellently done, and delicious. Very creative appetizers, in particular. My high impression of Roy's is maintained.

Thank SeattlePaul
San Leandro, CA
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We actually have been to Roy's on Maui and Oahu....and happy to say we had an excellent meal and service at Roy's in San Francisco. We had dinner for our Anniversary and the food and service was exceptional. Did not mind paying good money for both! They also asked about food allergies and were very attentive during our entire meal... More 

Thank mariard
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my aunt's birthday over there, and I called the restaurant when making the reservation. They were so sweet that they gave us a free lemon tart and the dessert was really good. We order four dishes and most of them were very tasty. We wanted to order some alcohol-free drink, and they don't have a lot of choices... More 

Thank Helen N
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Was a great meal at Roy's - service was attentive and food was well-prepared. Canoe appetizer is a must; had the filet and shrimp which was a nice option. Pineapple cake for dessert is a Roy's classic as well. A chain restaurant, but it does not have a "chain feel" when dining, upstairs section is great for larger groups and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Being on a gluten free diet has been a humbling experience; most people tend to see me as a vegan and I am usually fed green salads, not at Roy's. The waiter politely asked me if I eat meat, then suggested a delicious dish. I also had a gluten free salad choice. Bravo guys, and thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Asian, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
    (Between 1st and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: BART (Montgomery Exit) MUNI (Mission #12)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-0277
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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