Roy's - San Francisco
Service was excellent, however the sushi left much to be desired. They read great on menu and look great. But miss the mark on any real flavor. So left with an overall meh of the place. No desire to return, but happy to check it off the list and happy it was open late on a Sunday.
Food and service were outstanding! I enjoyed the quiet, tasteful decor. Lovely dinner! Thanks!
Overall the restaurant is beautiful, we had read reviews before choosing Roy’s. We were seated quickly and our server was attentive. Once we ordered, everything seemed to slow down. Once the food arrived, the presentation was nice but the flavor fell flat. The shrimp and fish was overcooked, which seemed surprising because it wasn’t busy.
As always, food tasted good. Presentation was lacking. We ordered the short ribs and butter fish combo. The photo on the email I received looked appetizing, the entrees were presented on a small round plate, cozy. What we got was a large square plate and the entrees were set on each corner. Made the meal look less than what it was.
The server took awhile to get to us after we were seated. We only saw him twice -when he took our order and when gave us the bill. He didn’t check on us during our meal. Roy’s is one of my favorite places to dine and have had memorable family experiences there. But lately, I feel that the service has not been very good.
Generally good place. Great fish. On the expensive side but if you have their coupons (they always send out) then price is reasonable
Always a great consistent meal at Roy's. Very few surprises - you always know what to expect. Quality, great tasting food at a very reasonable price in a nice comfortable location.
We went during lunch, and they have a special that's light but delicious! It's the perfect size for a quick work lunch. We arrived and were seated immediately, waited on immediately, and our food came out promptly. I ordered the short ribs, and they are SO TENDER. The soup is light and flavorful, and the salad is fresh and tasty. It's always a delicious treat to go to Roy's. At some point I'll attempt to try something else, but for now, I can definitely recommend the short ribs lunch special.
The ambiance was above average and our server was attentive and engaged. Food was definitely on the superior side. Very good dining experience overall 😀
Another nice dining experience. We enjoyed the 3-course Philippine tasting menu and some of our favorite classics.
We have been going for many years and we feel the food quality is not as good
Thank you very much for making our anniversary a special experience. This was my second visit; once for lunch and this one for dinner. Your establishment continues to shine with serving delectable dishes. You do not disappoint.
Exceptional service! The food was thoughtfully plated and delicious 😋 management was beyond Attentive and accommodating. A once in a lifetime type experience made accessible. Thanks you Fredrick!!!!!!!!!!
Seemed dead for a Friday night. Food seemed more worth $20-30 rather than $40-50. Don’t plan to go back.
Birthday fir friend. Ex bartender. He thingy the service and mixologist was great!
As do I. Joey is so engaging fun and warm .
Very professional. Lucky to have him working for you.
love the menu, flavors, service and ambience. tad loud though. would like to see valet parking. :)
It's all about the ribs and the chocolate souffle.
We will NOT be coming back to SF Roys. We are big fans of Roys but understand this ‘Roy’s’ is no longer part of the actual Roys franchise (actually none of Continental US Roy’s are apparently) we are not sure if this is the disconnect and we have given them the benefit of doubt for several years but no longer.
The bathroom situation was atrocious! For this caliber of restaurant it should look better than bart public restrooms don’t you think? We brought it to their attention and a box of Clorox wipes later unfortunately will not fix the problem. The set up of the restroom situation is not ideal for parties sitting upstairs. Such a disappointment!
I had mahi business lunch. The portion was small and over cooked and served over bland rice. All for $33!! Ridiculous!
Thanks for helping us to celebrate my daughter’s 21st Birthday!
Looovvve Roys! Seafood is my favorite food and the dishes here don’t disappoint. The misoyaki fish is to die for. I always order the four which has a little bit of everything: misoyaki fish of course, macadamia crusted ahi, sashimi ahi, and salmon. You really can’t go wrong with this dish!
The chicken was very dry. I ate it, because I was starving, and I never send things back to the kitchen. I don't know if it was a bad bird, or just overcooked, or both. The blue cheese wedge salad had a strange sweet flavored dressing. I like wedge salads for the savory flavor. This may be a personal preference, others may like it. One thing I must say, they had the best lobster bisque I have ever had, hands down. Service was very good.
The last three times that we have been to Roy’s have been disappointing.
Business dinner but the food came way too fast and the medium well steak came raw
We had to send it back and then they said they would come the steak but didn’t
The Scallops and Salmon were superb! Great Service!
I have always loved Roy's and find their seafood to be the equivalent of a great steak at a high end steakhouse. The cocktails are fresh and strong, the servers are on-point and they always have seasonal dishes that knock it out of the park. Most of the time I stay clear of chains but this one I'll forever enjoy in the mix of places to eat at.
Food is overpriced and not that good.
Food is overpriced and not that good.
Food is overpriced and not that good.
Sadly, the crusted mahi mahi had no flavor at all. This was very disappointing. I had a sushi appetizer which was very good. Also, the molten cake was very good. My drunken mule was also good. The wall next to the table was in desperate need of a good paint job. Also, about 4 children had taken over the bathrooms upstairs and were playing hide and go seek in them. This didn't last, but it was annoying. The restaurant was clean. And the staff was very kind. The food, however, has deteriorated from the past high quality. For the price, I would not, at this time, recommend Roy's. I hope you will improve!
Another A plus meal at my favorite San Francisco restaurant. The food was delicious the atmosphere exceptionally pleasant and the service was top notch. Thanks for a great start to a fabulous evening
A local landmark! Once again, enjoyed our dining experience, which included 1st Class attention from our server. We are definitely looking forward to another meal there soon....
Jose, our server, was excellent. Food was great!
Great service and food as usual!
Step up your game!!
Roy’s never disappoints, excellent food & service!
I wanted to give it an A+ rating, but really, it's overpriced for what they actually give you. for 33 dollars, I had the short rib lunch special. came with salad, miso soup and 2 cookies.. said it came with rice... no it came with about a tablespoon and a half of pineapple rice.. RICE? is CHEAP! that part was such a ripoff. I asked the waiter for a side of rice and it never made it to the table. the flavor of the few grains I had was good and the short rib was good. my coworkers seemed to enjoy their meals but agreed that they would all have liked more rice. The fried chicken is big. I may go back for the burger but not sure. to me the waiter should have comp'd something for the rice never showing up. I am not cheap and dine at very pricey restaurants but I don't like a rip off. 9 bucks for a bottle of sparkling water? come on.. my coworker ordered mashed potatoes due to not being able to chew because of braces... good portion of potatoes but not worth 10 dollars. i'll come in for happy hour next time.
Our family goes to Roy's for most of our special occasions, i.e., biethdays, anniversaries etc. The misoyaki butterfish is most favored but the filet lobster combo is a close second. The kiddie menu is the best we've seen anywhere. Oh, and the chocolate lava cake is the best desrert ever. Great service as well. Best dinning experience imaginable.
great food, as always
My girlfriend was telling me about their pineapple upside down cake, and it did not disappoint! The service was phenomenal, and they were very attentive to both of us. The NY Steak and the Short Ribs were mouth watering. It is pricey, but it is a perfect go-to for a special night out!
Roy's is very expensive, and the food just didn't match the prices overall. The pork rib and tempura shrimp appetizers were very good, the scallop and coconut rice entree was as well, but the butterfish wasn't good, it was a little fishy and overcooked, the book choy was over steamed and the rice was flavorless. The chocolate souffle dessert was delicious. The food should be consistently great for the value. The service was excellent.
Excellent service and ambiance. Food was delicious but portions could have been slightly larger.
No valet parking and garage parking is limited.
I didn’t realize this but this is the second (and more popular) Roy’s restaurant, the first one being in Hawaii. The food is fusion French and Hawaiian/Japanese. They had an extensive drink list (lots of Hawaiian inspired drinks). The food was expensive but very very tasty. They serve edamame instead of bread. My entree (scallops) were buttery soft and delicious. I wish I had room for dessert, they looked great, but I’ll have to come back another time. It was an overall great experience.