Roy's Restaurant San Francisco Reviews
Feb 27, 2006
Hawaiian Fusion in Financial
This is a very popular restaurant (a CHAIN! gasp!), and shinie and I
went not knowing what to expect since it could've been overrated.
To our delight, it was pretty good =) The service was really good
-- everyone is really friendly and greets you with "aloha." The
place is HUGE and spacious. I haven't been to a nice restaurant
that wasn't small and intimate in a long time. It was a Thursday
night and still pretty busy, and it's probably a popular place for
people to go after work. Nonetheless, I still sat alone at the
bar (how tragic) with a Hawaiian martini (think strong pina colada) as
my only friend. tear =(
Three of us had a sampler (basically a 3-course prix fixe for $33),
which is a really good deal since all of their regular dishes are
$25+. Appetizers in the sampler include: 1 crab&something
else potsticker (came with reallllllly good butter sauce), 1 short rib
(eh), and 1 shrimp (shrimp is shrimp to me, but jess really liked it).
Entrees included the mahi mahi (I thought it was good... especially
with the butter sauce... I'm drooling as my body prepares for a heart
attack), the braised short ribs (cooked for 16 hours... it was too
chewy though), and the butterfish (very Chinese, and kind of salty...
For dessert, we had both the macadamia tart (I liked it) and the
chocolate souffle (still hot in the middle mmm). The souffle was
good and is their signature dessert... but it's VERY RICH. Jess
ate the whole thing of hers, but I could only take a few bites because
it was too much chocolate for me... but it's good quality =).
They also brought out a cute little dessert plate for Val with "Happy
Birthday Valerie" written on the plate. Very cute =)
Food-wise, this place is pretty good. Not great. I'd go
back for their appetizers, but not anything else. This is a good
place for groups and events since they are so accomodating.
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