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Roots Restaurant

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466 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3731 (Grant)
+1 415-399-9807
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 10:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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441 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was in the lobby of my hotel, the Orchard Gardens. I was surprised the were not open at check in, but it seems they are only open 6a-10a weekdays and 7a-10a on weekends. Which would explain that. The price is very expensive. An American breakfast $20, French Toast $16, Oatmeal $14, you get the idea. If you wanted... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I had a breakfast burrito with turkey sausage. In all of my travel, I have not had a breakfast burrito sooooo good. I did not want to go back the next day for fear it would ruin my feelings of the cook.

Thank Chentastic
Fair Oaks, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Convenient when staying at The Orchard Garden. I was pleased with how tasty the food was and would eat there even if I wasn't staying at the hotel but was in the area.

Thank AnnetteTheGreat
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Took breakfast in Roots during a short stay at the Orchard Garden Hotel. Very attentive waiter served us some well presented food offering us all the options available with our selection. Worth a visit. Didn't get chance to try lunch or dinner due to our schedule.

Thank Dyavid
Santa Clarita, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Hidden gem. The waitress was so nice and talked to us while our food was coming. The waitress suggested a vegetable soup after my mom asked. The chef made us a delicious vegetarian soup along with the other yummy food we ordered. Definitely recommend!

1 Thank Camibird4
Redwood City, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had discovered Roots years ago, then forgot about it. It came up on Living Social and we rediscovered this wonderful, little -- and hidden -- restaurant. It is inside a common door with the Orchard Hotel. But don't let that fool you -- it is a WONDERFUL little restaurant. Unfortunately, we were in a hurry when we went, but... More 

1 Thank David V
Leeds, Utah
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Just got back from Happy Hour. This is the worst food I have ever eaten in San Francisco. We had the Chicken wings which I wouldn't have recognized if I hadn't ordered them. The Ribs we ordered had no bones and were gelatinous. Do not waste your time or money on this Happy Hour. We should have taken the empty... More 

1 Thank steph c
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Accommodations were made when there was a couple items missing from menu and free ice cream provided in lieu. Our children were warmly welcomed in our "tourist's" attire despite the classy atmosphere. No need to search for organic on menu as according to website, it's San Fran's greenest hotel!

Thank Carrie H
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012 via mobile

Roots has the best food I've had in San Fran- my partner says his was the best burger he's had in America- and he is picky. I think the business would improve if you could see it was a restaurant from the street. At the moment it's just hidden within the hotel, but the food is delicious and the service... More 

Thank Shanmelb
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

This was a recommendation from a friend who lives in SF. Located inside the Orchard Hotel on Bush Street near Grant and China Town, this was a lovely, elegant and relaxing place for dinner. Service was attentive and the menu choices were creative Asian-Fusion selections. I ordered salmon and am extra-critical, coming from the Pacific NW. It was perfectly prepared.... More 

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
American, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 466 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3731
  • Public Transportation: 4 blocks from Montgomery BART Station. 7 Blocks from Powell Station. 4 Blocks from Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-399-9807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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