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Roots Restaurant

466 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 399-9807
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Ranked #1,484 of 4,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Grant
Transit: 4 blocks from Montgomery BART Station. 7 Blocks from Powell Station. 4 Blocks from Union Square.
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

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!

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Redwood City, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 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

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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

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Austin, TX
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Awesome breakfast that fit my paleo diet.It was a reasonable 10 dollars. I will eat there even if I am not staying at the Orchard Garden.

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I had a great experience at Roots restaurant - the burger was very good and Lauren makes the best martini I've ever had - the Zentini - a very fresh and light ginger martini! Yum!!

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Norco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This place fools you by being empty. The food is amazing. We shared Short Ribs and Pizza and it was probably some of the best food in the city. And the prices were great. The bad news is they are closed for lunch. What? I would go there once a week for lunch if they were open. The decore and... More

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