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Roy Yamaguchi's Pacific Rim Cuisine - La Jolla

8670 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
858-455-1616
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Ranked #27 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Nobel Drive (University Town Center's Costa Verde Shopping Center)
Transit: Bus stop within walking distance
Description: 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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English first
San Diego, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is generally very good here but they have reduced the happy hour menu to just a handful of items and the drinks are like sticking a straw in a bottle of syrup. If you are coming for the dinner, enjoy! If you are looking for a good happy hour, skip it unless you have a sweet tooth. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very wonderful food - good happy hour drinks and prices. Service excellent. Here's the Happy hour menu and prices ALOHA HOUR Available through 7:00 p.m. in the bar. A visit to Roy’s is always enhanced by first enjoying our Aloha Hour hand-crafted cocktails, wines, beers and our Bar Bites specially priced to start your Pacific Rim escape. Enjoy. COCKTAILS $6... More 

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San Carlos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Excellent asian fusion cuisine and the servers aim to please. I had a private room reserved for a business doinner and we were beyond pleased.

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Bellevue, WA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner at this Roy's in late November while staying in the area. We have been to many Roy's restaurants, some of them multiple times and usually have had very good food. On this occasion my wife ordered their Mahi Mahi dish which she has had at other Roy's many times. I had the Butterfish. I... More 

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Orlando
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Best night out in a long time! A must experience in La Jolla if you can get away early enough to enjoy their Happy Hour menu. The food and drink choices were excellent. Our favorites were the Kobe burger, tuna sushi roll and ebi roll. The GM even stopped by our table and said hello and asked about our evening.... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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305 reviews 305 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We walked in and was hit by the noise from their busy sports bar which takes over most of the restaurant. We were able to get a table toward the back but I felt that the table was rather small for an up-scale venue. The service was very good. We felt that they are cutting corners with the food since... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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284 reviews 284 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've eaten at several Roy's including the original in Hawaii. At times I have found the service and food inconsistent varying from great to just OK. However the La Jolla restaurant where I have eaten now 3 times is an exceptional place. The food is outstanding. The butterfish is just amazing and as a change the other night I tried... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Friendly service, great appetizers. Cold drinks! What else do you need? TV that plays Sports but in a non-invasive way. Not a sports bar - classy place.

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San Diego, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had visited the Roy's on the Big Island and it was great so we decided to go to the local Roy's near Costa Verde in San Diego for our daughter's 14th birthday celebration. When i made the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion and I mentioned the birthday. The food was excellent, everyone was very pleased... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant has great service, great food.It is all about the customer ( not common these days). Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Roy Yamaguchi's Pacific Rim Cuisine - La Jolla

Address: 8670 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
Phone Number: 858-455-1616
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Pacific Rim

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