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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
+1 619-239-7697
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Ranked #176 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1st Avenue
Transit: MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
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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Poway, California
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167 reviews 167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've visited the restaurant for a business dinner and was surprised. From the appetizers to the delicious dessert with ice creams, everything was perfect. A very attentive service, meal cooked to the perfection. I've ordered the "Braised Short Ribs of Beef" and it was great!

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Santa Ynez, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Food was absolutely delicious and served with picture-perfect presentation. My server could not have been more attentive and prompt. Had a wonderful dinner.

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Brandon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we went with a group of six. Had an awesome appetizer, great wine, the entrees were cooked to perfection, Desert was made as we ordered it and completely decadent. .... The server was charming and attentive. The experience was second to none

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow, this place is great. Beautiful location, I had dinner here but I could tell they have a nice bar area that looks really fun for evenings. The food was delicious, deserts especially! Really wonderful view. Kind of pricey, but worth it!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We had high hopes for this place, but we were very disappointed in the food. The quality of the entrees was not commensurate to their price. I had the butterfish, which is supposedly their signature dish, but it was really nothing special. My date had the shrimp, and they were small. The outdoor dining area was very nice, and our... More 

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Noosa Heads
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351 reviews 351 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Having been to Roy's before in other locations I was disappointed by the food and also the décor. We entered from the Marriott pool side and the place was dark and the carpet old and the décor quite old fashioned. The service was good and everyone tried hard but the food was the disappointment. The vegetable spring rolls were under-cooked... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While allegedly Hawaiian fusion cuisine, plopping mediocre Dungeness crab cakes on top of a raspberry vinagerette reduction and putting tasteless joints of lobster(out of the shell) in the otherwise good bisque just didn't work for me.

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Hempstead, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had the Aloha roll and it was yummy. The scallops and Roy's fish trio were both amazing. do not leave without the pineapple upside down cake for dessert.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful seating by the bay. My friend ordered from the vegetarian menu, but they no longer served the tempura which she wanted. She wanted to know the vegetables in the stir fry and was told they were carrots, snow peas and onions, which didn't interest her. She felt that if certain meals were not offered, it should not be on... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

the restaurant is at the marriott and has a nice waterfront outdoor dining area food was excellent service was as well the seafood was fresh and presented well

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Additional Information about Roy's San Diego Waterfront

Address: 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-239-7697
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Pacific Rim

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