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“Aloha Happy Hour Fun Time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roy Yamaguchi's Pacific Rim Cuisine - La Jolla

Roy Yamaguchi's Pacific Rim Cuisine - La Jolla
8670 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-455-1616
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Ranked #30 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
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.
Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Aloha Happy Hour Fun Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We are from Hawaii Kai Oahu where the original Roy's is located. It is our favorite place to eat in the islands. When I saw there was one here I though we can eat there at home but then I saw where there is a Aloha Happy Hour every day so I could not pass it up. The food is as good as it is in Hawaii. This location was recently redecorated and rebranded to Roy Yamaguchi. The bar area was made larger with a large comfortable u-shaped bar and pub height chairs and tables on both sides of the bar. As always the staff is very attentive and friendly. There are $6 signature cocktails, $6 appetizers, discounted beer and a selection of discounted wine by the glass to pick from. We are happy hour people and this definitely is top notch not matter where you are in the world! Aloha Happy Hour is every day from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Jolla
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lots of changes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the interior changes at Roy's...although now the name is slightly different. The menu has also changed somewhat, however they were able to prepare some of our favorites off the old menu.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
“Roy's happy hour rules!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I always try and make it to a Roy's when I'm out west, and it was great as usual. One of the best and most delicious happy hours out there, and the Roy's in La Jolla does not disappoint. My favorite is the spicy tuna roll, with the shrimp roll and beef sliders a close second. And the staff is always so friendly and helpful. I've been to this Roy's many times and go back every time I'm in town on business.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mokelumne Hill, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A night out...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We did not make reservations, but we were able to get a table in the bar. The atmosphere was nice. We enjoyed our dinner. But I must say my highlight was not ordering the desert which sounded amazing and I heard so much about. Instead we had a chocolate blackberry martini. It is now one of my favorite deserts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cavendish, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food is wonderful the staff is very attentive and there is nothing better than that and did I mention the desserts they are to die for!

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