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“Wonderful Sushi Place” 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
858-455-1616
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Ranked #31 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $6 - $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.
La Jolla, CA
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“Wonderful Sushi Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2006

This upscale sushi place is part of the Hawaiian owned chain of the same name. The sushi is very fresh here and the atmosphere is quite enjoyable. This is not really in LJ per se, but it is on the edge of the Costa Verde Center, in the LJ area. If you want a classy atmosphere with great Asian, California fusion cuisine, this one is for you!

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English first
San Diego, CA
2 reviews
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“Not too impressed...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2005

After our recent trip to Hawaii, my boyfriend and I were craving some Hawaiian cuisine. We headed to Roy's because we had heard some rave reviews. In comparison to Alan Wong's in Honolulu (go there--the food is amazing. ---------------------------), we were highly disappointed.

The recommended appetizer of steak sushi (yes, it was MEAT in a sushi roll alongside fish...can't remember the specific name) seemed like a lame attempt at an "innovative" dish. It tasted just ok. My Mahi Mahi was bland, and so was the steak that my boyfriend ordered. The waiter kept raving about how fabulous Roy's was, but we were disapointed. Nothing great about this place, but perhaps it's because we've been spoiled by Alan Wong's.

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