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“Average Food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's San Diego Waterfront

Roy's San Diego Waterfront
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
+1 619-239-7697
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Ranked #136 of 3,692 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have eaten at several Roys restaurants and this one was quite average. I ordered the seafood rissotto for $35 and the portion wasn't much more than you would expect for an appetizer and lacked any seasoning. My partner did not want seafood or red meat but there was NO chicken on the menu, he ended up ordering a chicken breast with rice that was on the kids menu, it was average at best as well. Unfortunate as the location is so beautiful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, but pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've eaten at Roy's at the Pebble Beach resort and one on Kauai. We've never been disappointed in the food or service.

Visited September 2013
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Sarnia, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“ROY'S - Bet You Can't Eat @ Just One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Roy Yamaguchi's food is always Unique a Delicious.....Excellent Service.....Attentive Staff.....Have been to two of his restaurants in Hawaii....(Hawaii Kai & Waikoloa).....We just keep Coming Back whenever the Opportunity arises......Wish we had one in Canada

Visited September 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Always great service and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The outdoor dining this time of year in San Diego is very nice near the marina.The sushi was good but pricey.

Visited August 2013
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Boston
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Great meal at Roy's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've been to many of the Hawaii Roy's and this Roy's is as good as or better than the HI places. We had the fish combination and it was fantastic - the fish was cooked to perfection. Service was great and the marina views were terrific. The price was fair for top-notch cuisine - figure $100 a head with wine and tip. I highly recommend Roy's.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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