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“Consistent as always” 4 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 #117 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Edmonton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Consistent as always”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great food - loved and would recommend the butter fish! Its my favourite. The wine list is good; maybe a bit over priced. The rib appetizer and blackened ahi tuna was delicious. My only complaint would be that we tried to get reservations on open table. Earliest they could do was 845. I called they said earliest was nine. I had the concierge call and she got us a table at 730. When we got there the restaurant was half empty. We started out with one great waiter and she was sent home half way through the service because it was too dead. Unbelievable! If you can sit outside. They of course told us it was full (it wasn't but what do you expect - management must have had the day off)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Wonderful cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great food, great staff, superb selections. The wait staff is very knowledgeable & attentive. I highly recommend!

Visited August 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Hint-- you can't beat the bar view and the locals....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Here is a suggestion, sit on the backside of the bar, have some cocktails, order the appetizer menu, (especially the ribs...a meal in themselves). You will get away inexpensively and might strike up a conversation with any of the large yacht owners who frequent the place. Tales of the seafaring wealthy set abound.

  • Visited September 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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Schoolcraft, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Roy's San Diego Waterfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

For fine dining, definitely worth a visit for at least one evening meal. If you sit outside, bring a sweater or jacket. Good service and excellent menu. Very accommodating. Excellent quality.

Visited September 2013
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Alpharetta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Expansive view and menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful location overlooking the bay. We enjoyed fresh sushi. The ahi melted in my mouth and the cocktails were strong

Visited September 2013
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