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8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-455-1616
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and service. Started with fresh local greens salad, then we split tempura vegetables (large enough for 3-4 people to share) then the Butterfish and Ahi which were both wonderful. Everything is so very fresh and the fish is always fantastic. Request the “quieter...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've dined at Roy's in NYC and it was much better. A few years back when the Asian fusion thing was trendy, Roy's was a leader. The meal at La Jolla was ok but nothing special. It was a big disappointment actually.

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with a few friends on a Friday night. The Szechuan spiced pork ribs appetizer had only 3 small ribs. The Ahi poke- fish was fresh but was tasteless, wondered if they seasoned it. The lobster bisque was good, the calamari- small portion...More

Thank Mangoscent
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I had only ever had dinner at Roy's and at a different location (Orlando, FL). The food was excellent although the noise was deafening. But a colleague was in town and the Roy's near my office ticked all the boxes for our lunch requirements so...More

Thank Basiluzzo
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Had reservation, got seated, waited and waited - finally got water and one glass was dirty. Waited longer, finally server came and took cocktail order. Waited and waited, cocktails came, no server - couldn't see him to flag him down, eventually ordered appetizers & main...More

Thank Stephwall
Reviewed September 21, 2017

My wife and I attended the Justin Wine Dinner last evening and it exceeded our expectations for food preparations and presentation, wine pourings, and attentive, friendly service. Limited to 32 people, our private dining room was warm and friendly. What a lineup of food, including...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a combo of a fancy place with a sports bar. A bit of an odd combo, although the areas are separated. The food was pretty good, service was a bit off overall. While they had lots and lots of people milling around, they didn't...More

Thank BK122
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Our service and trio of fish (Butter, Ahi, Salmon) was very good. Bottle of wine reasonably priced, but there was no valet this evening. Only negative point is that it gets a little noisy in the main dining room. The evening was fine.

Thank GATechSlick
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is my most favorite restaurant. I first discovered in Kauai. They recommended the Butter Fish. It's to die for. Found out there are 2 in San Diego area. Have tried them both many times and the dish is always quality from restaurant to restaurant....More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Never is a long time, but since the mainland Roy's went corporate this place became awful. On two occasions we were EMBARRASSED to have taken visitors here for dinner. Service was slow and error filled, food was COLD or overcooked, manager was disinterested. All this...More

Thank AndreM5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
    (Nobel Drive (University Town Center's Costa Verde Shopping Center))
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop within walking distance
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-1616
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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