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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (1st Avenue)
+1 619-239-7697
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Incline Village, Nevada
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing waterfront location at the harbor provides lovely afternoon settings for lunch and romantic evening meals as the sun sets. We dined here twice and both times we thought the food was very good. Most recently this past Thanksgiving and we thought it was better than another recent review posted here. Our meal was hot, and portions were good... More 

Thank tahoeed
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for Thanksgiving dinner and it was quite pricey for an overseasoned, lukewarm meal. The salad was underdressed. The turkey was really salty. Mashed potatoes were creamy and tasty, but cold. Tiny teaspoon of stuffing. Dessert had too much nutmeg. Kind of a bust and overpriced for a lackluster turkey meal.

Thank NcGhiagirl
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Were staying at the Marriott for a conference and stopped here for a quick lunch. We both really enjoyed our food. I had the shrimp salad and it was excellent - perfectly dressed and nice and fresh. The service was good. The location is fantastic. We would return when back in San Diego.

Thank Bob G
Santee, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased a dinner for 4 through Travelzoo. It was advertise d as the prix fixed menu (which Roy's has). But, when you dine there you find out they have a limited Travelzoo prix fixed dinner. Be wary of this. The food was good but there is very limited choice on this menu. We were also over charged for coffee... More 

Thank Ellie A
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine was so-so. The Edamamee was too spicy. The Aloha roll was way too spicy - by far the spiciest tuna roll I've ever had. After an appetizer or two we decided to wasn't worthy of our dinner dollar - especially at their prices. Perhaps the entrees are better but we didn't stick around.

Thank Rikk F
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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Roy's in at least five cities over two decades and each time I go, I like it less. I loved (really loved) Roy's when I lived in LA 20 years ago. Now, not so much. The positives: the service is great. Brian was a nice attentive guy. The fish quality is always good. Very good hamachi... More 

Thank Donald H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were very good, I had the pulled pork sandwich with a classic side salad. We ate outside on the deck.

Thank rliss5
Stuttgart, Germany
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I stopped by because it was an easy walk from the Marriott. The first night I walked in and the staff greeted me warmly, answered my questions and took great care of me. I sat at a table and had a great meal with an exceptional waitress. It was five "owls" rating all the way. Came back the next night... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The atmosphere is romantic. The food is stupendous (Hawaiian style). And the margarita's are fantastic! We sat at in the patio next to the boardwalk. Very quite. Very private. The service was exquisite. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Thank joedebosco2
St. Louis
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We don't have a Roy's in St. Louis so we always try to go when one is in town. We stayed at the Marriott so we could see it right out our window. Beautiful harbor view. Lobster bisque, wedge salad, butterfish, steak and lava cake for desert - all wonderful.

Thank SandySullivan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    (1st Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-7697
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?