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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709 (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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Stuttgart, Germany
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

Thank Nappen
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
Carlsbad, CA
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360 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Seating inside and outside. Also have a bar outside and a Sushi bar inside. The menu is extensive and all the seafood is brought in fresh daily. Prices are a little high but what you get is worth it. I had the Hibachi Salmon -so tender and full of flavor, special side of gourmet vadovan carrots. My wife had Maui... More 

Thank John R
Asheville, North Carolina
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231 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Located under the Marriott facing the marina. Have a nice view of the marina, but that is about it. Nice outdoor seating area. Food was very good, as you would expect for a Roy's and for the price. The service was outstanding! Cameron was attentive and on the spot when needed. I think the best thing about Roy's are the... More 

Thank bumpkin13
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The drinks and the lobster bisque were fantastic. All the entrees were quite good, but small. I had soup, an appetizer and the shellfish sampler and would have still been hungry if I hadn't had desserts. Definitely expensive for the portion sizes.

Thank Jill S
Murrieta, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a very good restaurant, they also have one in Maui, Palm Desert area, Newport Beach. We usually eat here once a year when we come to the area. Outstanding fish restaurant, good drinks, good wine list.

Thank 36barryl
Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This restaurant says that it's Hawaiian Fusion... Well, I found it to be more fusion than Hawaiian..... None of the entrees had any Hawaiian involved.... Appetizers had some "local flair" at best. The food quality was quite nice and the wait staff was VERY attentive and polite. Too bad the food was just so-so.

Thank David M
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Tried Roy's one night as heard the seafood / sushi was the best in the area. We found the food OK but very expensive.

Thank Mike W
Carlsbad, California
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164 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Came her for my birthday and treated as a Queen. My boyfriend said he didn't even care for sushi but loved the kobe meat on sushi choice. It is there specialty and not to be missed. We tried to get it in Hawaii and it wasn't on menu so we didn't go there - yes, it's that good!! The Waterfront... More 

Thank Barbara W

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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
Takeout, 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
    (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?