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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We made reservations for dessert after an event. We ended up waiting a long time to be seated. We noticed that wait staff was scarce. It took a long time for our order to be taken and then a very long time to get our desserts. We asked for coffee and that also took forever. Not the greatest experience, but... More 

Thank Kathy0726
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Very good waterfront ambience! Great food. Tonight we had the Maui Wowie Salad and the Seafood Sampler. The Sampler is a little spendy($45), but it's excellent! The salad was also very good. The lication is great. Get a good glass of wine, enjoy the food, and enjoy the view of all the yachts in the marina.

Thank John S
Burbank, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Phenomenal food. Best steak I've had in a while. Sushi and Beef Short Rib were also stellar. Our waiter bent over backwards for us, which was great. The problem was why that was necessary. When we made the reservation, they asked if this was a special occasion - yes, it's our anniversary. Apparently that didn't matter - despite a 7:30... More 

Thank onomatopoeia72
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

I ate tonight Sunday Feb 5 2017 We ordered filet mignon and lobster with a grilled caesar salad . The waiter was fantastic the salad was indeed great . The lobster was Devine . My only concern is the steak was under cooked and returned to the kitchen where the same piece of meat was cooked a little longer ....... More 

Thank Brenda L
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Food was very good. We had a speciality roll to start (can't remember which one). It was decent, probably the weakest portion of the dinner. My Ahi was delicious, very well done. My colleague had surf and Turf, and it looked great (and he ate it as fast as humanly possible, so it must have been good). All of the... More 

Thank Larry B
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

For a romantic evening, where the service is excellent, you can choose from Hawaiian pokey salad, fresh seasonal salads or a variety of appetizers and that is just the beginning. The variety has something for everyone from the meat only to the vegetarian and lost of delicious choices in between. If chocolate is your thing, the lava cake is a... More 

Thank Venita M
Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Roy's on the Waterfront is a nice place to eat. It has good food, good service, good prices, good value. Is it fantastic? No, but it is consistent, good food for a good value. Would I go back? Sure, but not with huge enthusiasm- but a place I can count on to be be good.

Thank jeldenbailey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Great menu, not the usual. Just had the sushi. The best roll was the one that had thinly sliced beef on top. In the middle was fish. Yum

Thank Tom M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal together last evening. We asked for a booth and were seated in a booth looking over the waterfront. All of the servers were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. I started my meal with a Maui Wowie salad. Shrimp, feta, butter lettuce and a delicious vinaigrette dressing. Honestly it was a large salad and... More 

Thank Shani S
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is right next to the Marriott Marquis on the waterfront. In fact it is attached. It sits right on the marina, so the view are very good. Rachael was our server and she was excellent. I started with Lobster potstickers which were fantastic. I had the Herb crusted Mahi, others had the fish trio, etc. Everyone loved the food.... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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
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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