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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Roy's

Roy's
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Ranked #89 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Nobel Drive (University Town Center's Costa Verde Shopping Center)
Transit: Bus stop within walking distance
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.
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Restaurant was suggested by hotel staff and it was a great suggestion: we had a wonderful time at Roy's and ate great food.

The fish trio was brilliant as was the service throughou dinner.

Not top marks as it is too obvious that it is a restaurant chain present in many US cities.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent flavours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

excellent flavours. very good food, good preparation, the food is well mixed together and with accuracy. very good chocolate hot dessert.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good Food, Better Service, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

For fine dining along the marina, Roys is as good as it gets. The service here has always been great. The food is good but not why you would come here. You can get better food for less elsewhere but you wont be disappointed overall. If you sit outside, ask for a cushion, the wooden chairs are not for the fait of heart of seat.

  • Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fine Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

It's closeness to my hotel - Embassy suites and its food and ambìance. Service and waiters' appearance are good, too.

Visited August 2012
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“Perfect Fish, Shellfish and Martini's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I have dined several times at Roy's in the UTC area of San Diego, as well as Hawaii, and are always quite pleased. However last night was extra special! We started with generous sized cocktails in which one is probalbly all you should inbibe. Dinner consisted of the the Habachi style Salmon for myself (very healthy) while my wife had the U10 Scallops. I have never tasted scallops so soft, fresh, moist and tender plus the flavors and sauces were superb. Dessert consisted of shared pineapple bread pudding, which is good but the signature chocalate lava cake is better. Make sure to register your email so you can get $20 off coupons in the mail and over the net.

  • Visited August 2012
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