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“Roy's worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Roy's
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Ranked #65 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
San Diego, California
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Roy's worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Valet parking makes things easy. Packed. They loose reservations. Food very good, Island taste, fresh, some interesting offerings, room loud but what isn't these days. Service good, we have eaten here many times, obviously many fish offerings and some good fusion cross over dishes. We go back several times a year.

Visited September 2012
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Jeannie L, Guest Relations Manager at Roy's, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hello there!

Just wanted to thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you at Roy's soon.
Did we really lose your reservation? Please contact me directly so I can make your next reservation and ensure you have no problems when you arrive next time!

Happy New Year!

Mahalo, Jeannie Lee at Roy's Restaurants
jlee@roysrestaurant.com
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San Diego, California
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent foor, but a tad noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

The food at Roy's is superb, but the architecture leaves a wide open dining room that allows voices to travel quite far, making it difficult to have a conversation if one does not want to shout.

  • Visited April 2012
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food..and a great family restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We celebrated our daughters 18th birthday. It was a family affair so we decided to take our 6 year old twins. When we arrived the table was set including two children’s mats with coloring sheets and children’s menus. The twins felt very special, my 18 year old was very happy and I was grateful I found a family restaurant with "adult" quality food. Great job "Roy's" again...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JJCrow
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Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing food and chocolate souffle is to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Roy's is found in many US cities. If you have a chance, check them out. I have been to 6 now and in fact, when i travel i do a search to see if there is one I can dine at. Love the Hawaiian Fusion cooking. Tuna and butter-fish YUMMY.
Service AMAZING.
You must give them a try. I hope your experience is an amazing as my many times has been.
Nice location as well.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jacquelinemcgr
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San Diego
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
“Lovely and Delish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Loved the look and feel, the service, the excellent dinner, the varied menu, the romantic feel. First class experience on all counts.

Visited May 2012
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