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“Lots of changes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roy's

Roy's
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Ranked #62 of 1,245 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Polynesian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
La Jolla
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lots of changes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the interior changes at Roy's...although now the name is slightly different. The menu has also changed somewhat, however they were able to prepare some of our favorites off the old menu.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nadiwo
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Mokelumne Hill, California
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A night out...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

We did not make reservations, but we were able to get a table in the bar. The atmosphere was nice. We enjoyed our dinner. But I must say my highlight was not ordering the desert which sounded amazing and I heard so much about. Instead we had a chocolate blackberry martini. It is now one of my favorite deserts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ohbeck
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Cavendish, Vermont
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food is wonderful the staff is very attentive and there is nothing better than that and did I mention the desserts they are to die for!

Visited May 2013
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Thank DBG1010
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Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Two evenings in a row...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

After a rather disappointing experience in the neighbourhood, we were very happily surprised with the service and food quality at Roy's in La Jolla. Excellent reception, friendly staff all around and a warm atmosphere. We were met with great responsiveness to our request for another table and assistance with choosing appropriate local wines to go with our food. The authentic approach with kindness was highly appreciated and what followed made it all to be excellent. Great wine, great food, great service. It was all so good that we decided to go again the next evening to try and test other wines and dishes. The people were so nice and again the service and food were absolutely excellent. Thank you all at Roy's in La Jolla for two wonderful evenings!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michel-and-Sebnem
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San Diego, California
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Aloha Hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We visit Roy's for happy hour when the traffic is too bad to leave La Jolla at 5pm...which happens frequently. They've recently made renovations/upgrades to the restaurant and bar, expanding both areas. Their Aloha Hour/happy hour is a terrific deal. Delicious appetizers and specialty cocktails for $6 each (a Makers Mark manhattan for $6...awesome!). I suggest you sit at the bar and chat with the bartenders; very entertaining & great service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 Mickey M
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