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“ROY'S - Bet You Can't Eat @ Just One” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's San Diego Waterfront

Roy's San Diego Waterfront
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Ranked #64 of 4,537 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 1st Avenue
Transit: MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
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.
Sarnia, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“ROY'S - Bet You Can't Eat @ Just One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Roy Yamaguchi's food is always Unique a Delicious.....Excellent Service.....Attentive Staff.....Have been to two of his restaurants in Hawaii....(Hawaii Kai & Waikoloa).....We just keep Coming Back whenever the Opportunity arises......Wish we had one in Canada

Visited September 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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152 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Always great service and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The outdoor dining this time of year in San Diego is very nice near the marina.The sushi was good but pricey.

Visited August 2013
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Boston
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great meal at Roy's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I've been to many of the Hawaii Roy's and this Roy's is as good as or better than the HI places. We had the fish combination and it was fantastic - the fish was cooked to perfection. Service was great and the marina views were terrific. The price was fair for top-notch cuisine - figure $100 a head with wine and tip. I highly recommend Roy's.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank RollingStone2
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Fishers, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I was in San Diego on business and ate at Roy's the first night. If you're not familiar with the location, it was difficult to find via a GPS (it is actually behind the Marriott, so use the Marriott parking lot and walk around back to the big round building). The food was very good - I had the Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi and my associate had the scallops. The wine selection was also good and priced typically. I thought the entrees were a little pricy, but I'm from the Midwest and not used to California prices. I was a little disapointed that it took a long time to get our bottle of wine, and then the entrees showed up 5 minutes later. The service was excellent intially, but as the restaurant filled up, no one came around to refill the wine glasses. It probably didn't help that 5 tables in a row were seated in our waitress's section. 2 entrees + $32 bottle of wine = $97 bill (tip not included).

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Pat W
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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
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“It's OK, but there are better places in the area.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The food was just OK. The view was nonexistent. There are better, less expensive places that have a lot more to offer. Find one of them and experience The city!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Eliz1974
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