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“Roy's San Diego Waterfront” 5 of 5 stars
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Roy's San Diego Waterfront
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Ranked #62 of 4,561 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Schoolcraft, Michigan
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19 reviews
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“Roy's San Diego Waterfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

For fine dining, definitely worth a visit for at least one evening meal. If you sit outside, bring a sweater or jacket. Good service and excellent menu. Very accommodating. Excellent quality.

Visited September 2013
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Alpharetta
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Expansive view and menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful location overlooking the bay. We enjoyed fresh sushi. The ahi melted in my mouth and the cocktails were strong

Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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180 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have eaten at several Roys restaurants and this one was quite average. I ordered the seafood rissotto for $35 and the portion wasn't much more than you would expect for an appetizer and lacked any seasoning. My partner did not want seafood or red meat but there was NO chicken on the menu, he ended up ordering a chicken breast with rice that was on the kids menu, it was average at best as well. Unfortunate as the location is so beautiful.

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Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews
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“Great food, but pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've eaten at Roy's at the Pebble Beach resort and one on Kauai. We've never been disappointed in the food or service.

Visited September 2013
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Sarnia, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Jacques V
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