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“Excellent Service Very Good Food”
Review of Roy's Restaurant

Roy's Restaurant
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Ranked #240 of 5,481 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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 and beverage around the world ever since. Join us tonight in San Diego, CA to discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
Reviewed October 19, 2013

When making a reservation we were asked if there was a special occasion which it was (anniversary). From the moment we walked it the service was excellent. Our menus even opened up to read "Happy Anniversary". It definitely made the night special. We were given edamame to snack on and ordered Sashimi Scallop and the Lakanilau roll as appetizers. It was delicious. As a main course I had the beef short ribs and my husband had the seafood fish sampler with three different kinds of fish. I will say the food is very good, flavourful and fresh. They fly in some of the fish from Hawaii daily... which is really neat. They even gave us a free surprise dessert to celebrate. Very impressed with Roys and look forward to visiting other locations in the future. My only disappointment was that they didn't ask us if we wanted to sit outside and we didn't know they had a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the water which would have been romantic. However it was still fantastic!

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Thank Courtney R
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Food selection was a little different but the quality was very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Had a nice window table.

Thank jlt54
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Wow, what a great dinner we had at Roy's for our first night in San Diego. This place has excellent food with a great location. This is by no means a tourist trap because of its beautiful location! We started with the lobster potstickers and then had the Trio of Fish and the Macadamia Crusted Steel Headed Trout (similar to salmon). It was just delicious, especially the butterfish that was new for us. The service was excellent. The portions were generous. Having just traveled from the east coast, we made earlier reservations (6 PM) and were treated to a nice patio table with a beautiful view of the sunset over the water. There are many good choices on the menu. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Susan A
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great experience in every way. We tried several dishes and all were great, but the Butterfish and the California Lobster Roll were our favorites. The waitress and kitchen staff were extremely accommodating and attentive. Top all that off with a great view and it would be hard to beat.

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Thank Patsy C
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great food - loved and would recommend the butter fish! Its my favourite. The wine list is good; maybe a bit over priced. The rib appetizer and blackened ahi tuna was delicious. My only complaint would be that we tried to get reservations on open table. Earliest they could do was 845. I called they said earliest was nine. I had the concierge call and she got us a table at 730. When we got there the restaurant was half empty. We started out with one great waiter and she was sent home half way through the service because it was too dead. Unbelievable! If you can sit outside. They of course told us it was full (it wasn't but what do you expect - management must have had the day off)

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Thank Mollymoto
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