The food was fantastic, can't go wrong with the Macadamia crusted mahi mahi. The portions on the sides could have been a little bit bigger. The server seemed disinterested, however we were there early and she might not have gotten into her flow yet. As a former server I can relate. The staff overall was very friendly and welcoming. Overall I was very happy with Roys.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great dining experience.
Everything was great and service was outstanding! Had a lovely evening! The pineapple upside down cake dessert is and always has been divine!
Thank you !
~ gina ~
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers are fabulous!
Tonight we dined solely on a sushi roll and appetizers....and what a treat! I don't think you can go wrong with ordering a selection for the entire table to enjoy! That being said, the Szechwan Baby Back Ribs are still the favorite! Service was outstanding as usual. - John & Beth
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never had a complaint
This time we went as a family and discovered that Roy's knows how to treat the little ones. We were just looking at the menus when the staff brought out our daughter's appetizer. Found out the kids get three courses, and she was ecstatic. All of our food was great, and the desserts were great too.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the environment was
Although the environment was not set for children, they went out of their way to accommodate our 4 year old. Food was very good, service was outstanding.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Roy's to celebrate our Anniversary. The food and service was outstanding. They added some extra special touches to celebrate the evening including a framed photograph of us. Very convenient location, vibrant setting, nice remodel of restaurant. Overall a great evening
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like the old Roy's only better. Awesome fish entrees.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific service and food but noise level hard to talk through.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Manager, Staff & Food - Top Notch!
From the moment you walk into Roy's it's like a fun family reunion! Mnging Partner, Brian Lee & the entire staff has got the Service portion of the equation nailed to perfection. Chef Partner Charles has the kitchen wired which is why we LOVE going to Roy's La Jolla. Yes, the big holding corp. dinked around w/ the name, but to us, it's still the orig. Roy's....and if they ever change that aspect....we're gone! We're keeping our chop sticks crossed. Last night we did Apps....perfect! Ahi Poke (ask them to add a few dots of white truffle oil that was part of Roy's original receipe) & the Spider Roll for me...and the Bop sandwich (from the bar menu) for my wife along with the beet salad. Excellent but wine list needs a re-do. - John & Beth
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Fancy Restaurant
Wonderful place with a very upscale atmosphere and feel. Not very casual. Food is expensive but good. I like that they have Gluten free options. Would be nice to have some Gluten Free Bread and to actually note this on the menu. Some of us are self conscious about having to ask.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back...
You go to a restaurant for the food...and Roy Yamaguchi's does not disappoint. On the appetizer side, we had the BBQ ribs: they absolutely are to die for. And if you really like them, you can order a meal of 12 ribs with mashed potatoes; this is not listed on the menu, but the waitress said you can request it. The pork belly appetizer was ok; it didn't knock my socks off, but it did come with kimchi, which was delicious (the waitress even brought us an additional serving of kimchi when she saw we liked it to much). For my main course, I had the seared ahi -- a very generous serving. My wife had the scallops, which were superb. The wine list has a nice variety; the Justin cab and the Meiomi pinot noir were very, very good.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice; love new menu & decor
Had a great dinner. Steak was good; salmon also very good. Service is very very good. It was our anniversary and they were very nice about acknowledging it. Even gave us a photo keepsake and personalized menu. Chocolate souffle is rich and delicious. It can be a business, special occasion or a family place. I think service makes this place exceptional. Kudos to all the staff.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Place to Have Date Night!
My husband and I came to have our date night here with a gift card he received for his birthday. Food was really good! The staff was courteous and accommodating, on top of everything and overall we had a great time. We will definitely be back again!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite simply our dinner before the theater was the best we have had in many, many nights out filled with disappointment. Hint: they have a great Happy Hour with discount drinks and food.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed my client
This restaurant is an attractive and very active scene for a Monday night. Food was excellent, althought I kept thinking it was a bit noisy. Service was a little distracting by constantly removing things from the table in the middle of our conversation.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, great service!
Had a great family dinner at the end of August. We arrived early and were seated promptly. Spicy edamame was served while we decided what to order. There is a kids menu that includes quesadillas, veggies, entree(pasta, short ribs etc) and dessert. I had the butterfish which as delicious as was the trio of fish and beef short ribs that were also ordered. We did have to wait a bit for the entrees as we ended up behind a party of 20, but the manager was very apologetic about the whole thing and bought us all dessert- and the wait wasn't even that bad! The desserts were warm and delicious- we had the chocolate souffle and fruit crisp. We would go back in a heartbeat, but sadly we live in Canada where there is no Roys! I give it 4.5 stars!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was amazing. All the courses, from the appetizers to the dessert. Our sever was very good and had a great smile and a matching attitude. The place is pricey; perhaps a little more than I would want to spend for dinner. The $25 summer card helped. I would say that the prices are high for the neighborhood.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food super service!
Had a terrific dining experience! The macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahiwas amazing. Drinks were fabulous. The only thing we didnt like was the dim sum. The flavor combination didnt work for us. But we are going back to sample the rest of the menu!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday evening and the place was hopping! Great to see the restaurant so full and doing well. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious! Loved the deconstructed Hamachi dish....and just $16.95! Incredible!! Managers Dan and Matthew have the place running like a find tuned watch and with Chef Partner Charles pumping out mind-blowing creations from the kitchen it made for a perfect evening.
I will say, the complimentary edamame dish is getting a little tiring. They've been offering that now for a few years. They're good, but it's time for the creative juices to come up with something else. - john & beth
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a good time!
Roy's never fails to please. Their food is amazing. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great ambiance and good service. We highly recommend.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff didn't miss a beat on
Staff didn't miss a beat on excellent service, presentation, and taste.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our visit. Service was great. Very attentive. Food was great.
We had canoe for two, perfectly flavored sauces,
Mowie wowie salad. Yum!
Butterfish. Melt in your mouth.
Seared ahi. Too much wasabi sauce. Still tasted good though.
Lava cake mmmm mmmm!
Upside down pineapple cake delicious!
Very pricey though still $145.00 after the $25.00 gift card was applied.
I will return but only on special occasions.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great waiter and
We had a great waiter and the food, though small portioned was very delicious. Look to spend a few dollars here. The ebi roll appetizer melted in your mouth. I had a combo of butterfish, salmon and the mahi mahi. Great meal. I think I enjoyed the taste and texture of the mahi mahi most of all. Finished the meal off with the upside down pineapple cake, which was very good, with a lot of pineapple. I believe the chocolate souffle was better.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small portions but good atmosphere
Most people who dine here are dressed formally but no worries if you're not because they are really accommodating.
I wish the food portions were bigger or the menu mentioned they're average size. Definitely no left overs for me.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Eats, Great Sevice
The freshness and quality was outstanding.
I had a group of four guests with discerning pallets... Everyone enjoyed the experience .
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have delicious shareable
They have delicious shareable entrees. Great for starting conversations and keeping it going
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. My husband was very impressed with the "birthday" treatment he received.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd visit, good as the first
This is my second visit to this location. Although it doesn't have the view of some of the other Roy's, this location is convenient for business dinners. I had the chicken dish and it was outstanding. My client had the shrimp pasta dish and he was very pleased. The atmosphere was great for discussion. I never felt like the waiters were interrupting or that the next table was listening into our conversation. A very pleasant experience overall. Try the Lobster Potstickers!!!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Great Night!
We started off with their Aloha Happy Hour! Such great HH deals! Must-try drinks on Aloha Hour: 1988, Mai Tai & Mango Mojito! Also get the Wagyu beef sliders on pretzel bread with sweet potato fries were mouth watering goodness! Then for dinner, we were celebrating my cousin's golden birthday & she received a personalize Happy Birthday Greeting & Poem in her menu! Plus they took a picture of our group and placed it in a Roy's cardboard frame... AWESOME! And they gave her a small dessert saying Happy Birthday and a candle! We all loved the little things Roy Yamaguchi staff did to make this day very special. My favorite dishes of the night were:kalbi eggrolls with lettuce, BUTTERFISH (is to die for!), Roy's Trio, Chocolate souffle! Cheers!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
happy to have found it...
We had a great dinner experience for our first time there...only out done by the tremendous service from Donessa our server.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is our favorite place for special occasions. There s something for eveyone!
We range in age from 7 to 67. We love so many of Roy 's favorites--the butterfish, lobster potstickers, braised short ribs.
Our service was firstrate and the children's menu outdtanding.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall happy with service,
Overall happy with service, food and atmosphere. We will be back again!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my spouse's birthday & had her favorite dish, misoyaki butterfish --never disappoints!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
New decor. Similar menu. Service
New decor. Similar menu. Service abit slow but good
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and amazing food! The Butter Fish was divine!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is a fabulous restaurant - one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego! We have been dining at Roy's for years and have never been disappointed.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner and service!
Excellent dinner and service! Also love Aloha Hour!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this Roy's after
First time at this Roy's after 'discovering' them in Las Vegas and later in downtown San Diego. My reviews are
beginning to sound all alike, but we really love the drinks, food and service at these Roy's restaurants.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought my family here for a late birthday celebration and it was just a fantastic time. The food was excellent, the service was above and beyond, and the ambience was nice and quiet (we did have a late reservation-8pm on a sunday night). Overall it was a great night and we know we can always count on Roy's when we want to have an excellent meal in a classy yet casual setting!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is Fantastic
Dinned for a birthday celebration with four people at 6:30. Parking was easy to start with. The lighting in certain parts of the bar was dim. The cocktail menu is interesting and we chose a few signature drinks that were good looking and delicious with big pieces of fruit. Our waitress Donessa was very, very kind, knowledgeable and informative. She helped us choose vegan and pescaterian dishes that were all prepared superbly in mild, flavorful sauces and tasty interesting garnishes. The entire staff of servers and presenters worked well together to make our evening enjoyable.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent service
The service was outstanding in this restaurant, and the food was... wow! It's been a while since I enjoyed a meal like that. The vegetable spring rolls were delicious albeit a tad too greasy, and we really liked the hawaiian salad, fresh and tasty. Their souffle desert is well worth it too. We regretted ordering only one to share!
I just wish they were open later. By 10pm we were the last ones, and this is something that goes against any restaurant for me.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and the wife where there for our 10th anniversary. We got to the restaurant a little late, but were accommodated very quickly. They had a personalized note in our menus, the chief gave us a personalized dessert to celebrate our evening. Tim our server was great and very helpful with any questions about the menu and made some great suggestions. We will definitely be back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and atmosphere were great. We had a very nice dinner, service was very friendly and very good. All in all a great night. I would recommend Roy's to anyone. I guess they remodeled a while ago and it looked very good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was superb; attentive
The service was superb; attentive but not intrusive. We were also greeted by one of the managers who was quite courteous. The food was excellent and bursting with flavor - the fish was cooked to perfection. We're not dessert people but we devoured the chocolate soufflé which was incredibly yummy.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really special for occasions
If you have a special occasion you wish to celebrate, there is no better place than Roy Yamaguchi's Pacific Rim! The food and selection of wines are exceptional, but the service and attention to detail that make the celebration personal and special really stand out. It will be an unforgettable experience, and make you want to come back for more.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We lived near here, but had not gone until we discovered we could use an outback gift card, here.
What a wonderful surprise it was. The food was excellent. Wonderful presentation, and balanced flavors.
We've been back several times, and this time it was with a work group. All we impressed with the food. It can be a little pricey, but you pay for the quality and the care.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful birthday celebration
We celebrated my wife's birthday this evening. Not only was the food superb and the service excellent, but they even surprised us with a custom-printed menu wishing my wife a Happy Birthday with a little poem. To say the least, they knocked my socks off with this as well as with their treatment of us during the course of our meal. I recommend the pork belly dim sum and my daughter loved the lobster sushi. Plus, I have not enjoyed a steak like this is a long time. My mouth is still watering just thinking about it.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Service, Good Food
The waitresses and waiters were attentive and my table was visited by two people from management. I was impressed that staff did that. Korean bbq ribs were outstanding, as was the Alaskan filet of fish.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are regulars here. Stellar service. Food is always phenomenal. Always full of delectable flavors and leaving you wanting more. Maui wowie salad...yum! Can't go wrong with lobster potstickers and calamari. Sushi is melt in your mouth fresh. My husband always gets the Ribeye even when not on the menu. They usually have them on hand. I always get the Butterfish. Always. It's mouthwatering good. Aloha hour is great too. Also, the Hawaiian martini is so delicious. Can't rave enough about this place.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM