Elegantly remodeled in 2013, Roy’s La Jolla is located in the popular University Towne Center area, near La Jolla's conference hotels and adjacent to the popular UTC Mall. A variety of Private and Semi-private room options are available to accommodate group luncheons, dinners and cocktail receptionsView Private Dining Details
My friend was visiting from LA, so we returned to Roy's after a 10-year absence, since it had been a favorite of ours. The food and service were as good as we recalled from our last visit; however the ODOR of the restaurant was terrible. They need to fix this, or we won’t be back.
We were celebrating our 45th Wedding anniversary on our most recent visit. We were well treated, had very good service, and the food was great, as expected. My only suggestion would be for your hostess that we met upon arrival. She needs to learn how to smile. Other than that, we loved our visit, and love Roy’s.
I came here with my husband and mom for a celebration dinner. Charles, our server, was amazing! One of the best servers I’ve had. The food was outstanding! We enjoyed every bite of fish! Everything was well worth the value except for the canoe for two appetizer. Although we were pleased with what was on the plate, it was a pretty small portion for $25. It came with 2 sticky ribs, 2 potstickers, 2 small spring rolls and 2 pieces of sushi roll. Other than the cost of that, we were very pleased with our dining experience and would definitely be back.
Always a perfect setting for a healthy and delicious business meal! Always amazing cuisine and perfect service.
I have eaten at Roy's La Jolla several times over the years and in the past and have always been satisfied. However on the most recent occasion the experience was distinctly sub par. We had a dinner meeting for business. There was a powerful and unpleasant odor as we stood in the bar with drinks waiting for our party to assemble. The butter fish main course I ordered was an end piece near the tail and was dry and over cooked. It was the day after President's day and I am wondering whether markets were closed and the kitchen was left without fresh supplies of fish. The restaurant was largely empty. Overall a disappointing experience.
We went on a Monday night and it was slow. We showed up early and were told they needed to clean up the table but there were many open tables. It was freezing! I had to put my coat on. The fish was fresh and cooked properly but part of my dinner was cold. My husband didn’t get his wine until he had finished his dinner. It seemed like staffing was off. We were offered free dessert because service was off. We were sort together of bummed. We love Roys but live in a city that doesn’t have one so if we travel to where one is we always make a point of going to that Roy’s. Not sure we will be back to this one.
I've been to Roy's twice in the last month and I feel like over the years, the quality has drastically decreased. For the price, the portions are very small and the flavor is lacking. Luckily we had a gift card this last time, otherwise, I'd be very disappointed in paying that much for such poor quality food.
Had a reservation for 8:45 pm on valentines day, when I got there they didn't even acknowledge me until 5 minutes later and then told me there was an "accident" and had to push my reservation till 10. We ended up going somewhere else. It ruined our night. Awful service.
My girlfriend and I made reservations at Roy's for Valentine's Day. We made our reservations at 8:15 PM. However, we weren't seated until after 9:15. We arrived on time, however they said they were running 45 minutes behind due to other customers arriving late for their reservations. The management seemed like they were ill-planned for this special day. Our entrees took more than an hour to make. We ended up leaving late and got our desserts to go. Overall, the experience was very mediocre and we will not be coming back again.
Came down for Valentine's day with my lady and to be expected was a little chaotic. Our reservation was at 8, we got there at 7:45 miraculously since Google Maps said there was going to be a decent amount of traffic. So we checked in early just so that Roys knew that we were there and was told that reservations were 30-45 minutes behind. But not a problem, we sat at 8:15 and were greeted by our server Autumn who quickly walked us through the cocktail list and got our drinks ordered. A little time later drinks arrive and we gave our order for their fixed holiday menu. Food service was somewhat slow and took a noticeable amount of time to arrive, but again this wasn't a problem for us because my lady and myself have both worked in restaurants and fine dining in the past and know just how crazy holidays can get so we knew what to expect. All food courses and cocktails/wines were great and delicious and service still good with us. The manager stopped by and apologized about the wait but we told him not to worry about it because we were in no rush and even took care of a round of drinks for us as well in the end. The only thing that somewhat "ruined" the evening were the couple tables around us who could do nothing but complain throughout our entire meal. Talking about how they were there before other guests and yet other tables got their drinks/Apps/Entrees first or whatever the case may be. We just laughed them off because of how ridiculous they were being seeing that they came on Valentine's Day and didn't expect any delays. So the bottom line is that the food and service is something that we can stand by and recommend to friends, but we are probably going to avoid Roy's in the future when it comes to holidays/specials simply because of inconsiderate patrons.
They severely overbooked for V-day. Was insanity. Reservations at 7:30pm. Seated at 9:00pm, apps 9:30, soup 10, entree 11pm. Was ridiculous. Won’t ever be going back again. This place is greedy!
The staff was friendly and the food & wine were good. All this at a reasonable lunch price.
Went for my birthday. They made it special with a personalized card at the table and one of the best desserts EVER (Chocolate Lava torte w/ ice cream). YUM! All four of us were very pleased with the dinner. They were also good about getting us out of there in a reasonable amount of time, which was important because we were going to a play at the La Jolla Play House.
Hadn't been to Roy's in a while but will definitely put it back on the top of our list of places to dine for special occasions.
They were prepared for our birthday celebration, including a birthday note on the table along with some orchid blossoms. The food and service were exceptional. Apparently the bar was in happy hour mode when we arrived and the noise level in the dining room made conversation difficult. Perhaps a wall between the two areas would be a big help.
A favorite of ours for over 17 years. Every location is a great experience.
Service was great; we had a terrific waiter who was personable, fun and competent. Food was terrible.....of the dozen or so Roy’s we’ve visited, the food was the worst by far....chicken spring rolls were laden with grease/oil, and the inside consistency was mushy and tasteless. My 1/2 pan roasted chicken was very tuff an, again, tasteless. My wife’s mahi mahi was grossly over cooked, yielding a dry and tasteless entree that she couldn’t eat. We’ll never go back....an awful experience. My wife will be posting our experience on Trip Advisor.
I like to bring clients to Roy's for lunch because it's fresh, the food is very good, healthy and the service is very good. Everything I've eaten at Roys and everything my clients have eaten has been delicious.
I'm never afraid to bring clients here because it's consistent.
Our server Jessica was very friendly, knowledgeable and offered some great suggestions. The service was great and the food served hot. The complementary anniversary lava cake & ice cream was delicious. Thank you Roy's for helping to make our 31st anniversary special.
Unimaginative, burned, tasteless food and out of a menu item at the beginning of the evening that three of us ordered. Portions were generous and prices are fair for good food but our party agreed the food was poor all the way around. Our server was great.
I have been here a few times and the appetizers and desserts have been great but the entree has only been fair. I have had the scallops, milkfish, and mahi mahi and they have been underwhelming. The poke, lobster appetizer, and calamari as well as the molten lava cake have all been awesome!
Everything was fantastic. A little pricey, but overall delicious. My steak came out medium well, when I asked for medium rare, and the restaurant went over the top to fix it, including adding a second dessert and potstickers while I waited for my plate. Made up for it 100%
I love eating at Roy's in La Jolla. The only negative comment is that it is always noisy.
Everything is great.
It was awesome, as always!!! Really enjoyed the food and the service was impeccable!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!!!
Food portion is bigger than before, quality is good, a little noisy, but service is sub-par for upscale restaurant.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Charles was very attentive and we appreciated all of his suggestions. Thank you again for a wonderful experience!! We will definitely be back 😊
Usually above average but chicken spring roll appetizer was delivered late and was light kn the chicken. The edamame was also delivered late. Butter fish and ahi were fine as usual .
Anthony was the absolute best! Parker was also amazing. The food was delightful and the service was outstanding. Try something the waiter says they’re “known” for and it will not disappoint. I’ll be bAck soon for sure!!
Service staff was personable and only there when they needed to be. Great ambiance. Excellent spot for a romantic date night or executive meeting.
It was nice but it wasn’t explained that it was going to be a fixed menu. I was a little disappointed in the choices. I wish they had the regular menu. However that ambiance and service was great.
Food and service were excellent. Thank you! We’ve always had a good experience at Roy’s. One of my father’s favorite restaurants as well:)
Excellent restaurant Excellent and unique menu. Great ambiance. Excellent service Overpriced items however
Had multiple bonus gift cards from purchase of $600 worth of gift cards, but only able to use $20 of the $120 gift cards. Service was average.
Another great meal at Roy’s
Service was beyond expectations. Accommodated my overtired daughter just to keep her occupied and at ease.
Fish was very tender and flaky, good sized portion.
Only complaint, Sauce a little bland..
Otherwise, highly recommend.
We were at Roy’s for Christmas Eve dinner - it was phenomenal. Great service and delicious food.
Our favorite place to go for special occasions! Always amazing food and service always exceptional. Our fav are the butter fish, lobster potstickers and chocolate soufflé.
Great service is always an amazing food ! I particularly enjoy this location for business lunches .
Reliably good food and service. Fresh fish, wonderful textures and light sauces.
This was our third visit to the Roy’s property in La Jolla. The first meal was when they first opened. Nothing really spectacular. We have received multiple discount mailers over the years. Two years ago, we used one of them for a lunch. Neither the food nor the service were remarkable, and we left with a “meh” feeling, and no intention to return.
Two weeks ago, we received another mailer from Roy’s and I threw it in the car just in case we were ever near a Roy’s property and hungry for something quick. Yes, one more chance.
Our experience this time was nothing short of horrible. The restaurant was not busy by any stretch of the mind. The service was extremely slow. The speciality drink my wife ordered came without a key ingredient. After requesting that it be made properly, the replacement did not arrive for almost 20 minutes. Sleeping bartender?
We had both ordered the tasting menu for dinner. Of the two offerings, we ordered one of each. Not only was the sequence of delivery slow and unimpressive, the servers did not once mention what they were placing in front of us. Or, if they did, they were whispering to themselves. The starters were lukewarm and sloppily plated.
The main courses showed up about 25 minutes later. My wife ordered the whitefish that was almost worth tasting. However, the little white rice triangle thingy that was placed next to her was a total mystery. It was refrigerator-cold, hard on the outside (DRY), and I assumed was served as a joke, as no rightful semi-Asian restaurant would present such tiny morsel of junk. The manager must have seen me poke at it. He came over and said — without me mentioning anything — “Is the rice cold and hard?” — and then took it away and returned with the same thing a few minutes later. Obviously, the kitchen was aware of the problem and did nothing to correct whatever mishap allowed it to be sent out.
Perhaps the most egregious course was may main, the pork Osso Bucco. Almost frozen inside. Strike three!
Roy's is such a pleasant and enjoyable place to dine with great food and a relaxed vibe.