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Roy's San Diego Waterfront, San Diego, CA

Roy's San Diego Waterfront

4.3
4.3
2825 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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. We invite you to join us at Roy's Downtown San Diego located on the water at the Marriott Hotel and Marina, featuring a dining room overlooking the marina, or patio dining just steps from the water.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Carryout and Delivery Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 239-7697

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Blaine Villasin

  • Private party facilities

    Roy's is located downtown; immediately adjacent to the Convention Center, Marriott Marquis and Manchester Grand Hyatt hotels. Situated on the Boardwalk, Roy's looks out over the Marriott Boat Marina and San Diego Bay. Private and semi-private space is available for lunch and dinner for 20 - 600

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Spencer: (877) 271-2982

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    1st Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet & self park available at the Marriott Hotel & Marina ($8 for the first three hours, $6 for each additonal hour, need to have Roy's validation) Valet & self park available at the Marriott Hotel & Marina ($8 for the first three hours, $6 for each additonal hour, need to have Roy's validation)

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

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  1. KP

    KennethP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Josh was wonderful. He was very attentive and made sure our food was out right away since we were attending a concert and did not want to be late. Also, the hostesses were amazing.
  2. i

    ikester

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food okay, but overpriced. Bar was backed up; waited over 20 minutes for a drink. Had high expectations; none of them mret. Won't be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our sons birthday and as always food was delicious. We love Roy’s
  4. NL

    NLRJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Zach was great. Food was awesome.
  5. SB

    ScottB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    You have such a great location but really poor standards. You're attached to the Marriott which is trendy, updated and clean. Then you go to Roy's and it's hard to find, you get lost in the upstairs banquet ares, no sing to guide you to the host stand. You walk through stacked tables, dirty areas that haven't been cleaned for months, the bathrooms smell like urin, carpet filthy junk all over very out dated old furniture just a reck. Hostess was very nice but no one recognized that it was our anniversary, whist I stated very clearly on the reservation, got a nice table but the seats were falling apart, the cheap plastic was pealing off the seat cushions, just terrible! Server didn't even say good evening or recognize our special occasion, he just wanted to know if we were going to a concert???? We had no idea what he was talking about. The food came out fast but was bland at best, no seasonings or offers. Butter fish really no seasoning, the filet was tasteless. We ordered a cappuccino and the rung up and brought an espresso, no spoon cream or sweetness, had to ask for all that. . Just poor service. We were 1/2 way through our dinner and the waiter stopped by to check in and started pushing desserts? He kept push desserts 3-4 time, it was annoying. At this point we just wanted to get out of there.... We left and no one even said thank you and good bye. Not a good experience.
  6. DD

    DebbyD

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Having been regular diners at Roy’s for a couple of decades, I’m sorry to say I was disappointed, never before. Zachary was our server, was an absolute delight. Over 30 years we have come to expect a consistently prepared & served Hawaiian Martini & /or Mai Tai. For unexplained reasons, the mainland Roys have changed up their recipes for those two cocktails. What a shame! If it ain’t broke- don’t fix it applies here! Normally, we would enjoy a minimum of these two, honestly; it was difficult to finish one. Typically we enjoy appetizers with a cocktail or two, then an entree & dessert. Perhaps another cocktail. We ended up with only appetizers & one cocktail, nixed an entree. The appetizers were consistent with our expectations. I honestly don’t understand the decision to change the signature Roys martini. Huge mistake, in my opinion & my guest. Please go back to original! Our tab was at least half of what we normally spend several times a year.
  7. S

    Sunshine

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The place needs a good cleaning. The nine slip pads at checkin smell. There where gnats and fly around my table.
  8. SD

    SDicken179

    Louisville

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time at Roy's and overall experience was good and a very unique experience. Great environment and great ambiance! We reserved a table with outside seating but when we arrived we were told by the manager that they only guarantied indoor seating which was disappointing outdoor is advertised at an option on Open Door so if not available then you should not advertise as a option. Restaurant was busy and I get it but don't make it an option if you cannot provide. Food was good but tiger prawns came overcooked and dry. Fish options are great and value is adequate. Maybe we just hit a busy night but just ok but the outdoor seating is great!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great marina view eating. You can see some of the most beautiful boats in San Diego while you eat amazing food and receive excellent service. Top notch all around.
  10. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We have been coming to Roy's restaurants for over 20 years now. Our favorites are in Hawaii. But we live in San Diego and have frequented the ones in UTC and downtown. Unfortunately, we feel that we aren't getting the value that we once received. The food is now somewhat bland, my fish tends to be dried out and tasteless, and really expensive. This last trip cost us almost $300 for a family of 4 and we didn't order alcohol. I feel there are much better options in San Diego with better quality food at a better value as well.
  11. N

    Nola

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Cocktails not served with appetizer Martini did not have olives as requested Main courses were not hot We were going to order wine with dinner but we did not because of the confusion with the order of the delivery of the food. Our waiter was very attentive and apologetic and very attentive. It was a special occasion and were very disappointed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, spectacular evening spent at Roy’s. Food always amazing!
  13. DT

    DebbieT

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    49 th anniversary. Beautiful table looking out to the bay. Anniversary card with orchids. All was lovely.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  15. JH

    JessaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Shoutout to Chris! He is really good at recommendations and was really attentive. The good was delicious also!
  16. HC

    HappyCamper

    Toledo

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service is always good
  17. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Altough the staff was clearly short-handed, they were able to do a good job.
  18. G

    Gary

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  19. LS

    LenS

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful view, good food. Signage to get me from hotel lobby to restaurant was totally lacking. Service haphazard.
  20. AD

    AubreyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't care to write a review at this time other than dinner was great and I will delinately return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, the ribeye was so good!

    Roy's San Diego WaterfrontResponded on September 19, 2022Mahalo! We hope to see you again soon!  

  22. M

    rudyM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciousness 😋

    Roy's San Diego WaterfrontResponded on September 19, 2022Mahalo rudyM ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  23. SP

    SteveP

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I'm a big fan of Roy's Pacific fusion cuisine and on this visit the food did not disappoint. That said, the service was a bit amateurish. I specifically made an early reservation for a patio table as we were going to a concert afterwards. However, upon arrival we were informed that an outside table would take some time so being on a schedule we agreed to an indoor table. It still took 15 minute and we were given an interior table with no view through the picture windows. Further, it took quite some time for our waitress to get to our table for drinks and our order. In the end, we had to rush our entrees and were still late to our show.
  24. Y

    Yaya2013

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service by Christina.
  25. DJ

    DaleJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Butterfish and chocolate soufflé! Nothing better!

    Roy's San Diego WaterfrontResponded on September 19, 2022Mahalo DaleJ ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  26. T

    Tupot

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Roy’s ? 🤔 food are normal nothing special. Services excellent, value ? pricey for what was serving.
  27. DM

    DickM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did not want to eat a lot so we enjoyed some appetizers and drinks; our server was completely supportive. Our table was outside with a view of the water and boats: wonderful. As we were leaving, the reception host asked how we had enjoyed ourselves. As we thought about our experience over the next few days, we agreed that Roy's must train its staff and encourages a culture of pride in what they do.
  28. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks at Roy's are always superb! The atmosphere is always festive. Our company management team always eats at Roy's at the end of the annual conference we attend - our favorite place to eat in San Diego. What made this last visit so special was Savannah, our server! She is friendly, helpful with suggestions, energetic, a great interactive personality, and a true professional at her craft. She made the visit even better than it usually is, and that's not easy to do. Thank you, Savannah!
  29. D

    Dhirsch10

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Special birthday dinner for my best friend. Cocktails were very good. Lobster potstickers were delicious. We each enjoyed our entrees and her birthday dessert was amazing ! Next time I plan to go on a Thursday night.
  30. HC

    HappyCamper

    Toledo

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful
  31. L

    Loring

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The wait service is excellent - pleasant, attentive, unhurried. The menu is intriguing but not overwhelming - the food is appealing and tasty. Drinks and wine list are varied and accessible. Unfortunately the noise level is distracting (even to the waitstaff) and the beautiful bayside setting loses all appeal after dusk.
  32. M

    My3gemz

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent. The only negative is we were sat right next to the kitchen where they pick up the orders. Not ideal location for upscale restaurant. Honestly they should t even have tables in that location. Also server didn’t return our credit card. Realized it was missing when went to pay for valet service. Luckily it was located. I would go again in the future but not sit in that location. Would of rather waited for a better table.
  33. MK

    MaddyK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zach was a wonderful waiter who took absolutely wonderful care of us!
  34. LC

    LauraC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique menu and flavors. Excellent service. A view of the marina and Rady.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    celebrated a birthday. service and food was exceptional. front of house was very accommodating even though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. too loud at the end of our early dinner service but then again it was a packed house. will definitely come again.
  36. T

    Trix

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food as.always. A bit of a pain to valet if not staying at hotel but still love coming here.
  37. CB

    ColleenB

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Food was just Meh. Tastes and feels like they are just phoning it in. No one said, wow…gotta go here again.
  38. L

    Luv2eat

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The menu is mainly seafood and may be very good. I ordered a filet mignon and it was not cooked correctly. The waitress gladly took to chef to cook a little more but unfortunately it got too tough. I didn't think you could ruin a filet but this one was. Stick to the seafood.
  39. J

    John

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top drawer!!
  40. JE

    JudiE

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took some relatives there to celebrate a birthday on a Tuesday night. There were very few diners inside, so our service was impeccable. It was certainly a memorable celebration! I believe that our server’s name was Lauren, and she was FABULOUS!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Roy's San Diego Waterfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 239-7697.

Roy's San Diego Waterfront is rated 4.3 stars by 2825 OpenTable diners.

Roy's San Diego Waterfront does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Roy's San Diego Waterfront

333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Carryout and Delivery Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet & self park available at the Marriott Hotel & Marina ($8 for the first three hours, $6 for each additonal hour, need to have Roy's validation) Valet & self park available at the Marriott Hotel & Marina ($8 for the first three hours, $6 for each additonal hour, need to have Roy's validation)

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Blaine Villasin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 239-7697

  • Private party facilities

    Roy's is located downtown; immediately adjacent to the Convention Center, Marriott Marquis and Manchester Grand Hyatt hotels. Situated on the Boardwalk, Roy's looks out over the Marriott Boat Marina and San Diego Bay. Private and semi-private space is available for lunch and dinner for 20 - 600

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Spencer: (877) 271-2982

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