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About Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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.

333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Dinner 5PM - Close

Cross Street:
1st Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 239-7697

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Quy Trinh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

OPEN Christmas Eve regular hours and serving our full menu.

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Private Dining

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 - 500.

Roy's San Diego Waterfront Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (44)
Scenic View (40)
Special Occasion (33)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great environment! Service was very good. Two thumbs up

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Whenever I am in San Diego, always want a dinner nite at Roy’s . Love the food and the Mai Tai is mighty good. Staff alway great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The experience was very nice, they could perhaps have a little bit better defined line at the check-in area, it was a bit chaotic. While most of the food was amazing, the small dinner salad was overly salty. The waitress brought us replacement salads without dressing, so all’s well that ends well. I was very pleased with my birthday lava cake. I will continue to eat at this great restaurant!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a terrific view, great food and friendly service. A bit spendy but worth the sunsets over The big bay

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my second visit to Roy's. It seemed a bit noisier than I remembered, although certainly tolerable. We had an issue with the kitchen: my fish was served lukewarm and my companion's lamb was overcooked. Our waiter immediately took both plates back; the wait was relatively short given the number of guests in the restaurant waiting for their food. My fish came back perfectly; my companion's lamb was now undercooked but, because of the quality of the lamb, was edible. During our meal, the manager came over to apologize and offered to return the lamb once again; we declined the offer. Management not only deleted the charge of the lamb dish from our tab, but also my fish entree. They really bent over backward to see that we were satisfied. We both would return again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were outside and loved the waterfront view. The bar was great, the bartenders friendly (delicious custom made vodka basil gimlet), and the service very attentive. The food was spectacular. I did the seafood trio... can’t wait for my next opportunity to enjoy. As always, the Butterfish was melt in your mouth delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Love this place food is always Amazing and service.also. gilberto is a great server very professional.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting on the harbor.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a very nice dinner with family. Used a Groupon and the server was very sweet and did not treat us any different. He was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for dinner on Thanksgiving. The restaurant was moderately full, but service was slow. I had the butterfish which was fine. My wife tried the Thanksgiving menu, she was sorely disappointed. I have dined at the Roy's in Baltimore many times and have had good overall experience there. This one in San Diego was a disappointment.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A bit rushed! Was not busy but trying to rush us through, seemed weird! Food was good. NOT SPECTACULAR, as it usually is

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous location and food !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Classic four fish was mediocre. The fish was cooked okay, but each sauce was not good. The lobster sauce on macadamia crusted fish was muddy flavored and disgusting. Based on this dish alone; I would probably never try Roy's again.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Appetizers were excellent. The sushi was incredible- very very good. The sea bass was very tasty also

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch. We sat on patio and enjoyed excellent service, great food and awesome ambiance!!!! We ordered canoe appetizer platter and everyone loved it!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is always great. We eat there often. The service and views are outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing as always! Couldn’t decide what to eat so chose the classic four. Such a good option to be able to try a variety of fish when you can’t decide what to get! Chris was a great server. He was very friendly, attentive, and nice. Thanks for taking of us on our anniversary!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious. Service by Leah was amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The good and place were great, but the service and attention provided by Miguel (our server)., was just beyond amazing!

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I love Roy's. The food is always fantastic as is the service and, obviously, the ambiance. Always a great experience for a special occasion!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had an early reservation because of a 9 pm flight. Bernard, our server, acknowledged that right away. In short, it was a wonderful dinner, and Bernard was delightful. Made good recommendations, checked in at the right times and made sure we finished in time—including time for an amazing dessert. He really made the experience exceptional. Thank you!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always love Roy's. This is a favorite in San Diego with great waterfront views. Great waiter and service. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Roy's never fails to deliver no matter where he is located. My only wish is to have one of his locations in my own backyard (upstate new York).

The fish is superbly and uniquely prepared every time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Alex and Spencer are a great asset. Outstanding customer service

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Somewhat disappointing. Food was good but not superb and given entree prices of $36-50 should have been superb. Very nice location and fish fresh. However meal wasn’t worth the cost. Had to ask waitress for bread and it was not even homemade.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The tired decor needs updating, but my salmon was delicious! Nice outside

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was fabulous. Lobster bisque great. Sea bass main course unfortunately drowning in sauce.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A bit of a challenge finding your way to Roy's from the Marriott- quite a maze. Interior a bit dark and feels dated. Outside seating is wonderful, right at the Marina and sunsets are spectacular (see photo). I have always loved their Butterfish (Alaskan Black Cod). De-lish. Steaks are good size. Nice flavors. I enjoy Roy's for a special treat. Can't really get out of there for under $100.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We visited this as a couple on vacation. The view of marina and sunset was fantastic. The menu ranges in price, good overall selections, with ala cartel sushi most reasonable. We had shrimp cocktail and sushi rolls with beer and wine. Food well-prepared. Prices were on the high side. Overall good experience with great view.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waiter was terrific very engaging! He made our experience great. The food was delicious and he helped with our choices

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Quiet atmosphere allowed us a great family celebration -?amazing tuna, salmon and lobster. Great appetizers and side dishes. Roy’s provides a complimentary dessert fir our occasion that was to die fir. Thx

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I ordered the Seared Kanpachi... Japanese style scampi, clams, mussels and grilled toasts points. It was ok. The fish served was not that fresh as I could smell it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi was heavenly! Lovely ambiance. We'll be back!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Request a waterfront or outside table if the weather is nice. Start with a signature cocktail like the Paradise Found which is big and refreshing or the Hawaiian Martini a bit on the lighter side. We ate light and shared a sushi roll (Sunrise at Haleakala Roll) and the Misoyaki Butterfish with a side of asparagus and a nice bottle of white wine. Everything was delicious. Don't forget dessert. The pineapple upside down cake is my favorite. The food is always excellent at Roy's with great presentation and wait staff.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was beautifully prepared. I got the four different types of seafood and they were all quite different and distinct and over delicious.The house Chardonnay was average. Appetizers were good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Roy's never disappoints. The butterfish and mahi-mahi were superb. Excellent sushi. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Rocky start with the hostess who was not familiar with the reservation system. Food was great (recommend the chef’s tasting menu). Service was great and very accommodating.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious food and quiet atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It started very promising but it went down very quickly. We had reservation but were sited by the dishwasher window which had constant commotion and noise. The food was deliver to fast, we did not finish appetizers and main dish was already on the table. We were told that big party was coming so they did not want us to wait. In addition my husband's scallops were almost raw, we had to send them back. The next plate was better but cold. Overall food was tasty but service spoiled our experience. We were out in an hour. It felt like very expensive fast food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We sat outside. They had heaters. Quite nice. Appreciated Staff.

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