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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

1107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Dinner 5PM - Close

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Phone number
(619) 239-7697
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Quy Trinh
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Cross street
1st Avenue
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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)
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Public transit
MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
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Gift Card
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

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.

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What 1107 People Are Saying
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RobH (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Meals we ordered were great! It's a nice place to dine. Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Evan & Michela were both outstanding staff members. My partner & I are always open to trying new foods, and are trying to expand our palettes and explore and dive into more fine dining. So, Roy's was a great start to our new adventure. And really appreciate the amazing hospitality.

vipOpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago


RichardA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

A fabulous restaurant which never disappoints. It's my favorite restaurant!

vipGreatrestaurant (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service.

vipGreatTheatreOption (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Went on Valentines Day and unfortunately they had a “special “ menu. This basically allows them to overcharge and trim down the quality. Spicy tuna roll had no spice and virtually no tuna. Desserts were awful. Salad course so bland. Went to Roy’s in Hawaii and it was so memorable and delicious. Not so much at this location. Very disappointed

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience at Roy's for Valentine's Day. Quick service: They were always on top of things and constantly filling water and always there when another drink needed to be ordered. The food was great and on time with every course. Very friendly servers as well. I would definitely go back again and look forward to it.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed the evening, service and ambience. All the staff seemed to take a personal interest in our enjoying the evening.
Thank you for a truly great evening
Tim n Sheila

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Roy’s is s great place to go for a special dinner. Food is always prepared to perfection. They are the master of sauces and dressing here. Great seafood and steaks. The keiffir lime tart for dessert is like having fireworks in your mouth.

vipTaxdoc (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Appetizers were great and service was great. You could get a better streak at the Sizzler. The meat was terrible, full of gristle and fat. No flavor and smothered in sauce.

JulieG (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Huge, upscale chain restaurant in huge hotel next to Convention Center. Unless you are part of a big group, there is no reason to go to this restaurant. Hostess desk was disinterested and acted as though they were doing you a favor by listening to your request, let alone sitting you. We actually did not eat at the restaurant, mainly because of the vast size of the restaurant in a massive hotel, and the snotty hostess.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The waiter, servers and bartenders were lovely, attentive and friendly! The outdoor patio has a cozy ambience with fire pits and heaters and a beautiful view. I honestly didn’t love the food, however. The sushi roll was too spicy and a little fishy. The trio was disappointing—over-sauced fish with a tiny bit of vegetable. But, I’ve heard these are Roy’s customer favorites so I suppose it’s just my personal preference.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dined outside. Lovely location. Patio heaters kept us very comfy. Service was wonderful. Have dined at several Roy’s locations... this one is our favourite. You must try the chocolate soufflé.

vipmdrs (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was excellent and friendly. Table and view were ok. Food was good. Wine was good but a bit expensive for the bottle at quite a high markup.

viplocal (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We have been to 2 Roys restaurants in Hawaii and always loved them! San Diego did not disappoint!! The grilled Caesar salad, Ahi and mahi mahi were all done to perfection! HIGHLY recommend the pineapple upside down cake dessert!!! It takes time to make so you have to order it earlier.... well worth it!! Perfect to split—- made it “just right”. Excellent service!
Definitely recommend