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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

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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (51)
Scenic View (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Business Meals (25)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Alex and Spencer are a great asset. Outstanding customer service

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We ate early so there were few other diners present. The tasting menu was great, and on waiter’s recommendation we substituted a chocolate soufflé for the date tart on the menu. All was delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Roy’s has reliably delicious food and great service at all of the locations that I’ve visited. The ambiance is usually dimmed and quiet, but this particular night there was a larger loud group. It was nice when they left. This is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I had the braised short ribs. They were delicious. It was a nice place for a business dinner. The only issue is that it was very noisy and hard to hear my business guests, so discussions were difficult. But everyone really enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent. View of the bay was also gorgeous.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I knew Roy’s from Hawaii. Stopped in with business associates for fish and drinks with nice outdoor bay front view. Great time. The ahi poke was top notch as was my fish sampler plate (which had small portions of their four top sellers). Great place for business or a romantic dinner.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food & ambiance! Fantastic location.
Excellent service!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have been loyal Roy's diners for the past ten years. Chef Quy always takes are of us and this occasion was no different. Wine selection was excellent. The Misoyaki Butterfish always spot on and of course, the Chocolate lava cake is a great choice to round out the meal. Highly recommended for a great dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food is always good
They brought desert and our dinner plates were not even cleared we had just finished eating. That was not great. Food is always delish !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went here Saturday lunch for mom's 80th birthday! There were 20 of us (15 adults and 5 children).
Very shortly after we were seated the children all received quesadillas and crudite. Which was great! I even asked if that was a mistake, but our waiter said it was complimentary. It turns out, it's actually part of the children's menu. However, the children weren't asked what they wanted to drink which is also part of the children's menu. The adults weren't either. Lani asked about ice-tea but was told they didn't have sweet tea. But nobody else was asked if we wanted drinks.
The food was mostly fine. My butterfish melted in my mouth. It was cooked just right but so tiny especially for $41. Most of the time when my husband and I go to Roy's, I order short ribs. My adult daughter tasted my sons' short ribs and said it was just ok. I do give kuddos that short ribs was on the child's menu. My other son, got the chicken and he said it was good and a good portion. Four of us ordered salads. They were on the small side.
They gave my mom their traditional melting hot chocolate souffle for her birthday. And the kids all got ice-cream. My niece ordered a dessert she's had there before, but it wasn't available so he gave her another dessert complimentary.
Our waiter was very friendly, but I guess he was busy serving other tables too.
My mom had a nice birthday celebration!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Scallops where delectable and they offered a vegetarian menu with some great choices

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I had been to this restaurant the previous year when our business meeting was at the Marriott. The food was amazing and drinks really good. This year however I was even more impressed. The lengths that they went to for a manager of mine that has special dietary needs was no less than amazing. Appetizer, main course, and dessert. I would definitely come here again and would recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent meal and service- a bit pricey but worth it

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Did take a little while for food to arrive

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The short ribs were the best we had at any restaurant!! We are picky footies but we were pleasantly surprised. The butterfish was absolutely delicious too. Service exceptional. Thank you we will be back.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The overall experience was great! Amazing food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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