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About Roy's - La Jolla
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 La Jolla located at the heart of La Jolla's bustling business district.
San Diego, CA 92122
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11AM
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
Nobel Drive (University Town Center's Costa Verde Shopping Center)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is $5 / vehicle (not hosted), $7 / vehicle (hosted), complimentary self parking in front of / below the restaurant.
Bus stop within walking distance
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
PACIFIC RIM COOKING CLASS
Third Saturdays, Noon - 2 pm
$50 per person
(price includes lunch, experience, one class of wine, excludes tax and gratuity)
Join Chef Charles Andres and learn to create the quintessential Pacific Rim experience in your own home. At this special lunch and learn, you'll discover the skills needed to recreate each of these dishes at home, to the delight of your friends and family! Monthly classes are seasonally themed, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org of call (858) 455-1616 for details.
Waina Hui (wine club) is our monthly gathering of friends to sample wines from around the world and to share in the enticing flavors of Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion cuisine.
Cost is $25 per guest and tastings are held monthly from 5:00-6:30pm and include a sampling of Roy’s signature appetizers. Reservations required.
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 receptions
Roy's - La Jolla Ratings and Reviews
The excellent service began as soon as we stepped into the restaurant. We were seated at an excellent table. We were provided with a nice wine list. Their sushi rolls were perfect and their Caesar salad was excellent. The dining entries were short ribs (best in town) and a ribeye steak that was in a category by itself. The waiter knew his craft as well as his wine!
Went on Father's Day and we couldn't order from full menu for some unknown reason. So fathers don't deserve full menu? Ordered the mahi mahi and received a half portion of fish and hardly any sauce. I go here a lot and know the normal fish size not sure why they were so sloppy and cheap that night.
Their Father's Day brunch menu was the same as the Mother's Day brunch, which was great for us since we had enjoyed it on Mother's Day. I don't usually order chicken when dining out, but their pan roasted chicken was tasty. He ordered their prime rib, which paired nicely with the Merryvale cabernet sauvignon.
Caterpillar sushi, short ribs, and lobster potstickers were good. Teriyaki salmon was less than average--dry and overcooked. And the macadamia mahi mahi was underwhelming and small at $42! Chocolate cake with berries and the pineapple upside-down cake were okay. Had to wait about 20 minutes for the pineapple cake.
Service overall was mediocre, even though it was not that crowded on a weekday afternoon. Our server was pleasant, but the busboy was not. We had to wait too long to get our drinks and refills. Will not be returning.
We made reservations for my sons graduation lunch. The restaurant wasn't crowded at all and it was mid-week. No reason for there to have us waiting on food for 30 min. Didn't even get water served immediately after requesting. Salads were limp and extras were missing. As in, dip for calamari, crackers for poke, etc. The table behind us vacated and their table wasn't cleared for 20 + minutes. Our waiter was the only one for the entire restaurant at the time, he even was mixing drinks behind the bar.
Everyone was very nice, but the slow service, poor product wasn't addressed at all.
Roy's is usually so on-point. Very disappointing.
This is one of our favorite restaurant where the service is impeccable and the food is consistently delicious and always exceeds our expectations! The Chilean Sea Bass on the Chef's Secret Menu was cooked to perfection and the Scallops dish was extremely delicious!
Checked OpenTable at 5:30pm for a Friday dinner reservation, and was pleased to see our local Roy's had plenty of availability.
Got there and it was half empty, which wasn't a bad thing - service (which is always pleasant) was quick, and we got great drinks and apps right away. Ordered mains and had more normal timing, and they were typically fantastic. Souffle was perfect.
This UTC location will never be the exact experience as an Hawaii, but it's a staple of ours for the service, quality food, and convenience of not having to go downtown. Great, as always!
Hosted a birthday dinner for my mom. Used a groupon-3 course meal for 4 people $115. Incredible value. All of the food was delicious! We had a great time. Not a good place for a quiet or romantic dinner due to the noise level. I hand-picked a table that was in the back, next to windows which was quieter.
Roy's is one of our family favorites for dinner, but our lunch was not up to par. We were seated promptly, but the service was poor and slow. Our server forgot to take drink orders and inform us that we could only order off of the lunch menu. 4 of the 6 in our party had selected entrees off from the main menu and were very disappointed when they had to select new entrees. Overall the service was slow and disinterested which was surprising based on Roy's typical service. The restaurant was also empty so there was no reason we should not have gotten better service.
We dine out a lot and we both agreed that this experience was the best we have ever had in San Diego County. The service was impeccable, the food remarkably delicious and fresh. I was very excited to see so many vegetarian options as well as fresh fish options. The short rib was the only short rib that has ever impressed my husband. Handcrafted cocktails were delicious and a very lovely touch was a birthday greeting from the restaurant waiting for us when we sat down. Roys is a must go! You will not be disappointed.
We made a reservation expecting to use the $25 off coupon. We missed the cut off date by one day. We asked the server if they would honor it. Management denied. Really dumb!!!!
Food was unremarkable, room ok, won't be back again. If Roy's wanted to attract locals to try the restaurant they blew it, big time.
It's a business dinner. Called in in the morning to ask for a private table. They kindly set up our table at one end of the room, which allowed us to chat well. Service very prompt, Charles was polite and patient. The Roy's Trio was very well done. Other guests liked their food too. The Silver Oak pinot noir was a bit disappointing, but we had a great night.
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