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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 email@example.com 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
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.
I ordered the butter fish and it had a big bad fishy smell and did not taste good, therefore, I didn't want to eat it. The waitress noticed I had not eaten so she was nice and took it off our bill. The other thing was I chose Roy's for my friend's birthday for lunch because I imagined nice ambiance but to our surprise there was a man on a ladder and he was painting the dining room wall so close to us that we were shocked. I think it will be a long time before I go back to Roy's.
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Roy's while on a recent trip to San Diego. We loved the Roys on Maui, so we knew it was a good bet for dinner here. While it was crowded when we visited, we only had a short wait for our table. Our server treated us like we were his only table and was super helpful. We shared a special that included Ahi tuna, Mahi Mahi, Salmon and Butterfish. I also had Ahi tuna over a Caesar Salad. Everything was amazing!!! It was hands down the best meal we had in San Diego!
This used to be my favorite restaurant. Sadly, the last 3 times I've been for dinner has shown me that the essence of Roy's is gone. I'll still eat at Roy's in Hawaii, where he still has creative control, but it will be a long time, if ever, that I'll give it another chance at the UTC / La Jolla location.
The service was excellent as always but unfortunately the food wasn't quite like we are used to. We ordered the butterfish which was in point and so was the sushi roll however, the short rib was... average at best. Sort of stiff and although the flavor was great, the stiffness really impacted the experience. Additionally, we ordered a side of crab fired rice and the rice was incredibly dry. We also ordered the upside pineapple cake and that was great as usual and despite the negative feedback we will still return hoping this was an isolated incident.
Made a reservation but was forced to wait 30 minutes for a table. The food was mediocre for the price. Grilled salad was soggy, plates were not hot as if they were sitting in the window, the plates looked like they were thrown together in a rush, and it seemed like the staff were too flustered with the amount of people seated. If I am going to pay $100/person, I expect the food to at least be hot and cooked properly. There are plenty of better restaurants in the area where my money could be better spent.
Being it was Valentine's Day and having a reservation that we would have a quaint table for 2
Instead we were in the overfill room with others and it was noisy
Ambience was not very desiring per the occasion
I may as welll be seated at the bar which seems more romantic
No valentine theme at the tables were seated at with the price of the menu would have made the dinner nice
A table in the main room were the ambience was more preferred was what I had in mind
The evening was just ok :-(
I will reserve Valentine's Day at another restaurant in the future.
Our server Max was amazing!
He made the evening bearable and dinner enjoyable 👍
We've spent many Valentine Anniversaries at Roy's La Jolla, the prix fix menu had more choices than in the past, but they really crammed the tables in for this Valentine's Day, not very romantic with someone at the next table with his back so close. Waitress was pretty swamped too and not very attentive as in the past.
This experience was just okay. I had asked in my reservation for an intimate booth or table and when I arrived this was not even acknowledged by the host's nor were we seated accordingly. Had a nice view of the service entrance and the kitchen. If I were a professional chef I guess I would like that but I want to pay attention to my date. It seemed that the restaurant wasn't too busy w/ many open tables so I don't know why I was seated there? I believe that the staff didn't even look at the request. I expect more from Roy's. The food was ordinary, the Butterfish was not light a delicate but instead a clump of fish with an abundant sauce that over powered the delicasy of the seafood. Really too much could't even really enjoy the fish. My Ribeye was okay a very thin cut so it was very hard to get the medium rare temperature I asked for, it was med at best. Over all not the experience I would expect from Roy's or any restaurant at their price point. Maybe it was an off night... but I didn't pat off nigh prices this is why the value was low for me.
We've eaten here before and as always the food did not disappoint. Our waitress was great and didn't let our drinks get too low without offering another or making sure our waters were replenished. No complaints other than a busboy being careless and dropping a butter knife on my husband's arm and leg. He apologized but just carelessness....otherwise great.
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