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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
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
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
We eat at Roy's every year during Comic-Con and love sitting out in the glorious weather. The food is acceptable and the service is decent. But, the prices during Comic-Con are atrocious! A $70.00 steak at a mid range restaurant is absurd. Raising prices for a specific event is criminal and WE WILL NOT BE BACK.
We were not happy with our dining experience unfortunately. Our server was slow throughout the dining experience. We ordered off of the lunch menu and I sadly had to return the salad because the lettuce was very wilted. The location is great and if you get a window seat, it has pretty views.
What a great restaurant on all accounts. my only complaint (more for the hotel then restaurant) is that the signage and way finding is ridiculously confusing and lacking. it took us 15 minutes to find the place from the Marriott entrance (where we parked). we found our selves stressed to miss our reservation.
I love Roy's La Jolla, but because we were close to downtown, the 5 of us went to Roy's waterfront instead. The restaurant was kind of empty for a Saturday night with plenty of tables available, but they still put us in a table designed for 4 people, and I was sitting at one end with a giant table leg in front me for 2+ hours.
The waiter was hiding in the back room and not around most of the time and we had to look for him every time we needed something. The waiter did not know about the surf and turf special that has been advertised and was making it sound like he was doing us a favor to honor it, and only 2 orders were available. I ordered the Trio and the butterfish in the dish was so tiny that it was not even one bite. I was very disappointed in general and will stick with Roy's La Jolla.
Roy's never fails to please. Went here with my husband during a vacation in San Diego. We had been to other Roy's in San Francisco and Hawaii and this one was within walking distance from our hotel. Couldn't ask for a more pleasing experience. Be sure to try the Lobster Potstickers!
We have enjoyed Roy's many times, at varied locations. The food and service is generally impeccable. I gave the service only four stars, as the busser was requested to return half my filet mignon, and he did not. I said nothing, as I did not want my date upset. Our server was Abigail, and she was flawless; simply superlative. The manager was most welcoming and cordial, making my early arrival comfortable. The view of the seemingly unending July 4 fireworks was outstanding. Recommend!
This restaurant did not live up to its reputation. The food was mediocre and overpriced for very small portions. The service was terrible even though there were several empty tables around us. We had to ask for utensils and drink refills, and dirty glasses and plates were left on the table for over an hour. Although we loved the view and the people-watching, we will not return to Roy's.
Went here for my birthday. We were having a great evening until the bus person spilled about three quarters of a glass of ice water in my wife's brand new (week old) leather purse! As men we don't go into our wife's purse... that is taboo. So to have her purse become an impromptu aquarium did not go over well with her. The server and manager brought over napkins and a dirty (yes, soiled) kitchen towel for my wife to dry out the inside. The really sad thing is there wasn't any compensation from the restaurant manager. This was an expensive purse and of course the contents getting soaked wasn't acceptable. I'm disappointed in the management and their attitude about my situation.
Very disappointing! Not nearly as good as Roy's in Hawaii. When I first walked in I mentioned that this was our first time going to Roy's outside of trying it in Hawaii. Staff said that the ones stateside have been bought out twice and do not have same food as Roy's in Hawaii, so be forewarned. Short rib was flavorless and sides were cold. Terribly slow and unattentive service. Will never go back!
I usually enjoy Roy's but this time I was a little disappointed. I always get The butterfish but the portion was much smaller than usual. Ordered $70 bottle of wine, suggest they take Cain Cuvée off wine list, only so so. Love the Roy's in Maui and Newport and Palm Springs
Location was great, on the harbor. Sat outside, had a pre-fixed menu for the holiday, so not sure how the regular menu is, but the pre-fix was good. I had the crab cake Benedict. It is a bit pricey. And you have to pay for parking - we did get a discount for dining, but still paid $10.00 - would have been 24.00 without validation.
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