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.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
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, Takeout, 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
Roy's Waterfront has a great patio for d ...
Roy's Waterfront has a great patio for dining with wonderful views of the marina. The food is classic Roys and unlike many Roys they do have an extensive lunch menu. The service was attentive and quick. Dessert is not something to be missed but several of the options do take about 15 mins so it is best to order ahead. Overall well worth it if you want a nice meal near the convention center.
Great views of the San Diego waterfront ...
Great views of the San Diego waterfront and surrounding areas. My wife and I booked an earlier time to dine to miss the dinner crowd. We started our meal with a cocktail, Polynesian Passion served in a tiki glass, this added to the tropical ambience and was a very tasty drink. We wanted to eat light so we ordered the Canoe appetizer for two, Lakanilau roll and an Ahi Caesar salad. All these entrees were very flavorful and just the right amount of food. For dessert we had Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle', served hot out of the oven, delicious! Many thanks to Jaime E our server, she gave us great service and I will ask for her again when dining at Roy's.
Hadn't eaten in Roy's in awhile - and wo ...
Hadn't eaten in Roy's in awhile - and won't return. Quality of food has really gone down. Couldn't understand since it had been consistently fabulous for years. Did a little online research and discovered they had been bought out by Applebee's a few years ago. Mystery solved!
This is one of the best Roys restaurant ...
This is one of the best Roys restaurant I've ever been on. My number 1 choice is Hawaii and so far these 2 are the best ones and the staff are just fantastic and lots of sense of humor that will make you feel comfortable.
This was by far the worst meal we have h ...
This was by far the worst meal we have had at Roys and will not go back. My wife had the ribeye which was small and grisly - $43 - ouch. I had the Thai chicken - dry and a paltry portion for almost $30. No bread served even though requested.
As a newcomer to seafood, I would sugges ...
As a newcomer to seafood, I would suggest Roy's and their menu. Many offerings for dinner and a large dining area. We would have enjoyed a better time if we were close to the window or seated outside with the view of the water. When all the dishes came out, one dish was missing and we needed to wait for the server to return to have it brought to us.
Had asked Roy's ahead of time for a nice ...
Had asked Roy's ahead of time for a nice window table for a special birthday, the hostess seemed very bored with the request when we got there and we repeated it . She said she would do the best she could . She seated us at a table not at the window despite the request (and an empty table available) . We then asked the person seating us to put us at the empty table at the window which she then checked and was allowed to do. Was not a good beginning and did not make much sense.
After this our dinner was excellent. Our waiter was great, the wine and the food were wonderful as we expect from this restaurant. Most everyone had fish which was fresh and prepared wonderfully. Love Roy's but they should work on their first impression at the "welcome" desk which is why they got less than five stars .
Not sure why this restaurant had a $$ ra ...
Not sure why this restaurant had a $$ rating. Definitely a $$$$. And at that price level it just simply isn't in the same class as competition.
Service was great.
Walk to the restaurant is extemely long. Parking is $12 minimum.
we are from sd and have tried this roys ...
we are from sd and have tried this roys several times. the last 2 have been so so disappointing. both the fish and meat have been so dry. service is sorry. the location is great but that is it. leave it for the tourists, for us never again.
After making our reservation several day ...
After making our reservation several days in advance, I called and spoke with the hostess about 30 min before the time of reservation to make sure they had received our dinner parties request for a window seat since we were celebrating a special birthday. I understand these requests are generally not guaranteed, however, the hostess took it upon herself to assure me that she would save a booth at the window and to not worry about it. When we arrived, we were informed the table had been given away. We were instead granted a table directly next to the kitchen. My 95 year old mother-in-law was not able to hear a single word anyone spoke. To say it was noisy is an understatement. After receiving our appetizers, we waited a grueling and painful hour and a half for our main entrees. Under any circumstance or an attempt at an excuse (I.E.: "kitchens fault"), this is simply unacceptable. Had the restaurant been full, this would have made sense but it was far from it. To make things worst, the entrees were cold, dry, bland and were served in underwhelming portions. The food is overpriced and the service is what you would expect from a Chili's or Denny's. The manager removed the appetizers from our bill but I felt he was patronizing our party instead of addressing the actual issue of terribly horrible service. I will not return and as a native San Diegan, I'm aware of multiple other high end eateries to invest your hard earned money into where the service is paramount and the food, extraordinary. Roy's is not one.
Went to Roy's for the first time since m ...
Went to Roy's for the first time since moving here from NYC.
We were seated closest to the bay outside, which was nice, but there were ants crawling along the ledge next to the table. The service was good, but the food was mediocre. The Butterfish was good, but the rice was cold. In the shellfish combo entree the shrimp was undercooked. The spicy tuna roll in the combo appetizer was excellent as was the chicken satay. Unfortunately, the lobster potsticker was fried. We probably won't return.
The experience was that which is typical ...
The experience was that which is typical of a tourist-frequented establishment. The pace was bustling rather than calm, they were running about 30-minutes behind on seating guests with reservations, and the men's room was unkempt. Very contrasting to the experiences I've had at other Roy's locations. Definitely won't visit this location again. Despite these criticisms, the food quality, and presentation met my expectations.
This was our first time at this Roy's lo ...
This was our first time at this Roy's location and it doesn't disappoint. It overlooks the boats and great to people watch. It took a bit of time to park, and walk thru the Marriott to the actual restaurant but after eating it was a welcome trek! Food was great, we split the summer salad with chopped shrimp, avocado etc and it was refreshing. Also tried the scallops and the butterfish both were delicious. Dessert was a repeat of the pineapple upside down cake which everyone should try at least once and the malasadas with 3 dipping sauces also served warm from the oven. Roys has a lot of great sounding dishes that we look forward to trying in the future!
The waiter was not attentive. My Mahi ve ...
The waiter was not attentive. My Mahi very dry and cool. I have dined at the Roy's in Kaanapali and Chicago and had excellent experiences. I was visiting with family and celebrating a graduation and found the overall experience mediocre at best. We had 3 other dinners while in San Diego which were much better.
Wonderful ambiance. The appetizer canoe ...
Wonderful ambiance. The appetizer canoe for 2 was fabulous. Butterfish was melt-in-your mouth perfect and the ribeye was tasty and prepared as requested. (I think my husband was too full to get the most out of it). The service was friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend Roy's without reserve.
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