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/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
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.
Hostess was rude and inappropriate. Even ...
Hostess was rude and inappropriate. Even though I had reservations confirmed for a table with a view, hostess wanted to seat is near the kitchen. We did not accept it and got a better table, but without the view. Waiter was proper but always in a rush. Food was great but the bad service will keep us from coming back.
We have been regulars at Roy's San Dieg ...
We have been regulars at Roy's San Diego Waterfront. The setting could not be better. Our server, Mel, could not have been nicer and more attentive.
What was disappointing is that, as locals, we have visited this restaurant many times, and generally enjoyed the prix fixe 3 course menu, hich was a good value. However, since the sale of the chain's non-Hawaii restaurants, the price for this has increased from $35 to $62.50. Each of us had the rib eye on this menu and found it to be just an average steak. The molten chocolate souffle was, as always fantastic.
Wonderful dinner to celebrate our last d ...
Wonderful dinner to celebrate our last day of (selling books at) San Diego Comic Con. Beautiful venue, great staff, delicious food, I don't think I could expense a finer meal! Thank you Roy's, can't wait to go back.
Nice cocktails and a delicious fusion co ...
Nice cocktails and a delicious fusion concept even if a few dishes are overpriced and miss the mark. I'll still go back and bring friends despite the sauce on the butterfish being overly sweet and the Bok choy too tough to easily eat as a whole steamed vegetable. That's a kitchen getting careless with the cuisine.
We were greated by a very rude, young ho ...
We were greated by a very rude, young hostess. We did not appreciate her at all. She gave a very bad first impression of the restaurant. The Manager should have a good talk with her. The waiter was great. The drinks were good & the food was average. We split a meal, got an appetizer, had 2 alcoholic beverages each & our bill was $90. So $110 including tip. Very pricey for an average lunch & rude hostess.
My wife and I thorougly enjoyed our dinn ...
My wife and I thorougly enjoyed our dinner on our Anniversary. The food was excellent. Our service was excellent the personal touch with the card for the table was beautiful. This was our 3rd year in a row we have been back. So looking forward to our next trip.
It was our 1st dinner in San Diego for m ...
It was our 1st dinner in San Diego for my son's 21st birthday. My seafood trio was served cold and had to wait until after my son was done with his dinner; before I got mine back from the kitchen. My son's filet was a very low quality cut and he was disappointed as well. Ashley tried to accommodate, but should have offered a free drink or to remove 1 of the dinners from the bill for the poor food quality.
Our family wanted to eat dinner at Roy's ...
Our family wanted to eat dinner at Roy's for the 4th of July because it was waterfront and fairly close to where the fireworks over the bay were being set off. It was a lovely dinner, except my maui maui was overcooked but our fantastic waitress made everything right. All the other dishes were perfectly delicious. We would highly recommend. The only thing we weren't too excited about was the prefixed dinner menu. We all thought it would have been much more enjoyable if we were able to choose off of the regular dinner menu. Otherwise it was wonderful.
The staff was terrific with accomodating ...
The staff was terrific with accomodating our growing and shrinking group as friends joined us and other friends had to cancel ! The food was wonderful , the patio brilliant with color, and fun people and they got us right out on time for the summer POPS in San Diego Bay !!
Came in to dine and celebrate our weddin ...
Came in to dine and celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a great dining experience and couldn't have picked a better location. We've mainly dined at the Hawaii locations, but was very pleased with this location. It was not only consistent with the quality of food and service we had been accustomed with at Roy's, but the location at the marina was awesome during sunset. My wife ordered the halibut special and I ordered the ribeye. Both were excellent and because we like to share each other's dish, we had the perfect surf and turf combo. Definitely recommend this restaurant and location for anyone in the San Diego area!
Beautiful scenery outside! Waiter was ve ...
Beautiful scenery outside! Waiter was very good and attentive. The food was just ok . Ordered the prix fix meal. Steak was thin and over cooked...didn't have time to send back. Overpriced for the quality of food. I've eaten at Roy's in Newport Beach...much better.
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