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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
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.
Our dinner at Roy's was magical! We sat ...
Our dinner at Roy's was magical! We sat outside on an unusually warm evening and watched an amazing sunset. The food was perfect! The restaurant brought us a chocolate lava cake with our anniversary wishes written in raspberry puree. Wonderful!
I had the Polynesian drink, lobster pots ...
I had the Polynesian drink, lobster potstickers, and Roy's trio of salmon, mahi mahi, and blackened ahi. Everything was perfect. I am still amazed... I am picky with my food and usually quite skeptical, especially when it comes to the cook of my fish. All three pieces of fish I got tonight was cooked to perfection. Buttery. Flaky. Melting in my mouth. Worth every penny!
There was a delay in seating us. The hostess graciously offered us a glass of champagne while we waited for an open table. Once seated, the service was exceptional. Menu is pricey so that the value equation comes up short. Nevertheless, it is an bay-front restaurant that did meet our fine dining expectations.
We were staying at the Marriott and did ...
We were staying at the Marriott and did not want to travel far for our dinner. We enjoyed our short ribs and filet mignon entrees. Our server, Ashley, was personable and attentive. The noise level was uncomfortable at first as there were a few large parties nearby. Once the tables cleared, we enjoyed our meals better. The macadamia ice cream dessert was outrageous and delicious! Coffee refills were politely given. I would recommend even though this is a chain restaurant.
The entrees were fabulous but not served ...
The entrees were fabulous but not served immediately because they were warm, instead of hot. Noise level so high - hard to carry-on our conversations. I do recommend this restaurant and I look forward to returning.
Parking is extra $15 and is a walk from ...
Parking is extra $15 and is a walk from the parking to the restaurant. Not good for elderly or those that are disabled just due to the distance. Food was good. Enjoyed the bartender, and the staff was very helpful and attentive. Seems to have some regulars that know everyone.
We ate at Roy's to celebrate our daughte ...
We ate at Roy's to celebrate our daughter's graduation from college. We had a party of 12 and everyone found something on the menu to love. The wait staff was attentive and helped to make the afternoon a very festive occasion. I would recommend Roy's as a place to take family and friends and enjoy great food and a lovely location.
Heavily sauced (and sweetened) fish dish ...
Heavily sauced (and sweetened) fish dishes in a city that should be celebrating the freshness of its fish offerings. The food was heavy, the setting wasn't attractive, the service was bizarre. I'll go elsewhere next time I'm in town.
Roy's has been an all time favorite. The ...
Roy's has been an all time favorite. The downtown location is new for us. The restaurant wasn't busy but they sat us in a crowded and dark corner near the kitchen when the whole dining room pretty empty. When you are hoping to dine in you a favorite Hawaii restaurant you don't want to hear the noise of the kitchen.
Excellent ambiance, good food & scenic v ...
Excellent ambiance, good food & scenic view. The only thing we did not appreciate was, our server did not provide us a copy of our bill let along our change. Our intention was to give her bigger tip for good service. She already assumed that the change was her tip (which is less than 20.00). We have to request for copy of our receipt, but it was taking so long so we left w/o it.
Server should ALWAYS give customers receipt/change, and customers on the other hand will give their due & appropriate tip base on their service. Thank you.
Since our last visit, ~2 years ago, the ...
Since our last visit, ~2 years ago, the prices seem to have gone up significantly (new ownership as well) on both the wine and food. The food, while good, is not worth the "San Diego Touristy spot" tax. It is what it is...a big "fancier" chain. Enjoyable, but certainly too expensive for what it is.
" Mother's Day Brunch was Yummy "
I took my wife to Roy's waterfront restaurant at 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, Ca for a Mothers Day brunch a week ago, and had a wonderful experience. The staff at Roy;s is always so nice, as we were seated in a wonderful booth, with a great view of the boats in the San DIego Harbor. Ashley our server was fantastic, as she was so bubbly and out going, coming back to our table over and over again to make sure all of our needs were taken care of. Ashley started us off with a Mimosa and a delicious Bacon Bloody Mary, which was so good. For a starter for the brunch, we had very tasty house made sticky buns. For the appetizer, we had a lemon grass chicken chop salad with blue cheese crumble, and some crispy miso lobster & shrimp dim sum.
For my entree I had a charred New York Strip Steak & Eggs with fingerling potatoes. My wife had the Karaage Fried Chicken with spicy aioli dipping sauce & Asian rice coleslaw. For dessert we had the Kauai Pie, which consisted of Oreo crust, macadamia nuts and ice cream. All of the food, service, and the views we enjoyed on Mother's Day at Roy's was so OUTSTANDING !
Not very good and very expenseive.
The server did not offer the edamame which is a normal for Roy's. Come to find out they were out but he did not mention that fact and also no bread was offered. The scallops were very small and very little potatoes were served. Very expensive meal to leave still hungry. Will not go back there and we go to Roy's in many cities.
We really like Roy's food and the view of the harbour is beautiful! It's also never crowded. This was my 5th time there. I ordered the Misoyaki Butterfish that melted in my mouth. Perfectly cooked! It came with baby bok choy (one of my favorite veggies) and furikake rice (covered with tasty sesame seeds, yum). My husband is a meat eater so he had the short ribs! Excellent! We also ordered a side of broccolini that was a good portion and cooked just right. We ate every bite. Nothing left but we were too full to have dessert. No appetizers either. We just aren't big eaters! It was delectable! The service was wonderful! The only down side, the valet parking is $12. Self park is $10 so that's why the 4 star for value. Otherwise, a fabulous place to dine for a date night or special event!
While on a "girls" trip to San Diego, we had the opportunity to dine at Roy's one evening. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. The setting was beautiful, the manager (David Trainer) was so friendly and accommodating, our server was efficient and professional, and the food was amazing! We will definitely be going back to dine there on our next trip.
Note to Manager>>>
The meals we got were impressive, the sad thing is that the lunch menu was limited. Limiting you lunch menu hurst your brand and hurst the return business. I would urge you to consider and more variety from you dinner menu on your lunch menu - take it from an old salt at this - more is more!!!
Ate outside on a nice balmy night. The scallops were very good. The salad was pretty standard, but both were true to the menu description. It was nice and quiet and our server was outstanding. Although quality was good, prices could be substantially reduced to reflect the quantity. In other words, smaller portions are actually a wiser choice healthwise, but were out of proportion per portion.
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