About Roy's San Diego Waterfront
San Diego, CA 92101
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
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
Been to many Roy's locations all over th ...
Been to many Roy's locations all over the US and Hawaii. When traveling we always select one if nearby. Lately the Dallas, TX (Plano) location near our home has been suffering, so it was great to enjoy this top-notch Roy's location. Everyone in our party had a GREAT experience, and service was strong. The location is very dated, and only the tables on the glass are good. Needs a massive lighting update, some of the lighting is horrific.
We made a reservation for 8:30 and the r ...
We made a reservation for 8:30 and the restaurant closed at 9......we were not advised in the reservation confirmation or when we arrived.We were rushed through our meal which made for a very unpleasant celebration dinner.
reservation was 545. We didn't get first ...
reservation was 545. We didn't get first course until 635pm. Server was running around helping everyone else while we sat there looking at the menu forever it seemed like.
Once we ordered, the food came out 20 minutes later, however right after appetizers entree came within minutes. We had no time to enjoy first course.
Entree felt rushed, and my filet wasn't hot anymore. It felt cold and I can't say why but it didn't taste good with the sauces they put on it.
Overall it was a bad experience considering I've been to Roy's at other locations and it is usually a good experience.
I was disappointed with the steak and lo ...
I was disappointed with the steak and lobster my daughter order. The steak was asked for well done however it was burned on the outside and very dry on the inside. The lobster was very dry and was given no drawn butter. The butter fish which I always order and love was blan and quite tasteless. Overall disappointed with a dinner of over 200 dollars.
We were given the option of sitting at a ...
We were given the option of sitting at a table or at the food bar overlooking the cooks. We chose the food bar which turned out to be a lot of fun. Our waitress took very good care of us and even treated us to a couple of samples. Our entrees were good (crusted rib eye and seafood sampler), but the samples of potstickers and coconut passion fruit dessert were excellent. We will be returning for those items for sure!
We have been to many Roy's over the year ...
We have been to many Roy's over the years and always had great food and great experiences. This time the food and the experience was just Ok. We will chalk this up to a party of eight on Christmas Eve. We will still visit Roy's other restaurants just not this one.
Booked a 1,000 point table early reserva ...
Booked a 1,000 point table early reservation but was only given 100 points. Very Pricey. Only issue with the meal was the greasy Shishito Peppers. *Would have been better if they just char broiled them or sauteed them in lemon garlic butter, deep frying them just made them greasy.
The food is exactly what is described- H ...
The food is exactly what is described- Hawaiian fusion. Unique dishes and combinations. Very tasty food but definitely on the pricey side. Both indoors and outdoors offered nice views of the San Diego bay and boats.
Horrific experience for a business meal. ...
Horrific experience for a business meal. Asked for quieter table, had to check with manager and never heard from her again. Waiters constantly shoving into back of chairs cutting across restaurant, noise level unbearable, food not up to par.
Went to Roys for lunch three days out of ...
Went to Roys for lunch three days out of five during a recent business trip to San Diego. Each time the food and service was good, and we sat outside enjoying the sunshine and ambiance. Good choice of food to match varying appetites. Ahi Salmon and Tuna were especially good.
Disappointed in the waiter's suggestion ...
Disappointed in the waiter's suggestion of the Wagyu beef NY. Two of us ordered it, and both were over-cooked and tough. I was looking forward to a great steak, but sadly was not worth the money.
Our guess is that we received the last pick of meat for the day, since we had such a late reservation, but even then -- an expensive steak should always be cooked to the customer's preference.
Our dining was great. The waiter was ver ...
Our dining was great. The waiter was very helpful with his recommendations. Food was excellent. The calamari appetizer we ordered was so far the best I've ever tasted as well as the vegetarian tofu entrée. The chocolate soufflé for dessert is a killer, it melts in your mouth.
Superb dining over all, it's worth the trip. I would definitely recommend Roy's to friends and family. We did celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary too in Roy's Hawaii with an awesome service and same here @ Roy's San Diego Waterfront.
This is an outstanding property. Everyt ...
This is an outstanding property. Everything from the first greeting at the door to the food quality was first rate. Our server was attentive but not annoying. The portions were excellent. The food was fresh and was prepared by someone who clearly knew what they were doing.
All in all this is a first rate location run by a first class team.
They are very selective of which special ...
They are very selective of which special deals they honor. They woukdn't honor the Prix fix deal. Also, we were there for a birthday celebration, and they charged us for the bday dessert that we thought was complimentary. Lastly, they didn't take a picture of our birthday party of 4. It was rather disappointing.
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