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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
Food was tasty but service was not great and ambience was only okay. Waitress forgot to put in my dessert order so I had to wait another 20 min. Not my favorite Roy's location. The restaurant is located inside of the Marriott and it wasn't easy to get to. La Jolla location is much nicer.
We usually love Roy's but tonight it took 2 hours to get our food, the signature butterfish was rubbery, as was the shrimp, and all 6 of our meals were cold. The main chef did not show up and all the servers were stressed. Certainly not our typical Roy's experience. :(
The waitress was not efficient especially at the end of the meal when she could not figure out, after numerous attempts how to divide the bill into 3 equal parts. We never got a receipt even we asked the acting manager. Service was poor in general and the food was not outstanding as we are accustomed to in other Roy's.
Warm friendly staff. Great meal. Sushi rolls are to die for!!! Sea bass was sent back, chef over cooked. Mgr came out to apologize, Brought out another. Outstanding Service from our waitress Angela. She anticipated everything, never had to ask. Sat outside overlooked the Marina. Quiet, intimate, romantic. Definitely going back.
This was our first visit to a Roy's...it was also our last.
Hostess seemed annoyed by our presence, she didn't greet us, she just said, "Do you have a reservation?" without looking away from the computer screen. I guess we arrived before most of the staff for the evening, because we had THREE different servers before placing our order. First one asked if we all wanted water (yes, we did) and actually questioned us as to the ability of our children to handle glass when we replied that kiddie cups were not necessary. (Our girls are in 5th, 7th and 9th grade!!!) Ordered a bottle of wine with server #2, had to reorder it with our 3rd server. Server #3 was friendly enough, but quite unprofessional. He greeted us by saying what a lousy day he was having and complaining about having to work Easter Sunday (the next day). He also had two large grease stains on the front of his shirt. We are not big eaters so, we ordered 3 fish entrees and 3 salads to share, plus one bottle of not-expensive-bottle-of-wine ($25 retail) but the final bill was still $50/head! Worst salad dressing ever - Onion Shoyu Vinaigrette = pungent onion and soy sauce with oil. Very, very overpriced for very mediocre fish entrees. Next time in San Diego we will go to Sally's Fish House instead, you should too.
Amazing place and food, we had a culinary experience out of this world! Really nice location at Marquis Marriot San Diego, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere and ambience really cute, Gilberto was very kind always, very good service from Gilberto! This place is a must in San Diego
Ines took great care of us! The food was phenomenal. We had an early reservation, which I would recommend since the restaurant was much noisier and the service slower towards the end. That said, I will certainly return to Roy's, especially for special occasions.
What a fantastic evening! We had a group of 4 that had made reservations less than 24 hours ahead. We were guided to a fantastic table with a beautiful view, right before sunset. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable.
Both couples decided to share a wedge salad. They split the wedges for us in the kitchen and served us each our own portion. No awkward splitting at the table. That touch was much appreciated.
Our friends shared the four fish sampler sampler ( the favorites hilighted on the menu) and they raved about it. My husband enjoyed the filet with shrimp. He said it was the best steak he has EVER been served- anywhere! My shellfish sampler with lobster tail, scallop, and shrimp was delicious. I only with that I had been served more than one scallop.
We chose not to have dessert as the entree sizes were very generous.
Roy's has now been deemed a favorite for us. We will certainly be back.
There is seating indoors and out. We sat outdoors with a view of the marina. Sun was brudal. No way to block the sun. We had to ask 3 times to be reseated when there was 90% vacant tables. Meal choices was small. Served red wine by the glass in a small white wine glass. Really. We had the chefs selection. Scallops were good. Steak as a poor cut. Not a good value. Service was poor. Clearly did not care about the customer. Will not return.
Roy's San Diego downtown on Harbor Drive is located in a grand location on the waterfront overlooking the marina. The restaurant is located within the Marriott Hotel and I did need to pay $15 for parking, so you may wish to carpool. Outstanding service, great ambiance for friends or a special occasion. I ordered the chicken and mashed potatoes and it was good, maybe a little dry, just not 5* super delicious. My friend's meals seemed to be very good. LOVED the location.
We reserved a table arrived on time sea front with nice heater. wine and appetizers came and gone but dinner did not come for an hr. Coming to find out our ticket got placed behind the 100 orders from the party they were catering too! So we lost appetite by then and just ordered desserts and left. Not good when you go for dinner. Blame was placed on new staff, bussers etc! Probably will not visit again!
It took over an hour for us to get our meal. Luckily we ordered drinks and soup, and that came out during that hour. Our waiter told us that there was a large private event happening upstairs that clogged up the kitchen. However the table next to us arrived after we ordered and go their food before we did. Also it was pretty noisy and there were kids rolling around on the bench seat next to me. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and were expecting a more refined atmosphere. When the food did finally arrive it was very good.
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