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
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.
My husband took me to Roy's for my birth ...
My husband took me to Roy's for my birthday. We go to all the Roy's since visit the Hawaiian Islands alot. Food was great, ambiance, view. Service was deathly poor. It was very lunch, waiter only had tables. Never came back to refill water glasses. Had to keep reminding him of what we needed.
3 of my girlfriends and I decided to com ...
3 of my girlfriends and I decided to come to Roy's for a Friday night dinner and take advantage of their steak and lobster special. I was expecting the lobster to be small, but it was not to my surprise! The steak looked a little small, but after eating the wedge salad, edamame and other veggies, the portions sizes were perfect! It's a little loud in the restaurant, so I'm not sure it would be suitable for a romantic dinner per se, but I would definitely return. My friends and I also share the mashed potatoes and crab fried rice which were both delicious. We also shared the pineapple upside down cake and toasted coconut ice cream. They were both very good. I wanted to try the flourless chocolate cake, but we were too full.
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.
Roy's Waterfront has a great patio for d ...
Roy's Waterfront has a great patio for dining with wonderful views of the marina. This was our first try to Roy's in San Diego and it was excellent. Our server, Hector, suggested we start with a sushi roll. It was exceptional. Our entrees were also outstanding. He guided us throughout our meal and offered excellent recommendations. Overall we had a very nice experience. Unfortunately, we don't reside in San Diego but will definitely return to Roy's on our next visit.
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.
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