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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
+1 619-239-7697
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfish” (64 reviews)
“sushi” (61 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Roy's in Hawaii, Anaheim and San Diego. The food is always amazing and service is outstanding. I'd recommend this place to anyone!

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roy's is a very classy, upscale restaurant in the back of the cool looking harbor Marriott Hotel. The crowd is well dressed, affluent but the atmosphere is still relaxed, pleasant and not stuffy. I really liked the starter wedge salad with bleu cheese and veges....More

Thank traveltime111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food and the location / ambience - great attentive service. Lobster roll sushi was amazing as were the lobster pot stickers and the BBQ ribs with the mongolian sauce were really good. Enjoyed all the fishes in the 4 fish offering -...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant décor and service is very good. For the price charged, the creativity, the sophistication and the taste that goes with the food is not up to par.

Thank Mangoscent
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Who knows my reasons but for years I wanted to eat at Roy’s- Newport Beach, Hawaii, San Diego. In San Diego on business and needed to find a nice restaurant with seafood and vegetarian options- Roy’s popped up on Trip Advisor and I thought bows...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I went to Roy's Restaurant on the Waterfront and had dinner after a San Diego Padres Baseball game and had a wonderful meal. Jaime Ekema our server was so nice as she talked with us and took our orders. My wife and...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 22 March 2018

During a recent visit to San Diego, I made it a point to tell my friends that we were gong to Roy's for dinner one night. I know this can be termed a 'chain restaurant' but no matter which Roy's location I have never been...More

Thank TheEdgeNYC
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I’m a regular at Roy’s whenever I can find one so I am fan. I had the Roy’s Trio. Overall it was great, but I wasn’t a fan of the Butterfish. It was prepared well with a nice sauce, but the texture of the fish...More

Thank Erik H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

What a great meal. The food was outstanding, the view of the port very nice & the service was also very professional. Everything e had was excellent & they also have a very good wine list. We would definitely return if in San Diego again.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was the best food I have eaten. The remainder of the table felt the same. (Steak, sushi, fish.) It’s pricey, but so worth it. Staff was friendly. Highly recommend

Thank VacationTravelReview
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7 June 2016|
Response from CMHCBB2011 | Reviewed this property |
They are very accommodating if you have dietary requests. I would recommend contacting them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
    (1st Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: MTS Trolley stop across the street enar the Convention Center & Marriott Hotel & Marina
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-7697
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.
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