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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7709 (1st Avenue)
+1 619-239-7697
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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South Bend, Indiana
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and seafood with a view. The Butterfish was amazing. Literally melted in your mouth. The sushi is very good. I will definitely go back the next time I am in town.

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Thank Comnsense
Warsaw, Indiana
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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are here on business and this was a great surprise - never been on one of these but truly enjoyed a great service and good food for lunch. The calamari where very nicely done and the fish tacos were delicious for a reasonable price. You can set right in front of marina and enjoy the view

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had reservations here for my wife's birthday that I made 6 weeks before. We arrived and were seated outside on the patio where it was cold and windy. We were told that the inside was booked by "large groups" ie big money and we had to sit outdoors despite no warning about this. We were cold and uncomfortable despite... More 

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268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my ahi tuna. The other dish we ordered was recommended by the waiter and it tasted "fishy" and the person eating it is not picky. The atmosphere was nice and the wait staff was kind and friendly.

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we came in very late for dinner, the service was absolutely fantastic. We felt the food a wonderful blend of flavors, but the portion sizes seemed small. Understandably, we'd expect high prices due to the location and business/vacation clientele, but overall it felt lacking in value, in particular the mixed drink.

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McLean, Virginia
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294 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 2 days in a row as staying at Marriott. Interior is looking very dated and needs to be refreshed. First day had Caesar salad with tuna which was not good as not much taste and little tuna. Second day had blackened tuna- ask for it as not on lunch menu but they will do it. Lobster pot stickers... More 

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albuquerque, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group and ate in a more private location in the restaurant. The food tasted fantastic and was well prepared. One member of our party ordered a large lobster dish that was plenty for two or three individuals. The service was wonderful and you can't beat the location. The prices however were a bit high. It costs... More 

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in front of the marina and connected to the Marriott, Roy's is located in a prime location in San Diego. The service was good, and the food either met or surpassed expectations for folks in our party. The price was a tad on the high side, but most of us left satisfied. Recommended.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent choice for seafood by the harbor. The food is a mix of seafood with Hawaiian-Japanese style dishes. Our party shared canoes as starters, then the main courses. I had the assortment of shrimps, scallop (just 1, though) and tail of lobster with sticky jasmine rice which was excellent! One of the best meals I had during my trip. Hope... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was very good but a bit pricey. Might be because of the great view. Right on the Marina at the Marriott. Liked the open kitchen concept, nice to see where your food is cooked. Great staff, even though we had a jerk at the table who was not nice, they kept their composure. Will be going back in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?