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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (1st Avenue)
+1 619-239-7697
17:00 - 21:00
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Brzfoodfuntraveler
Palm Harbor, Florida
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank LVMaui
Fargo, North Dakota
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations for dessert after an event. We ended up waiting a long time to be seated. We noticed that wait staff was scarce. It took a long time for our order to be taken and then a very long time to get our desserts. We asked for coffee and that also took forever. Not the greatest experience, but... More 

Thank Kathy0726
Hillsboro, Oregon
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good waterfront ambience! Great food. Tonight we had the Maui Wowie Salad and the Seafood Sampler. The Sampler is a little spendy($45), but it's excellent! The salad was also very good. The lication is great. Get a good glass of wine, enjoy the food, and enjoy the view of all the yachts in the marina.

Thank John S
Burbank, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal food. Best steak I've had in a while. Sushi and Beef Short Rib were also stellar. Our waiter bent over backwards for us, which was great. The problem was why that was necessary. When we made the reservation, they asked if this was a special occasion - yes, it's our anniversary. Apparently that didn't matter - despite a 7:30... More 

Thank onomatopoeia72
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate tonight Sunday Feb 5 2017 We ordered filet mignon and lobster with a grilled caesar salad . The waiter was fantastic the salad was indeed great . The lobster was Devine . My only concern is the steak was under cooked and returned to the kitchen where the same piece of meat was cooked a little longer ....... More 

Thank Brenda L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good. We had a speciality roll to start (can't remember which one). It was decent, probably the weakest portion of the dinner. My Ahi was delicious, very well done. My colleague had surf and Turf, and it looked great (and he ate it as fast as humanly possible, so it must have been good). All of the... More 

Thank Larry B
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a romantic evening, where the service is excellent, you can choose from Hawaiian pokey salad, fresh seasonal salads or a variety of appetizers and that is just the beginning. The variety has something for everyone from the meat only to the vegetarian and lost of delicious choices in between. If chocolate is your thing, the lava cake is a... More 

Thank Venita M
Centennial, Colorado
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roy's on the Waterfront is a nice place to eat. It has good food, good service, good prices, good value. Is it fantastic? No, but it is consistent, good food for a good value. Would I go back? Sure, but not with huge enthusiasm- but a place I can count on to be be good.

Thank jeldenbailey
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great menu, not the usual. Just had the sushi. The best roll was the one that had thinly sliced beef on top. In the middle was fish. Yum

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?