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8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-455-1616
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfish” (29 reviews)
“roy's trio” (8 reviews)
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Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went to Roy's as part of team lunch. Atmosphere was great and felt very festive. Amazing food, amazing ambiance & great service. I ordered fresh green salad & Teppanyaki Shrimp. Shrimp was amazingly crunchy, Juicyand tasty. In the end I ordered Belgian chocolate Torte,...More

2  Thank PradeepN61
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy day in San Diego and we needed a place that wasn't outdoors. Very disappointed with this establishment as the prices were high, service was below average and food was barely acceptable. When you spend $100 per person, you should be able...More

1  Thank Tara G
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We do the bar specials before seven because the kids are with us. From beginning to end, perfection. Have a mango margarita and it's perfect, not boozy, just delicious. We're tempted to order one of every appetizer but forgo the Mac n cheese( even though...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 13 December 2016

First of all, I am not a big seafood fan but our server made a great sales pitch for their butterfish. He said it was Roy's signature dish and customers keep coming back just for this amazing meal. He guaranteed that it was light, flaky...More

2  Thank GreatTraveltime
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Roy's is near our condo and frankly in over 3 year, we have never been disappointed. This time we get a special deal and go with friends. We share crispy chicken spring rolls. Very tasty but a little greasy. The Caesar salad is perfect. For...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We purchased a food voucher through Travelzoo for a four course pre-set dinner for four. Our cost was $115; the reported value was $240. Upon arrival, we ordered mixed drinks (nothing special and very small) and our dinner choices. We waited over a half-hour for...More

1  Thank sweetbabyjane
Reviewed 9 November 2016

One of our group always wants to come to Roy's. our group didn't really want a formal dinner so we sat in the bar and ordered various appetizers. Pricey, of course, but very tasty. We had bites of various Asian specialties, including some delicious sushi...More

Thank Bpkengor
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Another excellent dinner at Roy's. Very ono! Our waitress, Mary, was very friendly and provided great service. The other staff were friendly as well. True to fine dining experience. We ordered to Canoe appetizer platter. The lobster dumpling were our favorite. And the ribs were...More

Thank DrWasabi
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice dinner of sushi appetizer and Ahi tuna main with white wine. OK it is not cheap ($105 total with tip) but food is quite tasty.

Thank Stone J
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My friend and I ordered three items off the happy hour menu. All were disappointing. Wish I could remember each specifically but the spring rolls were greasy. Looking at orders from other tables, only the edamame looked appealing. We are not fussy eaters but we...More

Thank travelercaro2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
    (Nobel Drive (University Town Center's Costa Verde Shopping Center))
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop within walking distance
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-1616
  • E-mail
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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