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Roy's San Diego Waterfront

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a great meal together last evening. We asked for a booth and were seated in a booth looking over the waterfront. All of the servers were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. I started my meal with a Maui Wowie salad. Shrimp, feta, butter lettuce and a delicious vinaigrette dressing. Honestly it was a large salad and... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right next to the Marriott Marquis on the waterfront. In fact it is attached. It sits right on the marina, so the view are very good. Rachael was our server and she was excellent. I started with Lobster potstickers which were fantastic. I had the Herb crusted Mahi, others had the fish trio, etc. Everyone loved the food.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant for my partner's 50th birthday and was not disappointed. The views are beautiful. You overlook the marina and it looked especially wonderful at Christmas. Our waiter was absolutely lovely. He was attentive and gave his recommendations. We had cocktails and California rolls to start. We then had the Mahi Mahi and the Steak with tepenyaki prawns.... More 

Thank Susan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here several times and the food was always good. Sometimes you have to wait because it's so busy everyone wants to eat there.

Thank baba7x7
Las vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with my daughter. Fabulous harbor view. Ynes our great server. Fine wine menu. Perfectly cooked steaks and mahi mahi.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a special place to celebrate my birthday while visiting the San Diego Marina area. Did we hit a home run at Roy's! So special! Loved the atmosphere and the food. Filet was the best ever tasted and the Mahi Mahi was a fresh as if we were eating at Roy's Honolulu locations. And the desert? OMG!... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, motivated to try hard, but working with uninspiring food from an average chef. Nothing special, so don't go out of your way...

Thank MarvinCarter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The view of the harbor can't be beat. The service was excellent and the food tasty. Not Enough non seafood options and pricey but worth it for a special lunch or night out.

Thank Jim M
Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Congenial spot for lunch if visiting the San Diego waterfront and yacht marina, or attending the adjacent convention centre. Good lunch menu and upscale wine list. The appetitiser plate for two is excellent and sufficiently filling that we did not need to order anything else, except of course for two decent glasses of wine. Sitting out in the sun watching... More 

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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
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?