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Roy's

8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1124
+1 858-455-1616
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1124
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to really like Roy’s. The ambiance was really nice, service was great and the drinks were exceptional... but the food itself was all so salty! I cant say I’ve ever had a problem with salt content but the food was almost unbearably salty....More

Thank Brandy R
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Roy's used to be one of our favorite restaurants and we would take the whole family multiple times every year. Their service used to be quick and worthy of the price of the dinner. The atmosphere used to be warm and friendly. This is no...More

Thank dclc-family
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to many Roy’s, everyone delicious, except this one! The food was tasteless and neither one of us finished our dinner. We will never go back!

Thank Dpeets
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lovely food and service. Started with fresh local greens salad, then we split tempura vegetables (large enough for 3-4 people to share) then the Butterfish and Ahi which were both wonderful. Everything is so very fresh and the fish is always fantastic. Request the “quieter...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I've dined at Roy's in NYC and it was much better. A few years back when the Asian fusion thing was trendy, Roy's was a leader. The meal at La Jolla was ok but nothing special. It was a big disappointment actually.

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with a few friends on a Friday night. The Szechuan spiced pork ribs appetizer had only 3 small ribs. The Ahi poke- fish was fresh but was tasteless, wondered if they seasoned it. The lobster bisque was good, the calamari- small portion...More

Thank Mangoscent
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had only ever had dinner at Roy's and at a different location (Orlando, FL). The food was excellent although the noise was deafening. But a colleague was in town and the Roy's near my office ticked all the boxes for our lunch requirements so...More

Thank Basiluzzo
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Had reservation, got seated, waited and waited - finally got water and one glass was dirty. Waited longer, finally server came and took cocktail order. Waited and waited, cocktails came, no server - couldn't see him to flag him down, eventually ordered appetizers & main...More

Thank Stephwall
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My wife and I attended the Justin Wine Dinner last evening and it exceeded our expectations for food preparations and presentation, wine pourings, and attentive, friendly service. Limited to 32 people, our private dining room was warm and friendly. What a lineup of food, including...More

Thank MTWOODSON76
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

It's a combo of a fancy place with a sports bar. A bit of an odd combo, although the areas are separated. The food was pretty good, service was a bit off overall. While they had lots and lots of people milling around, they didn't...More

Thank BK122
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1124
    (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
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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