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Roy's Restaurant

8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1124
+1 858-455-1616
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-1124
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Reviewed today

I love Roy's either for dinner or for a nice Happy Hour. We enjoyed Happy Hour this time and arrived at 6:50... just in time to place our order. Happy Hour gets pretty crowded here after about 5pm, but we were able to find a...More

Thank BooII
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband took me out for my birthday dinner here as he has for several years before. There was no edamame served at the table as has been in prior years. There was no birthday dessert offered. No celebratory photo taken as before. Dinner seemed...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always wanted to try Roy's and so we decided to go for lunch. So disappointing! Two of us got the lunch specials and one a regular lunch. The lobster pot stickers were absent in lobster-luckily they had sauce with them to give them...More

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant with a friend, she is allergic to onions and they made for her meal meeting her need. They are really good in cooking original and well presented meal. I will certainly get back as it was so tasty and yummy.

Thank LindaSofiaZahra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were initially taken aback on our approach to the front doors. The area looked less than cared for. Just kind of worn and dated. This impression did not improve when we entered the actual foyer. The wall trim was scarred and the whole interior...More

1  Thank SrGrammyLinda
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Actually I've had Happy Hour three times at Roy's in the last month. Friends came in from Brazil and wanted some vegetarian food, so I knew this was the place.We ordered two sushi dishes:1) Ebi Roll (shrimp tempura, coconut, cream cheese, mango, avocado with a...More

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

1  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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 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
  • 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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