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8670 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-455-1616
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our service and trio of fish (Butter, Ahi, Salmon) was very good. Bottle of wine reasonably priced, but there was no valet this evening. Only negative point is that it gets a little noisy in the main dining room. The evening was fine.

Thank GATechSlick
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is my most favorite restaurant. I first discovered in Kauai. They recommended the Butter Fish. It's to die for. Found out there are 2 in San Diego area. Have tried them both many times and the dish is always quality from restaurant to restaurant....More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Never is a long time, but since the mainland Roy's went corporate this place became awful. On two occasions we were EMBARRASSED to have taken visitors here for dinner. Service was slow and error filled, food was COLD or overcooked, manager was disinterested. All this...More

Thank AndreM5
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went fro happy hour. Arrived around 6 pm. Poor service. Whilel we place the order the waiter was looking somewhere else, put my drink in front of me and my husband's drink ont the opposite side of the table . He had to get up...More

Thank 27xoros
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Last night, June 29, I joined four friends for a fun evening with delicious food. Since this restaurant is within a four minute walk for me, I was delighted to eat out and enjoy a couple of drinks and not have to drive home. We...More

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Good place and good food. Their butterfly fish is amazing, their happy hour is the best. Regular menu prices are on the expensive side.

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Ever here that a single person can make or break a good meal. Well Roy's is a good place made great by the staff, and Charlie was a stand-out to make it a great evening. It was a mix of business and pleasure and we...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a couple of girl friends and I loved my crab benedict dish. The flavor was fantastic- very fresh! My two friends also enjoyed their dishes and our server was friendly yet at the same time professional. Grazie!

Thank laura f
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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