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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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For well over a hundred dollars, food was really mediocre. I never write reviews because I've been there, but after talking to my lady this AM, I'm sharing. Over cooked seafood, mostly tasteless. My opinion is, that for really uninspiring food, cost is not over...More

Thank billy m
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I took my mom here for her birthday last month, because Roys was running a special where you get an Entree, Apetizer, and Dessert for $37 per person on a Sunday or Monday. I combined this with the Roys $100 gift cards for $80 that...More

Thank D1andonlyDman
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Since we live within walking distance of Roy's, we thought we would try Happy Hour there around 4pm. By 5pm the place was really filling up with serious Happy Hour people at the bar. My husband had the Kalua Pork Sliders and said they were...More

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It all made sense when I realized it was Hawaiian fusion. If you enjoy sweet and savory in just about every bite, this is the place for you (and me!). The ribs fell off the bone, and the butterfish was like "butter". As simple as...More

Thank Dori H
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Our boss brought us here for lunch. We had a reservation. The restaurant was extremely disorganized. Slow to take our orders. We all ordered lunch plates--soup, salad, entree and cookies. Half came without the salad--the server said she would bring them later. She never did....More

Thank Simerjot Kaur J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a reservation and when we walked in there were 1 or 2 other tables taken in a very large dining room. Even though there were no people there, service was slow. The rib appetizer was good, but the Eggs Benedict over crab cakes...More

Thank Bajajurel
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great food but too pricey for us. Love their happy hours prices and food. Best way to taste their reasonably portioned appetizers. Loved thier butterfly fish or something like that on their main menu. It literally melts in your mouth

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Has Roy's installed new management within the past six months? We have been going to Roy's UTC for many years. Until recently, there were two parking spaces allocated Disabled Parking to the left of the front door.. Last week we noticed one space had been...More

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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