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8670 Genesee Ave. (La Jolla Village Dr.) Send to Phone
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Not your typical chain restaurant---Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi's fun yet sophisticated La Jolla outpost brings island food to the mainland. Check out our review of chef Roy Yamaguchi's cookbook, Roy's Fish and Seafood.
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Roy's Restaurant Review

: Despite its proximity to a mall, Roy's in La Jolla's Golden Triangle is not a typical chain restaurant, but rather one of Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi's fun yet sophisticated outposts. Inside all is abuzz, especially the popular full bar that boasts a notable wine list. Dinner service is a bit slow, but once you sink your teeth into the artfully arranged food, you will grant forgiveness. Besides a full sushi menu, there is also cooked seafood such as miso-glazed butterfish, opakapaka with red curry, and seared halibut in an Indonesian shallot sauce. The filet mignon was good, but lacked the intense flavor of the slow-braised beef short ribs. Although desserts range from the decadent flourless chocolate soufflé to the restrained tropical fruit cobbler, our pick is the mango-macadamia nut bread pudding.

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