Roy's Hawaiian fusion restaurant recently opened its 8th California restaurant in San Diego. Although I was told it was a good restaurant, I was reluctant to dine here because it is technically a "restaurant chain", which I am not fond of. However, Chef Roy Yamaguchi, who owns the chain, has been operating successfully for 20 years, and ensures that he trains and mentors each of his local restaurant chef partners. Chef Roy Yamaguchi is best known for his unique combination of European techniques with ingredients from Asia Pacific.
We sat at a patio table that was right beside a fire pit to keep us warm from the night time breeze. Hawaiian music was playing all night which made you feel like you were on the islands, far away.
Roy's prides themselves in their committment to sourcing the finest and freshest quality seafood available. They focus on delicacies from the oceans surrounding Hawaii, and mentioned that most of their fish comes from the island. We all had a great meal...so much that no one offered to share anything with anyone.