The tiki torches that illuminate the exterior of Roy's Hawaiian Fusion-La Jolla beckon brightly as you approach one of the trendiest Golden Triangle hotspots from Genesee Avenue. Roy's blends the flavors and style of Hawaii with fine, fresh local ingredients to present a uniquely delicious cuisine that makes for a memorable dining experience. With a frequently changing menu, the new "Aloha Hour" and daily fixed-price specials, anytime is a prime time to escape to a tropical paradise bursting with food sensations.
Asian spices and European sauces showcase the complex flavor of both standing "signature dishes" and customer favorites, Oani rewrites most of the menu every three weeks or so. The award-winning wine list is designed to complement every meal.
On a recent visit, we started by extracting spiced edamame beans from their salty, seasoned pods. We then enjoyed a beautifully plated sashimi sampler, dressed with a variety of herbs that accentuated the luminous colors of the fish, including smooth, rich salmon with an almost nutty flavor, and delicate yellowtail that tasted cool and refreshing. While the octopus was characteristically chewy, the flavors were on point, and the tuna was just perfect, a red as brilliant as stained glass and revealing its unadulterated freshness with every bite.
Roy's specials truly offer value-oriented prices. The "Spring Fusion Prix Fixe Menu," available nightly, offers select, three course meals ($35.95), and on Mondays, guests have the run of the menu to create custom fixed-priced dinners. The courses include a choice of appetizer or salad, entrée and dessert. Roy's holds nothing back, and offers this for the same price as the daily prix fixe. Roy's also offers a special Aloha Hour (happy hour) menu nightly except Saturday, which features select appetizers and drinks for $5, as well as a newly introduced Friday lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
So forget about hopping the Pacific to enjoy the fresh favorites of a gourmet Hawaiian luau - just visit Roy's Hawaiian Fusion in La Jolla to make your taste buds scream "Mahalo."
ROY'S HAWAIIAN FUSION – LA JOLLA
8670 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla
Sun. & Mon. 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tues.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lunch Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Aloha Hour Sun.-Fri. 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.