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  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kingfish.net
  • Phone: (650) 343-1226
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room:
    Sunday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage on 2nd and Main Street, Street Parking and Valet
A word from KINGFISH
Kingfish offers Fresh Seafood flown in from around the world, Fire grilled Prime Steak, Wagyu Ribeye, Signature Spicy BBQ Shrimp, Ice Cold Fresh Oysters and our famous Tuna Tartare from the marble slab Oyster Bar, and a winelist with over 400 selections makes Kingfish THE place. Blending tasty FRESH, HIGH QUALITY ingredients with a fun environment is why Kingfish makes the decision about where to go to dinner an easy one. Kingfish also provides numerous spacious banquet facilities for parties as small as 10 people to groups as large as 400 people. Kingfish offers live entertainment on occasion, 3 full bars, and an energetic night life. Kingfish does offer Valet!!!Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "I am a regular at this restaurant and the food and service have ALWAYS been good. Can't recommend it enough. Great seafood and a very good wine list."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "They took in our cake, kept it refrigerated, then cut it and served it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "If you are in a hurry and there is not much else open, then it might be an option. Table height is good for a bar but not to eat at. Food is fair."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Met a friend from out of town for dinner. Ordered calamari and twice had to send it back because they were overcooked. Ran out of Makers Mark at the bar, too. Not the best experience. Was not as good as before."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday dinner, just my husband and I, and I have to say it was a disappointment. Appetizers: calamari, it was chewy, so over cooked, and the gumbo, the roux was spot on,but there was hardly any rice,chicken,ect. that are the main ingredients. Entree:jambalaya, needed more spice and the Crispy skin salmon, it was alright. For the price we paid for the meal, it's not worth returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our previous visit was better. The prime rib was bland. The Fish from the fish and chips was a little soggy, maybe batter was too light. The baked potato was small and didn't have bacon on it. French fries were very good. They ran out of dinner rolls. How could they run out at 6pm? Service was good even though we were in a dark corner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Although the food is always very good, the restaurant was a bit of a mess. It was Father's Day, the reservations were packed, the kitchen was backed up over an hour and the service at the table was very slow. Our 6:30 dinner turned into a 7:45 dinner. I would have thought with it being a celebrated day, they would have over staffed, but that was not the case."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, not loud. Waiters friendly. Took my sisters and mom there for a sister's birthday dinner. I really liked the pomegranite and vodka drink."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We paid $250.00 for 4 people but I feel we didn't get our money's worth. Although food is good, the service was awful. I've been served better on some cheap food joint. We constantly had to ask for things (bread, water, etc). We were asked by our server only once during our meal. I ordered a 11.00 cocktail and the server spilled it but didn't apologized nor wipe the table."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Glad this isn't my first time here. This is actually my favorite restaurant. Great food and great cocktails. But for Father's Day it was one of worst experiences at a restaurant. Our waiter was simply not very good. He had no personality which I didn't mind but to go along with it he was unattentive to the point he almost didn't exist. Iced teas and water glasses were never refilled. We didn't get sugar for the iced teas. Our cocktails didn't come out until after our salads. Also we ordered oysters which never made it to the table. I had to make sure we didn't get charged for them. Very disappointed with the service!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took Dad and Mom there for a pre-Father's Day lunch. It had a comfortable, family friendly, casual-classy ambiance. The food was REALLY good and the staff was attentive and friendly. Would go back any time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "After spending all day at the county fair, our party of 10 was starving. Even though we showed up 20 min. early, they sat us promptly. Beverages and apps came promptly, an improvement from past visits. Dinner portions are hearty & tasty. The only criticism I might have is our server wasn't as personable as our previous servers, but still did a good job."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Has valet parking which is great on the weekends when it is almost impossible to find parking. Everyone loved their dinner and the appetizers where amazing. We had the shrimp, dim sum, and pork lettuce wraps for appetizers. I had the mahi mahi which was delicious. My friends really enjoyed their fish tacos."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Slow service. Two of our orders were missing side items. Food was decent but all day menu pricey for lunch. Nice that they offered a kids menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food and best yet they read my reservation request for a booth and saved on for me on a busy Saturday night!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "For the price of what we were paying, approximately $23-26 per person for a party of 9, I'd expect better service. The table had salad dressing leftover from the previous guests that got all over my arms. Had to ask twice before the server came to hesitantly wipe off the table. While taking our orders, he seems annoyed & rushing us. He even missed asking one person for her order. Not even once throughout the meal did he ask if anyone needed a drink refill. The tab was about $400. He did not not deserve the 18% gratuity that was tagged on the bill. This dining experience was totally embarrassing for us locals entertaining out of town guests."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. I had the shrimp etouffee and it was quite good. The sauce was nicely spiced with just enough cayenne pepper to add spice, but not volcanic. The shrimp and crayfish were tender. My only negative would be the noise level and the restroom. The noise level made it difficult to have a conversation. We were downstairs and it the sound echoed off of the walls and ceiling making for a fairly loud din. As for the men's room, it was in need of serious cleaning. There was a lot of water on the floor near the toilets and they were in need of come cleaning up and refreshing."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My husband and I don't get out too often with two young children so when we go out for a date night we are hoping for a great experience. Kingfish did not disappoint. We had a wonderful experience. Great service, great food, the whole ambience was inviting and warm. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Kingfish was great. I've been there before and it didn't disappoint. Great food, great wine, and a great table upstairs were all ingredients for a lovely evening. It did take longer than usual to receive our meals as our order apparently got stuck behind a huge party order, but our server was gracious and we weren't in a rush so it was fine. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The hostesses greeted us and were very cordial. We were disappointed with the food. The SPECIAL MAHI MAHI was very overcooked, and my Fried Shrimp sandwich was also overcooked and very dry. The bus boy wiped down the table with a dirty towel, ughhh! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went for lunch & it wasn't terribly busy. Thus not too loud. This place can be very loud. All the salads are excellent!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Having heard so much about Kingfish, it was a real letdown. Sea bass for the price was so so. Hard to tell if it was fresh. What's with seating two women next to the kitchen? Tacky. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Love the black cod that's usually on the menu. There were out of it the last time I went, which was kind of a bummer. But had the crispy salmon instead, and it was just as good. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Mothers Day dinner was a disaster even though we came at 5:30pm. My daughter who does not eat fish or beef ordered chicken fettucini. The waitress returned saying no chicken fettucini; they could do the noodles with a side of chicken breast. We said fine. The fettucini came (very small- sauce not stirred in- no chicken on the side) and there was a hair in it. We sent it back, asking for the menu so she could pick something else. After 10 minutes of watching our waitress wait on everyone else she finally came back to my daughter who ordered chicken marsala. We were now done eating by then. The waitress again came back and said there was no chicken marsala. We called the manager, she deducted our food cost but charged for the drinks. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Worst food I have had in a while. Everything was over cooked and under flavored."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our lunch took a very long time to arrive. When it did, it was dry and some of the salad was brown. The waiter was charming and apologized for "some problems in the kitchen". We were very disappointed in our food."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Not sure if they changed the price on the menu because it was Mothers day. But i thought iit was overpriced for the amount of serving and well overrated... will not go back. We already finished with our appetozer ( pork spring roll, 4 small pieces fro $9 really!!!!) when they gave us the complimentary bread and butter. We have to remind the waitress about the mojito order. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "love this neighborhood gem! consistently good food and service."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Extremely pricey. Not worth it. The advertised price for the brunch was misleading. Will not go back to eat in that place. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had their Ahi entrée and Warm Cabbage Salad. Loved both!! Great Atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This was our first time here for our large (9 people) family for an event. We will definitely come again! Our server Kiara (sp) was EXCELLENT. We were pleased with all aspects of our experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Kingfish has a great menu and we were competently served by a very good waitress, but it was an unpleasant experience having dinner there on a Saturday night. The main problem is noise--bad acoustics and very loud and drunk patrons. One table of 10 in particular was unbearable. Technically not Kingfish's fault, but be warned that a lot of big parties dine there. The food was uneven. Ahi tuna is their best dish but it was served cold. The mahi mahi special was cooked unevenly. Across the board, the vegetables were terrible. Absolutely no flavor in a New Orleans style restaurant--very odd. Would never go again for dinner. Kingfish has big restaurant aspirations without the infrastructure to support them."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not a relaxing meal. Felt rushed. Several large parties. Appetiser and entree came at same time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "what happened? the quality of food has become mediocre. their jambalaya isn't what it used to be. however, the oysters were good. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We have been here many times and it's always great. Recently we went on a Saturday night with lots of big groups and we still got our food in a very timely manner. The wait staff is always courteous and attentive. The food is great. We recommend the tuna tartare in particular!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I mam a regular here and have never been disappointed about the food. Fish and salads are always fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Easter brunch was horrible. Food was bad and service was non existence. Will not be going back. 3 other times the food has been very good but on a special occasion it should have been even better. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I was somewhat disappointed in the quality of this restaurant given the prices. It is not inexpensive and the quality of the dishes left something to be desired. Service was good. Would probably go back though to give it another try."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I ordered the Prime Rib and asked for an end cut. The cut was generous but way to dry. The baked potato and vegetables were very good. I really felt cheated out of a good meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014