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King's Fish House - Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

King's Fish House - Carlsbad

4.6
4.6
2796 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We’ve been in restaurants a long time – three generations, to be precise – and we love seafood. With seafood there’s so much to be passionate about – the freshness, the flavor, the variety, and the surprise.

To create the ultimate seafood experience, we traveled down the highways and byways. We pulled up a seat, put on bibs, and soaked up the seafood experience: The no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards, and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable.

The pleasure of preparing and sharing seafood was simple and genuine, and it brought out the best in everyone. Often, we felt as if we’d been welcomed into somebody’s home.

That’s what King’s Fish House is all about — and we’ve tried to bring all of these ideas together into one single, spectacular place, filled with camaraderie and celebration, and the things we love best. Welcome to the House that Seafood Built!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 431-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Here at King’s in Carlsbad we can accommodate larger parties on our patio. Although not completely private we are happy to serve your group for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Flores: (760) 431-3474

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Palomar Airport Rd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Tarot426

    Tucson

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and the menu is massive with seasonal seafood
  2. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I go to the KFHs in Orange County all of the time, so was surprised to be asked to leave for hanging out after dinner too long with friends we haven’t seen in a while. It was 8:50 PM with open tables around and obviously well after their rush. Some dude came over afraid to ask outright until I asked him if he wanted us to leave. We spent a lot and left a great tip, but this guy was on a mission. Totally mediocre experience for such a prominent seafood joint, but this is reflective of service post-COVID. We won’t be back to this place.
  3. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We will definitely eat here again.
  4. DG

    DavidG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service from Nicholas. Will return on next vacation.
  5. C

    Carlsbadnatives

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, classy & fun ambiance, and friendly, attentive, service. Thank you for a great night!
  6. T

    Texasbelle

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice.Good food.
  7. g

    gourmandeer

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Octopus was great and the oysters fresh and vibrant! Chilean sea bass Asian style with bock Choi was wonderful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service!
  9. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations 2 hours ahead of time and was seated right away! Food server was awesome. Best thing there are dranks, oyster (Sweet Baby from WA) , and clam chowder.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Delicious sea food and energetic vibe. The oysters were delicious but there was just one odd oyster bite I took that tasted like poo, not sure if it was one of the toppings or just a bad oyster but I followed it up with another that was delicious again so I give it a pass! Chilean sea bass was smooth a buttery. Mashed potatoes were good. Asparagus was a bit salty.
  11. V

    Valerie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The calamari portions were extremely small and we did say something to management and they charged us for another platter. If we knew that we wouldn’t have ordered another one but manager said they weighed it but 2nd one was bigger than first order. Bread and drinks were excellent but trout fish was burned rest of dishes were very good.
  12. f

    felixn

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Swordfish was off
  13. PJ

    PJ50

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food but pricey!
  14. HH

    HisHollinessTheDavidJames

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Arena was really the "cat's Meow!" Attentive, intuitive and funny as hell!
  15. E

    Evasolovely

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was excellent, except the freeway noise. I reflected a low ambiance score due to the freeway noise. Our conversations were lacking because we couldn't hear each other over the traffic. The noise needs to be diminished by some noise barriers. Other than the noise, it was terrific.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really solid dining experience. Their seafood specialties are great and though my linguini lacked lots of flavor, the presentation was good and the seafood tasted fresh. My friends liked their food as well.
  17. BA

    BARBARH

    Palm Springs

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good service even though very busy. Wonderful selection of raw shellfish & fish.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Hostesses we’re curt and unwelcoming. However our table waiter’s service was amazing!!
  19. E

    Enjoy

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Service was good but ordered the sea bass tacos and didn’t get much fish in taco and the chips were stale. My husbands fish was literally a piece of fish on the plate with no herbs or garnishment. So rated food lower this time. Usually food is good but disappointed with what we ordered for this experience.
  21. KI

    KIMO

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but not great. Food was great. Portions were smaller and the cost is now 50% more than just a year ago.
  22. RM

    RobertM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner with very nice atmosphere and great food.
  23. JP

    JoyP

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots to eat close to the coast.
  24. PG

    PeterGast

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time and meal at Kings. The management and the staff are great. Dr. Edward W. Savarese/Ed
  25. N

    Nnsandiego

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Meal was good. Calamari was not very flavorful but it was fine. Miso cod and grilled king salmon were good. Vegetables were good. Spinach was full of garlic so be aware. Place was busy and waiter was distracted. Missed the salad orders and then final bill double charged for some items. Mostly an enjoyable evening.
  26. J

    Joeyooh

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely dinner and attentive service!
  27. N

    Nanna

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been there many times and have never had a bad waitperson. All have been knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and very good. We like the fact that after our meal is served, the waitperson only comes to our table to see how things are going with the food and then leaves us alone. The food is always fresh and delicious.
  28. SG

    SusanG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Linguine with clam sauce was extremely dry and when asked for more sauce was told it would take 30 minutes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We were celebrating two birthdays and the manager surprised us with two full size desserts. Delicious!
  30. BH

    BrandiH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  31. c

    cameronb

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Dungeness crab!
  32. MR

    MattR

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and the bar staff was fantastic! The food is exceptional. Cocktails on point! Highly recommend this place.
  33. NB

    NattashaBL

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a great time having dinner at kings fish07/29th/22, everything was good except , after dinner I’m not sure what food got both of us sick, he ordered macadamia crusted halibut and I had the grilled halibut for dinner, his sides were corn, baked potato , mine was baked potato and carrots, a bottle of wine, and rainbow such roll, clam chowder soup for appetizer.
  34. CW

    CedricW

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my blackened swordfish dish. Asparagus was cooked perfectly. The salted caramel ice cream sandwich was a great dessert also.
  35. D

    diamondD

    Phoenix

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A classic seafood restaurant that will be in my future regular visits to Carlsbad.
  36. l

    lynn

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered 2 salads and iced tea and diet coke. $60!!! One salad the Southwestern was well presented and tasty however the Louis salad was terrible. A column of raw onion next to a column of tomato, then celery, carrots and cucumber. Topped by maybe 3 shrimp, half with shells left on, cut into thirds. All sitting on a thin bed of white iceberg lettuce. So disappointing. Fish Market Del Mar knows how to do this right!
  37. F

    Fayzie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service! The overall experience was great. Only thing bad I could say is the side of corn was cut bad.
  38. ML

    MarkL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Oysters were top notch. Server was Daniel who is the best I have dined with in quite some time. Energetic, knowledgeable, friendly, professional and just downright solid. King albacore roll was okay and was my reason for dropping to 4. Yellowfin carpaccio great value and delicious. Halibut excellent. Clams linguine excellent. Grilled shrimp excellent. Bread is the best sourdough I have had in a while.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but not the best ever. The fish was a little over cooked. But the sides were good. I would recommend it to someone looking for dinner.

FAQs

King's Fish House - Carlsbad offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 431-3474.

King's Fish House - Carlsbad is rated 4.6 stars by 2796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today
Google Map for King's Fish House - Carlsbad

5625 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Palomar Airport Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 431-3474

  • Private party facilities

    Here at King’s in Carlsbad we can accommodate larger parties on our patio. Although not completely private we are happy to serve your group for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Flores: (760) 431-3474

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