King's Fish House - Huntington Beach

4.6
804 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 804 people are saying
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NinaT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was dirty, food was mediocre at best. I mentioned that we’re celebrating a birthday and Mother’s Day but nothing was acknowledged. We haven’t been back for a while and this place went downhill. We won’t be back again.

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SibzWerx
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unexpected value and quality cuisine at a place i thought would be American standard chain restaurant factory food... but a lot of subtlety and detail in all aspects of the food and drinks. The prices are appropriate for the quantity and quality of the menu. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came for Mother’s Day. Good service. Food was good but had cooled by the time it got served. Over all little on the pricey side.

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NancyLeisa
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Mother's Day with a reservation and it was the perfect experience. We were seated promptly and the service was attentive. The food was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mother’s Day

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MoeFoodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The service was OK. Once we arrived our reservation and we were seated very fast. However the food took over an hour to come for a party of six and once we actually tasted the food it was not worth the wait. We’ve been to this restaurant in downtown Long Beach and was amazed and this one in Huntington Beach did not satisfy our expectations.

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DeeAnn
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Precovid, during covid and even on a busy Mother’s Day lunch. I felt safe with the protocols. Food and service was excellent. Oysters, sushi, entrees and dessert were all on point with temperature, presentation and especially taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. The reception was very understanding on a busy day. Mother’s Day made special for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food

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Monique
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server was attentive and helpful. The manager was fun and also engaged with all guests. The food was amazing. I had the seasonal halibut which was delicious. The butter cake to die for. I definitely recommend and plan to return!

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vipwillie1227
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early Mother’s Day dinner. Our waitress,Reiny, was great for as busy as they were. It was noisy as the restaurant was packed. The sea bass & salmon were very good.

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vipStacy
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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ricks
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner and we were able to sit outside,and bring or one wine with no corkage fee.The fish is as good as any I have had before.

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vipGlenn
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s all about seafood quality and the exceptional service. That’s why I go back over and over again!

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millertime
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate Mother’s Day a day early on Saturday for lunch to avoid the crowds. We sat out on the patio and our server was spot on, food was absolutely delicious and the best shrimp and scallops we’ve ever had. We will be back soon to have another lunch or dinner there

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DaveG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, great service, great dinner out! I recommend this restaurant to seafood lovers!

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LLOYDE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to King's Fish House in Huntington Beach. Service is good, food is good and the place is overall great quality. It is usually easy to walk in and get a table but with open table reservations- they were ready and prepared to seat us. Drinks are excellent and they will uncork any wine you bring.

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vipVictoriaS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming here to get their fresh shrimp and fish dishes.

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vipRBfromtheOC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor dining. Food was quite enjoyable.

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OCGoldenGirl21
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing overall experience. Highly recommend!

SL
SeafoodLover
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived early and we were seated immediately. I had reserved outside seating but requested inside seats when we arrived, and they graciously accommodated us. This was our first visit to this location and I really enjoy the meal. It was expensive for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Delicious Seabass ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always consistently good!! From the

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My date and I ordered the same entree, the macadamia halibut that included two sides, my date selected the carrots and baked potato. I selected the baked potato and the asparagus. I did not realize I had been charged extra for the asparagus until I arrived home. I am very disappointed that I was charged extra for a side of asparagus that was listed as a choice. This will be my last experience with Kings as I feel there was no reason for this additional charge.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at King’s Fish house. Brought my son & he loved it. It’s definitely kid friendly. They have a kids menu with a lot of activities for kids. My son absolutely love the restaurant. The food was great. We had oysters and lobster- the drinks were also up to par. Definitely a place I’d recommend to my friends.

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Carmen
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at this restaurant and it was a good experience. Service was good, food was delish and plenty on their serving. Ambiance was nice. Great for family, date night or any special occasions.

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Britt
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our greeter Bailey, to our serve Garrett and the owner Peter, we were constantly met with superior service. Everyone was so friendly, professional and made my birthday celebration memorable. The food was top notch, so I came back the next day for take-out. I highly recommend this location.

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CesarV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Way too manny crew members to give the poor guest experience , server didn't really take care of tables dirty tables after a crew member “ clean it “ floors same way dirty . Manager pass by whit out checking on guess or noticing those important small details on this kind of restaurant not the kings fish house it use to be . Sad to see after 20 years plus that kings fish house is not what it use to bee .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good from the server, Amanda, to the drinks and the food. Service was just right. Mussels were the best thing we had but both our dinners were excellent. Really good cocktails as well. We will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister visiting

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AnthonyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Second time visiting this place. I guess since the lockdown is slowly ending it was more crowded than usual for a Saturday evening. Very busy and loud. I could tell by the way the waiter greeted us that were going to receive very poor service. The waiter seemed very rushed and inattentive, and it seemed like he didn’t have a choice but to be this way. The packed house could be the very reason for this as my initial visit was much better. Sitting there I saw customers waiting for almost 40 minutes for main course, we put in our order right away and was luck to hit the hour mark before we were served the main course. We saw a few tables that had partial service were a group was only served a part of the order so by the time the second part came back half of the table had completely eating their food leaving 1 or 2 people to just watch them eat. I am a seafood lover and this place popped up as a place in my area that had good seafood. To be honest, I have had 2 different appetizer and main courses, and I can honestly say their seafood is a WOW for me. The food taste good but so far the dishes we have had doesn’t spark joy or even the idea of going back for a third try. So, I guess I saw search for a really good seafood restaurant is still on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyone was friendly. Food was yummy. My only complaint is that waiter didn’t come check on us enough. He was very nice though. Maybe new or just busy. We weren’t upset. Just something we noticed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Food, service all wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical date night for a husband and wife and it was perfect!

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Glenn
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate and drank in the bar area with bartender Lacy. We had a group of 6 and Lacy provided excellent service and was friendly as well.. Food was good, but we will be back again to see Lacy.

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richardk
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, service was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant! They have the best clam chowder around.

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Elizabethp
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated friends Birthday there and we were all pleased with food and service.

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King's Fish House - Huntington Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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