King's Fish House - Laguna Hills

4.7
2002 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2002 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShaun
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for brunch and kids.
Fish are fresh and cook to perfect!
Had a great Saturday brunch time with my wife and kid.
Servers are very friendly.
The avocado toast with crab is the best!

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FarraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was just really slow and this has happened multiple times in a row

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Patti
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!!

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Ronica
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waitress did not know how to open a bottle of wine she brought us dirty glasses then let us at 45 minutes before taking our food order another waitress had to help us.

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ScottF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Prices are expensive and they ruined the brussel sprouts with adding so much unnecessary sauce. If u go there and want brussel sprouts or sparagus or any vegetable make sure I tell them u want it plain. If u don't say anything they will add so much unnecessary sauce and crap on it that it ruins the vegetable. I ordered the catfish and the bottom of fish was soggy and not very good. I had way better catfish and half the cost. This was the catfish meal of $22. Restaurant Bj's is much cheaper and 💯 times better the food. I wouldn't recommend this place if I was u.

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vipDawnL
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We love the steamed clams with chorizo and the crab & shrimp Louie salad was large, full of crab and large shrimp, and plenty of vegetables. The seafood ciopino was excellent. We had a wonderful server (sorry I didn’t get her name) that was attentive, offered us a sample of the soup when we couldn’t decide, and let us know for future reference that they do not charge a corkage fee if you bring your own wine! Although the Infamous Goose sauvignon blanc from New Zealand was very good.

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vipDixie
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.... it was great to be able to dine inside again!

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CCfan
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, awesome service! I love their lobster tail special!! 2 tails, potato & vegetables for only $51 and I split it so that’s what you’d spend for dinner everywhere else, didn’t charge to split the meal either like some restaurants do. It’s right around the corner for me so I’ll be back!!

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luvorganics
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish was perfectly cooked. The meat was also done well.

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ericb
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Know this is a fish house, but if you offer steak, a medium rare order should not be served medium well. Also, if you're menu says "grilled asparagus", I would expect to get plain grilled asparagus, not grilled asparagus smothered with an unnamed sauce.

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vipLala
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at King’s Fish House in Laguna Hills. Our table of four all enjoyed our lunch. My husband and I both had the New England clam chowder and sushi rolls. Our friends both had grilled fish plates with sides. They were from Texas and had never eaten at King’s before. They loved it. The service was wonderful and we were seated by an open window so we felt really comfortable. They also have plenty of patio seating and shade.

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RikP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The product that I ordered FAR exceeded my expectations. The service was great and the food was truly better that I assumed it would be.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh sea food, try the Halibut or Sea Bass

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filippaa
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our Easter celebration went well. Food was great as expected but service was a bit lacking. Our server seemed to be distracted.

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vipRyanH
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, spacious outdoor seating and totally Covid safe.

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CINDYs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I enjoyed my Easter brunch at kings fish house. I realize we were there at the peek of time for Easter however of the 4 of us 3 of our meals were Luke warm at best. Taste was God but not hot enough

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Viper
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food! Service was excellent and timely. The restaurant was a bit crowded as they are opening up and accommodating more people now. Still a good overall experience. Thank you.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive, must say the service was 200 x better this time around. Do think if someone is handicapped, that you would not have them walk to the back, you would seat them not too far from the entrance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav spot! Thank you for making our Easter the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great evening. They were very helpful and accommodating regarding changes do to diabetes related food issues. Wish they offered cauliflower rice. That would be so great for people like me.

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PennyH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding time with friends. Food was delicious, cooked perfectly and the service was great!

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SeanF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Need to pace their delivery of the entree better. Last 2 times they brought the entree minutes after the salads. Food was just sitting there going cold. Not to mention all the plates on the table.

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2diners
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and served hot! The service was excellent! We had a nice meal!

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DebraF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is one of my local favorites. Had the fish tacos and they really are excellent. I also had their house Chardonnay which was surprisingly drinkable. Our waitress Julia was efficient without being obtrusive.
It was a very enjoyable way to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was personable, but slow. They seemed understaffed which would be understandable considering the recent COVID openings. Our first round of drinks from the bar took 15 minutes, they forgot to put in a bowl of clam chowder we ordered and they kitchen staff forgot to include shell crackers for the crab legs the same person ordered as well, who the special occasion was for on top of it. I will go back, but with the understanding that the service may not be too notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex served us and was very attentive. He made menu suggestions and answered all our questions. As always, King's was a great place to celebrate birthdays and get together.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went for birthday celebration and my husband’s birthday was not even acknowledged. Really did not care for the table we were seated at too as deliveries were happening.

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vipCathyG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a good time!

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vipCJones
Orange County
134 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sand dabs were great and the four of us had a great time. Alex was a great server.

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vipglutton
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the tried and true quality of the food. The waiters were very helpful and friendly. There is a lot of outdoor/patio seating.

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vipWeekendFoodie
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. The macadamia crusted halibut was perfectly cooked, moist and delicately flavored. The seared yellowfin tuna was very flavorful. Amanda was our server and she was extremely helpful and attentive.
Very safe Covid protocols.

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PamS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away

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vipHapa
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The restaurant needs to get organized. We made reservations but still had to wait almost 30 minutes. If you offer reservations honor them. Once seated it took forever for the server to come over to take our drink order. Another long wait for the food to come out and then it was cold. A second round of drinks never came and we never got our requested water refill.
The server must have apologized at least 10x for each mishap. If the restaurant is going to charge their price point, they need to produce a great experience. If they can’t, they need to reduce capacity until they can. We understand they are catching up from COVID restrictions but they shouldn’t risk losing good customers like us by not being at the top of their game.

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vipstephenm
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I think it’s reasonable if a customer takes the time to make a reservation then they should actually get a nicer table than those who don’t. We got sat at just a horrible table with way too many people around us pseudo outside and no partitions.
Yet there were so many nicer tables around the restaurant empty. It felt like it was done on purpose to give the wait person more tables.
I love your restaurant as well you may know as we go a lot to it. It was just a disappointment this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

RJ
vipRandelJ
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Jeanne who brought us us drinks, that was so nice of her to help out. Aryanne was serving. She is always so nice and polite. We enjoy having her. Thanks. Thanks again Pat and Randy. Charged twice ($7.50). for chicken add on. I guess no big deal. We still love the restaurant

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Rutht
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice for a special occasion- but wouldn’t go regularly for my daughter & I it was over a $100

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much. Each time we leave with happy face

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch!

FAQs

King's Fish House - Laguna Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 586-1515.

King's Fish House - Laguna Hills is rated 4.7 stars by 2002 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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