King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.5
886 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 886 people are saying
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SharonE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy their food
Done good job with social distancing measures
Friendly staff
Convenient

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SteveV
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good save atmosphere. Excellent food. Good service

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AnnieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and reasonably priced. We had the raw oysters and the seafood platter.

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MikeF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Came for my daughters 18th birthday because she loves crab. She ended up having to send it back because it was beyond salty. Waiter said must be a bad batch. Never heard of this nor have we had crab that salty.

Regarding the restaurant, we sat on the outside covered patio and even though it was a clear night, something was dripping on us. Waiter did nothing to try to fix this.

Finally, when we left, I realized I had forgotten my jacket on the chair. Came back and the table had been cleaned and sanitized but no one noticed the jacket on the chair in a well lit area... how is this sanitized??

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vipLNreview
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The spicy soup was great. We ordered grilled fish which was nice but a bit overcooked and a bit expensive for basic fish. The restaurant has done an excellent job with unobtrusive but effective safety screens in the outside patio.

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briyesmi
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was expensive and didn’t taste good. The waiter was excellent!

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Liberators
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kings is such a good fish house. Waitress and staff pleasant and attentive. Thank you!

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vipDave91942
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's is one of our favorite places to eat in San Diego... such a great menu and the staff is excellent. If you're looking for a great place to eat, give King's a try!

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vipTriciaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! The best seafood in town and Service is always on point -Page was our server she was Attentive and sweet- Linda has also been our server and we love her. Monte the manager makes us feel welcome every time. We come every week because we know it’s consistent and we will have Quality food and a good time at this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a nice little work lunch with a couple co-workers and ate delicious food on the patio!

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vipDave91942
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining at King's is one of our favorites... and don't worry that the weather is cooling down... they have the heaters going to keep you warm. Food was great, staff was friendly... really nice meal. Thanks!

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KathyM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great array of menu items ...something for everyone! Attentive service and food beautifully presented...can’t wait to return!

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KWCW3
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Good location, short wait time, excellent staff.

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LawrenceA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my wife's favorite restaurant, they NEVER fail to deliver. The service is always great and the food is always fresh and delicious!

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Roxanne
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There are so many seafood options on the menu that it's always tough to decide. The outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying the food and the fresh air.

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KelliS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good hospitality and servers it was a very good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in town! Super fresh seafood and outstanding service.

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Met495
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your customer service was outstanding and the food was great we will be back for the fun and food again.

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ByronP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service with very good prices.

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Shena
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Been to several other chains of this restaurant and I must say they never disappoint regardless of the location... We were seated right away and were able to order in a reasonable time...everything was great from the filet mignon to the lobster. Didn’t like the decor/ambiance...it’s so much classier at the other locations...this one was just like going to a red lobster of sorts...decor was all over the place and it was loud...but it didn’t matter cuz the food is always AHHHMAAAZINGGG!

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vipLadyesk
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still one of our regular seafood restaurants. We did notice that the prices have gone up, but its still good.

KS
KaraS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was craving a big piece of fish and wasn’t sure where to go for a last-minute Saturday night reservation. So happy we tried out Kong’s Fish House!!! Big pieces of fish with excellent service! We’ll be back!

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vipjachancock
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and overall food! The service was perfect, drinks were outstanding. The oysters were on point, very nice and the artichoke appetizer was perfect. I ordered the halibut which was absolutely excellent, and my husband had the spiny lobster, which is locally caught just off the San Diego coast. Both were perfectly prepared. We sat outside, and when it got just a little I asked for the heater to be lit, which made it very nice. I am currently on crutches, and they kindly sat me where no one could bump into my leg. We will be back and highly recommend!

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vipluvfoodandtennis
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fresh and flavorful. Sarah and Joshua, our servers, along with Monte the manager, provide a warm and efficient table service on the patio that extended onto the sidewalk, which was fenced in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Vacay with family. Sadly, food was bland.

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FataMorgana
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time I ordered octopus at this restaurant. It was presented grilled, with "caponata" veggies. The octopus was excellent! Tender, well grilled, medium sized portion. The caponata was very good, well-seasoned, while not closely related to true Caponata--which is "agrodolce" (sweet and sour), more pungent, with more capers, and more tomato salsa. Still, overall this was an excellent meal served outdoors with great service. I recommend it!

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rebecca
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This where I go for King Crab and Lobster. Always good.

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vipKeithC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was a great server. Outdoor atmosphere is nice.

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HelenS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was a little better than average but took forever to arrive, service sucks and it was expensive

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MHaywood
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters on the half shell. Preferred the Pacific oysters. Service was great.

JM
vipJenM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was horrible. Hard to enjoy this business lunch. Seldom have good service at this location despite pre and during a pandemic. Will look anywhere else in Mission Valley next time.

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Candy
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I fist time there. Everything was great. Will be going back in the near future.

CJ
CraigJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We opted to eat outside although indoor was available. It was a very nice evening. It took a few minutes for our server to find us but service was prompt and courteous with frequent check ins after that. The food was delicious. They would have recieved five out of five stars but my steak was overcooked. The manager knew this and offered another one but I didn't want to wait as everyone already had their food. The lobster, Pacific north veggies, and baked potato were all on point. We had the calamari and shrimp taquitos as appetizers and they were excellent also. My wife enjoyed the Nawlin's BBQ shrimp which is flavorful and served with rice. The rest of the family had crab cakes, and shrimp platters and they were all good too. Well worth the price of the meal. They even have my daughter a free slice of pumpkin cheesecake for her birthday. I do recommend if you are craving seafood.

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GravesGirls
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food options and price points. Plenty of space for social distancing.

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vipDave91942
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's has always been a favorite for us... the outdoor patio was a great place to enjoy a celebration dinner... staff is always super friendly and the food was great. Thanks!

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Cheers
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoy this restaurant. We dine here twice a month. We’ve tried numerous fresh seafood restaurants and Kings is one of the best!

JP
vipJohnP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as always. Sat out on the patio for dinner, it was very nice.

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KarenT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was very nice. Food was really good except for the miso soup which needed more flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Thank you for another lovely dinner.

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CharlesP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and the food was excellent. Everyone followed the COVID-19 protocols. They even wanted everyone’s name and phone number just in case.

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 574-1230.

King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 886 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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