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King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.5
4.5
1622 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 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 574-1230

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Cross street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

What 1,622 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great value. My only issue is that the hostest tends to seat everyone in the same row right next to each other in a otherwise empty restaurant
  2. BW

    BusinessWoman

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice! Enjoyed!
  3. PG

    PaulG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Fathers Fay visit yesterday was poor. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. However, that’s where the visit turned south. Our waiter failed to enter appetizers and I had to follow up with home twice. Appetizers came when entrees were brought to the table and food was cold . Food for (3) totaled 155.00 and going to a local Chilis would have been too notch compared to last night service and food quality
  4. G

    Genie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a first time customer at Kings Fish house the food was Superb!
  5. DB

    DenverBo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    When spending $30 on shrimp and scallops, it would be nice to get an actual meal, not 4 small pieces of each. All of the food was very bland, outside of the extremely overpriced clam chowder. All in all, the atmosphere was nice but the food quality, portions, and ridiculous price negated the atmosphere. I would not recommend going here unless you enjoy dropping a lot of money and going home hungry.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Made a reservation for the patio but once we checked in and waited for 15 min they attempted to sit us inside without even asking if we would like to instead of sitting outside. When I told them our RESERVATION was for the patio they made us wait another 30 minutes. Finally we’re seated outside and we immediately order drinks and main courses. Then we we’re served the same dish (fried shrimp) even though I had ordered lobster clam back. Waiter apologized for the mistake and went back to the kitchen to have it corrected, only to come back to the table to tell me that the clam bake part that I had ordered had been discontinued! I said ok, just the lobster then. Had to wait another 30 min get what I had ordered almost an hour ago! Lobster was great, however my partner had already finished their meal before I ever got mine. The check came and I was charged for the clam bake as a side (even though the said the didn’t have it) and over charged me for just the lobster by $30! I had to ask for an adjustment to the bill for NOT getting the clam bake AND for being over charged for the lobster. Was very frustrating that I order the lobster based on the menu price and they had the nerve to over charge by $30. The waiter came back with an adjusted bill only after I brought it to his attention. Ask to talk to the manager to bring his attention to the debacle of our entire experience. Of course he apologized but no offers to make it up to us. We are semi regulars (1 or 2 times a month). Not sure we will go back, looking for a new seafood place in SD now. 🤨🤨🤨
  7. S

    Sierra

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our waitress did NOT want to be there. We had to ask to order drinks, and it was the biggest inconvenience for her. We are asked to have a couple straws and she threw them on my hand as she walked by the table. The food was OK. The sushi platter you could tell was basically just thrown together with as little effort as possible. Overall the food was all right. We never got asked to get refills on our drinks even though they were empty about halfway through our meal. I definitely would not recommend this place to people… Although maybe it was just our experience? It was so crowded that it must be good, we just got unlucky.
  8. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food, they need more help.. food took too long after we ordered
  9. TH

    TiffanyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and make sure to educate you on the oysters! I now consider myself an oyster expert
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service by Carlos was not the best. He was very rude to my mom and the to top it off charged us for wings that he never brought out and they never took off the bill. Awful experience will not be going back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above excellent server. Very impressed and he elevated the experience. He checked to see what oysters would match our taste and had great suggestions and deep knowledge of all the menu. He was able to explain and check with the teenagers in our group to identify the best choices for them.
  13. EW

    EricW

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect
  14. TN

    TinaN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent
  15. HN

    HaiN

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    This was our second time at this location, and the food was good as usual. The service, however, wasn’t. The waitress was moving too quick and our meal felt rushed the entire time. There was another table to the left of us being served too. Which meant there were plenty of open tables outside. The inside didn’t seem too crowded or busy either. So what was all the rush about? We got our check within 15 minutes of getting seated. We didn’t ask for it. We weren’t done eating. The waitress would leave quickly after taking out initial orders which didn’t allow us time to have our questions answered. The oyster tray was missing a spoon so we couldn’t scoop the sauces. Not a good experience this time around.
  16. G

    jaimeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    reliable food and service great ambiance that allows people to talk to each other
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was GREAT and the food perfectly prepared! Thank you!
  18. TC

    TimC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Cioppino was bland and the mussels had a harsh chemical taste. Shrimp was dry and stale. Octopus very rubbery. The fin fish in the cioppino and the very small amount of crab legs were good. Very little else was.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and the wife’s favorite dinner! We go here every week staff is friendly and know us by order haha great food and drinks are made well!
  20. L

    Ladyesk

    Las Vegas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Not as good as most times before. Will try again.
  21. D

    Dlee2022

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We have eaten here many times and enjoyed everything including food and service. This experience was a complete departure from our previous meals there. The waitperson was fine, but from when she took the order until we received our food it was over one hour. Then when food was delivered with a very flimsy excuse ( we had watched many tables seated after us receive their food), one order was wrong. And rather than bring the correct side dishes, she actually asked if we wanted them. or were the incorrect ones acceptable? Also being offered free dessert as a remedy for this seemed very unfair. A free meal would have been more like it. It was clear the kitchen messed up regarding the long wait and the incorrect order.
  22. D

    Dave91942

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King's was hopping when we got there for dinner last night... there was a line out the door and all the tables were full. We were sat quickly at our reservation time and we were greeted promptly by our server. Food was outstanding as it always is... The Mac and cheese was extra good this time and my wife and daughter reported that the oysters were fantastic. Food was served quicker than we expected with it being so busy. A manager came by to check in with us and make sure everything was good. King's is one of the best seafood places in the area. It's always good and the service is always outstanding. If Ken is working, he's the best server in the business! Thanks!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere as always. Greatest oyster selection
  24. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great visit to King's Fish House - Mission Valley as always. We'll be back again.
  25. A

    Alex

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Overall it was pretty good. The beet salad and sea bass and bread were really good. Only downside was they don't have King Crab legs as they were getting them from Russia. Also the place seemed like it needed a deep cleaning. Had to return the plates we were given because they were dirty.
  26. PK

    PavelK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, fresh oysters are outstanding, service friendly and fast. Highly recommended.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    We made a reservation and there were a lot of open tables but we were sat right by the kitchen. We could see staff getting bread for their tables without gloves after just carrying back dirty dishes or processing payments. Our food was mediocre and it was really noisy next to the kitchen and it felt like we were right in a traffic path for the staff.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a wonderful first time experience at King’s Fish House in San Diego! Service was great!
  29. l

    love2eatout

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It always seems to be cool in there. They have all the doors open and in San Diego, in the evening, the breeze is pretty cool. I don't sit outside because I don't want a cool breeze over my hot food. It took more time last night to get our food than usual. Maybe some staff out? I do love their food!!
  30. C

    Curt

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Kings Fish House is one of our favorite local places. Yesterday we came in for lunch. My wife had the Louis salad which was great. I had a salad and the Spicy Fish Soup - which I have had a number of times. Unfortunately, there was maybe 4 small pieces of fish in the entire bowl - pretty disappointing - and very unlike our usual experience here. So, I thought I'd write this review to let management know as quality control is easy to lose and hard to maintain. And, you certainly don't want the cooks dictating the quantities. Before I forget, our server was Brie - she's attentive, ebullient and a joy - an asset for your restaurant. See you soon.
  31. ST

    SharonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keith, our server, was fantastic. The fish was incredible. Prices were reasonable. We had a wonderful experience. But Keith, in particular, was just terrific. He knew everything in the menu and was so friendly.
  32. D

    Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenneth our server was so attentive, but not obtrusive. He really made my birthday dinner with family feel so special. We brought in our own cake, and thank you for supplying the plates, forks and big cutting knife for us. That’s why our family never hesitates going there for celebrations. Helps that we love the food!
  33. P

    Pamd

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food was very good and our server (Yesenia) was amazing. Very personable and attentive!
  34. V

    Vicky53

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and delicious food as always. Thanks!
  35. AT

    AndraT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was wonderful due to the incredible service and attentive staff. Our server was very personable! The food was delicious and I highly recommend the butter cake for your dessert.
  36. D

    Dave91942

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner, thank you. And Kenneth is absolutely amazing… he is the best server in the business!
  37. DK

    DeanK

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always love to dine at King's Fish. We started with fresh oysters and I had the soft shell crabs which are in season now. Kathy was an excellent server. No corkage fee so we brought a good bottle of wine.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so amazing and food was excellent
  39. AN

    ArthurN

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We love King's, but they didn't have either of my favorite dishes when we were there. I realize that their menu changes daily. Nonetheless, I had the grilled Halibut, which was very good.
  40. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of towners selected this restaurant by internet. Lucked out as it was a great atmosphere, good service and great food. Highly recommend. Hope to be back when in San Diego again.

FAQs

King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 1622 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 21 times today
Google Map for King's Fish House - Mission Valley

825 Camino de la Reina San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • 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, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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