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King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.5
4.5
1685 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 29 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

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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

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super nice!!!!Clean and relaxing!
  2. SB

    ScottB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Had a reservation for five people with the request for a booth because we had three adults and two children. When we got to the host stand they didn’t even pay attention to the request and tried to see this at a regular table when they’re were several booths open. They just didn’t read the notes. The server really did a great job she was very busy, but she checked in with us and was very delightful. The food was OK, nothing great especially for the prices that they charge. Small portions, no plate presentation, paper napkins, seems that they are really just going for high profit margin and not appropriate portions. We got halibut and I could not believe the small portion, especially that it was over cooked and dry inside. Another one of us got Fish and chips and I have to tell you there was so little fish and massive amount of breading, and the french fry portion was so small that I think McDonald’s gives you more. Just really not a great experience when it comes to the food, the portion sizes, the presentation, just OK below average at best. The server though was really good and saved the evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is our first visit to this location. Taylor was very attentive to our needs, while she also waited on tables around us in the outdoor patio. Menu selection was enticing, definitely coming back to try other dishes. The clam and andouille sausage appetizer is a must!!! Ask for a spoon to get to the garlic sauce (would be good with rice). I ordered the filet mignon with the lobster tail entree. The filet was cooked medium, yet still very tender. The tail was grilled, not as juicy as I expected, however, still delicious and would order again. The sides were also delicious!!! I had the grilled asparagus and Brussels sprouts which were actually sweet and crunchy. A party of 3 ladies were next to our table and they were having a grand time laughing and yelling. At least the fly that kept bothering our table didn’t say much but flew around a lot being a pest. We still had a very enjoyable time!!!
  4. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation was delayed by "lack of servers" issue, potentially creating a problem, even though we were arriving at 5pm. Friend wasn't very hungry, so ordered Crab Cakes from appetizers and loved them. I had a seafood salad--delicious! Service, once we were seated, was tops...and made sure we met our deadline to leave on time for a concert.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered grilled tilapia and got fillet instead of 🐟 so was a litttle disappointed
  6. VD

    VictoriaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is great as always! Service was excellent! You can’t go wrong with any of the items in their menu!
  7. JB

    JillB

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service was extremely slow but to the waiter’s credit he had way too large of a station to handle.
  8. C

    Cheryl

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food as usual!
  9. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of three were celebrating my birthday, so finished our meal with a special dessert (butter cake with ice cream) that we all love. Before then, we each had a "favorite" in this, our go-to location for special meals. Grilled catfish (best in town) for brother-in-law; regular Caesar salad for sister; salmon with salad and fresh corn for me. We all love going here, and appreciate the great care given us by hard-working service.
  10. NN

    NeilN

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I dont know how this place got 4&1/2 stars! The halibut was overcooked, the “fresh” tuna was old and possibly spoiled, and the server-Carlos- was arrogant and indifferent. The whole meal was rushed, and we felt like we were an inconvenience. Carlos needs to find another line of work, and someone needs to do QC in the kitchen. Overall, pretty poor.
  11. b

    bscomments

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Always pleasant. Crab cakes and shrimp Louie were a bit skimpy in shell fish.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio seating was great and the food and service were outstanding. The butter cake is a must have for dessert.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our server was not as attentive as we would have liked. But the overall meal was good.
  14. JD

    JDF1188

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food we had was absolutely outstanding. My family and I come here every once in a while when we’re in the mood. We absolutely welcome back again when the time presents itself.
  15. MN

    MsNessa

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex was great providing outstanding customer service. The food was THE BEST!!!!! We will be coming back and recommend King's Fish House to all!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were four adults and three children. We ordered oysters as appetizers. they came about 20 minutes after our entrées. One person ordered decoy wine which came 40 minutes later. I ordered the seafood combo. That came at least 30 minutes after everybody else’s entrées. The server brought only one basket of bread, while we were waiting. There was no offer of compensation for the very late appetizer and entrée. We had a much better experience a couple of months ago. Seemed like a different restaurant.
  17. JD

    JDiner

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The food is always on point. The salmon salad was AMAZING, but I have to think twice about returning when a salmon salad is $28.75. I get inflation, I know about gas prices and vendor prices increasing and I understand about wages in CA which are absurd (servers at $15/hr PLUS tips......do you know what they make at the end of the day).....however that price is beyond what we see in most restaurants. I will return at some point but I am not rushing back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was awesome! Thank you so much!
  19. FD

    FoodieandDrinker

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were seated at a table where the roof was leaking on us. The restaurant looked outdated but food was good. The service made the meal. The grilled octopus appetizer was very good. This place is good for everyday dining.
  20. d

    dorothy

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the 4 meals were absolutely delicious. The salmon was very fresh. The halibut was moist. The scallops were the “best ever “ according to the diner. The catfish was very good. The two people we invited said “this will be there go-to fish restaurant from now on”.
  21. AH

    AHernandez

    Mexico City

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Very slow & untimely service. Took us way more to have lunch than what should have been, and the place was almost empty
  22. AL

    AngkorianLee

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bee dining at King's from Long Beach to San Diego for years: Always great in terms of food and services. Thank you!
  23. NB

    NadoBob

    San Diego

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love this place and the New England Clam chowder is to die for. However, like most restaurants they have raised their prices significantly. Who is going to buy at the new prices?
  24. C

    Cathy

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delightful meal, as usual, never disappointed here! The lobster was the best we've had since our New England trip! Cooked perfectly and cracked per our request. I also loved my more modest catfish dinner, with sauteed spinach and very tasty mac & cheese.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was wonderful! He always takes care of us🙂
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and awesome service!!!
  27. P

    Pasque

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The oysters are always fresh and super cold. They are our favorite and such a choice
  28. VG

    VernonG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Kings is consistently excellent
  29. B

    B197

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I have never known grilled Yellowtail to be a dark meat nor of mushy texture. Drinks order forgotten until the check arrived with an apology for food and service. Highly underwhelming
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent service and quality of food. We always love this place
  31. CG

    ChristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The seafood, we ordered was fresh. I had swordfish and it was grill. It was cooked to perfection. The lemon garlic flavor was just right. My meal included mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Which were done well! I would highly recommend this place.
  32. GZ

    GloriaZ

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Back again to this great restaurant. Loved our server Taylor!. Very helpful and great service from her. Loved our little shrimp taquitos and calamari for starters. Our entrees were out of this world. My friend has the sea bass and I went with the salmon. I highly recommend Kings Fish House!!!1
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulosa!! Rica cena !!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was great! Thank you!
  35. CW

    CherylW

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Stephanie was wonderful! She was very attentive and courteous. She kept checking on us. She interacted with us and had a great sense of humor! She was so pleasant The food was excellent! Except for Clam chowder should have been thicker Calamari was soggy
  36. WS

    WeSeaGuys

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I rarely submit reviews on Open Table but our experience at King's was so sad that I felt it necessary. I'm not a needy diner, but I do expect a certain level of service and, for the prices, a fairly high level of quality in the food. King's a enormous restaurant, our first visit to SD and we had nothing to measure it against locally. It is a bit of a food factory with the staff going through the motions. This began with the young man who sat us who could not look us in the eye until he realized he led us to a dirty table. We waited for some time before a drink order was taken, in the mean time the table next to us was seated and ordered drinks. In other words, the service was lack luster. The food was adequate. My partner had a beet salad and I had the wedge salad. The wedge was uninspired and had a sad little slice of tomato on the side, no decernable onion but did have bacon and a heaping helping of bleu cheese dressing. We both had the halibut, simply grilled for dinner. Dry. This fish died in vain. We skipped dessert, we'd already spent enough. Will do more homework next time.
  37. N

    Nanananan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad service....................................
  38. T

    Tampas

    San Diego

    101 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had lobster rolls that had a ammonia smell & taste. Ate the traditional mayonnaise one 1st, so it was somewhat covered up. When we ate the hot one it was very prominent. We've never experienced that before so after a few bites we were concerned & researched it & found that that's a sign of spoiled meat. Unfortunately we weren't comfortable discussing with the server because he wasn't very friendly. For example, he made us feel stupid for asking for a dinner/side salad & said he didn't know what that was (really?) & that we needed to look in the menu to pick which salad we wanted. We ended up getting a really good blue cheese walnut salad, but was just looking for a plain side salad. So won't be going back & probably never have a lobster roll again anywhere ever.
  39. VC

    ValerieC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was a little slow. The spinach side was not as buttery and garlicky as expected. The aioli with the artichoke could use a little more flavor. Tasted mostly of mayonaise. The bread was delicious and the fish we had was very tasty.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great first experience sitting on the patio. Very pleasant and tasty meal. Food was served very quickly!

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 1685 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 29 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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