King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.4
1117 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebbieB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was fantastic. Thanks Sylvia!

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vipFamilyof3
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Crab cakes were pretty good. Service was quick and efficient, just not alot of interaction/rapport. Seafood mediocre in cook and flavor. Better than red lobster, but not worth the higher prices.

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vipRickG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prices up significantly from just a few months ago.

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JoanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinners were a bit pricey. Spinach was disappointing. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Kitm
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I gave 5 stars for value-it’s a little pricey but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Apps were great, but both Sea Bass dishes were over cooked,

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zm415
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food options and the food is always tasty. We have had poor service the last two times we were there from not being waited on, checked on, or not receiving items such as the complimentary bread (and yes, all the tables around us got bread) to not receiving the things we asked for (ranch or ketchup). We'll keep going here since its a full service seafood restaurant that's within walking distance to us but we have tempered our expectations for service.

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FrankD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food as always, only complaint was not alot of seafood in the spicy seafood soup. I always get it and it has tons of different seafood in it, this time mostly broth, but it was still good

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vipJohn
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed that happy hour is gone for more. Rip off for Oysters $3 each. Rest of experience very good as in the past.

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Player20
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The halibut and sea bass were both overcooked. I was drinking water and I was never refilled until I asked at the end of the evening. The hot sampler crab cakes dry, coconut shrimp and calamari was over fried. Unfortunately, the experience for my out of town guest was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed with the Caesar salad dressing (no anchovies) had more of a lemony taste. Wasn't quite up to par according to my expectation. My son had the King's Combo Platter, which he enjoyed. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant & dine here again. I'll just try another dish. Excellent service from our waitress. Oh, very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh. Servers were always checking on us and getting anything we needed.

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BobS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King's is our "go to" place for seafood, especially the oysters.

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Annon
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was awesome! seafood - fresh!!
we sat outside & really enjoyed it. thank you guys!

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vipDave91942
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's is always a great place to eat... Our server this time was Taylor and she was great. All the staff is always prompt and friendly... food was great and the bread, oh that bread is legit! Thanks again for another great meal!

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KarenC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a bit bright in the restaurant for dining in the evening. But food and service were excellent.

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ChristineC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was like it was before Covid-a delicious meal and great atmosphere.

Except for the loud and rude family seated behind us which I can’t fault King’s for.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For the price food was not worth it. Undercooked/overcooked food. Appetizer tasted better than main courses. Drink prices at be bar cost more than a drink on the LV strip and small portions. Overall not worth the money or drive.

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vipRickinsd
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Extremely slow service

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AliciaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our sever was so courteous, knowledgeable and attentive!

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GabeC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We waited for our table although we had made a reservation. Service by our waiter was excellent, but it was slow. Its usually slow at this location, but it was more so than usual. Our food was excellent, so it all worked out in the end.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server said this place has been open for 20 years and it sure felt that way. The food was nothing special and neither was the atmosphere. It was my birthday was excited about trying a new restaurant out as I had never been there before but was soon let down.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak was very bad, not worth the money. The restroom was very filthy :/ the only good thing is the clam chowder here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The waitress was really nice and had great suggestions. I recommend getting reservations if not it can be a long wait. The England clam chowder was really good. I got mahi mahi with asparagus roasted and garlic mash potatoes. The mahi mahi was on dry side, i wasn't impressed. The mash potatoes was not great, lack flavor and dry as well. The key lime pie was delicious which our waitress recommended along with the clam chowder and asparagus which were delicious.

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Jessica
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome, a bit expensive but fish and steak entrees were amazing!

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Robin
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three enjoyed a range of food--from catfish main dish, to two kinds of salads for pair of sisters--and split a buttercream cake. Everything was great. Had two servers (one a trainee) so service was exceptionally attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to take my wife somewhere new for date night. She is from New Orleans and loves seafood but is often unimpressed by the quality and freshness in San Diego. She was not disappointed! Our waiter was very helpful and, when I asked for a drink recommendation, knocked it out of the park. The food (oysters, crab cakes, swordfish, scallops, shrimp, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and zucchini, were fresh and prepared well. We will definitely be back.

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Nancy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith was AMAZING, he’s so attentive and personal . We enjoy our dinner and his service was great ! First time there and we enjoyed it . Can’t wait to return and try something else !

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YiLuu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and scallops is tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Family visiting from out of state so I took them to dinner.

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Bob12
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but we had soft shell crabs (a favorite) that were very fresh but about 3 weeks from truly being soft shell. Service was slow but I suspect that was because restaurants are having a hard time hiring staff. But our waitress was very helpful and was clearly working very hard. Inside it was a bit noisy so better outside. I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, great food, great Cadillac margaritas (not sugar sweet, their own recipe), was a great experience!

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vipGgbl
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good seafood prepared perfectly and served hot with excellent service by Frank.

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AzuraeSD68
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite, not been in 2 years because of current public health issue. Exactly as wonderful as remembered. Service, food great. A little pricey for lunch but all goes to food & service. Disappointed to see some kind of Burger place slapped on the end of King's so a little trouble honing in. Once seated had a lovely table outside & could almost feel like you were in a garden . Definitely will be returning.

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vipLYDIAK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need to add gluten free alternatives to menu - bread; desserts

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viptrufflepig
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Extremely slow service despite the restaurant being nearly empty. Had to ask for things like forks, straws, etc multiple times. Food took a long time. We come here a lot and this was very disappointing.

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vip2020goddess
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

When they get busy, service can be very slow. We waited 20 minutes for a menu. Then 20 minutes for her to return to take our order. Thank goodness they gave us water meanwhile.

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Rleland
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Drink service extremely slow. Kitchen service slow too. Katie our waitress did the best she could.

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IamJett
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It took about 30 minutest to get drinks and an hour for food. I don't blame the staff. They were understaffed - it's on the management. Our food took forever and was not even hot. I would not eat here until staffing returns to "normal." It's too expensive for this low quality of food and service.

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.4 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

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