King's Fish House - Mission Valley

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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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San Diego
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, you never fail to deliver. We always look forward to coming to King's Fish House. My wife loves the salads and I am a forever fan of the catfish, grilled zucchini and French fries. Incidentally, you have the best chowder and sourdough bread on the planet.

AL
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very good, most in our party had sushi, very fresh and tasty. The grilled swordfish tacos were delicious! Pumpkin cheese cake outstanding ! Everyone had a great meal and no complaints. Our waitress Lily was on top of things. Great luncheon all around!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did dine at the restaurant.

SM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have liked this restaurant in the past, but last night it did not measure up. The macadamia nut halibut was dry, not moist, a big disappointment. If we ever went back I would order the salmon instead, since it's hard to do salmon badly.

JO
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started as a party of 6; then 7- then 8 -- and finally 10 very loud, boisterous people. Our server, Andrew, took it all in stride and remembered every special request, side dish and extra butter for every order and took the time to be friendly and energetic himself - he even took a table photo for us.

The food was (as always) outstanding. Fresh, clean flavors and creative preparations on every dish, and there was something for everyone, even the no-fish people. We have an annual convention in San Diego every October, and coming to King's has turned into our traditional Saturday night evening away from the hotel. We will be back.

RG
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow. They simply don’t have enough wait staff. The tuna melt Was pretty dry. I think I may have just ordered the wrong thing. However, everything was just a little too slow for my taste. So this just may have been a difficult night for the restaurant. I’ve been here a few times before and I’ll probably try it again.

OT
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paige, who used to work at the front desk, is now a server. She was absolutely great...so personable & helpful with the choice of oysters for my husband. Paige is a terrific addition to the servers...hats off to her!! We would certainly ask to be seated in her section next time.

SS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sylvia was an exceptional server and went out of her way to make our dining experience wonderful! Thanks Sylvia!💕

BA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in friends home. I've been there twice in on week and will definitely return to try more dishes!

C
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are fairly regular visitors - so, I invited business partners from out of town (Washington DC and Huntington Beach) along with local business leaders for lunch. King's does not disappoint - fresh fish, great seating and timely/courteous service. Thank you!

RO
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to kings in Carlsbad,booked the wrong location,they changed rev. The service and food was excellent,new renovation is a great improvement

r
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for my birthday Alaska King Crab. I got the 1 1/2 pounds and my husband got a 1 3/4 pound lobster. perfectly cooked. Marcus, our server, was very friendly and charming. Excellent birthday choice-We did not alert the staff that it was my birthday because I don't like public singing and I certainly wouldn't be able to eat dessert! :)

OT
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Ono fish!!!

OT
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seevice and Ono (Wahoo) fish were both perfect.

DS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 Star seafood and 20 Star service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family Birthday

JA
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, oysters were phenomenal!

CK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ken was our waiter. He did an excellent job. The food was great and met our expectations!

RG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We often visit this restaurant for crab dinner. This time our dining experience was made even more enjoyable by the superb table service we received from our waitress Hanna. Her enthusiasm, knowledge of menu items, and friendly, courteous service made our dining experience even more enjoyable. (Sept 7)

C
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters, bbq shrimp, Bloody's and beers - what a perfect lunch -all was fantastic - as usual!!!

DR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked King's Fish House for our final evening in San Diego with our son. Excellent meals and service. Wasn't very busy so didn't need a reservation. I will plan to go back next time in San Diego.

K
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great. When I visit San Diego again I will definitely return

DW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and nice decor. The service was great. Very attentive to all our needs. Highly recommend a visit.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dinner was amazing!! The lobster tail was fluffy and cooked perfectly. The king crab was huge and delicious. Wish we had one in Boise Idaho

PI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best salmon of my life. (Cedar Plank Salmon) Normally the service here is also excellent.

m
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. This time had the fried shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. EXCELLENT!!

LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good quality fish, nicely prepared and good service. Fairly loud at busy times, but a nice place for lunch or dinner. The patio is popular.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Was very disappointed. I choose this restaurant because I like the food. But the service was awful. Will think twice the next time.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Small portions for what you pay. Not that great, either. Over $200 after tip for my family of 6. Loud, crowded, uncomfortable, and kinda bland.

c
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great luncheon menu and luncheon experience. On a warm day, be sure to sit outside on the patio. Their clam chowder continues to be one of my favorites.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for the first time on Sunday. Really great food and service.

BF
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not grand gourmet but good food, good service, reasonabke prices

JC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The yellowtail was slightly under cooked, but everything else was great.

KH
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good, but not spectacular. It has a family-style atmosphere, with high-end restaurant prices.

s
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Nice selction on the menu. Enjoyable and great for any occasion.

SA
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love soft-shell crab season!
And really love that there's no corkage fee!!

M
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday and the server was AWESOME! We had a special corner spot where we enjoyed a small party of 11. We enjoyed the ambiance and food. Thank you.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, as always.

J
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My server was Carlos and he was not only rude when we did see him but he also didn’t even come to the table to make sure we were ok or needed anything. The busser was better than he was. I will never go back

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