King's Fish House - Mission Valley
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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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.
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!
I did dine at the restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sylvia was an exceptional server and went out of her way to make our dining experience wonderful! Thanks Sylvia!💕
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!
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!
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
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! :)
Great Ono fish!!!
The seevice and Ono (Wahoo) fish were both perfect.
10 Star seafood and 20 Star service!
Food was awesome
Had a great time, oysters were phenomenal!
Ken was our waiter. He did an excellent job. The food was great and met our expectations!
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)
Oysters, bbq shrimp, Bloody's and beers - what a perfect lunch -all was fantastic - as usual!!!
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.
Service and food was great. When I visit San Diego again I will definitely return
Very good food and nice decor. The service was great. Very attentive to all our needs. Highly recommend a visit.
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
Best salmon of my life. (Cedar Plank Salmon) Normally the service here is also excellent.
Always delicious. This time had the fried shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. EXCELLENT!!
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.
Was very disappointed. I choose this restaurant because I like the food. But the service was awful. Will think twice the next time.
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.
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.
We had dinner for the first time on Sunday. Really great food and service.
Not grand gourmet but good food, good service, reasonabke prices
The yellowtail was slightly under cooked, but everything else was great.
The food is good, but not spectacular. It has a family-style atmosphere, with high-end restaurant prices.
Excellent service! Nice selction on the menu. Enjoyable and great for any occasion.
Love soft-shell crab season!
And really love that there's no corkage fee!!
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.
Great food and service, as always.
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