King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.4
1199 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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vipDavidR
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We frequent the King’s location in Henderson, NV. It’s one of our favorite places to eat so we had high hopes for this location on our weekend get away to SD. The ambiance is great and the service was good. I must say the restaurant wasn’t busy on a Sunday at 7pm so I’m not sure if that’s normal for this location, although in Henderson - reservations are a must any day.

Food was let down. I ordered Fish and Chips, my niece had the kids shrimp meal and my husband had the parmesan crusted sea bass.

The timing of our meals was disastrous. The kids meal arrived first. 4-5 minutes later my husbands arrived and we were told the fish and chips was over fried, so they had to remake it. 10 minutes later my meal arrives. One piece of fish was undercooked and raw and by this point my niece and husband were both done with their meal.

Overall, the food wasn’t good. They did voluntarily remove the fish and chips from our bill, so we were satisfied at the end of the day.

If we return, I hope the quality of food improves.

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EricC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, but service was bad. She looked like she didn’t know what she was doing. Nothing like the King Fish in Laguna. When you order a second glass of wine, you pour a little out of the carafe and leave it on the table. You don’t pour it all in the glass on your service tray.

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Maddie
Boise
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and delicious food!! It was all for a great price too!! Definitely will be back!

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viphappyhourguy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith, our server, made my sister’s birthday extra special. Great food and excellent service.

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Schneiders
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with reasonable prices; highly recommend

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vipPenny
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to have oysters, so we checked King's Fish House. Many different choices, all wonderful, but the main entrance was outstanding ! I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass, one of the best I've had....mmmmm delicious and my friend ordered the Seared Tuna and it was also extremely good.
Our waiter also did an excellent job ! attentive and with many suggestions.
Definitely will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was looking forward to Soft Shell Crabs.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!! We will definitely be back!!

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ToddyS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seafood served here, as well as the awesome cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just ok. I ordered the sea bass and it was over cooked. My 10 yr old ordered chicken fingers and they forgot about it and she didn’t get her food until everyone was almost finished eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good, the service was excellent, ambiance was creative and fun but it was expensive for what you got.

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vipCeciliaD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute stop for lunch was glad we were able to make reservation within the hour

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food will visit again!

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ChristineD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and it was great. Great selection and great value for your money. Will go again.

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jerrym
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not our first visit. As usual, food and service very good. Same with the unique cocktails.

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vipYARC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Our waitress took real good care of us and was able to answer all of our questions regarding the different things on the menu

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MelanieM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here! The food is constantly great! Everyone is so nice!! The prices are good, I think they reflect the price of Fish. Definitely a must try!!’

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Rpp8
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's not fine dining or haute cuisine, but they did a very good job with everything we tried. The raw clams are big and plump. The king salmon on cedar plank was done very well. My wife said it might be the best best piece of salmon she's ever had. The King's Combo Platter with fish, shrimp and scallops was excellent. The scallops were huge and perfectly fried, as was the shrimp. The fish was good, but maybe a bit too much batter. The only negative was the fries. McDonald's fries are better. The service was friendly and efficient. Will return.

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BrianG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered oysters, calamari, lobster tails, sea bass and clam chowder. The food was delicious.

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PatR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fish was fresh, and tasty.

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SusieT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was nice to be able to sit inside again. Our server was very nice but unfortunately also had a party of 20 to deal with, thus our service for two was a little disappointing. I will definitely come back again.

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JenniferC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and extremely friendly service. He was a bit slow on the refills and forgot our bread but other than that he was very nice. The food was ok. Some meals were bland while others were tasty. We were visiting from out of town and looking for a local fish house. While we enjoyed the atmosphere we probably wouldn’t come back

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Tina
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed with the taste and selection of food. Never going back

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Elizabeth
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had sushi it was great

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vipNancyD
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan was our server again and never missed a beat
Food beyond belief. If you want fish lobster or shrimp this is the best in San Diego.

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RebeccaF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster in town

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vipLori
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Paige was outstanding! Attentive. Super friendly in a completely authentic way. Food was excellent. Though pricey even for fish. Place was hoping on a Friday night which was good to see. So glad KFH able to weather the pandemic storm.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety of menu choices fit everyone in my party. The service was friendly and the food was delicious.

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Marge
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were very disappointed. While my food was good both of my friends had a problem with their orders. One was resolved but the other was not. I am not sre if I will return.

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krugermeister
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was great but they sat us inside for a table of 5 but I reserved a table for 6 outside

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vipIEat
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Took 2 hours to eat because service was extremely slow. Food took 30 mins to get there and they were out of menus. Restaurant was only half full. Food was very good though.

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MrSanDiegoCFO
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table was 30 minutes late. It would appear that King's is missing wait staff. Waitress was obviously new to the restaurant. Still our go-to spot. They will recover from Covid just like the rest of us.

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Donielle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! 10 out of 10 will go again!

IG
IrmaG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My guess is that this restaurant is poorly understaffed. The clam chowder and iced tea was great....other than that, everything was sooooooo slow to arrive, and when it did it was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and I liked everything about. Will likely go to their other locations as well.

CK
vipCherylK
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and kept drinks full. Food temperature was perfect And food tastey. Perfect sized portions, though the piece of Halibut I received at the Mission Valley, SD, CA location seemed a slight bit smaller than that I had received at the Carlsbad location two weeks earlier.

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vipjanicerhea
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. This is the second time we’ve been there this month and we love it and I’m gonna go back into weeks. Thank you so much

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CarolW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven't been here in a couple of years. Eating here for the first time since the pandemic, and meeting with an old friend (also for the first time since the pandemic), was just perfect. Our waiter Carlos was exceptionally attentive and personable. I ordered my "usual", the parmesan-crusted sand dabs. Delicious! And I could have just had their fresh-baked sourdough bread for lunch.

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vipPasadenaEater
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have dined at multiple locations over the last 10 years. This was the worst experience and the food was awful. The portions are smaller and the flavors are off.

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WinnieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was great!

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.4 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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