King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.4
554 reviews
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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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What 554 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 9. Our server (Chrysilla?) was very able, very friendly. Service and food were great.

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B
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was tasty! Surprised us! We will be back. A little on the pricey side but all of our dishes were delish!

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SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is a little bit pricey as it should be because of the value. It’s an above average seafood place. I definitely will be going back there and my grown children loved it! I will be going back too. Drinks appetizers and everything is just wonderful! Yum.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a very nice Easter lunch at King's Fish House Mission Valley. The food was good, not stellar. Sushi roll acceptable, crab cakes same, trout, also acceptable. Nothing extraordinary. The staff were very pleasant and friendly and accommodated a disabled person in our party beautifully. The kitchen was a bit slow, especially since there was only 1 other table seated in when we arrived. Not sure if they had to catch the fish first or ???

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

My friend had a great salad although it was $20! I ordered the Sandabs at $18 and I don't even think I received one whole fish on the portion I was given. At the Brigantine in La Mesa, the portion is so large, I can never finish it. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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SC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This place exceeded my expectations. Thank you for not playing loud music or using gang service for food.

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RS
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. We had a little hiccup on the order, one of our fish orders was overcooked. We sent it back and was more than happy with the replacement. I never expect to be comped in a situation like this, but they did, and were more than generous in comping other items we ordered.
Our server kept apologizing for a situation not in her control, which we did appreciate. We were not in any hurry that night and although we did have to wait, we had a very good time and meal.
We will definitely return.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Pésimo servicio
Porciones muy pequeñas

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Enjoyed everything I had. Sushi and oysters were great!

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We ordered appetizers as soon as we sat down. 45 mins later no appetizer, several times the seever said "your appitizer wil be right out" just before the meal came out came the appetizer. It almot seemed as thoughg the server forgot to,put the order in.
The rice part of my lobster roll tasted very ood.

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San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always very good but pricey. love the crab legs. My husband had the oyster sampler and enjoyed them a lot, but again a bit overpriced.

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G
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We have mixed feelings about this restaurant. Some of their fish wasn't fresh and their prices tend to be on the higher side. But, their service was excellent and the staff were friendly with a "can do" attitude.

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C
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual and Carlos provided outstanding service. We're a fan!

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RY
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their food is so good! And service was great too! One person in our party has food allergies and the waiter was knowledgeable and helped figure out what could safely be eaten. Ambience is ok. (It’s in a shopping center so there’s that.) Overall a really good experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Even we reserved a table with the app the table was not ready and we had a additional 30 min for our table! The food took forever to come!

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

Was good we had 6 in our party, but someone in my party didn’t get served until we where done eating and another person in our party asked for medium rare, was served well done. They asked someone there to send back and get what they ordered. Come to find out it was the manager, they got upgraded and was not charged for both meals. They did right!

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S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been going to King's for years, especially for special occasions, and the food and service are always good. My only suggestion would be that the round tables are too close together, to the point where you can feel like you're dining with the adjacent party.

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DB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service!

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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the service was the best .

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around - great service, nice varied menu, great food, wonderful sitting outside on the patio.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waiter. Gave great recommendations

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Definitely on pricey side but food is delicious and lots to choose from. I love all different seating options

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T
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I go to Kings all the time and usually I can count on the restaurant to have good food. I usually get the Ono. Unfortunately this time it was below par. Very fishy flavor. Which is not how Ono is. Disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is not yet updated as is the one in Carlsbad. Food is consistent however our server did not get one order correct and had to redo it. Also, our server seemed to disappear and we had to put her down to get our check. The food taste and quality is always good and I will return again

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience all the way around. Everything was great. Thanks

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I reserved a table in advance and put notes it was my moms birthday. I was hoping to get a better service since I let them know what event was going on

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JG
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Visiting San Diego and selected King's based on location and favorable reviews. Food was OK, nothing special, but the service was where we had an issue. We ordered drinks and appetizer to start with before we ordered any entree. It took quite a while to get the drinks, but the appetizer came out pretty quickly. The waiter indicated that he didn't like the way the fried calamari looked so he had them prepare another order which didn't really add much time. Appetizer was good. We then ordered our entrees and another drink and it took forever for the drinks to show up and when they eventually did, they had the wrong order for my wife. They said they would correct and that they would not charge for the wrong drink, but again, it took far too long for the correct drink to arrive. We continued to wait for our entrees which showed up about 15 minutes after our waiter indicated that the kitchen was just plating the last item. We then noticed that my wife's drink glass had a big crack in it, but we didn't dare mention it because of the previous lengthy waits. When we asked for the check, we did get that promptly, but no apologies from the waiter or manager for all of the delays and mistaken orders. Very disappointing experience

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and server was very attentive and friendly would definitely revisit this restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had no idea about this place but the menu was awesome! Enjoyed crab and lobster and don’t forget the oyster platter! Drinks were well made and service was outstanding. Thanks Edith! Going back soon!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. A tad on the noisy side acoustically. Not bad for a smaller business lunch.

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MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter how many times we've dined at King's, it never disappoints. And, we've been at all times of the day and night! I love seafood, and have eaten in restaurants that specialize in it all over the world...I can say without equivocation that there is no finer seafood restaurant anywhere. Nowhere have I seen a finer selection of fish and shellfish, not to mention that the preparation, which in my estimation is the litmus test, is always excellent. Oh, did I mention that they have sushi and sashimi? The staff is all very knowledgeable and pleasant, and the cocktails are yummy. For special occasions or just a quick lunch you can't go wrong at King's Fish House.

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c
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and dining environment were wonderful. My sweetheart prefers low-low moderate noise levels and was a fisherman at one time... so a bit particular. Dining here on a Saturday afternoon was wonderful. Able to make an "on-the-fly- reservation via Open Table; the noise level "just-right", server attentive to needs (split a beverage for us because new to us) and familiar with menu; food fresh and in satisfying portions!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 12. Enjoyed the food. Our service was excellent. I have been to others in the chain and this was by far my best experience.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise level was very loud and the tables seemed too close together which further interrupted our nice dinner. I had to listen to the conversation at the table next to us.

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the N' Orliwns BBQ Shrinp and the Fish and Chips was some of the best I have had in a LOOONG time. server was delightful ( and we kept her busy) Christian was great with taking the change ( increase) to my Open Table reservation. overall great dining experience !!!!!!!!

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A
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Muy rico siempre todo. Ciopino delicioso.

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RE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and we Love it . I love the food and ambiance

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