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King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.6
4.6
1594 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!

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Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 574-1230

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Cross street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,594 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had a wonderful first time experience at King’s Fish House in San Diego! Service was great!

  2. l

    love2eatout

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    It always seems to be cool in there. They have all the doors open and in San Diego, in the evening, the breeze is pretty cool. I don't sit outside because I don't want a cool breeze over my hot food. It took more time last night to get our food than usual. Maybe some staff out? I do love their food!!

  3. C

    Curt

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Kings Fish House is one of our favorite local places. Yesterday we came in for lunch. My wife had the Louis salad which was great. I had a salad and the Spicy Fish Soup - which I have had a number of times. Unfortunately, there was maybe 4 small pieces of fish in the entire bowl - pretty disappointing - and very unlike our usual experience here. So, I thought I'd write this review to let management know as quality control is easy to lose and hard to maintain. And, you certainly don't want the cooks dictating the quantities. Before I forget, our server was Brie - she's attentive, ebullient and a joy - an asset for your restaurant. See you soon.

  4. ST

    SharonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Keith, our server, was fantastic. The fish was incredible. Prices were reasonable. We had a wonderful experience. But Keith, in particular, was just terrific. He knew everything in the menu and was so friendly.

  5. D

    Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kenneth our server was so attentive, but not obtrusive. He really made my birthday dinner with family feel so special. We brought in our own cake, and thank you for supplying the plates, forks and big cutting knife for us. That’s why our family never hesitates going there for celebrations. Helps that we love the food!

  6. P

    Pamd

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Food was very good and our server (Yesenia) was amazing. Very personable and attentive!

  7. V

    Vicky53

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service and delicious food as always. Thanks!

  8. AT

    AndraT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our anniversary dinner was wonderful due to the incredible service and attentive staff. Our server was very personable! The food was delicious and I highly recommend the butter cake for your dessert.

  9. D

    Dave91942

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner, thank you. And Kenneth is absolutely amazing… he is the best server in the business!

  10. DK

    DeanK

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always love to dine at King's Fish. We started with fresh oysters and I had the soft shell crabs which are in season now. Kathy was an excellent server. No corkage fee so we brought a good bottle of wine.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was so amazing and food was excellent

  12. AN

    ArthurN

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We love King's, but they didn't have either of my favorite dishes when we were there. I realize that their menu changes daily. Nonetheless, I had the grilled Halibut, which was very good.

  13. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out of towners selected this restaurant by internet. Lucked out as it was a great atmosphere, good service and great food. Highly recommend. Hope to be back when in San Diego again.

  14. KA

    KathleenA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Took a while for the front desk to acknowledge me. Stood there for 5 minutes and they were arguing. Finally acknowledged me.

  15. t

    tere

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was pretty good, the Octopus App was my favorite. I expected a little more for the atmosphere. It felt more like a dinning hall than a sea food place. The service was good and our waiter was pretty patient will us, considering it was our first time. I didn't leave feeling like the restaurant was anything special. For the price we spent i would much rather got to the Water Grill downtown. I may go back again but i wouldn't make it my top choice for sea food.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Craig service

  17. G

    Ggbl

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food is consistently good and I’ve always experienced excellent service. They also have a good variety of seafood and decent wine list.

  18. WF

    WilliamF

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Distracted server made dinner less enjoyable. Long delays.

  19. CW

    CharlesW

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good service, good ambience. Outdoor seating was very pleasant. thanks

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was pretty decent, and the drinks were amazing! The server was a bit busy due to it being Mother’s Day; however, she was attentive and super sweet.

  21. FP

    FranciscoP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stephanie did a great job , as always. So glad to see the place full from such a long quiet time. Thank You all

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    the manager was degrading the hostess’ infront of people checking in. Waiters were gossiping next to the tables, some of the stuff they were saying was about the customers. We waited 45 minutes for our food. It was chaos the whole time.. I’ve never given a bad review to a restaurant EVER but this place deserved a bad review..

  23. JC

    JoannC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  24. S

    Sus1984

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious as always!

  25. JN

    JNix

    San Diego

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother’s Day meal and my husbands bday. We were running late and they held the reservation for us. But we were stuck at n a corner on patio and I had to remind them the of my husbands bday. It started to get packed so maybe they just didn’t read the details of reservation plus we were late 10 minutes:(

  26. AT

    AnniversaryTradition

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday and Mother’s Day

  27. M

    Monton

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food taste great! Our server was amazing!! Will definitely come back😀

  28. I

    Iluvfood

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  29. EW

    ElaineW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Had a nice Mother’s Day Lunch! Service was excellent and the food though not the best seafood I ever had was pretty good.

  30. LL

    LitoL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Birthday and Mother’s Day

  31. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was impressed with decor and waitress. Good was excellent. Been a while since I had a good fish lunch. Oh, did I mention the coffee ? So good !

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    9 pm reservation for a party of 6 . Got seated on time which is the only good thing that happened that night . Took awhile to get orders in on a slow night . Food was below average .

  33. m

    monicac

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Terrible service. Waited for 25 minutes after our reservation due to overbooking. Unfortunately our server had a bad attitude and seemed bothered by everything. The manager was a total jerk as well. I used to love King’s, but we will never be back. We had planned on ordering entrees but decided a drink and appetizer was enough.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our server Keagan was amazing! The food was delicious and it was a nice night to sit on the patio. It was a busy night/weekend so there were very minor delays with getting silverware, we had to wait a few moments for our reservation and the food took a little longer than usual; all these things are expected on a busy weekend night. As good as the food was (even the reheated leftovers were tasty), Keagan was the best part of our experience. He was very sweet and personable. We had a great time and we were talking about our next meal before we even left the parking lot. All this to say, yes I would recommend this place ☺️

  35. s

    smeredith

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In order to avoid the Mother's Day chaos on Sunday, I made reservations for Saturday night instead - which allowed us to enjoy my parents actual wedding anniversary as well. We were a party of 6 + a kid, so a bit larger than usual. Our waitress was as patient as can be, and constantly checking in on our table giving updates to food delivery, making sure everything was to our satisfaction. The order included cioppino, oysters, sandwiches, soups, tacos, and a few fish orders. Everything was excellent. We topped off the meal with a few desserts, and the plates were cleaned. I would be remiss if not to comment on the kid "activity" book that was handed out with the menus. This was the best distraction for kids I've ever seen in ANY restaurant we've been too. Tons of things to keep them busy. Then the kiddie cup that was given for his lemonade - equal to the $5 plastic ones purchased at Target. Thoughtful details for the kiddos. We've been here several times before, but this was a good reminder we need to keep it on a more frequent rotation. Service and food is excellent.

  36. ST

    SuziT

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Graduation and Mother’s Day

  37. t

    tenniscrazy

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Love the Comfortable booths. Great place to go with friends.

  38. B

    Betts

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We arrived promptly and we had to wait 10-15 min to be seated. It was packed, we were seated at the table located right by the kitchen so a lot of waiter traffic right behind me pushing my purse (small), every time they walked by. Our wine was nice as well as the cocktails but my son’s beer was forgotten for the longest time and our waitress no where to be found. Calamari was good, sushi ok, shrimp dish good, 3 fish main course dishes very nice but the spaghetti & shrimp dish was awful. Pasta was over cooked and shrimp was gooey. My daughter’s boyfriend had ordered it and didn’t want to make a fuss but my daughter let me know. Not sure we’ll be back.

  39. TN

    TeriN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful Mother’s Day outing with my kids and grandkids. The food and service were outstanding. We’ll be back again.

  40. CL

    CharlesL

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The food quality was so-so. N'walins bbq shrimp flavor and seasoning was very good, the ship was sparse, dry and dense. Yellow tail sashimi was oxidized (not so fresh). Ambiance is fun and the service was great.

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 1594 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 63 times today
Google Map for King's Fish House - Mission Valley

825 Camino de la Reina San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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