King's Fish House - Orange

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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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OP
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times and food is always fresh. Had the salmon cakes - fabulous! Actually better than the crab cakes which seemed more out a box. We were seated by the bar so a little noisier than usual.

EH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King’s is a family favorite restaurant. Always so delicious, service is always on point, and the outdoor seating is fantastic.

JF
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went with friends on a very hot day. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to us one of the AC units was not working and it was unpleasantly warm inside where we were seated even though doors and windows were open. No one told us about this upfront. In addition the server was not very efficient or pleasant. Food was good as it usually is at Kings Fish House.

d
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite places for a casual meal. The service is consistently great, the food is also consistently delicious. Food cost is a little on the higher side but you get what you pay for.

P
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angels pre-game lunch with friends!

CW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation for 6:15pm weeks in advance. We were not seated until 7:05. Totally unacceptable. There were other guests with advance reservations that were treated the same. Manager allowed multiple tables with guests not ordering food or drinks; just sitting and chatting after receiving their bill. I will not be back.

KH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, I had the grilled shrimp, baked potato and grilled zucchini, I would definitely have it again! The service was great, I had to wait 25 minutes for my friend to arrive and the server was very attentive, she brought me warm bread and butter and a drink while I waited. We were going to a concert in the area and she made sure that we had our meal in a timely manner as well as the check. Overall a great start to a wonderful evening! I will eat there again!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food

C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious salmon. We all ordered salmon! Nice that we had a reservation, as the restaurant was packed.

RL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Great service, had an enjoyable date night. Glad we had reservations as wait was an hour for walk ins

JF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fish always cooked well and still juicy - the vegetables are lightly prepared with no heavy sauces - always a great experience with well trained and responsive staff -will definitely return

GL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love us some Kings Seafood!
Try the Miso Yaki Chilean Sea Bass !!
The best plate of fish you can get ! You WONT regret it .

Staff is friendly and attentive:)
Thumbs up !

EJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I dined here for our 1st wedding anniversary . Our sever was extremely pleasant and the food was delicious . We were sat by the door which wasn’t a problem until the we noticed a couple of flies . Outside of the uninvited guest, we loved Kings fish house and will surely return

OT
Palm Springs
73 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had stopped going to Kings a few years ago due to the decline in service, increasing prices, and inconsistent food quality. Happy to report that this was a second visit within the last two weeks. Remodel is impressive, food is very good, service needs work. Staff seems rushed and very impersonal.

F
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was fantastic as usual.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Only if they like crowded dining...
And can wait to catch the waiter

MV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar to dine as we often do. It was mad busy so everyone behind the bar was hustling. We ran into a few glitches, but Lauren kept her cool and just kept making everything right with grace and kindness. She really saved the experience.

R
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been coming here for date night, special occasions, or just the love for seafood. Atmosphere is always vibrant and food is good (or a miss depending on what you ordered) but in general this is a good place. Service was good (would suggest that the waitress would have a little smile). Recommended and will come back.

OT
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food as usual. Service was very slow. She was just running from one side to the other. Didnt look like she was doing anything. Had to get a different waitress to refill drinks. It was about 15 min. After she took our drink order to get our drinks(non alcohol) and take our order.
Not good

P
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent. We go every week!

F
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Most of their food is prepared well. The fish tacos were oily and soggy. I would not order this again. The fish does not need to be deep fried if it is not battered. I don't get this. Watch the salt

RK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

King’s has good variety and the ambiance is spot on for their theme. The open plan gets aloud at peak time and their kitchen slows down. Plan at least an hour or more for a party of 4 or more.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love King’s - especially the Orange location because it’s been remodeled and is quite lovely. The food is always outstanding. I especially love the blackened shrimp taquitos, and everyone else who tries them loves them too! Honestly, I’ve never had anything bad at King’s; the quality and preparation of the food is excellent/delicious. Service was impeccable during this most recent visit too. Thank you!

e
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King’s Fish House is a little gem in orange. It was a great meal and the service was outstanding. It is a little pricey but the seafood is very fresh and has great portion sizes.

WH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had drinks in the bar area before dinner......service was amazing, our waitress was attentive, fun and suggested a few drinks we might enjoy (which we did)! We loved the newly decorated restaurant and bar, very relaxed and beautiful (without being stuffy) atmosphere. Wonderful evening....thank you so much!

LJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. The fresh bread is amazing and the food was top notch.

j
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Missed my schedule update from 4 to 6 online, so did not have table for 1 hour. Bad. Pulled it out with a nice space on patio, worked out. Always good food.

MO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

When our server introduced herself, I asked if it would be possible to put the marquee college football game on one of the TV’s. She said she would ask the manager. Who knows what happened after that because the game never got put on the TV. Then our server took forever to bring me my beer. After we ate, she proceeded to give us the wrong check. At that point, one of the younger servers sensed that our older server was messing up and she stepped in to help. It was really disappointing because they did a great job with the remodel and the place has lots of TV’s and looks amazing.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times and I'm always impressed. Food, service, and atmosphere is always great.

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

The waiter, Frank, was unprofessional. His demeanor is not appropriate for this restaurant. He should work at a fast food chain.

TH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serve was great food was Awsome and she recommended great dishes

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

We go to Kings for the Sand Dabs that are my wife's favorite.
I had the crab cakes. I'd rate them 5/10 as they had too much filler and were ground/processed too much.
The buttered corn was out standing!

G
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Outside seating is a plus. Service was good

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King’s is always delicious. From the crab cakes, to the lobster, to the scallops and the mahi tacos we all enjoyed our meals. Staff is great, everyone works as a team. We look forward to our return.

C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for celebrations. Food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. Definitely going back.
Food was great and well priced.

f
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Sat at the oyster bar. The vibe is good and raw bar items are great. The service is a bit slower clearing plates there but over all great experience.

h
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Total for bill was $180.00 for 4 people, i.e. 2 couples. Fine. Paid $100 cash and remainder on debit card. We were brought bill with $100 deducted from total leaving $80 to be charged to debit card. Paid remainder and included tip i.e. $40 totaling $120 on Debit card. Next morning, went to online banking for unrelated issue and noticed $180 was deducted for King's which also showed this would be adjusted for the added tip, i.e. $220. Was the cash pocketed and a bogus bill brought to table? Hopefully honest mistake. I called and was told correction would take 3 days. If not then call again. Overall, disappointing.

JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood and sushi in oc. This is our favorite family restaurant

DT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

So disappointed. I have loved Kings for years. The remodel was beautiful and we were all excited to visit more often. I was there twice this week; once for lunch and once for dinner. The service was awful both times but the dinner visit on Tuesday took the cake. First, with a reservation, the snooty hostess wouldn’t give us a table upon arrival. We were early and the restaurant was nearly vacant, but we had to wait???
After asking a manager for assistance we were seated. We ordered cocktails. After 20 minutes, I got up and went to find our server. A different server intervened and offered to help. The manager stopped by the table to apologize but cocktails took over 30 minutes. Food was truly mediocre. It is so unfortunate to have a beautiful restaurant with tremendous potential be this subpar.

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