King's Fish House - Orange

4.7
1731 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1731 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WayneH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, excellent seafood selection, wine list somewhat lacking. Overall, it's an I'LL BE BACK place...

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Arnie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly a clean restaurant with attention to detail. Hostess was polite and Robin(server) treated us like gold. We’ll definitely be back for more delicious food. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome! Great staff!

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KarinS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well taken care of- customer service was so very attentive and wanted to make sure that we were looked after - from management to servers. We so appreciate you. Thank you-

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vipLISAW
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food the oysters are always fresh , food is always on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience2

We love King’s and try to go often. The only negative thing I would say is that we were outside for outside dining and there was this sewer smell that would come and go. It made us not enjoy our food as much. I noticed it the last couple of time we went back in February and then in March. It was more noticeable this last Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was great but still had to wait 30 minutes for table with reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The bread always came out a bit cold. The artichoke was not cooked all the way through

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WarrenC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are regular customers at King’s. We are always pleased with the food, the atmosphere and the servers. We were able to get a patio table which is our favorite. King’s never disappoints.

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Tambo
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our only complaint is the portions seem to be a little smaller and the prices (especially cocktails) have gone up.

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vipMike1946
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kings before each Angel game

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SusanH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not the servers' fault, seriously understaffed. 90 minutes to get our meals and they were cold.

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vipBk97
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We had to wait an extra half hour after our reservation to be seated and with two young kids that’s inconvenient.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and everyone was kind

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MaryH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for a good meal in a relaxed setting. The food is over the top, fresh and tasty. We love their selection of seafood and salads as well as their wide selection of wines. Perfect evening with good friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow

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KeishaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and he remembered our anniversary

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vipPeterS
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were fresh and delicious. We had salads and sushi rolls. Salads and dressings were fresh and large. The various sushi rolls were well prepared. Had cheesecake for dessert (shared) and it was a good way to complete the evening. Service was excellent and we were seated promptly when we arrived for our reservation. Overall - as good as ever.

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vipjamesg
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

service very/very slow and very disorganized--major disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the huge outdoor space. Every guest was spaced apart for safe dining. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josie was awesome and so was the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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RuthmilaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Came to celebrate by husband birthday - I specified on the reservation page , not even a happy birthday or dessert . The table next to ours got a dessert on the house .disappointed . They give special service to their people

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StephanieZ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our visit to King's in Orange was exemplary. Service was fun, professional, and quick. The food was amazing, fresh, and so tasty! Thank you so much! We will be back.

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Bridgette
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much! Service was great and food was delicious! Restaurant itself was very nice too. Will be coming again :)

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JasonT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in this location many times. This time, the Restaurant expands outdoor dining. It is great environment.

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BobI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good as usual but the service was Excellent .....

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

First let me say that I realize we are still in the midst of COVID. However, on this particular Thursday evening, the restaurant was not busy at all, yet with my reservation and arriving early, I still sat for 20 minutes before I was greeted. And, that was after having to flag a waitstaff member down. There were many members present, they just didn’t seem to sense a need to offer water or another beverage upon my arrival, nor offer an apology for waiting. The food was delicious, as well as the outdoor seating.

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SteveM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not say enough good things about the meal and service,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and it felt good to go back to dine-in dining again.
The Service and food is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for my birthday. I always have a good experience here. This time, the crab cakes tasted great but the fries were very dry, maybe a little over cooked. Other than that, the ambiance was nice and I felt comfortable with the barriers in place.

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vipZsuzsanaW
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was poor. Food was as good as normal. Very disappointed 😞

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MichaelG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date night, was quiet for a Saturday night although it was still early (6pm). Brought warm sour dough bread out and took drink order. Ordered crab cakes for appetizer and they were pretty good. We both had Alaskan Halibut special, came with two sides. It was cooked really well and we both enjoyed. Butter cake for dessert was amazing, highly recommend.

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's is the best place for seafood! Best prices for the best of the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Maine Lobster rolls.

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blonde0954
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good. The place is listed on Open Table as "$$". It really should be "SSS". Dinner for two with free flowing "house" wine was $150. before tip, which is not a medium priced meal. I didn't mind paying, as it was worth it. I just think the listing should be corrected.

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AlCal
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The each dinners seemed mediocre and lacking in flavor. The crab cakes were tasty but small.

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vipJamesB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so great!! We had the Macadamia Crusted Halibut and the Butter Cake for dessert. So delicious!!

We will be back soon!

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SamK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service was great. We enjoyed our the Macadamia crusted halibut and the Chilean sea bass.

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King's Fish House - Orange is rated 4.7 stars by 1731 OpenTable diners.

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