King's Fish House - Orange

4.7
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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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TL
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh seafood accompanied by fresh baked bread. I chose Kings for the oysters and they didn’t disappoint. Excellent service. I didn’t notice the noise level. Definitely plan to go again and bring a friend.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was delicious but talk about service. Our server came like 2 times to our table while to the other tables he was going more than 4 times. I know it was busy but I have gone to king fish on Huntington Beach and the service is outstanding. Not happy at all.

2
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For exquisite seafood this is the place! The food is always well prepared and has consistent quality.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience there. Awesome food with great friendly service.

DT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines.

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JP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time since the Orange location went through a remodel. It's a much more relaxing decor, and the food is wonderful! Both times we've been there we've had excellent service. This is what I would consider to be a very nice place for a date night.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are regulars with King’s Fish House. The remodel is very nice. Service very good- personable wait staff, food was very good, nice portions, served warm. Overall pleasant, predictably good experience.

TR
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Robin was awesome as usual.

LL
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and friendly service.

s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great as usual

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. A lot of options to choose from. The spiny lobsters are the best as in the catch of the day.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We both order halibut encrusted in macadamia nut and the beautiful piece of fish was overcooked and dry on both orders .... at over $30 + for the entree should be cooked perfect . Was a waste of a beautiful piece of fish

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday. King’s is a little family tradition for celebrating birthdays. We love the food and we were really impressed that our Server, Frank remembered us from our last visit.

DJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love having reservations, makes for a very short wait, if any.

D
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's is well known for excellent food and service. It was just two of us this time, and we took a bottle of wine, which was uncorked free of charge. Go.

JM
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outside seats tonight & the heaters kept us plenty toasty, very nice. Our meals and the service is excellent as always. This is a must do place!

DO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is crab season so we both had the wild California dungeness crab. The food was exceptional and the service was great. We shared a piece of key lime pie for dessert. This is the best place to get crab outside of San Francisco.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service with even better oysters! I will be back.

NK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The hostess was absolutely atrocious. When asked if we could get receded at another table (a booth was not conducive for the group) the hostess replied I have other reservations. Our group was full of a number of very important business people and we also had a reservation - we were 15 early for our reservation as well so time was available to be reseated. Instead of trying to be creative or ask her manager the hostess made us wait an additional 25 minutes to be seated with a half empty restaurant. The lack of inductive and deductive reasoning to problem solve was a incredible.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were there earlier than our reservation, but it wasn't busy so it worked out. Very nice evening.

d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love open table and being able to make reservations with a few clicks! we loved king’s as it was our first time! we have young kids but they enjoyed their meals! we had a great table and our server was so friendly and attentive!!

JM
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood restaurant. Always a great experience, good food & good service!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service not up to past visits.

D
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This and affiliates of Kings are my go to Fish location. They never disappoint.

S
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! I had a cup of their New England clam chowder and the macadamia nut crusted halibut, both to die for. My husband had the lobster crab sandwich that he enjoyed very much. The food and service are always excellent here.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was decent. Service was slow and inattentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy was our waitress, we’ve had her before and always a lovely dining experience. She is very attentive but doesn’t hover which we appreciate.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The recently completed interior makeover at this restaurant was well done. Our table was nicely located and our server, Derrick, was outstanding. He provided prompt and friendly service. Our meal was perfect - from the clam chowder to the Chilean sea bass.

H
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant when we want something close by or even special occasions. Since the remodel, its at a whole new level. LOVE the oyster bar! Just all around great food, service and atmosphere. We've only had one bad experience on Xmas Eve. Took forever to get the food but we understood being a holiday and all. Highly recommend otherwise.

GJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Cobb salad was excellent

C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good. Overall the food was great with the exception of the clam chowder. The consistency was like soup and lacked the thickness of chowder.

D
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 couples for lunch after church. Various meals were ordered and all were fine. One ordered a hamburger, and it looked good, too. Service was excellent. Separate checks worked well. This restaurant offers free corkage of wine that you bring. Check to be sure the service has not been discontinued.

WK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, as usual , I like the fact that I can bring my own wine.

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Both the quality and overall selection of fresh fish has gone downhill... overpriced for what you get.

GL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall dining experience

A
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great oysters and nice atmosphere out at the patio. Good value!

JK
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Do not order scallops. They are small and the smooth muscle was not removed. This is very easy to do in the kitchen so I do not know why they don't remove the tough part of the scallop.

We ordered a salad and appetizer first and they attempted to serve the scallops 10 minutes before we finished this portion of our meal.

They attempted to serve the same plates which were returned to the kitchen. I then asked them to make the dish again. This is a seafood restaurant which should have higher standards.

We do like other dishes on the menu. We will be more specific about how we want the food to be delivered and make sure we pick our favorite dishes in the future.

CA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there in years. Remodel and very nice. Great happy hour choices

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with siblings

d
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Had a great time and experience. Dinner and dessert was wonderful.

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