King's Fish House - Tempe

4.4
1113 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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DanielJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King's Fish House was excellent. The service was prompt and the menu is extensive. It was difficult choosing only one main course. The Clam chowder was excellent and I really liked my blackened Mahi Mahi. The portion sizes were large, so no room for dessert.

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vipLisaV
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice patio, friendly staff.

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PhilipM
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always good, great place to eat

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
203 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KIING'S FISHHOUSE ALWAYS HAS GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE!

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vipDavidM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good service Fish, shrimp and side were grilled but soaked in butter

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BERNICEC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The crab cakes were Dry and lacked crab meat. Mostly filling and not a value for the price. I was so disappointed

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vipLynnW
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. However food was just ok. Calamari was chewy and scallops were over seared.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had a reservation and was seated promptly. Our server was excellent and was attentive. The portions were small, but in the end it was filling. My wife’s steak was over cooked so it was a bit dry, as well as another party members White Bass, it was dry. The Butter Cake was to die for and is a must if you are a dessert eater. I felt it was a little overpriced for the quality and amount, but overall it was enjoyable and we would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner for Nee Years Eve!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just ok. Had lobster tails and king crab. Crab was kind of dry. Little over cooked. Lobster was fine. Nothing stood out as a great dish. Had a artichoke appetizer that was fairly impossible to eat. Had to ask the waiter how to eat it. Would not advise it. $250 later we left and said it was one step up from a red lobster. Not worth what we spent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at King’s fish House. My kid’s favorite restaurant in the area. Thanks for another great experience.

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vipOksana
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful and attentive. Food she suggested was amazing. Very impressed, will return

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place our server was awesome very friendly and relatable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner to enjoy to bring in the New Year

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find! We had a family member in town and he prefers seafood; something we’ve not easily found to be fresh or done well, sans Roy’s etc. King’s Fish House blew our mind. The ambiance, the decor, the service, and the food was outstanding. Allison was our server and she was very attentive, led our table in fabulous suggestions for wine and food, and was a joyful addition to our entire evening. We highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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AnitaM
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server, Alyssa was great! She was very attentive and interested in our dining experience. We ordered Calamari as an appetizer. It came quite quickly but cold. It was good as were the dipping sauces. It would have been excellent had it been hot. My husband had the Captain's platter, it was good, but probably too much breading for his liking. It was served promptly and hot. I ordered the Macadamia crusted Halibut and requested a side Caesar salad in lieu of 2 sides. The Caesar salad was great! The Halibut was overcooked and dry. But what struck me most was the presentation. Again, the salad came in a nice oval black bowl, but the fish was served on mid-sized plate by itself and looked so pathetic. I would have thought it would be served on a large plate to accompany the fish and make it look more appetizing. It was our first time at this restaurant and would probably try again. We loved our server. Alyssa was the highlight as she was very friendly and attentive. My apologies if I spelled her name incorrectly.

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vipJeffreyM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First visit but not the last. Food was great. Everything was cooked to perfection.

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AnnM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

See had a beautiful Christmas Eve at Kings Fish House

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Rivak
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been repeating customers of Kings Fish House for close to a decade.
In fact, our first date was at kinds in Laguna Hills, CA. In respect of this review, we have been to Kings Fish House in Tempe AZ at least 6 times. Always consistently great food and customer service.
The menu is plentiful and has something for everyone. Pricing is par what this economy is going through, but hey eating out is all about the experience.
I highly recommend Kings. Definitely worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to come back!! Lobster tails were so sweet and tender but you were chewing something! House salad dressing was perfect, never had that anywhere else. Real warm sourdough bread...just get extra butter......

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We celebrated Christmas Eve and it was super cold and rainy outside. We got seated in the bar area and they had the back open. It was protected by an enclosure of sorts but had gaps and was still pretty cold.
We didn't want to move because we felt bad for our waitress but it was chilly. Not sure why it was open.
The food was good. I had a past shrimp dish that didn't have a lot of flavor bit everyone else loved thier food. There were 4 of us and it was about $260.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good overall. Our waitress took forever to come to our table to even get our drink order. She forgot we ordered oysters as an appetizer until we reminded her so we got them right before the food. I asked for crackers and cocktail sauce and didn’t get them for about 15 minutes. We had a party of 10 and waited a very long time for her to come back to even get a drink refill. The service was terrible.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and had an amazing dinner! Atmosphere awesome, server awesome, food awesome. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here, the waiter nick was very professional and helpful, always checked in on us. The Brussels sprouts were not my favorite, they were not crispy. They kindly took it off our bill. We got the oyster mix and those were super good! We split the fish and chips and we asked for three fish and we got four! It had a little too much bread for my liking but call me picky. I would go again for the oysters

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Vandrel
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go here a few times a year. It is a consistently very good experience. The fish always seems fresh, the prices are fair for seafood in the desert and nobody leaves hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and the food was great

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vipMccyawl
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit. Great experience. Good mix of selections on the menu and the quality was very good. Casey was an outstanding server!

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vipTigermom
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for a birthday dinner. Service was slow and disappointing. Asked for ice for our bottle of wine which was warm) and they brought a tiny bowl with crushed ice in it. Calamari and octopus were very over cooked. Disappointed in this place overall.

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DarrenH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Barely adequate service...our server was arguing with another employee and complaining about how many tables she had to us. Both people in our party who ate the catfish became ill shortly after dinner.

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vipSharonL
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nick was our waiter. He was outstanding ~ attentive, prompt and very congenial. I had the grilled halibut with spinach and a baked potato. The halibut and spinach could've used salt and I don't generally add any. My hubs had a cold seafood platter. Everything on that with all the condiments was great! The service made up for the lack of salt! The place is fun! Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent food and drinks for everyone! We enjoyed ourselves!

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DonaldM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DouglasD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Service was good but food was not. Grilled trout was very fishy.

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vipMaryS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great! Fish tasted very fresh. Our server was excellent. He was pleasant, made sure we were served quickly and paid attention to our table even after we were served.

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DWGI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice people, seated us promptly, attentive service.

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Natmtz21
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has outstanding food, drink and service!

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rick was one of the most professional food and beverage servers by whom my wife Mary and I have had the good fortune of being served. We will be certain to ask for him the next time we visit in the Spring.

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AnthonyF
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Came here on a Saturday night, we were heading to a concert. Reservations for 6pm (concert started at 8pm) we were sitted right away, service was SLOW. We ordered our food at 635, didn't get food until 715, we made it to the concert at 755pm.

One would assume that giving a 2 hour buffer would be plenty, but at this night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Teresa was great!
It was noisy on the patio but the food was great and Teresa’s suggestions were spot on.
We will be back!

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King's Fish House - Tempe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 966-9121.

King's Fish House - Tempe is rated 4.4 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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