King Tide Fish & Shell

4.3
247 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
To be honest, the view came first. There aren't many places that command the vantage point we enjoy here at King Tide Fish & Shell, so we like to make sure it lives up to Portland.

We do that with a blend of the traditional and the non, the comfortable and the slightly twisted, the satisfying food and the swinging drink.

King Tide Fish & Shell embraces the Shared Plate philosophy that encourages more people to enjoy more flavors in more ways than any single plate can accommodate. And because we're Portland, we make it as local as possible. When we see water we think fish, so you'll find plenty of it on our menu. Basically, we just like to keep it fresh.

King Tide Fish & Shell is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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CP
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The food here is art, all perfectly presented, proper temperatures, amazing flavor. With quality like this, the place should have been packed. Beautiful river view.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Restaurant with a fun view of the river. Food was incredible and moderately priced. Serving staff was accommodating and knowledgeable. We ate at the restaurant on a Sunday in the evening and there was no wait.

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Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Christian, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled to learn you enjoy the space, food and view as much as we do. Come back and see us again soon. Patio weather is right around the corner. With hospitality, Chase U, General Manager

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DS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

omg the food was delicious here! the 4 of us either had king salmon or black cod …...it was all to die for!We will definitely come back here when we return to Portland .
Appetizers were great but a bit on the small side.
Service was prompt , attentive but not intrusive

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited menu but everything we had was the best. We started planning our next visit in the middle of the meal. Excellent!

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Responded 19 hours ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We are thrilled to hear we hot the nail on the head. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, General Manager

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s
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Fish and seafood options were done very well. Menu offers creative options and unusual dishes. Service was friendly but a bit slow, despite it being a quiet mid-week night post-spring break. Creative menu, well-prepared food and great views; worth a visit if you don't want to travel far from the local hotels.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on April 6, 2019

Hi Savvydiner, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to take some time to provide us with some feedback. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity in an effort to increase the speed of our service. We look forward to your return. Chase U, GM

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KH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was cooked to perfection. Exceptional service he made excellent recommendations. Most enjoyable evening!

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Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and are thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your experience as we strive for nothing less. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great.

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JH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, & fresh, high quality seafood. It took a long time to get our drinks. The food needed more salt & acid.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi Jill, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and provide us with some feedback. We are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience and will work on the opportunities where we missed. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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OT
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were intrigued by their menu

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to take the time to provide us with some feedback. I know we can provide a better product than 3 stars and encourage you to give us another chance to improve on that experience. Hope to see you again soon.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We ordered Lunch course at $19,
Loved them but shrimp is too salty.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your business and willingness to provide us with some feedback. We look forward to your return.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Portland restaurant month menu was great, very yummy!

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D
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Three couples went together during the March restaurant week. Five of us chose the three course offering; one chose from the regular menu.
We enjoyed all three courses. When we thanked the manager and complemented him, he told us that they recently hired a new chef.
Only one couple knew and used free parking service, because parking can be difficult in that area.
We will return.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Daniel, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. Your feedback goes a long way in helping us tailor our restaurant experience to our guests. Just to clarify, our chef has been with King Tide (formerly 3 Degrees) for a number of years. I was just recently hired as the new General Manager. Thank you again for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again. With hospitality, Chase U

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M
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu was very limited unless you like rock fish. It would have been a rip off if not Portland dining month.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We appreciate your review and will use it as a training opportunity. We hope to see you again soon. With hospitality, GM, Chase U

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j
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the better Portland Dining Month places to eat quality food, really enjoyed it all. Don't let me giving 4 out of 5 stars let you down, I think 5 stars should be rsvd for those Michelin like star perfect experiences.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Jammaster, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and we will go the extra mile to try to earn that 5th star on your next experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. GM, Chase U

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BR
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant along the Willamette River waterfront area. The food is excellent, the staff is very attentive and the atmosphere is inviting. Patrons ranged from couples, young families and older adults. Highly recommend this place.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Brian, Thank you for you dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your recommendation and cant wait to see you again. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was friendly and helpful. It exactly on point but good. Food was mediocre at best. Baked oyster were tasty but too large. Caesar salad was on the bland side. Fish and chips... fries were limp and saturated I oil as if old and forgotten about. Fish was ok. Not a restaurant I would go back too although nice idea being sustainable. Just not delicious.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Michael, I want to thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide us with some feedback. I want to apologize on behalf of my team as it sounds like we dropped the ball. I know my staff can deliver an excellent product with matching service and I would encourage you to give us another chance. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity. Thank you again and we hope you will give us one more chance. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and service were good, but the decor and comfort we're that great. It feels more like a cafeteria than a lovely dining room. It was so much nicer before the remodel.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi LauraS, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback as that is critical to our evolution as a new concept. We will take your review and use it as a training opportunity on the areas that we missed. I know we can do a better job on the ambience and make it feel more warm and welcome. We hope to see you again soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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DS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food! Very fresh and great views! Will definitely go again.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Darrin, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We appreciate your glowing review and look forward to seeing you again soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant for Portland Dining Month and were not disappointed! The food was amazing and had top-notch service to match. We’d highly recommend the crab toast, squid ink & oxtail tortellini, market fish, and panna cotta. The portions were perfect, as we left feeling very satiated, but not uncomfortably full. Would definitely come back for another meal here.

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PD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

King Tide blows your mind for what you would traditionally find in a hotel restaurant. If there is one thing they can improve upon it is the way finding. You know there is a restaurant in there somewhere, it just happens to be tucked in the very back corner of the building. Once you arrive the service was fantastic. The view of the Portland Waterfront Marina was delightful until you sit down to find the window casing is right at eye level. Nevertheless, it was a quiet, understated but welcoming environment. I decided to branch out from my more traditional food palette and started with the Kanpachi Crudo. It was very lite but tasty! My friends had the crab toast, seasonal veggies and salad which all were heartier options and all equally tasty! We all had the market (rock) fish. It was very nicely prepared with a crisp skin and very flavorful. We had three different dessert options and all three (Panna cotta, chocolate trifle, and homemade ice cream) desserts that were fabulous!

This is definitely somewhere we want to go back to.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi PDXFoodFan, First off, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Your feedback is critical to our success. We are working to improve our directional signage in an effort to make it easier for guests to locate our restaurant. Very happy to hear you ventured out from your traditional palette and enjoyed the Kanpachi Crudo. That's our goal here at King Tide. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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AS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very good service. We had the Portland dining month menu and it was excellent value.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Alison, Thank you for you dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed Portland Dining Month. That is just a taste of what we do here and hope you'll come back and give our a la carte menu a shot as well. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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W
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but nothing really extraordinary. We had the $33 menu and the portions were smaller than we had expected but nice presentation and it took a little long to get out of the kitchen considering the rest. wasn't particularly crowded. We'll try it again this summer for outside dining the regular menu was good.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Walrus, Thank you for dining with us during Portland Dining Month. We appreciate your feedback and will work to get the food out sooner. Your feedback is critical to our success and we are grateful you took the time provide it as we will use it as a training opportunity. We look forward to seeing you again soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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PY
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very talented chef. We tried Portland Dining Month and really enjoyed every entree!

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi PearlY, Thank you choosing King Tide during Portland Dining Month. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and view was great. And the restaurant wasn't too loud, which made it easy to carry on a conversation.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Terri, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there for Portland Dining Month. Highly recommend the Dining Month menu! Everything we had was delicious as were the drinks. The happy hour menu in the lounge is definitely something we'll come back for.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Courtney, Thank you dining with us during Portland Dining Month. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and are thrilled to hear your enjoyed yourself. Our happy hour is daily from 2-6pm. We look forward to seeing you again soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King tide was very accommodating and reserved a nice table for us in the lounge and ensured we made it to our show in time! Delicious food as well!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Christine, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We also very much appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback. So happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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VH
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing wrong with King Tide especially if you are a fan of hoity-toity, tiny food. The servers and staff were very nice and efficient.
We had like a spring greens starter (might have got this wrong) and the best word to describe it is "odd". Then we both had the rockfish which was tasty and prepared well and again accompanied by something "odd".
We're more the Portland City Grill type so I don't want to turn away any "foodies". One person's odd can be another person's Eden. Smile.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Vance, First of all, thank you for your business and for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Your feedback is critical to our success and we apologize for missing the mark on your visit. I know we can do a better job and hope you will give us another opportunity. Hope to see you soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place. My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, and were excited to try this place out. The food was superb, so fresh, presented well, perfect portions and the combination of flavors indicated there was a true veteran in the kitchen. The service was the perfect balance of quality suggestions, timed well with checking in on us and it added to our experience. Having the chef and GM swing by was a nice touch as well. Portland has a lot of great food places, but this is one of the best we have been to. We plan to visit again very soon. Thanks so much!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and for taking the time to provide us with a review. We pride ourselves on not just delivering great food with great value but really drive home the personalized touch to our service and are so glad to hear you received nothing less. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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BB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an early dinner...5 pm...and told them that we had Trailblazers tickets and they were wonderfully accommodating. Didn’t rush us, but served us great meals. Would love to come back at another time to enjoy the view of the river for a longer time! Will definitely be back!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi BvilleBoy, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. Your feedback is critical to our success and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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TC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, inventive food. Nice views of the river. Prompt, thoughtful service. Definitely coming back

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Tom, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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LL
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great seafood. Came in for dining month and ordered extra things to try from the menu and nothing disappointed! The atmosphere is very welcoming in the lounge and service was average. Overall a definite recommend for the diverse and innovated food.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi LLND, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us that feedback and will use it as a training opportunity. I know we can do a better job on service and encourage you to give us another chance to wow you in that department. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

The food was very underwhelming. Minimal flavour.
The oysters were the smallest I have ever been served at any restaurant around the world.
The pasta was thick and thin which ment the crimped edges were hard. And there was filling in the first and none in the second. That’s when I sent my dish back to the kitchen

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Mark, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Your feedback is critical to our success and we will use your experience as a training opportunity. We apologize we missed the mark and are confident in our ability to deliver a great product. We hope you will give us another chance. We hope to see you again soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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PD
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Used to come here sporadically when it was Three Degrees; Was surprised to see the remodel of the restaurant - went from larger to more condensed - however, it seems more cozy now. Still with great views. Was very excited for the weekend brunch menu. Something on the menu for everyone in my party; We were a group of four dining before a matinee at the Keller Auditorium; I had the salmon & avocado toast which was so satisfying! It is only one, thicker slice of good & grainy bread topped with rich, fresh ingredients. So, I made sure our table also tried the Clam Fries! and so happy I did! This appetizer is like poutine but from the sea. My table gobbled it up, and the forkfuls I managed to nab went great with my toast.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi PDXboy, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide while you waited for your matinee at the Keller to begin. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and I am happy to hear we had something accommodating for everyone in your party. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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AF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tried it for Portland Dining Month - they were out of a few options, which was fine. The market fish came with two pieces. One was cold, one was warm. This was confusing. Food was good, service was okay. Panna cotta was excellent.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Ali, Thank you for dining with us during Portland Dining Month. I am sorry to hear that we missed the mark on your experience. I am confident in our ability to deliver and hope you will give us another chance. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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EM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for dinning month food was good specially the squid ink tortellini definitely we'll go back just for that,new on menu.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Eli, Thank you for your business. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback as it is critical to our success. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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L
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are amazing. Service is unparalleled. Chowder fries are to die for. Please do yourself a favor and order the shrimp and grits. Omg! Like a party in my mouth. My friend ordered the fish and chips which were equally amazing. I will be back for sure.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Lala, First off thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback and are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. Those Chowder Fries are to die for (my favorite) We look forward to your return soon. Thank you. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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DH
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were going to an event nearby and decided to have dinner here before the show. It was an early seating so the restaurant wasn't crowded so the sound level was low making conversation easy and pleasant. Our greeting was friendly. Our server was attentive, friendly and helpful. The setting was comfortable without being too casual or formal. It had a nice view of the river and our seat by the window was also good for people watching as they walked and ran by on the riverside walkway. The menu offered many tempting choices and our server was helpful with answering our questions. King's Tide has an interesting cocktail list as well as a good selection of local beers and wines. We received great recommendations on wine food pairings. Our food arrived promptly and was well presented. It was all delicious. My wife decided for simple fish and chips and said they were the best she's ever had...not over breaded with well seasoned fish that was flakey, fresh and very tasty. I had the Squid Ink & Oxtail Tortellini which was an attractively presented deliciously savory dish.

We will certainly return for another meals and would be very comfortable bringing guests.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi Doug, Thank you for choosing to dine with us before your show. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback as it is critical to our success. We are so thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and very much look forward to your return. Thank you again for you business. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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ML
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Rocky start as the river view table we’d reserved in advance wasn’t available, but staff we quick to relocate us to the lounge which had more view tables available; the lounge was also quieter and had better styling than the main restaurant. Service was excellent, the waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and very able to answer questions.

Appetizers: the beet salad was fabulous, one of the best we’ve ever had and we regularly order that plate at numerous restaurants - the play of beet with heat was unexpected, but a genius pairing. The Chowder Fries were tasty, but more guilty pleasure than gastronomy.

We each tried the charity plate entree (donation from each order goes to charity); one the black cod, the other the salmon. We each chose a different accompanying sauce and both complimented the plate well. The rice/almond/cauliflower combo was our least favourite part of the plate.

Dessert was a nice finisher - the lavender cake showed great restraint with the flavouring. The tangerine tart with yuzu was an good play on citrus.

The chef definitely understands fish and flavour - we enjoyed our meal and service. Would return again without qualms.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi MexLovers, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some in depth feedback as it is critical to our success and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return soon. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is outstanding. The food and service could not have been better. Thank you to David, Brian, Amy and Melissa for a perfect evening!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on March 31, 2019

Thank you for your business and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback on your visit. Brian, David, Amy and Melissa are all thrilled to have learned how much you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return. With hospitality, Chase U, GM

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