King Tide Fish & Shell

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264 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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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, good food and nice location on the water. The staff was very friendly but clearly understaffed. My waiter introduced himself and said he would be my waiter for the evening but wasn’t. Three different servers were working my table and the wait in between appetizers, drinks and meal was extremely long and oddly separated. I waited at my table 25 minutes before being able to order a drink and appetizer. The appetizer arrived in ten minutes and the drink 20 minutes after the appetizer....the servers were extremely nice but weren’t coordinated with one another at all.

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RE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I would recommend King Tide for the food, but the ambiance is rather so-so. Your dining room could use some jazzing up.

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EF
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was uninteresting and not well prepared. Had to send back overcooked burger and though made of fatty cuts, it was dry. Not good value. However, service was excellent. Our server did everything to try and correct the situation.

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Austin
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

delicious and very fresh seafood. outside patio perfect in good weather

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This place has good food although it is overpriced.

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j
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish prepared deliciously. Deconstructed clam chowder was amazing. Halibut and King Salmon excellently prepared.

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EV
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of seven women. The service was phenomenal and so was the food. Will definitely come back for brunch with my husband. Couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Thank you

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SP
Portland
74 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at this restaurant on a regular basis and have always been very pleased with the food and the service. We eat on the deck whenever possible, to enjoy the outside and the view.

One of us had the mussels, one of us had the salmon, two had the black cod and the crab toasts, and we shared salads. The presentation of each dish was very attractive and delicious, so we will return again soon.

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Sat on the patio. Nice view of the river. Great fish and chips. Bar and restaurant are the same restaurant but located in different areas of the building so it was confusing to find.

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LD
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Didn’t receive utensils for any of our courses, the food could’ve been so delicious if it wasn’t so heavy on the salt ! Our waiters/waitresses were really super nice though!

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SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The space was recently renovated. It’s got a stylish room but no exceptional view. Food is fine with a limited menu.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

SFFoodie, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. I am sorry we missed the mark on your experience. We will continue to work hard to improve. Thank you for your feedback. With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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JW
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was absolutely beautiful. The food were great too, but the portions were small. Would love to try their dinner sometime!!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

JoannWen, Thank you for eating with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to help improve your next experience. We look forward to see you again soon, hopefully for dinner! Thank you. With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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AP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food, perfectly cooked and very well presented. My rhubarb tart desert was exceptional. Beautiful location overlooking the river. Our table for 2 was small and very close to neighbors feeling like an airport restaurant. Stylish interior had a lot of glass & hard surfaces so noise level was uncomfortable at times.
Could not reset a table on Open Table that morning-only bar places available but when we arrived there was plenty of tables available and more by the time we left.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi AnthonyP, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your food and experience. I will personally look into the OpenTable issue to ensure it wasn't something on our end and will certainly address it if it is. We appreciate your feedback and we will use it as a training opportunity to better improve your experience next time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LE
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good! Best salmon (wild) I have had in a restaurant in years, actually. Great river and boardwalk view, too.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi LEKWW, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. Your statement was very impactful and we were so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Salmon entrée. Chef Lauro has perfected the art of cooking fish and I couldn't agree with you more, our Salmon is probably the best I have had as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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d
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious brunch food with fresh crab as the star in the items we ordered.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

dbrown, Thank you for choosing King Tide as your brunch destination on April 28. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We strive for 5 stars, so I would love to learn how we could have improved your experience? With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hamachi Tostada appetizer was very good.
Main dish - Halibut had crispy skin and tender inside very good. Black cod was cocked just right. Very tasty.

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback about your experience. The Hamachi Tostada is definitely a crowd favorite and we are so excited you felt the same. We look for to seeing you again soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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VC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! This restaurant has great view on the river!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your patronage. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback as well. We pride ourselves on matching our service and food quality to the unparalleled views and are so thrilled to learn we hit the nail on the head with your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and were thrilled to learn how wonderful your experience was. Come back and see us again soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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CP
Los Angeles
42 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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Responded on May 17, 2019

ChicPlace, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and more importantly your willingness to share your experience. We were thrilled to read your review and learn about your experience. We look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)

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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 on April 25, 2019

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!

King Tide Fish & Shell
Responded on April 25, 2019

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
19 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.

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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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MP
Portland
19 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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OT
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
22 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.

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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
10 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.

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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.

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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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