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King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.5
4.5
1579 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!

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Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 574-1230

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Mission Valley

  • Cross Street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,579 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KA

    KathleenA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Took a while for the front desk to acknowledge me. Stood there for 5 minutes and they were arguing. Finally acknowledged me.

  2. G

    Ggbl

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food is consistently good and I’ve always experienced excellent service. They also have a good variety of seafood and decent wine list.

  3. WF

    WilliamF

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Distracted server made dinner less enjoyable. Long delays.

  4. CW

    CharlesW

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good service, good ambience. Outdoor seating was very pleasant. thanks

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was pretty decent, and the drinks were amazing! The server was a bit busy due to it being Mother’s Day; however, she was attentive and super sweet.

  6. FP

    FranciscoP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stephanie did a great job , as always. So glad to see the place full from such a long quiet time. Thank You all

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    the manager was degrading the hostess’ infront of people checking in. Waiters were gossiping next to the tables, some of the stuff they were saying was about the customers. We waited 45 minutes for our food. It was chaos the whole time.. I’ve never given a bad review to a restaurant EVER but this place deserved a bad review..

  8. JC

    JoannC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  9. S

    Sus1984

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious as always!

  10. JN

    JNix

    San Diego

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother’s Day meal and my husbands bday. We were running late and they held the reservation for us. But we were stuck at n a corner on patio and I had to remind them the of my husbands bday. It started to get packed so maybe they just didn’t read the details of reservation plus we were late 10 minutes:(

  11. AT

    AnniversaryTradition

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday and Mother’s Day

  12. M

    Monton

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food taste great! Our server was amazing!! Will definitely come back😀

  13. I

    Iluvfood

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  14. EW

    ElaineW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Had a nice Mother’s Day Lunch! Service was excellent and the food though not the best seafood I ever had was pretty good.

  15. LL

    LitoL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Birthday and Mother’s Day

  16. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was impressed with decor and waitress. Good was excellent. Been a while since I had a good fish lunch. Oh, did I mention the coffee ? So good !

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    9 pm reservation for a party of 6 . Got seated on time which is the only good thing that happened that night . Took awhile to get orders in on a slow night . Food was below average .

  18. m

    monicac

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Terrible service. Waited for 25 minutes after our reservation due to overbooking. Unfortunately our server had a bad attitude and seemed bothered by everything. The manager was a total jerk as well. I used to love King’s, but we will never be back. We had planned on ordering entrees but decided a drink and appetizer was enough.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our server Keagan was amazing! The food was delicious and it was a nice night to sit on the patio. It was a busy night/weekend so there were very minor delays with getting silverware, we had to wait a few moments for our reservation and the food took a little longer than usual; all these things are expected on a busy weekend night. As good as the food was (even the reheated leftovers were tasty), Keagan was the best part of our experience. He was very sweet and personable. We had a great time and we were talking about our next meal before we even left the parking lot. All this to say, yes I would recommend this place ☺️

  20. s

    smeredith

    San Diego

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In order to avoid the Mother's Day chaos on Sunday, I made reservations for Saturday night instead - which allowed us to enjoy my parents actual wedding anniversary as well. We were a party of 6 + a kid, so a bit larger than usual. Our waitress was as patient as can be, and constantly checking in on our table giving updates to food delivery, making sure everything was to our satisfaction. The order included cioppino, oysters, sandwiches, soups, tacos, and a few fish orders. Everything was excellent. We topped off the meal with a few desserts, and the plates were cleaned. I would be remiss if not to comment on the kid "activity" book that was handed out with the menus. This was the best distraction for kids I've ever seen in ANY restaurant we've been too. Tons of things to keep them busy. Then the kiddie cup that was given for his lemonade - equal to the $5 plastic ones purchased at Target. Thoughtful details for the kiddos. We've been here several times before, but this was a good reminder we need to keep it on a more frequent rotation. Service and food is excellent.

  21. ST

    SuziT

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Graduation and Mother’s Day

  22. t

    tenniscrazy

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Love the Comfortable booths. Great place to go with friends.

  23. B

    Betts

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We arrived promptly and we had to wait 10-15 min to be seated. It was packed, we were seated at the table located right by the kitchen so a lot of waiter traffic right behind me pushing my purse (small), every time they walked by. Our wine was nice as well as the cocktails but my son’s beer was forgotten for the longest time and our waitress no where to be found. Calamari was good, sushi ok, shrimp dish good, 3 fish main course dishes very nice but the spaghetti & shrimp dish was awful. Pasta was over cooked and shrimp was gooey. My daughter’s boyfriend had ordered it and didn’t want to make a fuss but my daughter let me know. Not sure we’ll be back.

  24. TN

    TeriN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful Mother’s Day outing with my kids and grandkids. The food and service were outstanding. We’ll be back again.

  25. CL

    CharlesL

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The food quality was so-so. N'walins bbq shrimp flavor and seasoning was very good, the ship was sparse, dry and dense. Yellow tail sashimi was oxidized (not so fresh). Ambiance is fun and the service was great.

  26. ED

    EDLYNandEDWIN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always our go-to for oysters! We’re here about 2-3 x’s month. The service is always impeccable! Beer & Cadillac margarita were yum!

  27. ST

    StuartT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy our time at Kings Fish House in Mission Valley. We have been dining there for three years - about once per month and even with COVID related challenges, we have found this to be our favorite place. There is always something new on the menu. The cocktails are well prepared - the ambiance and service is also top notch. We look forward to our next visit...!

  28. LW

    LWBPJB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the service was great and the server was friendly.

  29. GG

    GabyG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fresh and delicious! Decently recommended it! The New York Sour was Amazing too!

  30. MI

    MikeIn619

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am a regular becaue of the outstanding food. The service is outstanding.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters were awesome. Loved the fish fry too. Drinks were good and quick. Our server Ash was so nice and knowledgeable. Awesome experience.

  32. DS

    DrSam

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always!

  33. F

    Foodcrazy149

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food tasted very good. Have been here 4 times and will keep coming back

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing food!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Many items that we usually enjoy were no longer on the menu. There were so many screaming kids and crying babies that it was hard to enjoy our meal. Well our server was great, the food and drinks took extremely long to come out. Our dinner took three hours to complete.

  36. SC

    SoCalBaglady

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked an outdoor table with a limited amount of time for dinner as we had a concert, and there were few time slots available. The table was ready when we arrived & service was appreciative of our time frame. We each had a wonderful salad, shrimp Louie & Cobb after spicy seafood chowder, and an overall pleasant experience.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food took 45 minutes to be served

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated outside with reservations. It was a little chillier than we expected. They were very quick to offer to close the protective covering around the open patio. That made a huge difference it was a lovely place. The food was good. I had a blackened halibut. It was very good. The man I was with had the macadamia nut covered halibut. It was good. But the serving size was a little small for him. But he is a young athletic man so everything is pretty much too small. But the food was good he enjoyed it so did I.The service was excellent. We will go back. Enjoyed our entire visit. Thank you so much.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic service and good food and drinks! Nice servers..

  40. VA

    VivianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was good. Only concern when the service person asked which 2 sides would you like the two sides ordered were not sides that came with dinner but were of additional cost which we were not aware it. This was discovered when the bill came to our guest. I suggest that any additional cost should be made aware to the customer. Thank you.

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King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 1579 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 50 times today
Google Map for King's Fish House - Mission Valley

825 Camino de la Reina San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mission Center Rd.

  • Area

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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