King's Fish House - Huntington Beach

4.5
1029 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipWorthHaving
Orange County
178 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The most difficult thing about dining at Kings Fish House in Belle Terre is finding a parking space, the second most difficult thing is picking something to eat off their extensive menu. We had a great dinner, dining outside on their patio - with plenty of heaters available BTW.
We arrived and were seated instantly on a Friday night at 6! The hostess was a doll, and offered us a few tables to choose from, we settled on one away from other diners (Covid of course). Our waitress was also excellent, getting our orders right and not hovering but still being there to refill water glasses, take away dishes and bringing us an extra bread (!). We ordered the Mahi-Mahi, very good as were the garlic mashed potatos with it. I had two appetizers - the very generous Poki portion and a big grilled Artichoke that was fabulous. Our friends had sushi and the Lemon crusted something or other (it has the longest name on the menu). Everyone enjoyed their dinner, and we appreciated King's hospitality. We'll be back!

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BRADLEYP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very accommodating for my mother’s birthday celebration & with my son’s food allergy. The staff was wonderful & you can’t beat the food!

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AllisonL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fabulous. We will definitely go back there.

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Gary
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was as or better than expected, ambiance and noise levels were good, price might have been a little higher than expected. But overall a wonderful experience and will go again!

JL
vipJLR523
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Well we have been going to King’s Fish for many years now and last night was a turning point.

The food is always great but the ambiance is so outdated that the overall value has changed for us.

It’s loud … it’s bright (like a landing strip) and the prices have gotten higher. It’s like an expensive diner with good food.

For the price I’m will be going to a much nicer restaurant!

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49erman
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was very good and overall we had a nice birthday celebration at King’s Fish House . Food was good .

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vipDanno
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and great service by Alexandra with the awesome fish ear rings. Could not see her face, but there was a smile under that mask!

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vipconnier
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but very pricey. We didn’t have anything to drink and lunch was over $50.00 for 2

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billandkathleen
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great restaurant! But, I wouldn’t choose it again for a New Year’s Eve. Too casual for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration with my husband

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years Eve

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vipVENI
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Our server must've been new. He was completely out when getting our order and replenishing our drinks and giving us proper utensils. Maybe it's the holiday rush... but still, he should at least ask if we want more water.

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SteveB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The top sirloin steak was excellent quality - low fat and unusually tender. The service was great. And their bread pudding is special.

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vipLuv2dine
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated immediately. Great clam chowder and wedge salad is to die for. Service staff was stretched very thin but the staff remained friendly and efficient.

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vipJules
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We visit King's Fish quite often and it is always delicious. This is the first time it was just above average. It was a rainy cold night, right after Christmas and the restaurant was short staffed. My Sea Bass was overcooked and my step-mom got the Halibut but she ordered the Sea Bass.

We will still go back again and again. I think this was just an off night.

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vipinok
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The Sand Dabs were the worst that I’ve ever had. My brother’s fried combo platter was not tasty at all. Very poor experience.

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SherriG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, but a little cold! Didn’t send it back!

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kurp3
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area. Felt safe and servers wore masks. Fantastic food and bubbly. Will return for sure even if just for clam chowder and crab cakes!

JA
JasonA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and served promptly and hot. Our server was courteous and attentive. The manager came by and checked in on us, offered us oven-fresh sourdough bread. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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DennyS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Calamari was terrible (very fishy tasting and chewy; batter and style was not good).

Artichokes appetizer was terrible.

Clams linguine was the worst I’ve ever had…linguine not cooked all the way, very buttery and salty.

Sea bass tacos and guacamole were good.

Summary: Overpriced and not very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were originally seated outside not under the canopy and realized there was 100% chance of rain within the hour. The staff went above and beyond to arrange for us to move to another table with our party of 6. Much appreciated!

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NaryT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Will keep this short. Arrived for my 7:30 reservation on a Monday night. Table wasn’t ready, so I told the host we’ll wait at the bar. 30 mins past, still no call. We ordered a drink at the bar, bartender was attentive however we can tell he was stressed. Went to the host to ask about our table, she said 5 mins. Then when she saw us, she try to sit someone before us again and rudely said she called my names “5 times”. She knew we were at the bar.. she could’ve looked a little harder. I wouldn’t have cared and apologize if she called my name but she was being rude. Sat down and was no one came to our table for about 30 mins. Went back to the bar to close our tab with bartender. Even he was surprised we still hadn’t been taken care of.
I completely understand they were short staffed, but the only person who kept their cool was the bartender. Management could’ve been better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nothing extraordinary.

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JKMc
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food wasn't up to its usual level of good - we will wait before returning.

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ChrisL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal preparation. Oysters samplers were so delicious. Chilean sea bass was well seasoned and well prepared. Love the mussels dipped in tomato sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

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bernardg
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The most perfectly cooked chilian seabass. The oysters were very fresh. Unfortunately all this fantastic food was served by a nice but untrained staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. However, our server was not the greatest. She try to bring a old fashioned saying we ordered it and then she left it after we said we don’t want it so instead of saying “my mistake it’s on the house” she took it and threw it away with an attitude. As a sever myself when we make a mistake on a drink and we have put it on the table we just tell them it’s on the house.
Also sever could not answer question about the menu and did not want to talk to the cooks about it.

She also lied and said that they have not had a certain steak ever at the restaurant. When we literally came for Valentines Day of 2021 and had the steak we were looking for.
While also frequently eating at the restaurant and getting that steak nearly every time I have been.

Then another person in our party order a different drink and it took forever to get to the table.
She didn’t offer any water as well.

Never came by to check in on how our food was.

After completing the meal and paying. She tired to flirt her way to a better tip. I have had better service at this restaurant because this is one place I frequent a lot. There is only 2 servers there that I have had that has done excellent jobs and 2 bartender as well.

Hope that management is able to train the severs a little better and have a better customer service for the to have a better experience.

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BrettB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The server looked very busy when we got seated. It took awhile to order drinks. When my wife's beet salad came it was so small. A manager came over and offered dessert. Overall, our dinner was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, cooked just right and served quickly. Kings Fish House is one of my go to restaurants

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SiouxR
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I brought my husband to celebrate his 61st birthday. In my reservation I told them that it was for a birthday and made a special request for a surprise dessert for him. Your staff never mentioned anything or even acknowledged his birthday and we were never brought any birthday surprise dessert as I requested. The dinner was great but I was VERY DISAPPOINTED that his birthday was not recognized as I requested. Has I known this, I would have done something else for him to recognize his birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great dinner both my husband and I, meals were cooked perfectly but what made it the greatest was our server Amanda D.
She definitely knows how to treat people

PA
vipPamA
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Kings! Alway’s love coming to this King’s Fish House 😊 The food is great and the service is AMAZING! Thank You Raime for making it such a wonderful time you are amazing!!!

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DoubleD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family birthday party of 17 adults for my daughter's 21st birthday. I cannot speak highly enough about the event and how happy we were with the entire night. The Manager Sam was extremely helpful with our accommodation from the moment we requested them. The staff and servers were attentive and responsive to all our guests needs. The kitchen also pulled though and had all 17 meals ready and out at the same time, so none of us were waiting for the others to get their food.
Everything that was ordered was prepared and presented to a "T'. This is especially difficult to achieve at this time due to low employment. Thank you Kings Staff for a wonderful and memorable experience for our family! A+ to ALL.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant to be there . Food & service never disappointed

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Deborah
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthdays today. Great service & delicious food.

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vipWendyG
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out lately has lowered our service standards. Last night however our server made our night! She was bubbly, friendly, checked in with us often and was just super delightful

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King's Fish House - Huntington Beach offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 793-1177.

King's Fish House - Huntington Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 1029 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 bookings at the moment.

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