King's Fish House - Orange

4.7
1523 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1523 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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davidk
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we have been going to kings for over 15 years. always good.

KM
KeithM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

King's Fish is always a good choice. We made a reservation and didn't have to wait when we arrived. The server was good and our food came out perfect.

AN
vipANNS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food came out 2 different times. Not happy!

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Tina
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend had the scallops and she loved them. I had the shrimp Louie and it was full of shrimp. Great service and as always, love the warm bread!

MK
MarissaK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The outdoor dining was nice but it was cold. The service was wonderful. The shrimp was horrible. The taste was good but it was like it still had the shell on it. I didn’t complain because I was on a date but it was awful to eat. The grilled zucchini needed seasoning. The pumpkin cheesecake was amazing. Overall, incredibly expensive for two dinner, dessert and a couple of sodas. Won’t recommend.

JL
JonathanL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good service was a little slow but understandable given they are adjusting to our horrible governor's latest idiocy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Ynot2018
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partitions between booths was perfect. Heat was on for the cold chilly night.. server was amazing!!! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Plenty of parking. Close to Freeways, good access

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vipDelish
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My sisters and I celebrated my sisters birthday at King's Fish Market. Our server was amazing. Considering the covid protocol, it felt like a normal day. The fish tacos were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves King’s! The food and service are always excellent!

DI
DeborahI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have been to this restaurant before and it was much better. It took almost 30 minutes to place our order and then another 60 minutes to get our food. We ordered appetizers and they brought everything at the same time so there was no room at the table. Would not recommend.

JB
JonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Six of ate in the restaurant on Nov. 10 and hardly anyone was eating their. Took a while for bread to arrive some of our dinners were cold and two of us felt sick later on. We have been going their for years and this was not a good experience for us.

PS
PSan
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers! Great first impressions, will be going back when we can!

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Ellen
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of the best fresh seafood restaurants in Orange County. During the pandemic, tables separated by plexiglass partitions, we are often seated more than 15’ away from the closest other patrons. Great fish; partner had sand dabs, I had grilled mahi, both superbly cooked. Loved sides of mashed potatoes, summer grains, brussel sprouts. We come here often and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We go to this location at least once a month the service here is hit and miss the food is always good.

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Toolongofarequirement
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok but not amazing. Prices are high. High prices are ok if the food is amazing but didn't meet my expectations. Water grill is much better.

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WillS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience, great food choices.

KF
KingsFishFans
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Ariana was wonderful. Food and drinks, great!, as always!

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tony
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Our waitress recommendations on point

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ordered appetizers and everything was delicious.
- poke
- Spanish octopus
- bbq shrimp
- clams with andouille
no corkage fee

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!

BM
BrandiM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service. Beautiful Outdoor Accommodations. Inside is just as nice with a Big Full Bar, there's truly something for everyone!

Plenty of options to choice on the menu for all ages, including dietary restrictions. We have been going to this location for 15 years and highly recommend this location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and tasty. Our server was nice and the ambiance was comforting and cozy sitting outside. The food was extremely slow to come out, but we were enjoying each others company luckily. First time at this location, and would definitely go back.

LK
vipLarryK
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The meals were delicious and wonderfully prepared. The outdoor seating was amazing. They built out the wood floor over part of the lot and put trees and lighting so it appears to be part of the restaurant and provided plenty of tables and provides for safe dining.

RJ
vipReneeJ
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was not very attentive. We received more service from others than from our server. Our drinks that we ordered from the bar came WAY after our food did and we had to ask someone OTHER than our server to get them.

Overall though, I will always return to Kings. Food is always delicious. Just a shame that the service was not better on this dine in experience. Perhaps next time.

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Luv2eatout
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe indoor dining, tables partitioned off, good Covid distancing.

GL
vipGloriaL
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love king's. Especially this location. We are always treated well. Their servers are exceptional and have there many years, especially Robin and our newest friend, Kelsey. Their clam chowder is the best. Not runny, not floury thick, just perfect. We ate the beet salad this time and it was delicious. My husband and split the Mixed Grill with scallops, shrip and cod. And to top it off, we shared the whiskey breadpudding. It normally comes with ice cream, but I requested a side of plain whipped cream. It was awesome. The safety protocol is better than at most places. Dine-in, or in either of their patios, which are very nice.

TM
vipTMBinTustin
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have been to King's many times but this last experience was poor in every way. the service was unbelievably slow and it's the first time we have not enjoyed the food. We ordered our usual entrees and they were completely off. Perhaps there is a new chef?

JC
JessicaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was not good. Food was served but had to ask for utensils for my food, which the server said when she served that she'll be right back with the utensils and she never did. Instead observed our server who went to 2 tables, serving food and getting order from 1 table. We had to flag down another server to ask for the utensils so I can start eating what I ordered. It was about at least 15 minutes of wait to start eating since served.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner with friends on a busy Saturday evening. The service and ambience was fantastic and the food, with many different options and delicious preparation, never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipsfFoodie
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful outdoor socially distanced meal and experience!

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charlottec
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch good service

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2Gourmands
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I made reservations for outdoor dining & was very disappointed that it wasn’t available. I asked hostess why it wasn’t available & she couldn’t give me a reason other than “they” moved everything indoors. I asked if proper social distancing was available for indoor dining & was told yes. However, people were being seated in the booths around us. Ordered the fish and chips, too greasy and too much batter. Waiter was friendly, but he took a long time to get our beverages & food.

MK
MarkK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our food here. Ambiance and service is always great.

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vipmatthews
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great

OC
OCworldtraveler59
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King's never disappoints. Outstanding food and service. I really like the outdoor patio they built, I hope they get to keep it after COVID is over.

SM
SteveM
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service stellar.

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King's Fish House - Orange is rated 4.7 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

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