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King's Fish House

onigiriyumyum Mar 24, 2007 12:50 AM

I can't believe I'm still up posting, but I wanted to know what people thought of King's Fish House in Long Beach. I've been there a couple of times and as long as the you order the stuff that's in season, the food is quite good. I would go as far as recommending it, but I have yet to try more of their dishes.

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    wakko11 Mar 26, 2007 11:54 PM

    Definitely some of the best oysters anywhere in SoCal. Very fresh and delicious.

    I really like their crab louie salad, tossed with no onions.

    Their curry shrimp with rice is also quite good. Plump and sweet shrimp.

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      cajun_ribeye Mar 26, 2007 11:43 PM

      after reading this post, i decide to go check out the LB location. i have to say that i ended the evening there pretty dissapointed. perhaps my bf and i didn't order the right dishes or maybe it was just an off night. we started with clam chowder which was pretty good i might add, then calamari which was really dissapointing. it was flavorless and chewy. for the main course by bf ordered the penne pasta w/scallops and shrimp with pesto sauce which was flavorful but overload on the sauce. i ordered the hawaiian ono with mac n cheese. the ono was pretty dry and flavorless. it comes with tartar sauce but i only put tartar sauce on my fish n chips not on grilled ono...perhaps i should have taken the advice of FED and ordered my fish med. rare so it wouldn't have been so dry. lastly, the mac n cheese was mediocre. i'd probably give King's a second try and order other things on the menu.

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        Oh Robin Mar 26, 2007 08:20 AM

        King's is great. Service can be a little sketchy though. Try the trout (comes out with almonds on top... yum) with their great mac n' cheese. Also one of the cheapest whole lobster dinners in town ($27.95).

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          Bite Me Mar 25, 2007 02:29 PM

          Four of us went about two months ago and we thought it was very disappointing. None of us liked it and none of us would return. I've been to the one in Calabassas a couple of times and I think that one is better. I wouldn't elect to go there.

          1. ChinoWayne Mar 24, 2007 11:20 PM

            I like the fact that I can order sushi as an appetizer.

            1. OCEllen Mar 24, 2007 12:04 PM

              I've always been pleased with the food at their Orange location (Main & Katella). Very fresh oysters, always my first choice!

              1. Midlife Mar 24, 2007 11:33 AM

                We've never been disappointed with King's though sticking with simple is a good rule. They do a clambake w/ lobster that's pricey but really good, complete with the paper they roll out on your table. I think they also do a shrimp or langostino boil sometimes, at least I remember having that.

                Tip: If Long Beach is the same as Laguna Hills there's a large bar area that is just 'walk-in'. More casual atmosphere but you bypass the wait in the main dining room if you can find an open table.

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                  justagthing Mar 24, 2007 11:11 PM

                  Long Beach is the original and does not have the open bar area.

                2. Kitchen Queen Mar 24, 2007 11:22 AM

                  onigiri girl -

                  Food is quite good - Sit on the patio..adds to the dining experience. I LOVE the salad w/blue cheese and candied walnuts. I live near the one in Calabasas and went last week. I ordered the salad, that I shared with my dining partner, then the steamed clams appetizer as my dinner. Perfect, with the bread and salad! :)KQ

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                    onigiriyumyum Mar 24, 2007 10:50 PM

                    Hi Kitchen Queen, uhhh, I'm pretty sure you were referring to me on your post, but uhh, hehe, I'm a guy :D
                    By the way, thanks to everyone else who posted, I'm thinking of taking a trip to King's to try out some of the dishes you mentioned. Not all by myself of course!!

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                    FED Mar 24, 2007 09:57 AM

                    i go fairly often. stick with simple stuff and you'll eat pretty well--oysters are spectacular, other shellfish is usually pretty good. simple grilled fish is OK if you ask them to cook it medium-rare (and then aren't terribly disturbed when it still comes overcooked). i'm afraid the specials are often overwrought--way to many ingredients/concepts for what they are able to pull off. But i do like the sanddabs.

                    1. vbabe Mar 24, 2007 12:56 AM

                      I was there last month...yum! Had steamed mussels and clams which were amazingly sweet and fresh, they were just steamed and served with a buttery broth for dipping. I had the parmesan crusted sanddabs that the waitress recommended, and it was very good. My bf had the hazelnut crusted salmon which was also very tasty. I'd go back again for sure.

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                        elmomonster Mar 24, 2007 08:19 AM

                        I usually get the same thing. Amazing thing is they are very consistent, even between stores. The one in Anaheim is just as good as the one in Laguna Hills.

                        By the way, they split plates for free!

                        Here are some pics of those divine mussells and clams:
                        http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

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                          vbabe Mar 24, 2007 11:46 AM

                          Nice pic!! Looking at it makes me want to go there this weekend...yum

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