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Kingfish

201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 343-1226
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Ranked #54 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street
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62% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Mateo, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went here July 30 with my wife and a friend. The friend and I ordered the Mahi Mahi special. Although it tasted okay, we both came down with terrible diarrhea about two hours later. I called the restaurant and asked for a refund on the two contaminated meals. They said they would check into it. So far, they have not... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very nice ambiance and a good dining spot for a team but the food was just good without greatness. Sushi was decent, calamari okay, and mahi mahi was well prepared, but no one was raving. I would return but I would try other restaurants first.

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San Mateo, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food isn't spectacular, but it's a nice environment. It's not a place I'd go out of my way to eat at again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We made a reservation at 5:30 pm on a Monday night through Open Table, were seated promptly. The waitress was new but friendly and efficient. I'd eaten earlier so ordered the grilled artichoke which was excellent. My friends had the coconut shrimp and garlic cheesy bread for appetizers, the seared ahi tuna and the crab Louis salad. They said their... More

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San Mateo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was always a great spot for group dinner and connecting with friends. Last few evenings have been hit/miss on food and service. I'll still go back but restaurant needs to be aware and adjust to uplevel all elements.

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Miami
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136 reviews 136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had dinner here while visiting the area. A bit of a disappointment for the price paid. Service was so so and food ok, but nothing special for the prices. Parking was awful in the area, so had to valet park at $9, which seems high for this nothing little area. Would definitely not go back.

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San Mateo, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a horrible customer experience at Kingfish. Our orders came out wrong and when we asked for them to be corrected we were met with great disdain. And, can you believe it, we weren't finished with our meals and hadn't even been asked if we wanted dessert when they came to tell us we were being moved to accommodate... More

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Fremont, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Came to KingFish for dinner at 6.30PM after a wonderful and fun time at GoldenGate Park Segway tour. This is one of the worst experience i had in a very long time. We got there at 6.30PM, ordered soups, salad at around 6.45PM along with the main courses. The salad and soups did not come out till about 7.30PM. The... More

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Vallejo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went to Kingfish last Friday night for dinner and had an awesome meal. Our reservation was for two at 6:30 pm but we arrived early and were greeted warmly and seated upstairs right away. Our table was in a nice area where we could see down to the first level, where a chef was preparing seafood behind this beautifully... More

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have been there twice now and not disappointed. Food has always been great and fresh. Crab salad is amazing - had it both times.

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