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201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 343-1226
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Ranked #39 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, South American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Street
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63% Recommend
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Been to Kingfish many times but not again on Valentines. They had their worst set of receptionists working who could not tell the difference between a reservation and a walk-in. Took 75 minutes with a reservation to be seated. Food service and quality was average at best.

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