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201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4017 (2nd Street)
(650) 343-1226
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a business dinner. Our associates from the area chose this restaurant. Based on past visits, we knew it would be an outstanding night out. The senior VP ordered the bottle(s) of wine. The service was measured, professional and not overwhelming, which I prefer. The menu was not overpowering but different food categories for the 4 of us to... More 

Thank Kevino7350
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service, awesome food! Had the grilled rib bone in, wife had the slow roasted prime rib. Both were one of the best steak ever. Cooked to perfection and didn't wait long for them. The oyster on a half shell were good too.

Thank fwjthoj
Millbrae, California
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Kingfish several times for special birthday dinners and such but haven't been for a while simply because it is pricey. My friend talked me into dinner there. I was very disappointed. I would call it "worst of both worlds:" fine dining prices but dive bar food/service. We ordered the tuna tartar appetizer and it was flavorless but... More 

Thank shannon c
San Mateo, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been at this restaurant several times for family occasions & have enjoyed being downstairs & also in their upstairs area. The food has always been good & the staff very helpful.

Thank doriefox
Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

First, we have to talk about the service, which is impeccable. Friendly, client focused, and highly organized. Great service. Now the food. The salad was crisp, fresh, and tasty. Had the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly...rare but not bloody. Tender and tasty with fresh vegetables that were cooked to perfection. Kingfish is the epitome of service excellence and... More 

Thank treborz64
West Hollywood, California
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A very long and complicated story short: Kathy, the co-owner of Kingfish, helped us to organize a terrific "Celebration of Life" to honor our youngest brother. We held it in the Estate Room and served appetizers with an open bar. Everything -- the servers, the bartender, the food and the ambiance -- all worked in harmony to make the event... More 

Thank MissTBlu
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I had a glass of wine , which was really tasty and I ordered the Octopus and I must say I really liked it but the octopus was quite big so I must say the meat was quite fat... But overall the atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and staff is friendly and helpful to explain the meals. It's nice... More 

Thank Natálie D
Los Gatos, California, USA
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I love to come to this restaurant where the service is excellent and the menu always has some surprises. The food is very good, it is a fusion menu, with great fish and meet, but also good raw bar and drinks.

Thank grecognos
San Mateo, California
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Food was just average but prices were high for what you get. Bar was very expensive but drinks were good. Can be very noisy when crowded. Service was ok but slow. Had to ask for water twice.

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, California
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Food was good but pricey. Given the prices, I think the food should have been spectacular. Service has improved. In reference to questions below, there is a private room that will seat about 12 - 20 I believe. I believe that valet parking is offered, but I walk over. Otherwise, one has to find street parking or use municipal garages.

Thank LH L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4017
    (2nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 343-1226

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?