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KINGFISH

Kingfish Restaurant in San Mateo is the premier dining establishment on the Peninsula for the freshest seafood, finest steaks and chops and innovative cocktails. With a long-standing reputation for providing the best in American Cuisine, we pride ourselves on delivering such cuisine to our patrons at a caliber of service that is unrivaled in other restaurants. A unique establishment both in cuisine and decor, Kingfish boasts three floors, three bars, a marble slab oyster bar, and ample private party space (capable of accommodating parties of 10 to 500 guests). Our vast wine list suits the finest palates with over 300 selections by the bottle and 20 wines by the glass. Our three bars are fully-stocked with the finest liquors. We provide the luxury of dining in comfort, delivering outstanding food and service.
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497 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(497 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 497 reviews
5 stars
(154)
4 stars
(173)
3 stars
(96)
2 stars
(59)
1 star
(15)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(177)
  • special occasion(149)
  • neighborhood gem(128)
  • fit for foodies(122)
  • romantic(76)
  • vibrant bar scene(76)
KINGFISH Reviews List
Review 1 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 2 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 3 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 4 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 5 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 6 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2002
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2008
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Review 8 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/20/2016
 2009
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Review 9 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2003
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2003
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 11 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2004
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Review 13 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 14 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a great dinner at Kingfish. Our booth was far enough away from other tables that we could talk and enjoy our groups conversation. Our waiter was awesome!"
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2011
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Review 15 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice comfortable place for any occasion.

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We had several dishes: Calamari, crab cake balls, pribe rib, flank steak, pasta, jambalaya, fish tacos. The calamari was serious rubber. Never had it be so overcooked. The flank steak was ordered medium. Expected a little ping, not much. It was well done, brown all the way through. Everything else was spot on."
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2010
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Review 16 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
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Review 19 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Went on a Saturday night. The drinks off the drink menu were not good. Lemon drop had no sugar around the rim and the tequila based drink I had was watery and bland.
Ordered calamari and oysters. The calamari was good but the oysters were miserable.
Asked to talk with the manager and was told there was no manager at the restaurant. WTH!? No manager on a Saturday night!?
Waiter was nice and the bartender redid the drinks but serious there are some issues here."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2004
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Review 21 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2004
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Review 22 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2006
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Review 23 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
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Review 24 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2010
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Review 25 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Greatdeviledeggs&cornbreadckncaesarsalad inedible

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2003
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2003
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2003
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Review 26 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/31/2016
 2001
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Review 27 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Kingfish - poor service and just okay food

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I wish that the service and food at Kingfish was as good as the location and design. I went there because it's close to home and seemed to have a very attractive menu. Unfortunately, the wait staff lacked the service that they were trying to provide and although I tipped a full 15%, I literally felt foolish doing it. If just taking an order accounts for service (that really was the all that she did, take our order, and never really do anything else), I would rather have been tipping the cooks who probably worked much harder. So hard in fact that they over-oiled the grilled asparagus and forgot to put oil on the broccoli rabe. The food was just okay but if the cooks just brought it up a notch, it would have qualified as great because it's obvious that they use great ingredients in every dish. It's sad that restaurant owners spend so much to design and renovate a restaurant, develop a menu, pay high rents, only to have the wait staff and the cook take the ship down."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
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Review 29 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Review 30 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 31 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
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Review 32 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Bad overall

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Could not find host. Service was slow. Food was average. Food was slow on a Tuesday night. 30 minutes after order, kitchen came back with "don't have it available". I would not go there again."
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2006
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Review 33 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 34 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2012
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Review 35 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
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Review 36 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
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Review 37 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Service was not great this time for some reason (wasn't sure who our server was, no oyster preference was asked, oysters were delivered with no explanation of which was which) and it is very loud but I still really like this place. The food here does not disappoint."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pretty Good...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Had my birthday lunch there w/ 2 other friends. other than receiving 3 waters with lip marks around the glasses, and then being given small straws when asked for straws, everything else was pretty good. We had also asked for balsamic dressing for our salad but the kitchen had given us just a side of vinegar. odd. We got some good dressing once we told the waitress. Out of nowhere, we also each got a free creme brulee dessert.. Yummmm"
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
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Review 40 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2005
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Review 41 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/14/2016
 2011
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Review 42 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
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Review 46 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/09/2016
 2004
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Review 47 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/24/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 48 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2008
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Review 49 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

A disappointing dining experience

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Something was seriously amiss at Kingfish this past Saturday evening. We had a 7:00 PM reservation and were seated promptly. It took forever for our drinks to arrive (and the first drink arrived a good 15 minutes before the second). They were out of four different items on the menu (that I know of). I find it particularly annoying when you order and then ten minutes later are told that they are out of the item. Our waiter told us that they had been very busy on Friday night and so were out of a lot of things. This seemed very strange. They also had no valet parking ("not tonight", said the hostess with no further explanation). The food we had was okay but service was poor. The waiter told us he was bringing bread for the table but it never materialized; same thing with the glass of wine I ordered with my entree."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2000
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Review 50 for KINGFISH
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good restaurant option in San Mateo

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great place for a business dinner. Food was great and decor was on par. Server was new, hopefully he will get better. Will go back!"
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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