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King's Fish House - Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

King's Fish House - Mission Valley

4.7
4.7
2148 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Established in 2000, King’s Fish House is San Diego’s choice for seafood. Located in Mission Valley on Camino De La Reina, King’s Fish House features a large selection of fresh oysters, seasonal catches, sushi and live shellfish, including lobster and crab, on a menu that changes daily.

We’ve been in restaurants a little while – three generations, to be precise. A long time ago, we embarked on a road trip in search of the ultimate seafood experience. We traveled down highways and byways, pulled up a seat, put on bibs and soaked up the seafood experience: the no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable.

Welcome to the House that Seafood Built.

Come gather with us, celebrate, relax and enjoy a seafood dining experience of high quality, comfort, service and value.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 574-1230
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Contreras

What 2,148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Diego

    Seafood

2,148 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, the food even better. Old friends came in from Wisconsin and Washington. They were really impressed with the whole experience.

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  2. EricW

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything about the evening was perfect. The service was great and the food amazing. Highly recommend this place

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  3. GSR1

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was slow to get to our table, however once they realized it, they bent over backwards to provide outstanding service. Food was excellent and the prices reasonable. If you are in Mission Valley, give it a try.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded 6 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious and the staff was excellent! Will definitely be back.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded 6 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  5. ChelsieM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful service and quality dinner for Mother's Day!!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service! The food was amazing. We ordered the top three dishes recommended by our server. From the grill, Shrimp & Scallop meal with mashed potatoes and Mac n cheese was by far the best meal I’ve had in awhile. Superb! The New England clam chowder soup is also the best I’ve ever had too. Every bite had a clam in it. 10/10 recommend coming here whenever you’re craving seafood!! Will be back again
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here many times but this was by far my best experience. I never go out on holidays because I always feel like the staff rushes you and the food is subpar. We made an exception this year and decided to go out for Mother’s Day. We made a reservation on opentable and when we got to the restaurant we were seated promptly even though it was very busy. Our waiter Kenneth came to the table immediately and introduced himself. He was an excellent server. Attentive and friendly. Food came out exactly as ordered and delicious! The whole experience was great!
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was outstanding, the oysters, the calamari, the service, just great!!
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    King's Fishhouse is a family favorite. The oysters are fantastic..
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. I will make sure I'll share this with Alicia. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  10. MichelleM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for Mother’s Day. Same exact food ordered at Carlsbad location and was 10 notches down at the Mission Valley location. Everything was over cooked and burnt. Miso yaki black cod was burnt all over on the exterior and tasted charred with a few bites that was edible in the center. Daughters fish was so dry and overcooked and her Brussels sprouts looked like they have been cooked a few times. Husbands South African lobster was over cooked and rubbery- tasted great but rubber & tough in texture. As much as we wanted to send our food back it was busy and our waitress was overwhelmed. I would say it’s just a miss this time but all 3 entrees were unacceptable.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal on the patio for Mother’s Day. Everyone enjoyed their food. Patio was dog friendly allowing us to bring our little dog.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 14 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  12. Localgal

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Kings for Mother’s Day. Great meal and great service.

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  13. KarlaD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, atmosphere, & the food was outstanding. Definitely recommend the sea bass with bok choy & mushrooms. It was excellent. We'll definitely go back again.

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  14. JohnB

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always. King crab was delicious but very pricey at $180 for 1.5 lbs. The Australian Spiny Lobster was also very tasty and a value for the money at $84 for 1.5 lbs. Great sushi, sides and Caesar salads. Drinks were good, but also pricey. This was our daughter’s graduation so money was a non-issue, but for a family of four expect to pay at least $50-$60 per person with extras and drinks. Amazing sourdough bread to start, but be warned that it’s easy to do this!!!

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  15. Emel

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very knowledgeable about menu selections and described the difference of preparation of the swordfish vs. the yellow fin. Food was wonderful and our server was very attentive which was appreciated. Nice way to spend pre- Mother’s Day. 😊

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an incredible experience at Kings! The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend trying the crabcakes, they were delicious. Pairing them with the lobster roll was a fantastic combination. And to top it all off, the cheesecake for dessert was simply divine. You can't go wrong with the amazing cheesecake at Kings!

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  17. CourtA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual a great dinner. Ken was our server and he excelled at taking care of everything. We really love this place and will be back for sure. Our food was amazing and it felt like a celebration night for us. We are sad because we are moving away soon but we will be back regardless. SD trip with Kings!

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  18. JenniferG

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle was outstanding; however food wasn’t fantastic yet expensive. Halibut was overcooked and crab & sea bass were too salty. Oysters were amazing!
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 10 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time and letting us know about your recent visit. I will make sure I share this with Michelle. We appreciate any and all feedback. I am very sorry to hear that we could not provide you with the dining experience that you expect and deserve. We would like the opportunity to invite you back. Could you please provide us with your address so that we could send you a gift card? Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  19. RafaelM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was amazing. Food was great. No complaints whatsoever.

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  20. HectorM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Place was not busy and yet it took more than 15/20 minutes before a waiter showed up!

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  21. JuliaE

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server. Really like your restaurant because your staff knows how to treat guests. Water, bread, extra butter. All effortlessly understood. Then not rushing us too. So appreciated. We come a few times each year to enjoy delicious seafood with full service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly and thoughtful waitress.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 3 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  23. JimC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The halibut was delicious and our server Ashlyn was very helpful and friendly.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 3 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  24. ericlnc

    San Diego

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were great as always. Our group has migrated towards ‘favorite dishes’ like the sand dabs and miso yaki sea bass.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 3 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  25. perfect

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    friendly server, gave me extra oyster crackers when i asked for it

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  26. Becky

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only issue was I ordered the 1 pound king crab and it was terribly salty. Dunking the butter made it edible. I mentioned it to the server and he explained that it comes frozen, packed in salt and ice. Server said the process was to rinse out the salt and then steam. I knew it was frozen but didn't know about the salt. I told him about my issue and to tell the Chef. The other 3 diners at my table enjoyed their meals.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 26 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the nice review. I notice that the food was not to standard. We pride ourselves on being Guest First, and want to provide everyone with a great product. We will be checking into this matter immediately. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at 3:00pm on a Saturday. Fries were not fresh, service was so-so.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Martin is an amazing server!!! We always request him!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in a long time! The food and the service were absolutely top notch. We will be back.

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  30. Havefundswilltravel

    Jackson Hole

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the children's menu n game booklet! Elaine was so nice. The family had a good time and the food was great as usual!

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  31. cjinlm

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The swordfish and halibut were both delicious. I love the macaroni and cheese and the grilled zucchini was also excellent (cooked but not overcooked). Baked potatoes are also favorites.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 12 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  32. JDF1188

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I decided to dine here tonight and everything went nice and smooth. The person that served us named Tristan was very nice and helpful. The food we had was also great. We absolutely absolutely will come here again when we are in the mood.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 6 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disconcerted about a barking dog. It sounded very agitated right next to our table. It seemed to threaten our wait person. Did not see a service dog vest. It was a disturbing after an excellent meal.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 6 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  34. Robin

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated family Easter a day early, and early in the day- at 1 pm on Saturday by coming to our long-term favorite restaurant. Brother-in-law had grilled catfish, sister had seafood chowder and large southwest chicken salad; I had clam chowder and small beet salad with grilled salmon. In honor of sister's birthday, we enjoyed a slice of fantastic Key lime pie. All was excellent! Our server Alicia was superb as well, even though assigned to our table on top of a separate room. We left full and smiling!

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  35. Shirlz

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the sourdough bread and pairs well with the Clam Chowder. Most times the service is very friendly. This last time it was meh; might be a new server or having an off day. Food can be pricey.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 2 April 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  36. GuillermoB

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Precio seevicio y calidad lo mejor muchas gracias volveremos
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 29 March 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  37. jzairick

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, we had the wedge salad, some sushi rolls, oysters and clam chowder. Everything was really good.
    King's Fish House - Mission ValleyResponded on 29 March 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Edgar Flores Manager

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  38. Dave91942

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner at King's! Two plates of crab and the favorite Sea Bass made for a great dinner and experience. Stephanie was our server and she was great. Five stars for Stephanie. Tristan brought us our food when it was ready and he was awesome as well. And to top it off, one of our favorites, Kenneth, came buy and snapped a picture of us. Really great crew at King's and we highly recommend them. And a bonus if you get to sit with Kenneth, Tristan, or Stephanie!

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  39. tinapais

    San Diego

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time at the King's Fish House, found on Open Table. Bday celebration for a friend The service was outstanding, our waiter was prompt on taking our order and he kept checking back on us. The food was very good, my husband had the Mahi and I had the pasta with shrimp. It was cooked to perfection and was a good serving. My friend had the whole crap and she left no shell uneaten!! The desert, bread pudding was to die for! We will be back, it is a hidden gem!!

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  40. Bren

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great variety, awesome service, yummy food and drinks!

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FAQs

King's Fish House - Mission Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 574-1230.

King's Fish House - Mission Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 2148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for King's Fish House - Mission Valley

825 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Mission Center Rd.
  • Area
    Mission Valley
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Contreras
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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