Before The Faint/Ladytron concert at the Grove in Anaheim, the husband and I, along with a couple of friends, had dinner at King’s Fish House.
While we were waiting for our friends, Dan and I enjoyed a hurricane off their cocktail menu. It was strong and yummy and not very expensive. We also noshed on some good sourdough bread with real butter.
Starter: Oyster sampler (6). This was really good. It came with a side of freshly grated horseradish, some cocktail sauce and something else that tasted like a garlic vinegar. The oysters were fresh and briny.
One thing to note is that they have a small sushi menu as well. I did not try any though I did see people ordering rolls at some other tables. It looked good and given the freshness of their oysters, I would hope that their sushi is just as fresh.
Jumbo Sea Scallops = Sadness. Not so much on the “jumbo” end and they were overcooked rendering them slightly rubbery. And there was no good sear on them. The mac n’ cheese side dish was okay. Better than the box stuff but I’ve had better. The roasted ratatouille was okay as well. It was a nice change than the usual steamed veggies side most places serve.
However, the N’awlins BBQ shrimp entree my husband got was yummy. A little bit of a kick, lots of flavor, I wish I had gotten this instead.
Service was good. The hostess must have been new because she never asked if we had a preference for indoor or outdoor and the patio was wide open. Our waiter was friendly and nice and non-obtrusive though it took him a while to get to taking our order.
The restaurant was a little on the pricey end for some of the food we got but overall it was a pleasant experience and I would go back again.
Their buzzer thingy is shaped like a lobster. Heh.
I give King’s Fish House 3 NOMs.
King’s Fish House
1521 W Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867