CALABASAS — Like many restaurants across California, King s Fish House is getting creative to keep the business going during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning Thursday, the seafood restaurant will open as a pop-up market with social distancing in mind to comply with state health advisories during the pandemic. The restaurant will allow eight to 10 people at a time to shop, while adhering to floor markers to maintain a 6-foot distance. Patrons will have the option of purchasing live spiny lobsters (at $26 for 1.25 pounds, compared to the current market price of $38 per pound) or Dungeness crab and taking them home to cook. Other items include Manila clams ($7 for two pounds), saltspring mussels (2 pounds for $8), and 2 ounce filets of Alaskan halibut at a special of $30 for two or four.
The menu focuses on the freshest seafood and shellfish. It includes a selection of raw oysters, including varieties from the Pacific, as well as classic seafood dishes, such as grilled octopus with chorizo and fish and chips. King s also offers sushi platters. Cousins Sam and Jeff King – who run the restaurant empire that also includes Water Grill, Ocean Avenue Seafood, i.Cugini, and East Steakhouse – have a deft touch with seafood.
Guests can dine indoors or outdoors at the Calabasas location, which features a casual and trendy atmosphere. The restaurant’s high ceilings and large windows allow for plenty of natural light. The decor features a variety of nautical touches and wood beams. The service is friendly and professional.
The restaurant is pet-friendly, which makes it a great place for families to enjoy a meal with their dogs. It has received a BringFido rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones. Its staff is ready to welcome pets and offer water and treats. Its food is served in small portions, making it easy for everyone to share. It is a great choice for families looking to enjoy a delicious seafood meal.