Located within the borders of Long Beach, California are many smaller communities just begging to be explored. A mile from Ocean Boulevard is the bustling seaside town of Belmont Shore, known for its excellent shopping and outdoor dining. A short distance from Belmont is Naples Island, an upscale neighborhood where Italian-style gondoliers offer romantic cruises along miles of canals that crisscross the area.
For seafood-lovers, try King's Fish House. With 11 restaurants throughout southern California, King's has been listed in the Zagat's Guide and has received the “Hot Concepts Award” from Nations Restaurant News. The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever tasted. The clams were tender and fresh blended with bacon, celery, and real cream. The Chilean sea bass with teriyaki and sesame seeds was moist, flavorful, and garnished with green onions and vegetables.
If you like crème brulée but are never quite satisfied with the meager portions served at most restaurants, try the one here that was more than enough for two. One of the secrets of King's is its ability to serve 10 or 15 kinds of fresh fish every day. Owning a fish distribution company and having people onsite at 2 a.m. allows them to take first pick of the day’s catch even before some famous Las Vegas restaurants. As general manager John Montorio puts it, "We’re an all-American fish house. Everyone can find something they like."