Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

4.8
3836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
COVID-19 GUIDELINES
We are excited to reopen and offer our limited indoor dining! Enjoy your dining experience on our open air Patio or beautifully spaced indoor dining room.

In compliance with the current CDC Guidelines, we require all Guests to wear a face covering when entering the restaurant. , including when seated at a table before your dining experience has began and at the conclusion of your experience

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3836 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier was fantastic and very knowledgeable on the menu and wine pairings! I will absolutely request him next time I visit. Joy, the manager, made sure we had a wonderful experience! She was extremely attentive!

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vipLuisO
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

aMAZING / GOOD food and service ... will definily go back , thank you steven

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Love everything, food, drinks and ambiance.
Hostess made me feel so special at my last visit! She went above and beyond and I so appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at Water Grill. We ordered a whole crab and it was amazing. The crab is alive before we ordered so it’s as fresh as it gets. The crab is sweet and very soft. Very delicious, I will definitely come back here with my husband.

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Melissa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Only complaint was items added to the bill that we didn’t order/didn’t receive, but it was a huge bill so I can understand things getting mixed up. Overall, amazing dinner and had an awesome time. Will come back for sure.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat with good company.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are weekly customers that enjoys this dining spot.

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vipRobertL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and no one rushed us. The food was great , as usual.

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vipKari
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Please keep your Garlic Noodles on your menu all year round please!

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KristinW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Our server was funny and on top of everything! Will definitely be going back

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vipsheronab
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I went to water grill many times in Santa Monica and down town. But this is not the great experience.
The food is not fresh. I ordered a cioppino. The crab meat was almost black. The food portion is very small.
In general, the food did not worth the amount that I paid.

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vipAntonioF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine and come to have a great time.

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vipElizabethZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time to get out and smell the fresh air, dine on seafood and enjoy good company. Water Grill answers all of these in one beautiful lunch seating. Our server, Brandon was extraordinary in recommendations, timing and overall service.

COVID-19 protocols followed and I felt safe and at ease to enjoy dining.

There are few restaurants that you look for reasons to return soon, but Water Grill is by far the one to make for a memorable afternoon.

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JoanC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday meal. Everything was great. With the portable divider screens, we felt safe and our area was very private. The food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. Servers are very friendly

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KarlaL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food and drinks, they were fast and good service they also accommodated 12 people very nicely

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit salty

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EricaF
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff and great food whether dining inside or out in the patio area.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely be my new monthly seafood spot.

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Patti
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at the Water Grill in Costa Mesa was absolutely fabulous. The ambiance was great as was the service and the good. This was my third time there and I have never been disappointed. I would most certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to celebrate anything.

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vipKayvon
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service. did family style so we could try various items and they all were delicious

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you all it was great
I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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vipTommyK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice "outdoor" place for guests. Some areas of the floor are less appealing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food

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MikeD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server, great food and drinks, and loved the atmosphere. So glad to support local restaurants during this tough time. And their lobster roll was one of the best I've had outside of Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food is delicious, staff is welcoming, polite, knowledgeable.

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BryanG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food tastes great and filled us up. We enjoyed the spiny lobster, seafood tower, and calamari. The maple cheesecake tastes excellent.

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MarkS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been there several times and the food and service is always excellent. Would highly recommend to friends and co-workers/

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vipDaniel
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My wife and I had an early dinner at the beautiful Water Grill. We started with cocktails and a bottle of wine. All good so far. We ordered our dinner. She had the Sea Bass dinner and I had the Chinese New Year Lobster plate. We split a dinner salad. The food and service were good as usual but I really feel that the desert we chose was actually very subpar. A restaurant of the quality of the Water Grill should not even have a bad desert. The one we chose was the banana split sundae. It comes with banana flavored ice cream and chocolate covered flakes and chocolate sauce with frozen bananas. It is just not good. Maybe it is just me? My wife thought the same. I believe a re-evaluation of the desert menu may be in order. Just a suggestion to a beautiful and very nice established restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The ambiance is incredible inside the restaurant. The only option to parking is valet. The food is all around $25 and up and had no flavor or substance of being delicious. It just didn’t hit the spot and the fish and chip was totally bland.

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wilfriedl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great sea food platter and lobster roll

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vipKimvsfood
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good waitress

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SteveH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted and promptly seated at our reservation time. Our server, Kiersten, was pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed our food a lot. The ambiance was nice and appreciated the safety precautions as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reservation was made but seated about t

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vipalisae
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent services. Very happy to see many guests at the WGSCP. Make sure you make a reservation. Long line...

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TracyS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food fantastic service

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heikeb
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food. They seem to try their best to accommodate everyone during COVID. Hate feeling rushed for dinner. Especially when paying so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my top ten favorite restaurants! The food, drinks and ambiance are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were enjoy the food very much

FAQs

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 208-7060.

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza is rated 4.8 stars by 3836 OpenTable diners.

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kingsseafood.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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