Sapphire Laguna

4.6
1280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
The cuisine at Sapphire Laguna is characterized by Chef/Owner Azmin Ghahreman's distinctive international style - its cornerstone is the freshest possible local ingredients. The evolving menu changes seasonally - based on what is freshly caught and available from small farms, nearby markets and artisan suppliers.

"When you dine at my restaurant you are traveling through the world's markets with your palate, and you don't even need a passport."

~Chef Azmin Ghahreman

Sapphire Laguna reach-in wine vaults house an eclectic collection of wines – more than 900 bottles, emphasizing varietals from around the world. All vintages are stored in temperature-controlled units behind a rustic wall made from actual wine staves. In addition, approximately 25 wines by the glass are available. Menu samples and wine offerings can be found on Sapphire Laguna's website.

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy live mariachi music and special menu & drink options!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Don't wait till the last minute to make plans for Mom's big day! Sapphire Laguna can help you treat her to a very special Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Sapphire Laguna will be offering a special Global Easter Brunch Menu on Sunday, April 21st from 9am - 3pm. Treat your taste buds to our delectable Easter Menu along with our Specialty Craft Cocktails.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1280 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We sat at a table adjacent to the bar so it was very loud. Service was very good.

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d
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good, but service was poor. Our waiter couldn't answer simple questions about the food and drink menu.

By the way, the secondary service (bringing out plates, clearing plates, filling water) was excellent. It was just our waiter that was rather absent and unaware of the restaurant's offerings.

Too bad. Otherwise a nice place.

Please train your wait staff.

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there many times and every time I want to go back! Love this place

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L
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

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MG
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! This was our first time at Sapphire and it did not disappoint. The waiter was attentive without being overly rushing through the courses. Our meal was delicious. We all had different dishes and they were all superb. From the steak to the fish to the mussels, we enjoyed this place immensely. I definitely recommend eating here!
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KB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The barramundi fish was INCREDIBLE! And the service was off the chart. Would come back again.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 3, 2019

Greetings KathyleenB, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire

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F
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drink, immediate seating. Lovely

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are so happy that you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again! Sapphire Management

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. The service was amazing, food was delicious and the view breathtaking.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Greetings Esteban, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear your dining experience was enjoyable. We truly appreciate your support and feedback and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

waiter great as was the food great ambiance

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Sapphire. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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KJ
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was prepared great and was delicious but the portions were more European, aka small.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review about your recent experience at Sapphire Laguna. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

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BF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came here with old friends to catch up. The atmosphere was cozy yet vibrant. The background music was at the perfect level, adding atmosphere while allowing us to hear each other. The menu offered a good variety of dishes. The food however was not as wonderful as I had hoped from previous reviews. I could not even detect the saffron in my seafood linguine with saffron cream sauce. I'm not a huge fan of cream sauces for pasta, yet chose this dish because of the saffron. The service was excellent and friendly.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting Sapphire and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your feedback. I would like to apologize that the seafood linguine was not as delicious as expected. We hope that you give us the opportunity in the future to provide you with the flawless food and service experience that our guests are usually accustomed to. Thank you.

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New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a delightful review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but service is very slow. Off-peak, relatively empty and too damn slow.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed food. We can assure you that our staff takes your feedback regarding service seriously and we will continue to improve on our end so that you can have a better experience the next time you visit us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you. Sapphire Management

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1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow service and two out of the three of us got violently sick after eating the fish and chips.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great service. Food was great too. I was annoyed with the reservation. I specially asked for a table on the patio and called to make sure however when we got there the table was not ready they scrambled to put something together but inside telling me all the outside tables are reserved.... even though there were empty tables out there... that was really annoying since we could have gone other places. We had a special celebration and we really wanted to stay on the patio... otherwise food was great.... the kids food though was mediocre

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and Cassandra went above and beyond to make sure that our family got the exact outdoor dining experience we were looking for.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing your kind words and review. We truly value your feedback and are so humbled that you and your family got the experience you were looking for at Sapphire. We appreciate the wonderful comment addressing Cassandra as well. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Thank you.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

After being ignored for about 30 minutes with multiple servers passing our table, we asked the hostess to send a server to our table. He was unapologetic when he arrived at our table. Our drink order was wrong and the rest of the experience did not improve.

We had reservations but our table was not ready when we arrived. We were eventually seated outside even though we did not request outside seating or asked if we wanted it in the first place.

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Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best place around! Great food, excellent service—best in OC—and they’re always changing up their menu. Never been disappointed.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are honored to hear that the food, service and seasonal menu options are all enjoyable. We appreciate your kinds words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the experience. However, there was a large table of people very close to us, and that made our area of the restaurant very noisy.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Dear pops, I appreciate your message regarding your experience at our restaurant. I can ensure you that our staff takes your feedback to consideration and we will continue to improve on our end, so that you can have a more enjoyable dining experience the next time you visit. Thank you. Sapphire Management

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Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is quite charming. Service was a bit slow but not but improved over the evening. We ordered the Lamb & Steak. Excessive use of salt on the meat. Drinks were very enjoyable. Unfortunately, both of us had upset stomachs that evening. Believe is was the oil from the potato chips. Will probably not be back for dinner anytime soon, but drinks & appetizers on the patio will remain on our agenda.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. We partly chose this place because of the $ rating it had, but honestly if your entrees start at $35 per, you're not exactly in the $ range. More like $$ or even $$. That said, you get what you pay for. And it was very well prepared all around, finesse, cooking, presentation, taste, portions. It's not a five star, but maybe food brings it up to 4.5 or 4.6!?

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Dear TimC, We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 4 star review. Your honest feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Sapphire Management

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Sapphire to experience their OC Restaurant Week menu. The greeter offered us a choice of two tables (was nice to have a choice), and was very pleasant. We asked for the Restaurant Week menu and the server explained all the choices and options. We went with the dumplings, I had the barramundi, husband did the Jadori chicken, followed by the choc creme brûlée. Food was delicious, server attentive and overall experience was special. This is one of our fav restaurants, and it did not disappoint.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

We are so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your experience at Sapphire during OC restaurant week! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a delightful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Restaurant Week 3-course menu!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Sapphire during OC restaurant week! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I went for OC restaurant week. We had a wonderful time. We sat outside it was great. Our waiter was polite, kind, and knowledgeable. I have food allergies and he spoke with the chef to make sure I had good options. All the food was amazing. I had the lettuce wraps and highly recommend them. The coffee was really tasty too!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Sapphire during OC restaurant week! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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Z
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were incredible!!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a cloudy Sunday morning, our brunch experience was just that... a food experience! From our arrival to our departure... experience was awesome! We tried everything... omelette, pancakes, fish and chips and even eggs Benedict!!! Everything was fresh and delicious!!!! Marissa was such a gracious server! Definitely sit outside and enjoy the amazing ambience Laguna and PCH have to offer!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your brunch experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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s
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great barramundi and salmon!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful review Suzy. So glad to hear the meal was enjoyable! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you! Sapphire Management

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Tasting Foods & Service at reasonable price

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CM
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We adore Sapphire! The food is always excellent, and the wine selection and cocktails are top-notch too!

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EC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Sapphire for our anniversary and we couldn’t have picked a better place. It was warm and cozy on a chilly night, perfect. I had the salmon and have been thinking about it since. Our waiter was Sal and he was great, solicitous and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Dear EllenC, Thank you so much for celebrating with us and sharing such a wonderful review. We are truly so happy that you enjoyed the salmon and service from Sal. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you! Sapphire Management

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1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting with friends I have not seen in decades. We had a lovely brunch. Have been to Sapphire several times and I was happy to recommend it as our meeting place. Everyone loved their meal!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5 star review and are thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed their brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Sapphire Management

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

At first we thought the menu was too limited but my guests and I all chose the same thing--Salmon Miso salad and it was so delicious I ate every bite on my plate. So I guess I didn't need a wide variety of choices as long as the food was so very good. It was really perfect.

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R
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the moment we sat down! We love this place!

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TC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way!

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YP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the brunch menu was amazing. I cant wait to come back with our friends again!

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We come every February for a mini family reunion

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on March 14, 2019

Dear Steffush, Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful review. We are truly so happy that you choose to celebrate with us each February! We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you! Sapphire Management

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London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Our waiter made suggestions and took care of us very well. The food was excellent and the vibe was great.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on February 12, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we truly appreciate your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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BC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the patio and the ambiance was lovely. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on February 12, 2019

BCam, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with famil!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on February 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so pleased you had a wonderful birthday celebration with your family! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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L
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding!!!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on February 12, 2019

Lianne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sapphire Management

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