Sapphire Laguna

4.6
1344 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

HAPPY HOUR

We're officially kicking off Summer with a new HAPPY HOUR every day of the week from 4 p.m. to close! Spend these gorgeous Summer days with us in the heart of Laguna Beach as we relax with innovative cocktails, wines by the glass, craft beer and amazing dishes at special pricing!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 13, 2019

Ends: June 14, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-10:30PM

What 1344 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Highly recommend the beef tenderloin and lobster ravioli. The server was patient with us as we got into town right before closing time, and we were starving!

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EL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were perfect and the food tasted great, but the wait for our adult main courses took a very long time. Our children were done with their meals by the time they brought ours out.

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JM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and cocktails were good/average. Nice summer happy hour! Sitting outside to enjoy a mellow beach evening is difficult. Outside seating is close to main drag and very noisy!

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CO
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This place used to be original and good. The menu items haven’t changed much over the years, and prices have climbed without reason.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear CulinaryOC, Thank you for your honest review. We just introduced a new Happy Hour menu offered daily from 4pm to close and a new summer dinner menu, chock-full of new items! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon to try something seasonally fresh and exciting. Sapphire

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Will definitely go back! Service was also amazing! I only took off one star because there was a little confusion in making the reservation. Upon making the reservation online, it said we would be honored happy hour prices, which didn’t happen. But the food was too good anyway so it didn’t bother us that much.
Will come back for their amazing bread pudding too!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you, Mreyn7, for your kind words! It makes us happy to know that the food and service were both amazing. I apologize for the confusion regarding Happy Hour pricing, if there is anything further we can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Sapphire Management

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a
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Always have a wonderful meal at Sapphire. My husbands favorite it the Kobe Burger. I tend to change it up. love the Fish Tacos, but had the ribeye this time and it was wonderfully tender and tasty. We had the grand children with us and they both choose the Salmon from the kids menu with the fresh broccoli and the fruit. They loved it. They were a little disappointed in the very small balls of ice-cream and sorbet though! Our waitress was very friendly and kind. I dumped my wine and she replaced it an no charge.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded 12 hours ago

On behalf us all of us at Sapphire, I would like to thank you for sharing this lovely review about us! We are thrilled that you and the family all enjoyed your dining experience. I will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Enjoy the summer and please come visit us again soon! Sapphire Management

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DD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great about this place. Particularly if you want to eat outside. You can see the ocean and you can also see the busy Laguna beach PCH activity which is always interesting, particularly if you enjoy the car culture. this time we did not have the dancing man on the corner to entertain us but he is frequently there and that is also a treat.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded 12 hours ago

Hi DDB28, thank you for your awesome review! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit to Sapphire and had a great time out on our patio! We too appreciate Michael's dance moves, hopefully he's spreading his good vibes the next time you visit! Sapphire Management

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m
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about Sapphire Laguna. The menu was varied and included gluten free and vegan as well as vegetarian dishes. All we’re well presented and delicious. Service was great, nice wine list. Noise level is high but that’s a sign of a great restaurant where people are having fun.

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EM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been going to Sapphire for over 10 years and for the first time I was a little disappointed. We decided to forgo a full meal and have drinks and appetizers. We ordered three $15 (average) appetizers thinking it would be enough). I should have taken a picture of the chicken skewers (in my wildest dreams I couldn’t have imagined the minuscule portion). The blacken shrimp (6 Small (and I mean small) shrimp arrived in what looked like a soup cup dripping with an unexpected brown sauce (which I don’t think was gluten-free). Our waiter was just so-so. We normally have a waiter we’ve known for years and they are always friendly and go out of their way for us. Not this time. I felt like we were an inconvenience (and we’re really fun and easygoing people).

In all the visits I’ve made to what I considered my favorite restaurant in Laguna, I feel we need a re-do.

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N
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service interesting menu something for anyone

Sapphire Laguna
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you very much for sharing your review Natie! We work really hard to offer the best food and variety, so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We are thankful for your review. Hope to see you again soon! Sapphire Management

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l
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food but quite pricey.

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JV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, both interesting and prepared to perfection. Great flavor, not overpowering, well balanced, paired well with the main element of the entree.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded a day ago

Dear Jan, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction and it sounds like we achieved that goal with you. We want every experience to be “five stars”! Glad to hear you loved the food, the team will be thrilled to hear your feedback! Sapphire

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SW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place to enjoy good food (especially the Pickled Plum Salad) and Laguna Beach. The service was excellent. Only one minor issue, a medium-rare steak was served medium, so no complaints really.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Sharon for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sapphire

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star 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
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great location and delicious food!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and review. We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! Thank you.

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C
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Reunion with friends

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L
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best and unique flavors of the most incredible food, including the cocktails! Service impeccable, thank you Chef Azim and your staff. Love the connecting store with seasoning and food for the beach or to go!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 9, 2019

Greetings Lucinda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food, cocktails, and environment including our Pantry next door. We strive to give our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your support and feedback. We hope to see you soon! Thank you.

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L
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Lianne. We hope to have the opportunity to have you dine with us again soon.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service could have been a little bit more energetic.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We do hope that next time you find our staff more energetic and friendly. Please never hesitate to reach out to us directly with any further concerns. We hope you give us another opportunity to have you join us. Sapphire Management

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RL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with an incomparable view!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 1, 2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We hope to see you back soon.

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i
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a go to place for me when I'm in Laguna Beach. Outstanding!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for visiting Sapphire! We are proud to be your go to place in Laguna - the ultimate compliment! We hope to see you again soon. Sapphire Management

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HF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Worst food, not enough chairs. Had to wait and ask several times for an extra chair. The Lamb was terrible for $38.00 only ate half. Couldn't understand the waiter. Etc Etc. Not going back. Also, two others at our table got sick!!

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for outdoor dining with a beautiful view on the PCH. Wait staff was friendly, courteous and very accommodating when we required additional cooking of a steak that was too rare. Meat was tender and delicious. Enjoyed the fish tacos and salads. Peppered shrimp was way too peppery, would be much better with a little less pepper and sauce. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 24, 2019

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. Our Sapphire family values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We very much appreciate the honest feedback and look forward to serving you again.

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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Wait staff was helpful with suggestions, attentive and fun. Wine list is very approachable.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review

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AA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonus for my husband

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KS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter moved to Irvine for her first real job after college!

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GJ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We didn’t care for some customers bringing their dogs in.

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LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - our family loves it!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 24, 2019

Dear LeighO, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your family love our restaurant, you made our day! We will strive to deliver great experiences consistently, please do come again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Outside dining is very nice with a view of the Pacific. Patio isn’t crowded and has heaters to keep the chill away. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your experience with the OpenTable community. We were pleased to read you enjoyed the view, atmosphere, food & service. We hope to see you again at Sapphire very soon. Kind regards, Sapphire Management

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very accommodating even for a change in time. Food was great and service was very good!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 17, 2019

We are happy to see that you enjoyed the food and service at Sapphire. We truly value you as our guest and we appreciate that you have taken the time to share your experience with others. Warm regards, Sapphire Management

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R
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pet friendly patio. Excellent service and great burgers! Made for a lovely afternoon meal.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the review and for being our guest. It is a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your afternoon with us and that the service, pet friendly atmosphere and food was to your liking. Thank you for taking the liberty to share your experience. We welcome you back soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside in a warm night. The service was great and the food was delicious

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for your great feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Sapphire Management

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ET
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Kobe Burger! Cool environment and wait staff was great. Get a Fire and Ice Bloody Mary!

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Dear Erika, Thank you so much for your recent visit to our restaurant. We are happy to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Your feedback regarding the kobe burger and bloody mary will definitely be shared within our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Sapphire Management

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular all around. Food was delicious and service was perfect.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Dear Cath, I am happy to see that you enjoyed the food and service. We truly value you as our guest and we appreciate that you have taken the liberty to share your experiences with everyone here on OpenTable as well. Saphire Management

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for lunch in Laguna. Fresh food, attentive service and nice atmosphere.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Dear Mandi, We are very happy to see you had an enjoyable lunch with us at Sapphire. We hope you will visit us again soon! Sapphire Management

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BF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 6, 2019

We thank you for celebrating with us!

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L
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Dear Lianne, Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experiences with us! We are happy to read you always enjoy visiting us at Sapphire. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

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C
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife’s birthday dinner, was just as planned. Food was better than expected but sat next to the bar and had a loud drinker that made sure everyone knew he was there.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 6, 2019

Dear Chuck, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday with us and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us an honest review about your recent experience at Sapphire Laguna. We strive to give all our customers the best experience possible, so we truly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Sapphire Management

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great but kind of pricey

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for leaving a 5 star review! We are very happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon. Saphire Management

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f
Louisville
75 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice seat outside on the patio. Dinner was very nice, the patio was lovely.

Sapphire Laguna
Responded on June 6, 2019

Greetings fitfoodie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are truly so happy that you enjoyed the environment during your dinner.

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