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About Sapphire Laguna
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.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We invite you to share Sapphire's global cuisine with family and friends, at home or the office. For catering inquiries, please contact Theresa Lee at 949.715.0144 or via email: Theresal@sapphirellc.com
Validated parking in the structure behind Sapphire Laguna for lunch and dinner guests.
Mass transit and the Laguna Beach Shuttle stops are adjacent to the restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Discover daily cheese samplings at Sapphire Pantry. (949)715-9889
Sapphire Laguna Ratings and Reviews
Love the creative dishes and fresh food and the specialty cocktails! So nice to have not only heaters but blankets were offered too! They are always happy to oblige any special requests. The butternut squash soup with crispy pancetta and fried sage was amazing!
Food was good but really quite expensive. My wife is from Hong Kong so we both laughed when we saw and tasted the "Hong Kong calamari and shrimp" appetizer as it bore absolutely no relationship nor relevance to (the real) Hong Kong!?! And then surprisingly the "Hawaiian-style Barramundi" was prepared in exactly the same style as - you guessed it - Hong Kong steamed fish?!? Service personnel were friendly and efficient and the ambiance (outside, at night) was very nice.
It was s great experience! We were recommended by our daughter that going here was a must! We were in Laguna Beach for our anniversary and we couldn’t have selected a better place! Ambiance is wonderful, food exquisite and service extremely good!!
We’re coming back!!
It was a relaxing evening. We arrived in time to see the sunset over the water. Dinner was good. The dinner that stood out for us was the monk fish curry with fresh mint chutney. It was quite possibly the best chutney any of us had tasted before (we all had to try it!). The service was also very good. I recommend this restaurant. I am curious about the brunch and will be back to try it!
I used to love SG, but I don's know if there was a chef change or what, but the food was not near as good as it was before. Maybe off night??? The steak/lobster ravioli used to be superb, and I typically always order it, but it fell far short of previous experiences there and I've eaten there several times. I'd still probably give it another shot, but was certainly disappointing this time especially after I had raved about the dish and the 4 other people I was with, 2 of which ordered the dish also, were not impressed....
Went here on a recommendation from a friend who lives in the area. They were right on the money with the reservation which was nice. They were not busy from what I could see at 8:30 at night, but I finally didn't leave until over an hour later. They were slightly more expensive than the previous night's recommendations (Nick's), and food serving size was smaller. I would say there was no more than 5-6oz of the salmon I ordered. It was cooked to perfection, but really lacked any flavor. Tea salad was excellent though.
We've eaten there before. In all fairness, this was the first bad meal. Presentation was so-so. Salmon was tasteless. Waiter acted like he was doing us a favor by serving us. Hopefully, this was an aberration. Trouble is it will be a long time until I try it again.
Just ok. Made reservations
For a special birthday. We had a party of 5 and they sat us at a table of eight (extra chairs very crowded in that the should of taken out). Food was good but overlooked and overly priced. We mentioned it was a Birthday celebration 3 times and it was never acknowledged. Waiter was polite but did the very minimum service. Used to be one of our favorites but don't think we are going back.
Normally a favorite, Sapphire was substandard. Service was poor starting with no Rose from the list followed by a Chablis the waiter never put on ice and failed to pour. The Pork and green child carnitas was gamey and oversaltes, almost inedible. The vegetarian sampler was uninspired and the vegetables wilted, flavorless. The crab stuffed zucchini fritters were soggy and the tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad were mealy and unripe. We had to move our table because the honking of cars at the gregarious disco dancing greeter drowned out our conversation. For $65 per person I'd rather eat anywhere else in Laguna or Newport. Unacceptable. Hard to believe because Chef Azmin was in the house!
Celebrated our birthday dinners (3 late August bdays) with close friends. Nice outside group table. Loved the octopus salad and monkfish curry. Very nice red wine. We snuck next door to chocolate soldier to end our evening with homemade chocolate to pair with our red.
Yum! The goat cheese appetizer, the hot cheese rolls, the heirloom tomato salad, the barramundi, and the salmon were delicious! We will be back the next time that we are in Laguna Beach! The chef and the manager both came to our table to greet us and to see how our food was. Such an honor!
We arrived with a reservation and were assigned a table in the direct sun. When I asked for a table with shade they made the accommodation, but took some time. The waiter when he arrived was a bit rushed and preoccupied, didn't smile. Drinks came piece meal; a non alcoholic drink came last and took a while. Bread was offered by the waiter, but never arrived, until the main course was delivered. However there were staff walking around and offering bread to every other table but our? Black Hole I guess. Really disappointed with the whole experience. We are locals and will not go back! Food wasn't worth the tude received by wait staff. Front Desk was very very pleasant and accommodating!