Starfish Restaurant

4.8
608 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
STARFISH LAGUNA | A tantalizing exploration into the cuisines from across the coastlines of Asia. Traditional ingredients from Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Korea are translated for a modern palate. With a family-style service approach in mind, our dishes are destined to be shared amongst friends. Elevated street fare comes to life in this sleek space. Luminous tufted turquoise banquets, deep oranges, metallic brick, sumptuous & sexy corner booths and plush accents co-mingle to create a tastefully provocative interior. Our black marble focal bar takes center stage welcoming you to experience exotic hand crafted libations, an innovative wine list, sakes and craft beers. In the only space of its kind in Orange County, expect the unexpected.
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1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my time here at starfish it was amazing!!

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RW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starfish is a great restaurant for a family dinner, there are delicious choices for everyone. The menu is extensive and everything we tried was amazing! The drinks were great too! We live in town and this is our new favorite place to get together. The service is friendly too!

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CG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The nice couple beside us recommended several items to eat so my husband ordered too much for 3 people. California roll and a crab roll (the crab was tough), leaf wrapped fish(really unique flavors), lemon chicken (couldn’t taste lemon needed more) and noodles of some sort. The cucumber salad was super fresh and the wet ribs were the best I’ve ever had! The only other thing about sitting in patio area is the nasty smokers walking or lingering by the restaurant. I can’t wait to go back!

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DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food, but be careful of the peanut sauce, it is hot. Go during happy and get regular size food for less.

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service here is the best. Noise level high. Nice outdoor seating which is quieter. Food is good, portions generous. I’m not a fan of over saucing a meal and mine was, when I expected no sauce. The other meals at our table were well received. We will return in the near future.

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M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starfish is the BEST restaurant in Laguna Beach and love the food and drinks! Recommended for date nights or kids night! Love it!

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JL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was awesome!!! All staff was great! Love the atmosphere

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

Every thing was absolutely Amazing!! The waitress also made my husband Birthday. Very speical!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Starfish - been there many times. But I was 15 minutes late to my reservation due to traffic and I was in line when I heard the hostess give away my reservation. Didn't even ask if we were there. Our server was amazing but the hostess was smiling as she reprimanded us. I felt uncomfortable because she said the outside was booked out. But we sat out there and it was NOT booked. Food is fantastic as usual

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DC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Food was fresh and tasty. The service was attentive and kind. Even offered a complimentary dessert for the table to help
celebrate our special occasions dinner.

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RH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are obsessed with the amazing food. So good!

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OC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always so great! Great place for a nice night out.

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JT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starfish Laguna is our family’s favorite restaurant The food is consistently excellent, the ambiance is inviting and the service is always superb! Five 🌟 experience

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TP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Wish we lived closer. I would go every week!

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ST
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been there many times. Consistently good. I especially like the pan seared pork dumplings. If it is a weekend and a sunny day at the beach it is always crowded so make reservations early if you can or be prepared to wait.

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WG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Best seafood curry in town

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Bartender was fabulous with service, our apps were great, the entrees were average.

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RH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining there.

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l
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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AV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening
Food excellent
Server excellent
Atmospher Excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELISH & groovy place! Second visit to Starfish while visiting Laguna Beach. Terrific experience both visits. If there with a group, it’s fun to start with some apps, then order 2-3 small plates or rolls at a time. Interesting and delish cocktails. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. Highly recommend!

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MA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been avid fans of "STARFISH",ever since they opened. The staff are our friends....and we have never had any food that was less than exceptional! Menu is varied and includes many vegetarian choices. There are also vegan offerings that are delicious. The Starfish family welcomes you as though you were family as well......and that's heartwarming.

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

Excellent food, great service!!

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Quality of food was on the bland side for me and lacked any special qualities to stimulate my taste buds. Service and ambiance was much appreciated.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought us an anniversary dessert even. Highly recommend!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! The food was amazing, so was the service. We’ll be back soon

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KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 20 year old and our 15 year old to Starfish on Friday night. They love all Asian flavored foods and loved everything we ordered! We have the best service...Mario was our server and he was exceptional! We definitely recommend this restaurant and we can't wait to go back!

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JL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from Chris, interesting drinks. Food familiar but different, enjoyed small and large plates.

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FL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice setting and great service! Jesse, our server, knew the menu and what to recommend.
We enjoyed the OC Restaurant Week Lunch menu and the food was tasty and plentiful!
This is a go-to place.

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L
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love that the waiters know the menu and can really help with recommendations! And they do a great job , food is served in a timely fashion and always hot. Great restaurant!

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S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to sit at the bar for a late lunch. The bartender Jeff was super friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, as usual. We normally sit at a table but this was a nice change and a pretty atmosphere. We are never disappointed at this restaurant!!!

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RH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

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DM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, we really enjoyed ourselves!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario our server was excellent. We go here for all kinds of celebrations. We couldn’t ask for a better place to do so. Cheers to the staff and food. Perfect. Every time.

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M
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was amazing! We will ask for her every time! Loved everything thing else as well but she made our night.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server serving great food. Wonderful parking situation. Bring a big crowd and share lots of dishes

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K
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fabulous service!

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

Hands down coming back for sure! Loved the restaurant, the food, the ambience and the service ... Starfish seems like a place that really enjoys what it does because they’re doing a great job!

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