Starfish Restaurant

4.8
586 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 a day ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service!!

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OT
San Diego
3 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
1 review
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
3 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
8 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
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fabulous service!

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SF
Orange County
4 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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BS
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best atmosphere and food around. Wonderful servers. Great music.

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Great customer service, food and ambience. I will definitely go back next time I am in town.

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RW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I decided to celebrate my birthday with a late afternoon lunch. As would be expected, only a few diners were there since it was between lunch and dinner. We ordered 4 items from the lunch menu. Each item was freshly delicious, as if they were in the midst of a high volume turnaround. Our server, Jessie, was extremely attentive and professional. No stand up comic routines, just good sound advice on what best to order according to our tastes. We cannot wait to go back.

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P
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I love coming to Starfish for long lunches and on occasion, their wonderful happy hour! The food is outstanding. We love ordering a little bit of everything and enjoying it family style. Each dish comes with an element of surprise, as the flavors are all very unique. The service is always impeccable. We can't wait to go back!

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RH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always so amazing. Service and atmosphere always perfect.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time diners to the Starfish Restaurant in South Laguna Beach. My wife & I had a great dining experience! The food and selections were wonderful. We shared several "small plates". Good size potions and nice flavor profile. Our server, "Jamie" was excellent! She was extremely attentive without being overbearing, knew the entrees and was pleasant and friendly. Great service! Happy Hour, 3:00 - 6:00 pm is a great value, with discounted prices on small plates and mixed drinks. The owner "Archie" also stopped by our table to introduce himself. We highly recommend Starfish. Ask for "Jamie" as your server and also table #30, a nice booth tucked in the corner.

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TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the most authentic Asian food (from many SE Asian counties) as you will find in Orange County. An all time favorite.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just get the hot fish. Just do it. Don’t think. React. Hot. Fish. What are you waiting for!

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Fantastic ! I Highly Recommend this restaurant ! Fair prices and Great Happy Hour Drinks And food ! Will go again soon !

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MB
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED this restaurant!! We ended up cancelling another reservation somewhere else in order to come back here a second time before flying home. The entire menu is fantastic, the best of every Asian cuisine! The presentation of the food is beautiful and the atmosphere and friendly service make this place a top choice!

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JH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a one of a kind experience. From the moment you step inside there commited to making your dinner a pleaurable night out. It's our favorite restaurant because it's always great and consistant.

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BS
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Atmosphere, food and service. Fabulous.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Asian fusion food and cocktails. We will definitely come back.

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P
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great varied menu. Lots of flavorful dishes. Can’t wait to go back and try something different.

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

Great place for dinner. Quality and tasty food options to make anyone happy.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Starfish a number of times and have to say that something was amiss on this visit. The quality of the food was not up to the standard that we had become accustom to. The entree's that were ordered had an overabundance of sweet potatoes and little meat. Maybe it was an off night and hope that was the case. We'll try it one more time.

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S
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and staff are consistently amazing.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Orange County. Anyone who comes in town to visit, I make a visit to Starfish mandatory.

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was just lovely. I wanted to dive into the reef color of the fabric coverings.

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CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Super fun. Food is great. Love the staff.

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C
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was awesome! The Lobster Mango Hazelnut roll was delightful.

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SM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Starfish and it was amazing. We will be back soon!

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