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Starfish Restaurant

4.7
431 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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STARFISH Laguna Beach…. A tantalizing exploration into the cuisines from across the coastlines of Asia. Traditional ingredients from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Korea and India are translated for a modern palate. With the family style service approach in mind, our dishes are destined to be shared amongst friends. Elevated street style comes to life in this sleek space. Luminous tufted turquoise banquets, deep oranges, metallic brick, dark sexy corer booths and plush accents commingle to create a tastefully provocative interior. The black marble horse shoe shaped bare 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-2:30; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - midnight
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Phone number
(949) 715-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jarvis Yuan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.
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Parking details
Parking for Starfish is in the Aliso Creek Shopping Center, directly across from Montage resort.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 431 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was delicious! Drinks, appetizers and entrees. Ambiance was great. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time celebrating our 24th Anniversary.
Had some yummy cucumber Sake! and the Lobster Macadamia Roll was crazy good!
We just chilled and enjoyed the good groovy music and ate a ton of apps.
going back for sure for the HH next time.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely delicious, super flavorful Asian-fusion cuisine. Great fish options, unique cocktails. One of our favorite places to share with friends!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Love the pan fried pork dumplings and the banh mi sliders. The pork buns and edamame are good, too. Disappointed in our desserts, but that is atypical for this great place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food, the cocktails, the service, it was all phenomenal! We enjoyed that the menu was served family style allowing us to taste a variety of delicious dishes. The sashimi was superb!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was great. Alex was our server. She was Vee my personable and efficient. Definitely will go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We always have a fantastic experience at Starfish. I was packed on a Monday evening. Good for them!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have been to Starfish about 4 times now and have always been pleased with both service, food and drinks. A special place....

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent crab wontons , rolls and Pad Thai. Great value during Happy Hour. Great waitstaff!

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1.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Not sure why I was as disappointed as I was after eating at Starfish. Other than the garlic edamame and spicy tuna cut roll, both the Pad Thai and Chicken Lettuce wraps lacked flavor and were uneventful. Not to speak of the poor wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food, beautiful atmosphere. Truly special!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very fun Asian fusion cuisine, unique food, good drinks, and easy parking in Laguna Beach - this place has it all. Service was excellent too.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful food, even better service

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love the food here - the emphasis seems to be Thai but there are a few Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese items on the menu. Everything I've ordered has been very good to excellent. My personal favorites - vegetables with green curry (so flavorful but not to spicy) Sichuan eggplant (again, super flavorful and spiciness can be adjusted), calamari (crispy with panko breading and tender), coconut rice (slightly sweet, distinct yet not overpowering coconut taste; this is an option in lieu of white or brown rice with an entree), seafood yellow curry, Pad Thai and the Zen Tea cocktail.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Simply awesone. Some of the best asian we have eaten outside Asia.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants! Staff is always friendly, with great food that’s consistent.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Every time we come here !!!
The food the service the management above and beyond
One of the few best places in Laguna beach.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was good but with the 3 main courses we ordered, the base sauces all tasted the same. Appetizers were very good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We've been here MANY times and Never disappointed. Great food, excellent service and nice ambiance.
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time eating here and it will become a regular for us as it was great.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing place. One of our favorites! We brought friends (locals) that had never been. They LOVED it. And, fabulous happy hour.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We visited on Saturday night with another couple who we haven't seen in a long time. I wish it were a little less noisy -- there is an outside area with heaters which might have been better. However, our server was fun and attentive, and the food was wonderful. All four of us shared the appetizers/dumplings and the entrees and we all loved it -- there was nothing left on our plates.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience. The service was second to none. Staff so friendly. Food was excellent. We had sushi, a noodle dish, and several apps. First time here, we will be back again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing food and superior guest service.
A beautiful space filled with divine food & sassy cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We had great service and the food is always great. It would be nice to see a few more wine selections available at happy hour and maybe a variety of different quality of wines by the glass!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We love Starfish. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food is on point with a lot of variety and quality ingredients.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding meal! We are regulars and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding dinner and service. Mario was excellent! I always have a fantastic time at Starfish! One of my absolute favorite restaurants.

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2.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Thursday, 6:30 pm. seated promptly. Music quite loud. Couldn't hear waitress. Food came fast.
Calamari not hot and way too salty. Soft shell crab roll bland. Lemon scallops greasy.
7:30 pm most tables empty, but still, that music too loud. Decline to order another glass of wine. Done with the fast techno beat Not conducive to a leisurely supper. Waitress forgot to bring us our 'doggy bag.' We fled the loud, thumping, techno music without our leftovers. That music makes one eat fast, but also made us anxious to get out of there. 7:30 pm

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our fav for date night. 😊.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service!!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing ambiance, food and service. Danielle has been our server a few times and she is awesome.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent !!! Excellent !!!! Excellent !!!!! Excellent !!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Love the food and drinks! Great place to dine with friends

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I love coming here and introducing new guests to this place. They both had salads - tuna, and salmon, and loved them. We had the lemon pepper prawn entree and it was pretty spicy but delicious. And the calamari appetizer is always a hit.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Delicious food, waiters know the menu, friendly , great small spot !

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything is delicious as always! Great drinks and scrumptious food!! Even the kids love it

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely delish! So many awesome menu choices. Service was spot on.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We were recommended Starfish by a chef from a local restaurant. My wife and a loved everything about our evening, the service, food, interior design. Can’t wait to go back!!

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