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Starfish Restaurant

4.7
405 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
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 405 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelL (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our fav for date night. 😊.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service!!

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vipcoronadolover (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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vipSnuznb411 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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vipLovetodine (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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Giege (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great evening !
Service was great and food was unbelievable!
Highly recommend this restaurant?
Gary

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Philbert (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Friends retirement dinner.

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McTavish (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service, nice menu, but totally average food. You’ve already had everything on their menu 20x at every other random Asian fusion restaurant. Nothing unique or interesting, but you will get to spend an extra 40-50%.

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KD12 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Love this place. The sea bass Thai curry is absolutely amazing....every time!

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sara (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

we enjoyed starfish as always. delicious food, excellent margaritas and friendly attentive service. also a great place to go for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

A happening place with a great vibe. Very unique Asian fusion. Everything we tried was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Owner keeps a close eye on his establishment making sure the quality of food and delivery is there.

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vipSnuznb411 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The happy hour menu is excellent. We often order an item from that menu and then add an entree from the regular menu. This time we had the fried calamari and the chicken potstickers. Since it was our anniversary, they remembered, and brought out a small complimentary chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream and a candle. This is the first time that a restaurant ever acknowledged a special occasion and we were very grateful. Thank you! We will definitely be back, for either/both menus.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

As always we love the food and our server was wonderful!!!

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michelaguna (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

Mario is fantastic! Would come back for service alone. Food is always great here but this last visit with Mario is so attentive and genuine.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is excellent. Try the lobster spring rolls, they are heavenly:)

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Easy to get to, no hassle parking. Service was exemplary, food was over the top! A little too loud, but will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved it! Great food, great service, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent as always. Food is always consistently tasty and service is A+. We dine here weekly! Date night favorite.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Service and food was fabulous. The noise level was a bit high where we were seated. However, it did not matter with our good friends. Overall, wonderful experience in a hip local spot. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely perfect!

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