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All 71 Aliso Viejo Restaurants

OPAH Restaurant & Bar

26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
949-360-8822
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Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Aliso Viejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County. Carefully hand selected each day to deliver the best quality available. Come in and enjoy the menu created by Marc A. Cohen, One of the Best Chef's in Orange County. The menu is exquisite, featuring edible works of art, that look so good the could be on a magazine cover. Dont forget to try one of our signature Award Winning Martinis, or have some wine outside near the fireplace on the patio. We offer live music for our patrons on certain nights as well to add to the dining experience. If you wondering how we came up with the name Opah. It comes from the Hawaiian word for Moonfish, which was once viewed as Good Luck by fisherman, & often given away as a gesture of Good Will.
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English first
Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

To "set the table", so to speak, I've had the privilege of dining at Opah many, many times over the past 10 plus years. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I've ever had anything other than a great dining experience. The macadamia encrusted halibut is ridiculous, as is the seared pork chop...and the mac and cheese topped with a... More 

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food and drinks here are consistently very good. Favorites: Bacon wrapped dates, Ahi Tuna appetizer and the Seafood Salad. Happy Hour is great for drinks and discounted appetizers.

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Roseville, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I previously lived in the area and return often to visit family. This is one of our faves! The happy hour has changed and doesn't offer the prices it used to, but the food is great! I love the scallops on the dinner menu and that alone is worth returning for! The restaurant is comfortable and so is the heated... More 

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Los Angeles
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food here is always good, nice presentation, decent portions. Place is pretty lively with a good bar scene, nice decor. My only complaint is seating is not the most comfortable, no booths, or round tables, as I like a nice booth to slide into personally. Patio is nice with lots of seating and faces the shopping center. Menu is... More 

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Orange County, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Opah is a destination restaurant with great food. Dishes have flare and flavors that are different than the ordinary and the presentation adds to the experience. Food is fresh - bar is stocked Opah is a great neighborhood place to meet friends

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been going to Opah for years. Although the employees have changed over the years, the food and service is always great. Never had a bad meal and it's the best place on Aliso to go.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

At one point Opah was in the normal rotation, my family ate there at least once a month then we had a couple of sub par experiences and the menu changed and honestly the food was not the same. What remained was uninspired as was the service, not bad but just not what we had come to expect. I have... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friend and I were able to catch up after a year over the most amazing meal! We both chose the special that night which was a Pine Nut crusted Halibut over Asparagus Risotto, it was beyond amazing!! There was not one morsel left on my plate. It was literally one of the best meals I have had. I can't... More 

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Southern California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

All 6 of us raved about our dinners. Nice ambiance and outstanding food. The service was very good, and though the restaurant was a bit noisy on a Friday night, we were able to carry on a conversation. Can't wait to go back to this restaurant.

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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Especially those blueberry coconut mojitos! and those wanton nachos! and the list goes on. We were a party of four on a Tuesday night and sat outside. Service was very good and order arrived in good time, cooked as we ordered it - salmon cooked through, fillet medium rare etc. We were so full but couldn't resist sharing a dessert... More 

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Additional Information about OPAH Restaurant & Bar

Address: 26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
Phone Number: 949-360-8822
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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