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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

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Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
949-360-8822
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and service

Awesome food and service. Try the salmon and get the shrimp as an appetizer. The wine and cocktails are good as well. Quality plus. The pinot noir list and mojitos got us. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
george u
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Orange County, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange County, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Awesome food and service. Try the salmon and get the shrimp as an appetizer. The wine and cocktails are good as well. Quality plus. The pinot noir list and mojitos got us. Highly recommend.

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went there for dinner. It has nice ambiance & a beautiful setup for bar. We sat @ the bar, had some drinks & appetizers. Bartender was very nice, food was good. This place was pretty busy & maybe a little loud but overall it's a great place. It's convinently located in Town Center with easy access & parking.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Opah was down the hill from hotel in large shopping center. The Kobe beef sliders qualify as the best hamburger I have ever had! Went back several times. Very good friendly service and reasonable prices.

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Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to go with friends and significant other. Food is tasty and service is good. Not the ideal place to bring the kids.

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were able to make reservation so didn't have any wait. The restaurant was trendy looking but the people and servers were all friendly and unpretentious. We ordered bacon wrapped dates that were delicious. Opah and mahi mahi which were both delicious. The fish seemed very fresh. For dessert we had an apple crisp and the crem brûlée. Both were... More 

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Orange County
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This restaurant, owned by the same co. as 230 Forest and Watermarc in Laguna Beach, offers great meals in a slightly more casual atmosphere. The menu recently changed slightly, but the favorites still seem to be there. Don't forget to save room for the chocolate croissant bread pudding!

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Asheville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had lunch, great surf and turf burger!!! Wow!!! Even better was the service by Olivia, she was excellent, nice and a great knowledge of the menu and very friendly, ask for her!!

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San Clemente, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We sat outside which was so nice (they do have lots of heat outside) They have a deal on mussels in different sauces for 10 dollars before 6:30 which are amazing and very enjoyable to start our dinner. We also had the best waitress she was a lot of fun. My husband had the Opah fish that was blackened served... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-360-8822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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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