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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Asian, Greek, 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, lots of choices

three of us for dinner, Opah is a large restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. If you get there before 6:30 pm, they still have Happy Hour prices on drinks and appetizers. Lots of choices for starters and seafood. My daughter had the Cioppino, which she enjoyed thoroughly, full of scallops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Lorna N
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Fayetteville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I were huge fans of Opah in Irvine. Unfortunately, that location closed January 1, 2014. We've driven to the Aliso Viejo location a few times, with great reception. Our usual waitress is there, and she gives us the royal treatment. The manager recognizes us from the Irvine and has sent appetizers and desserts... so yummy. But sadly,... More 

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the lighting fixtures to the pebble holding your napkin in place this restaurant is unique. We went for "Happy Hour" which is $1 off the wine list, $2 off other drinks and appetizers. Nice wine list and the food was tasty. We ordered the sweet potato tower which were breaded round slices on a skewer with a delicious dip.... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Family dinner, very good food and service. Pleasant atmosphere; varied menu, specialty is seafood. not quick, food is prepared to order.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

three of us for dinner, Opah is a large restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. If you get there before 6:30 pm, they still have Happy Hour prices on drinks and appetizers. Lots of choices for starters and seafood. My daughter had the Cioppino, which she enjoyed thoroughly, full of scallops, calamari, fish and lobster. it is a lot of... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I ordered a caesar with salmon. The cost was $25. I have had better salads else where for around $15. The taste was good but I will go elsewhere for a better value.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Opah, one of chef Marc Cohen's restaurants in the region (the others are 230 Forest Ave. and Watermarc in Laguna Beach), is one of my favorite restaurants. I go there for both lunch and dinner, and when entertaining special guests from out of town. I always start with the Bacon Wrapped Dates. They are sweet, they are savory, they have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoyed my visit to Opah. The service was excellent and it was nice to be able to sit outside. The food was good as well - there's no chance of getting the burger that they serve in your mouth (big and tasty). The fish was good as well. All in all, well worth looking at for lunch.

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Aliso Viejo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

it was a hot spring evening and my girlfriend and I were waiting on a moive so we decided to try Opah's. I had the Chopped seafood salad and it was great! Hit the spot.. The wait service was awesome. As they were bringing out other entree's for other guest we were drooling. I will be back again! The reason... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Chopped Seafood Salad is superb. Chipotle Ranch dressing accents fresh ingredients, including shrimp, carb, avocado, hard-cooked egg, tomato and lettuce. The star of the salad is the shrimp, which is expertly cooked with plenty of salty goodness. The salad was bountifully appointed with the tender, chilled bites, but I could have eaten another dozen. So good!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been hanging out in the AV area for a few years now but have never tried Opah. The location always kind of put me off; next to a lot of chain restaurants and a movie theatre but last night, I give it a whirl. Nice atmosphere - could be casual or dressy and you'd fit in. Didn't like the... 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: Seafood, Asian, Greek, Pacific Rim

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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: Seafood, Asian, Greek, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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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