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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 62
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Best food in Aliso Town Center

We have been going here for many years and its always been good. The only negative we have is the noise if you sit inside on a Friday or Saturday night. Do not expect to be able to have a good conversation unless you can get a table on the very back wall furthest from the bar. Other then that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Aliso Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Aliso Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been going here for many years and its always been good. The only negative we have is the noise if you sit inside on a Friday or Saturday night. Do not expect to be able to have a good conversation unless you can get a table on the very back wall furthest from the bar. Other then that... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

3 of us had a business lunch on a Wednesday. Got there at 12:00 and was seated quickly, 30 minutes later the restaurant was packed. Started with ginger meatballs that are served on top of a sweet and sour cucumber. Also had the Prosciutto shrimp that is served on top of a pesto mozzarella. Both were excellent. I had the... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was good...have eaten there several times. It has good ambiance, and the service is adequate.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our server was great he was very attentive, give us a great recommendations on food and drinks! blueberry coconut mojito is a must have, also their martinis ;0) Mussels with fries on it super good make sure that you get them at happy hour for only 10 bucks big enough for 2 to share, their menu have something for everyone,... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love the food, love the atmosphere!! Sit on the patio on a warm summer nite. Have yummy cocktails in the afternoon

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Palm Springs, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food. What is it doing in Aliso Viejo?! You would think that you're in a happening city, not a boring suburb.

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Oxford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We regularly visit Opah's and have never been disappointed. The menu and drinks selection is good and varied and the food and fish excellent and fresh. Opah has great a great atmosphere throughout. You can either eat at the bar, in the restaurant or use the outside seating. The pork chop is excellent and will surprise you. Opah's is a... More 

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Orange County, California
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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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business

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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