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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
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Ranked #2 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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Laguna Niguel, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I like opah's food is good, and I love the halibut and the appetizers little expensive for the small portions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious "1855" Hawaiian Ribeye, cooked medium - excellent. Dave M, the best bartender in OC, makes a dank French Gimlet with Nolet's gin that could make any barkeep's top 10 list as most delicious. Wife had the Lake Trout, almandine style, and her own Frenchie (actually, she had two). The restaurant is always fun, the crowd is lively,... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We Always get good service we always ask for Marcos and the food is terrific..especially the fish.. Not much of a view but it's pleasant outside.

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aliso viejo, california
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My co-workers and I went to Opah's for lunch this past Friday. Overall, we all had a great dining experience. We ordered: shrimp & fries; fried chicken cobb salad; shrimp salad; fried chicken; and halibut. The food was nicely presented and everyone said they enjoyed their entree. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Great location in Aliso Viejo Town Center.... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The menu here caters for a wide variety of people. The food is good quality, but not great. Friendly staff looked after us well

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friend and I had a delightful lunch here to celebrate her birthday. The food was, as always, delicious and the service was excellent. I always have the Caesar salad with Polenta cubes and their fresh warm bread. My friend had a Salmon salad which, she said was wonderful. The staff is very efficient but makes no attempt to rush... More

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Laguna Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The food has always been good. I have sent back a few drinks for being way too strong. I like a drink to have flavor, not just alcohol. Service has generally been very good. I do really like this spot and will continue to go here!

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