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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, Asian, 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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 20
    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
fresh great mussels and drinks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
GDLChef
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Laguna Niguel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
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
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
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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, 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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