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Opah

26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
714-508-8055
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Ranked #3 of 534 restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Irvine Boulevard
Transit: PUBLIC BUS ROUTE NEARBY
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. Don’t forget to try one of our signature Award Winning Martinis, or have some wine outside near the fireplace on the patio. 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
Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Went for a family lunch the last day of 2014. The fish was noticeably fresh. Even my daughter, ordering from the children's menu, had the most delicious halibut fish and chips. In addition, we chose a salad with Grouper, risotto with Opa, and an ahi burger. The service was superb. Would definitely go back to try dinner.

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Irvine, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friday evening about 7:30; not crowded at all, nice little bar. Interesting drinks,and quiet enough to talk.

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IRVINE, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location. Corner of Irvine blvd.& Jamboree. Pretty fancy restaurant in Market place. Food is ok. The service is superb.

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Tustin, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Dinner here was a pleasure. I am not a huge fish eater and asked the waiter about the Lake trout dish on the menu. He candidly said it is his favorite dish and there you go I ordered it. It was superior: the trout was layered onto a yummy bacon and mashed potato bed. Going back for another treat today.... More

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We went in the other night for a social gathering with our family. Kari Gonzales was our server. She was the most charming, professional server that we have ever encountered. She was timely and treated us as if she had known us for ever. Her knowledge of the menu and wine selection was excellent. From now on we will only... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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193 reviews 193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Visiting family and went to this restaurant for dinner. Excellent martinis and fish & chips with killer halibut. I would recommend this restaurant as well as the bar menu.

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Irvine, CA
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Opah offers a good range of sea food options in a very pleasant setting. There's an active bar scene as well as outdoor seating. It's always a good stop for a quick meal.

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delray beach fl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We came upon this restaurant by chance and glad of it! There's atmosphere and energy inside and out and the food is delicious with an excellent wine selection. We had: Grilled Artichoke (shallot marinade, panko crumbs,basil aioli $11, Dry Boat Scallops (butternut squash risotto, sweet corn nage) $26, and Hazelnut Halibut (Papaya salsa, roasted tomato butter,potato puree) $28. This restaurant... More

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Ordered appetizers - spiced tuna tartare and crab cakes which were fabulous - and grilled specials (Chilean sea bass) which was done perfectly! It's a bit pricy, but well worth it!

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Tustin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We love Opah. There's fish on the menu, of course, but all of their other menu items are yummy! The kobe sliders are wonderful, the steak salad is delicious, pretty much can't go wrong here! If you like sweet potato fries these are some of the best I have found!

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