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Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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Ranked #33 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.
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English first
Oakland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a gourmet cook, caterer and adventurous diner I'm not easily impressed. I was looking for an interesting place to enjoy Happy Hour before a 7:30 flight. The $5. bites at Starfish sounded intriguing. Starfish isn't easy to find as its in a small mall up from Pacific Coast Highway. The restaurant was lovely and could have been in the... More

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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine, responded to this review

We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for Starfish Laguna!! Our happy hour is really one of the best ways to explore our diverse menu, especially for first time guests. We hope to see you back at our restaurant when you return to SoCal! Thank you again... More

Greenville, Sc
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Convenient location but indifferent service, average,over salted food. Had to ask for chile sauce just to give it some flavor.I'm not hard to please when it comes to ethnic food but this was sub-par given all the great restaurants in Laguna. Maybe the chef was off after the long 4th of July holiday weekend and the substitutes were in the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Happy hour from 4-6 I believe. Not a very good location for such a fantastic restaurant. However it makes parking a ton easier. NSAIDs edge core is really nice and there OSA patio as well.food was just amazing. I recommend the sliders for sure. The prices become a bit much after happy hour though.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

!st things first, they have Happy Hour 7 days a week! The drinks and appetizers on the Happy Hour menu are excellent and diverse! Asian gourmet with Kobe beef slider, Korean Beef Tacos, spicy tuna rolls, and the list goes on. The dinner menu has everything you could ask for and the Chicken Curry is so good you want to... More

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Richmond, BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Came here for dinner after a day at the beach with friends. The food was tasty but the portions were small. The best of the dishes was the Korean Galbi wrap. Yum! But for the quality of food, I thought the prices were on the expensive side. Not the best value but a reasonable choice if you're in the neighbour... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If they let you rate three and one-half stars, I'd use that for Starfish. Pleasant atmosphere, but not quite exceptional. Dark in side and lit nicely, adding to the ambience. A bit on the noisy side, making it less appealing for business conversation. Four people with four orders, so had a chance to sample and comment on a variety. All... More

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Located across from the Montage resort, this Asian fusion restaurant offers inventive cuisine incorporating, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, etc.. items into their menu. It's in a strip mall, but don't be fooled by the outside. Inside, the decor is fun and the food is great.

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Lake Forest, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Starfish for the first time with her parents, whom are regulars. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful interior, being that it's located in a strip mall. The food was amazing - we tried the pork buns, walnut shrimp, and calamari. The service was very attentive and they have a overly creative bartender. Next... More

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed all of our small plates as well as the unique cocktails. The service was excellent. Will return.

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived early for our reservation and stood in the lobby for 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. There was one awkward moment about whether we had made it in time for happy hour (we had), but they made it right. Very loud in this restaurant, with talking and no music. But we were fine. Nice decor. Food was great!... More

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