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Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine

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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.)
+1 949-715-9200
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, food and ambiance!!

We came here for happy hour/dinner on a Friday night for a girlfriend's birthday. AMBIANCE: We all loved the ambiance. I would describe it as casual, trendy, and fun. The bathroom was very well decorated! They had fun music playing that wasn't so loud so you can hear one another. CUSTOMER... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ETN0313
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Orange County, California
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange County, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came here for happy hour/dinner on a Friday night for a girlfriend's birthday. AMBIANCE: We all loved the ambiance. I would describe it as casual, trendy, and fun. The bathroom was very well decorated! They had fun music playing that wasn't so loud so you can hear one another. CUSTOMER SERVICE: I was so impressed with their service. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We dined here with 4 friends last weekend. This a great place for groups, as there are many good dishes on the menu. We followed the suggestions of our server and shared a number of excellent dishes, with fresh local ingredients and good flavours. Our selections included dishes with chicken, beef, pork, fish and shrimp. The curry dish was spicy... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Starfish! Here at Starfish, we strive daily to always provide the utmost standard of service, partnered with an inviting atmosphere and stellar food and drink selections. We are glad to hear that you and your friends had an excellent experience, and hope to see you back again soon. Please say... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant ambience and service. The food is excellent and is well presented. Overall, the prices are quite reasonable for a higher end restaurant in Laguna Beach. Worth coming and we will go again.

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

Hi Molly, We are so happy to hear you had an excellent experience with us here at Starfish! We look forward to seeing you in again soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This fresh and interesting restaurant had an interesting Asian fusion to some classic seafood dishes. However their ribs were the essence of fusion. OMG they were amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Starfish! We are so proud of our fresh and exciting food and drink selections. Our ribs are slow-roasted for 5 hours until they are melt-off-the-bone tender and delicious. So glad to hear you enjoyed them! We look forward to seeing you in again soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you find yourself in Laguna Beach and looking for a dinner that won't break your wallet but will tickle your taste buds, I highly recommend this place. You can walk there from the Montage, which is convenient. We went there twice while staying at the Montage. My hits included: the vegetable roll-perfectly seasoned rice paper wrapped vegetables. The filet... More 

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

Hello Cash, We truly appreciate this glowing review of Starfish! We are so proud of both the quality of the products we offer here, as well as the love and care that goes into each and every aspect of their presentation and service. Next time you visit Laguna Beach please be sure to stop in and say hello! We would... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A wonderful way to spend New Year's Eve. Starfish is a favorite of ours so we thought we would try it for New Year's Eve and we're glad we did. We had a 9pm reservation and a Wonderful corner booth for two was waiting for us. The menu was at regular pricing and our waitress was attentive and the drinks... More 

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

Hi Gary, Wow! Thank you so much for this glowing review of your New Year's Eve experience at Starfish! Each day we strive to offer the utmost standard of service, paired with an enticing atmosphere and fantastic food and drink selections. We are so happy to hear all of these things helped you and your guests to ring in a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Even though the food seemed tasty and interesting, both my kids suffered mild stomach upset the next morning. We had no raw fish or anything that appeared undercooked. Won't be returning.

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Berkeley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

starfish is a beautiful well designed atmosphere with a large bar area surrounded by more intimate booths and outdoor seating as well! i felt like i was in a much more expensive resturaunt than i was paying for! we participated in the happy hour menu and it did not disapoint any of us! We ordered one treasure after another- not... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just because it's a shopping center parking lot, doesn't mean it won't be a terrific culinary experience. It is a classic California interruption of an eastern menu.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your recent dining experience at Starfish! We are so proud of our many Asian fusion offerings, and strive to provide an excellent array of selections to please every palate. We hope to see you again soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

East Orlando, FL
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The first time I dined here was in late October 2014. My server was the stunning Alex. My friend and I were on business travel, staying at a nearby hotel. Starfish seemed like a convenient and eclectic place to dine and I'm glad we randomly chose it. We were seated right away with a view of the bar and outer... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Starfish! We take great pride in our operation, and constantly strive to provide the utmost standard of service, food, and atmosphere. By using the highest quality ingredients to create fresh and exciting dishes, supported by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff we hope to mirror this experience each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?