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Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #24 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.
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84% Recommend
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Small little restaurant--more of a bar, but still nice ambience for a date or small group. Great menu. Great food. Had wonton soup and Mongolian beef.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have gone back again and again --- so much fun and such great food! The design is great and if you are staying at the montage you can walk across the street. Lunch or Dinner you can't go wrong.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We were invited to a small dinner party at this trendy strip mall restaurant. Cool and hip inside, yes, but also very friendly and warm, and the food was amazing. They were spot on in the recommendations of wine with food pairings and featured some unexpected vintages that were very very good. They served food that was a creative twist... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

At first it looks like a misplaced restaurant at the end of a strip mall, but don't be discouraged. The interior is hip & cool and the happy hour is among the best in Laguna.

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Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had a long day flying to CA, etc. This was within a block of where we were staying-a short walk-and that it what landed us there. They really have a great selection of Asian foods. I really loved their calamari-not rubbery at all. All of us at the table enjoyed and shared our entrees'. Each entree was more than... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I didn't care much for it when they first opened, but after a change in management early on Starfish has become one of the best restaurants in town. Don't let the generic exterior fool you, because what's inside is very special. It's a unique take on Pan-Asian cuisine with some very tasty dishes. Some of our favorites are the Pho... More

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