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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Unexpected pleasure

A return visit to what is a strip mall with a great restaurant. Each time I've had something different and great. My only hesitation is that for lunch, it's dark and clubby. Not what I seek at the beach. Food wonderful, especially sushi. Go, enjoy and do so for dinner unless you want to get out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Large groups
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A return visit to what is a strip mall with a great restaurant. Each time I've had something different and great. My only hesitation is that for lunch, it's dark and clubby. Not what I seek at the beach. Food wonderful, especially sushi. Go, enjoy and do so for dinner unless you want to get out of the sun completely

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Dana Point, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice location, easy parking for Laguna. Server a little pushy, but service was ok. Great looking bar, after 6 pm they dim the lights, so it pretty dark. Good but not great meal, tasty, rice way over cooked. We will be back to try some other dishes.

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Elmsford, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Terrific menu, well prepared variety of foods. Excellent use of spices. It's all good! The favors are uniquely combined for a great experience.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Starfish! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent experience! We strive to provide a diverse selection of ingredients and spices combined to suit any palate. See you next time! Gretchen and Archie More 

Orange County, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 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
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84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
178 reviews 178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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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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: Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?