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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
beautiful venue

terrific bar, good service, and very good food -- portions are not large and the place is pricey -- but really nice ambiance

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Neil K
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Laguna Beach, California
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  • Large groups
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Laguna Beach, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

terrific bar, good service, and very good food -- portions are not large and the place is pricey -- but really nice ambiance

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Mission Viejo, California
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped by the other night to sample their intriguing happy hour. Are we glad we did. Interesting and tasty hand crafted cocktails. Between my husband and i, we tried four different vodka based drinks. All were excellent accompaniments to their apps. Love the selection which is Asian inspired, a bit of Thai, Vietnamese, and sushi thrown in with h Baja... 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! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience. From the hand crafted cocktails to the finishing touch on our food offerings we take such pride in the ingredients, passion, and process. The whole team here at Starfish strives each day to provide the best service, high... More 

washington dc
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Starfish Restaurant is a not to be missed restaurant in Laguna Beach. The menu is extensive and creative with exquisite use of herbs and spices to create the most magnificent of dishes. The dumplings are amazing in taste, texture and quality. We had lobster dumplings and crab Rangoon which were perfectly cooked, seasoned and prepared. We then had a lemon... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Location is great, right off the highway. Inside of restaurant is beautiful. Staff is courteous and helpful. We ordered a salad and crab wontons as a carryout. We walked right across the street and watched the sun set over the ocean as we enjoyed our delicious food. Made a memory that we will not soon forget.

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

Hi Christine, Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything so thoroughly. We look forward to seeing you soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Exelent food, bad service. My son orderd chickenbreast with noodels. got his noodels, after 30 min we asked where the chicken was. one of us got wrong dessert, one of us didnt got the dessert at all???

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant should change its motto to terrible service and uncooked rice. My iced tea came out with the food. But my candy dragon prawns were fantastic.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food and drinks, especially for their Opium Hour (5-6pm). Beautiful restaurant and very friendly staff. Food is very delicious.

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

Thank you for this awesome review of Starfish! We are happy to hear that everything was delicious, and look forward to seeing you again for Opium Hour! Gretchen and Archie More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We got take out from Starfish while visiting Laguna and everything was delicious. The pork buns were some of the best I have ever had. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy. We also ordered the Korean tacos, shrimp spring rolls and a lobster roll. They were all very good. We would definitely eat there again!

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

Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for choosing Starfish for your take-out order. We are glad to hear that the food was great, and hope to see you back again soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Local gem located in shopping center across from Montage Resort. From the moment you walk in you are surprised with the ambience. Food was delicious and service was great. We ordered multiple plates; lemon chicken was best I have ever had, Mongolian beef dish was fabulous, dumplings were yummy too. We will return soon. We did make reservations but did... More 

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

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Starfish! We are very pleased to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience. We are so proud of our service standard, and food and cocktail offerings. Please say hello to us next time you stop by. The Starfish staff looks forward to seeing you back again soon.... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Starfish last week with my mother and mother-in-law while on a trip back to the U.S. I had not been there before, but had heard mixed reviews. I anticipated an interesting menu, since it is a Nancy Wilhelm restaurant, and I was definitely right about that one. We went for "happy hour" on a Thursday, which runs... More 

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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 so happy to hear that you, your mother, and your mother-in-law had such a fantastic experience with us. We hope to see you in again next time you are Stateside! Gretchen and Archie 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: 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?