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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 #29 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
Laguna Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We dined at Starfish last night, a party of 5. It was by no means busy on a Sunday around 6 pm. I can not recall a more miserable evening in a restaurant due to indifferent service. Our server appeared to be high on something. His manner was vague, almost as though he was sleep walking. When I pointed out... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing. We shared a Mahi Mahi 'Hot Fish, crab fried rice, Thai red curry, sea bass in banana leaf and the candied dragon prawns. All were wonderful. Faultless. Two things let down Starfish in my opinion: it was so hot, the dining experience was more than a little uncomfortable, and the waiter was a bit too... More

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Los Angeles, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a most unusual dinner. Lobster sliders, crab fried rice, and normal things from a lovely Chinese menu. It is a great location across from the montage, tons of parking and nice facade. I will go back, but will not order so much food.... I couldn't make a dent!

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Irvine, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I took our son and daughter-in-law to dinner on a Monday evening. Had a 6:00 p.m. reservation but got there around 5:30 to take advantage of happy hour. Got a table just off the entrance and a bit removed from the bar that turned out to be perfect for conversation. Ordered some happy hour appetizers: lobster roll... More

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Oakland, California
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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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
15 reviews 15 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 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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