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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Very good happy hour!

We ordered 6-7 things from the happy hour menu and it was great, minus the korea galbi tacos--- those tasted awful! The California rolls were super good! Service was wonderful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ivy R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered 6-7 things from the happy hour menu and it was great, minus the korea galbi tacos--- those tasted awful! The California rolls were super good! Service was wonderful!

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Thank Ivy R
Alexandria, Virginia
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by the concierge at the Ritz. It's a bit hidden in a strip mall but certainly worth seeking out. Good, fresh Asian cuisine and wonderful flavor infused sakes. Staff was very attentive, even for a solo during dinner rush. Prices are right too.

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

Hi Cinandran, Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience. The team here at Starfish strives to deliver a passionate and knowledgeable service to each and every guest. We are happy to hear we succeeded! Hope to see you in again soon. Gretchen and Archie More 

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169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellence indeed! The restaurant is not large so it gets busy. The bar scene is perfect for a drink or a meal. To start.... The best Edamame we had ever have! All the dishes we order were an absolute delight! from Pho to lobster tacos! Bravo!!!!

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

Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an excellent experience! The team here at Starfish strives to deliver this memory each day, and to every guest that joins us. We are so pleased to hear we succeeded! Hope to see you in again soon. Gretchen and Archie More 

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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed some warm sake and good conversation with the bartenders. I was with me 90 year old mother and she was also having a pleasant time. The crowd is very mixed with locals and holiday tourist. I would recommend Starfish for its cocktails which are reasonably priced and its friendly atmosphere. I did not eat so I can not... More 

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

Hi Delilah, Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish. We are so glad to hear you had a pleasant evening enjoying sake and conversations with our bartenders! Hope to see you and your mother again soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We live close by and were happy to have a new Asian alternative. We quit after the portions kept get getting smaller and smaller. Our final order, third time, of green beans had 14 beans. We counted and laughed but never went back again.

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Thank travelprosenior
Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We start with one of their great drinks. Then an order of edamame. We jump in to the best asian fusion lobster dumplings you will put in to your mouth. The pork sliders are great also. all of the small plates are great.

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Thank donaldc852
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine, responded to this review

Hi Donald, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Starfish! The Starfish team is thrilled you had such a wonderful experience. We hope to see you back again soon to enjoy more of the delectable dishes and drinks Starfish has to offer! Gretchen and Archie More 

Dana Point, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It's hard to write this review because the food at Starfish is very good. The problem is that we had to wait over an hour to taste it. We ordered drinks which the waiter forgot to bring, they tried to give us food we didn't order and the scene was actually just a bit chaotic. It was a Sunday evening... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good Asian fare. If you are looking to enjoy some high-end Asian food, it's a good bet. Not the greatest we've ever had, but works for what it is for sure.

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Thank aph28
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish Asian Coastal Cusine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Came in for the happy hour (3-6) and enjoyed drinks and some delicious appetizers. The food was excellent, and the service was friendly and efficient. Will certainly be back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish! We are very pleased to hear you had an excellent experience. We look forward to another opportunity to present friendly service and delicious food! Gretchen and Archie More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We went there twice in our stay in Laguna Beach. The food is one of the best Asian fusion that I have had! The service was good despite that the place was crowded. The food came quickly. Highly recommend this place!

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

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We love that subject line! We always strive to provide this level of guest experience. Hope to see you next time you stay in Laguna Beach! 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: Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, 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?