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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

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American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
949-360-8822
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From start (signature cocktails at Happy Hour prices) to finish (that last bite of creamy risotto with sweet corn), my first visit to Opah was a delight. Service is speedy (but not too fast) and friendly. The menu features seafood but there are other choices as well. I started with clams casino, freshly made the classic way but with a... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner on a Friday night and the house was full. Our waiter was Boswell and he took care of our every need. Suggestions on the menu, questions about items, everything was taken care of and he was available when needed without hanging on your shoulder. Ginger chicken meatballs and bacon wrapped dates were both delicious. We shared a couple... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing for it's food and staff. The manage comes by to meet everyone. The nicest man I have ever met.The food is the best in town and the service is A plus. Prices are fair for what you get and the place is clean and inviting.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are as good as it gets in South Orange County. The ingredients, recipes, preparation, and presentation are all consistently superb as we've been eating at Opah for 9 years. The wait staff is also very accommodating and focused on delighting their patrons. While there is for sure a dearth of great restaurants in Orange County given... More 

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Thank Alex M
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Opah. Great diverse menu. Fine dung in a casual way. Beautiful lit patio for outdoor dining. Fabulous calamari. Great fish if the day. Always fresh. Friendly staff. Reservations recommended always busy. Noise level is high. Nice sized portions.

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Orange County, CA
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet friends for drinks and good food. The service is good too. You have an option of indoor and outdoor seating. I had the halibut and it was delicious, generous portions. Enjoy!

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Aliso Viejo, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Tasty food, a convivial atmosphere and very good cocktails. Service is always very pleasant and attentive. Love the outdoor seating.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have eaten here a couple of times, and so far I have liked everything. Great appetizers, my favorite is the tuna tostados, a very unique dish. The Maui onion soup is also excellent. I like the variety of tuna dishes, there are appetizers, an entrée, and also a sandwich. There are many other choices as well. Also excellent service,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It's nice to have a good seafood restaurant close by. The food is consistent and the wait staff is alway nice with great service. The patio is the best place to sit, especially in the summer, it's quieter and you can carry on a conversation. Inside, the bar gets loud and it's sometimes hard to have a good conversation.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Opah is a little slice of fine dining in Aliso Viejo. While there are several good restaurants in Aliso Viejo, Opah is just a cut above. Owned by the same chef responsible for Watermarc and 230 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach, Opah brings creative dishes to the suburbs. This is a great spot for lunch, HH, dinner. Very good service,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-360-8822
Description
At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County. Carefully hand selected each day to deliver the best quality available. Come in and enjoy the menu created by Marc A. Cohen, One of the Best Chef's in Orange County. The menu is exquisite, featuring edible works of art, that look so good the could be on a magazine cover. Dont forget to try one of our signature Award Winning Martinis, or have some wine outside near the fireplace on the patio. We offer live music for our patrons on certain nights as well to add to the dining experience. If you wondering how we came up with the name Opah. It comes from the Hawaiian word for Moonfish, which was once viewed as Good Luck by fisherman, & often given away as a gesture of Good Will.

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