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OPAH Restaurant & Bar

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26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
+1 949-360-8822
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“opah” (75 reviews)
“halibut” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
26851 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We orederd the ginger chicken meatballs for an appetizer and could have easily made a meal out of them. Great plate presentation, served hot! Salads were Caesar and the mixed baby field greens. Both salads were chilled and very tasty. We had the macadamia crusted...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

What is great about Opah is not only the great food, great staff and great atmosphere....it's also a hidden gem in the city of Aliso Viejo!! You don't have to travel to the beach just to find this type of restaurant...it's in our own backyard....More

Thank candy968
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong with any of their starters. Bacon wrapped dates, short rib pot pie, ginger chicken meatballs, and sweet potato tower are all excellent!

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This restaurant is expensive and the food is not great and it's located in a parking lot. So zero on the atmosphere. Sorry but if you can't tell I just did not like it.

Thank ccarterc111
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Came back after a long absence. The entrees are still done well and the selection is diverse. A bit on the pricey side so not recommended for family dining.

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The food is always tasty if a little expensive. It has a classy and upscale ambiance, but can be somewhat noisy.

Reviewed February 13, 2017

The opah is fantastic.Cooked to perfection with a great sauce to accommodate the fish. Nice atmosphere.

Thank stevemv7
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I have been a customer for 15 years. After today I won't be going back. Although the food is good and the prices are fair, the employees have attitude lately. Manager told me they are very busy as the reason I did not get served....More

Thank Chaz H
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This excellent neighborhood bar restaurant is a wonderful meeting place for drinks and appetizers or a complete dinner. The bar is always packed with happy chattering regulars, there's a great craft beer selection, the cocktails are masterfully imagined and prepared and the food selection, including...More

Thank nm8rdave
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We had not been to this location for several years. Limited dinner menu main reason I chose this restaurant was for the Opah. 7:25 they informed me they were out. I ended up ordering Salmon. It was over cooked and fair at best. The butternut...More

Thank Keith C
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Do you have Greek music where the customers can get up and dance?
March 19, 2016|
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Response from GLennox | Reviewed this property |
Agree. Upscale seafood restaurant and bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 949-360-8822
  • E-mail
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.