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Starfish

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“coconut rice” (12 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (8 reviews)
“korean tacos” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I just had my first visit to Starfish, and my only disappointment is that I waited so long to try it. This is an Asian restaurant serving many selections from Thailand, China, Korea, and other Asian countries. The complete experience was wonderful: Great atmosphere, Excellent...More

Thank GoDoPlay
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has become one of our new favorite places to eat. The food is consistently great every time. We come here with our teens and they love it too. Love the staff and the overall ambiance. Definitely a must try for couples and families visiting...More

Thank magfamily2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first-time visit, and it was outstanding Starfish has ti all - great food, fine service and a comfortable atmosphere. We were especially pleased that the sound level was reasonable compared to so many of the newer restaurants where you are lucky to...More

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, let me preface this with the fact that I had just come off a 3 day juice cleanse, and this was my first meal after that. With that being said, the food was fantastic. We shared all small dishes, and started off with edamame...More

Thank Jenny E
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jenny! We are honored to be the first food you sought out following your cleanse! So happy to hear you had a fantastic experience and found your food, cocktails, and the service to be perfect! We'll hope to see you again soon! Best Kayli...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We had 10 people, all ordered different things and ate family style. It was all DELICIOUS!!! Highlights were Korean tacos, chicken curry and the BBQ pork buns were 👌🏼. Do yourself a favor and go get some yummy Food at Starfish.

1  Thank Amanda S
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing your highlights with the team here at Starfish and the TripAdvisor community! So happy to hear you had a delicious experience! See you soon! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed April 30, 2018

We love this place. The bartenders are great and so is the 7 day a week happy hour. Try it..you will like it.

Thank B M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your love of Starfish and your favorite restaurant features! We look forward to another opportunity to impress you soon! Best, Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Starfish is a great find on PCH. The Asian fusion choices will keep you coming back to try the many tasty dishes on the menu full of land and sea delicious options. The wait staff is gracious and knowledgeable and the libations are refreshing. I...More

Thank Nancy D
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Hi Nancy, Thanks for taking the time to share your love of Starfish and recommendations with the team here, as well as the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy you come back time and time again, and look forward to continuing to WOW you as...More

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The reins are so flavorful ( Chinese 5 spice, cinnamon and what else?) the wraps were great too. Kinda loud inside. Nice bar with TVs showing sports.

Thank kpocampo
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Hello! So happy to hear you loved our different asian fusion rib presentations as well as the ambiance of the restaurant. We hope to have you join us again soon! Best, Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed March 25, 2018

My wife and I recently had diner at Starfish and found the food and service excellent. Our only beef was that we had reservations and still had to wait for over a half hour for our table. The waiter was great (a little slow because...More

1  Thank Bird4Rover
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your comments with our team! We are thrilled to hear you received excellent service and found the food delicious! I would like to apologize for your long wait, that is not our standard here at...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Not knowing what to expect, we went to Starfish for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. The food was beyond spectacular and the service was excellent. The ambiance was also tremendous. I would highly recommend Starfish to anyone who likes to eat great seafood....More

Thank chucklavington
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Hi Chuck, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish Laguna, as well as the TripAdvisor community! We are thrilled to hear you had such an excellent experience, and enjoyed every aspect of the food,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $36
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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
  • E-mail
Description
The tastefully provocative STARFISH LAGUNA is located directly across from the Montage Resort, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This gem of a restaurant is located in the heart of the Aliso Creek Shopping Center off Pacific Coast Highway, South Laguna Beach. From the moment you enter STARFISH , you will feel transported to an exotic wonderland of Coastal Fusion. The menu features Asian Fusion cuisine, highlighted with ingredients from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Korea, and Japan. From delectable fish fresh from the sea, to savory and enticing beef, chicken and vegetable dishes, STARFISH has something to excite every palate. Delightfully unpredictable, the menu will pleasure your palate with tastes of Ginger, Lemon Grass, Thai Basil, Jasmine, Daikon, Thai curries and soy sauces. Summer rolls, pho, udon noodles, coconut rice, wok sauté, ribs and other chef's expressions of American renditions of classic Asian cuisine will be served. Equally as enticing as the menu is the ambience. STARFISH is destined to enchant with exciting contrasts of deep, vivid colors of the sea with those of radiant sunset skies. Tufted banquettes in luminous soft turquoise sensuously welcome guests, while sultry black lacquered tables and chairs complement the lush decor. The elegant, horseshoe-shaped STARFISH bar further welcomes you as it takes center stage. Muddled libations flavored with tarragon, ginger, coconut, lemongrass and mango will be prepared as you observe. Asian mojitos, martinis, sakes, craft and imported beers, and boutique wines are served to excite your palate.
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