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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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

STARFISH Laguna Beach is one of those hidden Gems, the locals know it well, and once you visit, you'll know why too! It's hidden in the Aliso Creek Shopping Center, located directly across the street from the Montage Resort. As soon as you enter STARFISH, you already know you're in for a unique Asian dining experience! The restaurant has a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service and appetizers for a good price. Made a great Valentine's Day dinner by just trying several different dishes

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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hello!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed a fantastic experience and Valentine's celebration, and found value with our menu. Thanks for entrusting your special day to us! Hope to see you return soon - Gretchen and Archie More 

Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Starfish twice during our week-long stay in Laguna Beach and really enjoyed it both times. Loved the interior, the friendly and efficient service, and most of all the food. Ordered the pho the first night because I was getting over a cold and it was so yummy. The second time we ordered all appetizers and small plates:... More 

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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi JylDee! Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with the team here at Starfish Laguna and the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed two visits to our Laguna gem! Our entire team, both culinary and hospitality, strives to replicate this exact experience for every guest who joins us. We know you have many options here... More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While staying across the street at the Montage, we were looking for somewhere we could get a glass of wine under $18!!! Starfish did the job - $6 happy hour wine and tons of yummy snacks. Great place to go for a quick bite. The scenery isn't much to speak of compared to the restaurants nearby but the food was... More 

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Thank Marisa M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Marisa, Thanks for your Opium Hour shout-out! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dishes and found value with the happy hour menu! Hope to see you next time you visit Laguna Beach. Gretchen and Archie More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in there for happy hour as it is my friends favorite place. We sat at the bar and had a great happy hour drinks and food. They do a tremendous business there and best to get a reservation if you want a table. Would definitely go back for a full meal! Service was excellent and quality also!

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Thank sherriterando
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Sherri, Thank you for sharing your comments with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We are happy to hear you had an excellent experience during our Opium Hour, and hope to serve you again soon! Best, Gretchen and Archie More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

The cocktails are delicious, the beef sauté, the Mongolian beef, the fish curry , coconut rice everything great!!!

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Thank Mag M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Mag! Thank you so much for the shout-out! We are so glad to hear you had delicious food and a great experience! Hope to have you return soon, Gretchen and Archie More 

San Clemente
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The sashimi was the best. My meal was okay, well prepared, but a tad too sweet for me. Can't wait to go back to try EVERYTHING else. We ate at the bar and the service was excellent. Again, cannot wait to go back! The Chocolate martini was the best I have ever had!

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Thank janetinkley
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Janet, We are happy to hear you will be back to try everything! There are so many amazing offerings across the drink and dinner menu! Hint Hint: We have a FABULOUS Opium Hour from 3-6pm everyday - All of the small plates, sushi rolls, dumpings/wontons are all discounted, as well as the cocktails, beer, and wine. Hope to see... More 

Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

By far this is probably the best restaurant in the area. We were a group of 8 for a fun evening out. I drove up from San Diego, another couple from LA, one from Palm Beach and Costa Mesa. So we all traveled for a very special dinner. This wonderful Asian Fusion restaurant has all the bases covered from the... More 

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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Matt, WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are blown away by your comments and extremely appreciative of your support. The entire team here strives to replicate this experience for each and every guest, every single day. Looking forward to the next opportunity to wow you! The Starfish Team More 

Laguna Niguel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and were having drinks at the bar while we waited for a table. Neil was serving us and he was so terrific that we ended up canceling the table and ate at the bar. The food was unique and absolutely outstanding. We will go back soon because now Starfish is our favorite restaurant!

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Thank DonLagunaNiguel
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Don, Thank you for reviewing Starfish Laguna! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your wife's birthday celebration with us, and are thankful you chose to celebrate with us - we know there are many options here in Laguna Beach. We are extremely proud of our knowledgeable and dedicated team, and are thrilled you enjoyed your entire experience... More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food, great mix of Asian cuisine. Our server Mario was charming, attentive and made great recommendations! The pho is awesome and the scallop kung pao is full of scallops! We'd return in a heart beat!

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Thank Haley L
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Haley, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Starfish Laguna team and TripAdvisor community! We appreciate your continued support and feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We take enormous pride in our talented and passionate service and culinary teams, and appreciate the shout-out to Mario. Hope to see you again soon for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $36
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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
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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