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Starfish

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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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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
San Clemente
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Matt K
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 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We truly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. It is was one of the restaurants recommended from our hotel. We loved the ambience, service and food. We keep talking about it and can't wait to go back.

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Thank Dianita2014
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Dianita, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish Laguna. We are thrilled to hear you loved everything, and truly hope to have you join us again soon! Looking forward! Gretchen and Archie More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Fish & Ribs? YES! Came here for my BD dinner. My husband had the Halibut wrapped in a banana leaf. WOW, as you unwrap the halibut you get the wonderful aroma of cilantro & lime rice with macadamia nuts. Truly enough for two if you'd had a salad or an appetizer. I had the 1/2 rack of ribs. I couldn't... More 

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Thank Robert O
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you and your husband had a delightful time celebrating your birthday at Starfish Laguna! We appreciate you choosing to spend it with us, and are so glad you two enjoyed everything you ordered. Hope to see you return soon! Gretchen and Archie More 

Los Angeles, California
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191 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We very much enjoyed the Asian fusion choices on the happy hour menu. Great variety and reasonable prices - considering it's Laguna Beach, where restaurants are unnecessarily pricey.

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Thank Lisa D
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for reviewing Starfish Laguna! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Opium Hour asian fusion offerings and found them to be a great value! Hope to see you back again soon for more happy hour bites. Cheers! Gretchen and Archie More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Really delicious and light food. Good selection of Wines and creative cocktails. The menu is of great variety and shows a wide selection from Thai to Japanese and local specialties. Good Service and nice background music. One of the Best places to be in Laguna Beach.

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Thank Soulution77
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to hear you enjoy consistently great dishes and libations, and find the atmosphere to be inviting. The entire team here at Starfish Laguna is dedicated to bringing an unparalleled dining experience to each guest who joins us. Glad to hear we've succeeded! Hope to... More 

Bountiful, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I were craving Thai food and happened to find Starfish, and am I glad we did! At first we were leery of Starfish due to the blend of Asian cuisines on the menu, but we weren't disappointed at all. We had the Chilean Sea Bass in yellow curry over coconut rice and the Thai Spicy Beef with... More 

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Thank Bocephus2112
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Starfish Laguna! We are thrilled to hear you and your wife had an amazing time! We'll see you soon! P.S. The Sea Bass is one of our favorites :) 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, Sushi
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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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