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Starfish

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“coconut rice” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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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21 - 30 of 170 reviews

Reviewed January 31, 2017

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...More

Thank sherriterando
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2017

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

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mag M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2017

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

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...More

Thank janetinkley
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

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,...More

Reviewed January 15, 2017

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...More

Thank Matt K
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank DonLagunaNiguel
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2017

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...More

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!More

Thank Haley L
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2017

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...More

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.

Thank Dianita2014
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

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

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...More

Thank Robert O
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Lisa D
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2016

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

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...More

Thank Soulution77
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

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...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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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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