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Tabu Grill - CLOSED

2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
+1 949-494-7743
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Aug 29, 2015
“Once again excellence ”
Jun 3, 2015
“Tabu of Laguna”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

We here this past evening, and was a little skeptical since it's right on the main road. The lighting is dim, but they anticipate the complaints by giving you flashlights. The waitress was very friendly, and I like that they make an effort to be...More

2  Thank TrustmeIknow11
Reviewed October 9, 2011

I am from LA and have had dinner at many of the best restaurants in the city. We ordered three salads, a glass of wine and some water. The salads were more of a garnish than a salad. Very Very Very small portion. The salad...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Tabu has the benefit of combining a wonderful location, with great restaurant design, and food and service unequalled. The staffand management are all professional and dedicated to provide the highest level of service. The food is incomparable. I would suggest making a reservation.

Thank howard_kropf
Reviewed August 27, 2011

I went here on a recommendation from a server at another restaurant and was very pleased. I only had appetizers and sat at the bar, but the food and atmosphere were incredible. All the guys behind the bar seemed happy, and I saw the chef...More

Thank ColoradoMatteo
Reviewed March 6, 2011

i agree with jd castro, i would pay $50/person for this quality of atmostphere and food; but, what you end up paying to eat here is waaaay too much...being a 29 zagat rated restaurant and all the other hype, this place did not even make...More

Thank thorwp88
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

I am surprised to see that this restaurant had received several poor reviews. My husband and I have been here three times (twice on our wedding anniversaries). Yes, the parking isn't ideal, yes it's a small location, but the food, and service are amazing! Our...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 18, 2011

I had the chance to read the other reviews and yes, there is a table in the back, where they seat you and then push the table up so you can't move. The place smelled like old food/grease. My husband is tall and was like...More

Thank shellagirl
Reviewed August 6, 2010

If the prices were half the current ones, I would give this restaurant a better valuation. It is a nice restaurant with nice food, but the prices are just insane. I would happily pay $50/person for that level of food, but not the $120/person that...More

Thank jdcastro
Reviewed October 9, 2009

This restaurant offers great food and wine. It is tiny and you will be sitting right on top of the table next to you but despite the close proximity to the table next to you it is so small that you get a feeling of...More

Thank lagunagirl_8
Reviewed June 21, 2009

I work down the street at a local hotel and wanted to try the restaurant because we send many customers to Tabu for dinner. My mom and I ate there on a weekday night. The restaurant is small with a nice dinning area and small...More

1  Thank cw981126
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$25 - $60
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
    (Nye's Place)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-7743
  • E-mail
The word Tabu is from the Polynesian Tongan people's tongue and means, "Set Apart," which sets the tone for this unparalleled restaurant located in Laguna Beach. When you walk into Tabu Grill, you find yourself in a lush oceanic oasis of blues, exotic purples and aquamarines. More lush than its interior is the food, a highly-sought after "foodie" menu prepared by Executive Chef Kenny Raponi and his sous chefs in an open kitchen that allows you to watch the magic come together on every plate. A multiple award recipient, Tabu Grill received Zagat's coveted "Extraordinary to Perfection" score year after yea
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