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“Excellent Happy Hour”
Review of Starfish

Starfish
Ranked #13 of 176 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.
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.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed all of our small plates as well as the unique cocktails. The service was excellent. Will return.

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Thank michellemarloe
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We arrived early for our reservation and stood in the lobby for 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. There was one awkward moment about whether we had made it in time for happy hour (we had), but they made it right.

Very loud in this restaurant, with talking and no music. But we were fine. Nice decor.

Food was great! Lobster tacos, mahi mahi, coconut rice, crab wontons. Yum!

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1  Thank SONLVN
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Small little restaurant--more of a bar, but still nice ambience for a date or small group. Great menu. Great food. Had wonton soup and Mongolian beef.

Thank FlightSurgeon66
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have gone back again and again --- so much fun and such great food! The design is great and if you are staying at the montage you can walk across the street. Lunch or Dinner you can't go wrong.

Thank jkfitzmaurice
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We were invited to a small dinner party at this trendy strip mall restaurant. Cool and hip inside, yes, but also very friendly and warm, and the food was amazing. They were spot on in the recommendations of wine with food pairings and featured some unexpected vintages that were very very good. They served food that was a creative twist on traditional dishes I have had with my Asian friends. I was surprised to eat a spicy green bean dish that was exceptional, and the Korean tacos were outstanding; everything was very tasty. I wish I didn't have to travel so far to get there, but I may just have to plan a special trip so I can enjoy it all over again.

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Thank Diane H
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