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“Amazing food”
Review of Starfish

Starfish
Ranked #8 of 178 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 July 1, 2014

Happy hour from 4-6 I believe. Not a very good location for such a fantastic restaurant. However it makes parking a ton easier.
NSAIDs edge core is really nice and there OSA patio as well.food was just amazing. I recommend the sliders for sure. The prices become a bit much after happy hour though.

Thank Tuberose95
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

!st things first, they have Happy Hour 7 days a week! The drinks and appetizers on the Happy Hour menu are excellent and diverse! Asian gourmet with Kobe beef slider, Korean Beef Tacos, spicy tuna rolls, and the list goes on.

The dinner menu has everything you could ask for and the Chicken Curry is so good you want to drink the curry sauce from the bowl.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. I have eaten here five or six times already and LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Thank bikeboy3
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Came here for dinner after a day at the beach with friends. The food was tasty but the portions were small. The best of the dishes was the Korean Galbi wrap. Yum! But for the quality of food, I thought the prices were on the expensive side. Not the best value but a reasonable choice if you're in the neighbour and looking for a solid choice for dinner.

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Thank mamaK5
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

If they let you rate three and one-half stars, I'd use that for Starfish. Pleasant atmosphere, but not quite exceptional. Dark in side and lit nicely, adding to the ambience. A bit on the noisy side, making it less appealing for business conversation. Four people with four orders, so had a chance to sample and comment on a variety. All was (here I go again) good, but not great. Maybe the kitchen was trying to get out the food a bit faster than ideal, Cost is "medium," i.e., about $50 per person for appetizer and entree with one drink. If you're at this end of Laguna Beach, I'd keep Starfish on the list, but if you're looking for something special, look a bit more.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Located across from the Montage resort, this Asian fusion restaurant offers inventive cuisine incorporating, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, etc.. items into their menu. It's in a strip mall, but don't be fooled by the outside. Inside, the decor is fun and the food is great.

Thank JRCII
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