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“Outstanding Pho”
Review of Starfish

Starfish
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Ranked #3 of 184 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Asian
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience on our first lunch visit. Normally we enjoy their Happy Hours. Today we shared the Pho and the Calamari starter and they were outstanding. Mario, are waiter was outstanding and provided us with great info and suggestions.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank yogiacomo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Starfish in Laguna Beach. Mario was our server and he did an amazing job of taking care of us. We started with 2 appetizers; pot stickers and crab wonton. Both were excellent, tasty and served very hot. Next, we ordered a shrimp tempura roll and a sunset sushi roll. Again, both were excellent. Mario asked us if we liked curry and we both answered no. He inquired if we had ever had Thai Curry. I decided to try it along with some Jasmine rice. It was very good as it is mixed with coconut cream. Finally, we ordered the bread pudding for desert. It was huge; warm bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, bananas and Carmel sauce. It was excellent, but way too much. We took most of it home to enjoy the next day. There were many other menu items that will have to wait for our next visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Mikeshy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here for a quick Cocktail and promised myself I'd bring my new wife here to enjoy the Thai fusion cuisine as the bartender was gracious and helpful and told me about the great cuisine.
Everything we had on Friday night was excellent, especially when I saw the smile my Thai wife had as she sampled the food we ordered.
Highly recommend, bartenders are great, mojito was perfect...draft beers are special on top of the food being delicious.
Bit expensive BUT worth it, with a great lively atmosphere. a truly great fond in the overpriced mediocre restaurants that dominate LB..

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank B9896UQthomasd
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Amazing fusion food at this place in Laguna Beach. Place is a bit loud but anything you order is excellent. A must visit. Service is amazing too.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Rakesh A
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Excellent happy hour and huge menu. There’s something for everyone! The tofu lettuce cups, spicy tuna rolls and Philly rolls were especially excellent. Miso Cod unbelievable! Fried rice- yum! The service was fabulous too!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank MariK888
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