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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.)
+1 949-715-9200
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11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed eating here. The staff was super friendly and attentive and the food was great! Enjoyed the sashimi appetizer and a seafood thai bowl with the coconut sticky rice--delicious!

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Thank Kelly B
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for joining us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed friendly, attentive service and had a great experience with our menu! Hope to have you join us again! Gretchen and Archie More 

Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review comes after my 3rd visit. My first and second visit preemted a fondness for the place and did not want to review based on my partiality. So, here goes! My 1st and 2nd visit was correct in feeling how I feel now. Starfish is on the South end of Laguna Beach, away from downtown. It is located in... More 

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Thank Neil S
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We could not continue to grow and build our little South Laguna gem without the continued support and feedback of our patrons. The entire team here strives to pour our passion, knowledge, and dedication into... More 

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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

STARFISH Laguna Beach is one of those hidden Gems, the locals know it well, and once you visit, you'll know why too! It's hidden in the Aliso Creek Shopping Center, located directly across the street from the Montage Resort. As soon as you enter STARFISH, you already know you're in for a unique Asian dining experience! The restaurant has a... More 

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Thank LagunaBch
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish Laguna. This review relays the exact experience we strive to replicate for each and every guest to join us! The entire team here at Starfish is extremely grateful to you for sharing this experience with us, and the TripAdvisor community! Each member of our team has an incredible passion and dedication... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service and appetizers for a good price. Made a great Valentine's Day dinner by just trying several different dishes

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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hello!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed a fantastic experience and Valentine's celebration, and found value with our menu. Thanks for entrusting your special day to us! Hope to see you return soon - Gretchen and Archie More 

Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Starfish twice during our week-long stay in Laguna Beach and really enjoyed it both times. Loved the interior, the friendly and efficient service, and most of all the food. Ordered the pho the first night because I was getting over a cold and it was so yummy. The second time we ordered all appetizers and small plates:... More 

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Thank JylDee
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi JylDee! Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with the team here at Starfish Laguna and the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed two visits to our Laguna gem! Our entire team, both culinary and hospitality, strives to replicate this exact experience for every guest who joins us. We know you have many options here... More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

While staying across the street at the Montage, we were looking for somewhere we could get a glass of wine under $18!!! Starfish did the job - $6 happy hour wine and tons of yummy snacks. Great place to go for a quick bite. The scenery isn't much to speak of compared to the restaurants nearby but the food was... More 

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Thank Marisa M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

Hi Marisa, Thanks for your Opium Hour shout-out! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dishes and found value with the happy hour menu! Hope to see you next time you visit Laguna Beach. Gretchen and Archie More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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 definitely go back for a full meal! Service was excellent and quality also!

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Thank sherriterando
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

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 More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Mag M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

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 More 

San Clemente
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 martini was the best I have ever had!

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Thank janetinkley
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

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, dumpings/wontons are all discounted, as well as the cocktails, beer, and wine. Hope to see... More 

Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

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 very special dinner. This wonderful Asian Fusion restaurant has all the bases covered from the... More 

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Thank Matt K
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this review

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 single day. Looking forward to the next opportunity to wow you! The Starfish Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$36
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sushi, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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