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Starfish

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been enjoying Starfish ever since it opened about four or five years ago. The food is Asian Fusion and along with the service is excellent. In the beginning, we could walk in without a reservation during the week and be seated almost immediately. Well...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gary P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We end up going to this restaurant because it was next to the lodge we were staying at and we had a a very good surprise. After reading the reviews and the suggestions of the previous customers, we ordered shrimp and chicken soup, crab dumplings,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank anaslbatista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Starfish, in downtown Laguna Beach, has a great menu featuring creative pan-Asian cuisine. There’s a wide choice of appetizers, small plates, soups, and salads, and you can easily make a meal from those alone –choices range from crab mango noodle salad to wok fired...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RGinCT
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Starfish was bustling on a Saturday night. We arrived just after very popular happy hour and waited for a seat at the bar because there was a line for tables and no reservations available online. We had fun. Both bartenders were efficient and friendly. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were very happy we found starfish. The food was incredible, and it was nice to find such great food in a place with a kids menu. We had sushi and Thai food, both were very fresh and extremely tasty. Service was excellent. Waitstaff was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank docrog769
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great food and great atmosphere...service great too... a wonderful place to enjoy happy hour treats too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SandyM1652
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks, sushi, and pot stickers on a recommendation from a local. Great experience. Bartender Neal was very good. Food and drinks were excellent!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank B7835RTjasond
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping in! Happy to hear you had a great experience with Neil at our bar, and we'll hope to see you again soon! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is one of my all time favorite places to eat. The food is always consistent. I prefer the outdoor seating area, as the inside is really dark and sometimes noisy. Take out is also really good and the food stays hot even on a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hi Elissa, WOW! That is high praise and we are so grateful for it! We are honored to be one of your all time favorite spots, and all the dishes both when dining in and dining out. We'll see you soon for some of your...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This very busy South Laguna Beach gem is well worth a visit. The food is excellent and the service attentive. Everyone will find something to their liking—we certainly did! Fresh ingredients and inventive presentations abound. It restaurant was busy even though it was the start...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank one1stop
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hello! Thank you for sharing our South Laguna gem! We are happy you enjoyed an excellent meal and service during your visit, and found so many things to like within our varied menu. We'll see you next visit! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We live in Laguna and Starfish is a 'go to' restaurant for us, we have never been disappointed. The food is absolutely delicious and great service all around. The crowd is friendly, music always just right and the management (Archie and Gretchen) never let you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bill C
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hi Bill, We are so honored to be your 'go-to' spot in Laguna Beach! Starfish is a tight-knit restaurant with a staff that's more like family, and we strive to include all of the guests that join us in that feeling. We will continue to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$36
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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