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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“coconut rice” (11 reviews)
“dumplings” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Seafood, Sushi, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and son and I were looking for a place for dinner. Parking was tight in Laguna Beach so when we drove by this place in a strip mall we thought we would give it a try. The interior is beautiful - soft lighting...More

Thank mainelover99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh, aromatic, surprising, tasty, good and polite service, nice music, reasonable in prices. We had great evening, with my wife and 3 kids.

Thank Łukasz K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding sashimi, flavorful, prepared to perfection. The seaweed salad was so delightful. Prices were very good. Two of us ate lunch for $30. Portions are large and we very extremely satisfied. Had enough for a second meal. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Have to...More

Thank bpeppy
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Always a friendly welcome here. This place is service oriented! The bartender remebered us. The food is excellent. Love the chilean sea bass with curry, seasoned edamame,crispy chicken spring rolls and their coconut rice. Fav cocktails are the Imperial Garden and their margaritaMore

Thank mom3d2002
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the Starfish Team, and the Trip Advisor community! We are so happy to hear you always have a great experience! The entire crew here at Starfish strives to provide top-notch, memorable, and friendly...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Evidently this restaurant hes been here for over 6 years, never knew. Well worth a visit, excellent food and service, great vibe, a little gem

Thank Aussietrip77
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our little gem! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your discovery, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, Gretchen and Archie

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Location next to CVS in little shopping strip had me nervous but food was delicious. The lettuce wraps and vegetarian curries were yum. Service was good although a bit slow as they were very busy.

Thank Christie4444
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Christie, Thanks for sharing your experience and feedback with the team here at Starfish Laguna! We appreciate your time and comments as we grow our little South Laguna Gem. Hope to serve you again soon. Gretchen and Archie

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

One of Laguna's hidden gems. Archie and Gretchen run one of town's best restaurants. Food and atmosphere are fantastic. There's literally nothing on the menu we haven't enjoyed. You would never believe this restaurant is hidden in a local shopping center. Locals know to sit...More

Thank bostonlagunacommuter
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share what you love about Starfish Laguna with the team here, as well as the TripAdvisor community! We truly appreciate your feedback and continued support. We'll see you soon for some Hot Fish and coconut...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Coconut Rice here at Starfish is to DIE for! I do not normally eat rice, but find myself ordering it on it's own every time I come here. It's a rather small restaurant, but you feel transported to another city when you are inside....More

Thank CharlieeMariee
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi CharlieeMariee! Thank you for sharing what you love about Starfish Laguna! We are so happy to hear you enjoy the drinks, dishes, and service during your visits, and look forward the the opportunity to continue to impress you. Best wishes, Gretchen and Archie

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Don't let the restaurant's location in a strip mall above the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna fool you. It is a first class dining experience in a casual setting. Starting with a variety of inventive cocktails and moving on to varied, innovative, and delicious Asian...More

Thank SAREsq7
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy to hear you find innovation, diversity, and value within a first-class experience here with us. Our entire team is...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The shrimp fried dumplings and filet mignon satay was delicious. I asked for my pad thai to be a little bit spicy and I got a bowl of noodles drenched in sauce. I'm sure the pad thai is delicious but the sauce blasted out most...More

Thank Keturah E
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Keturah, Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback regarding your recent experience at Starfish Laguna! We are happy to hear you enjoyed both the dumplings and satays! We did want to reach out regarding the Pad Thai. We use guest feedback...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$36
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, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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