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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut rice” (12 reviews)
“korean tacos” (6 reviews)
“pho” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SandyM1652
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!!

Thank B7835RTjasond
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Thank one1stop
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bill C
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Nice restaurant in a shopping strip mall (so you won't find it on your own...). Decorations and happy hour deals are great.

Thank John_in_LB
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you for helping people find our little South Laguna gem! We'll see you next time for Opium Hour! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed August 27, 2018

My wife and I have lived in South Laguna for 18 years, and we never hesitate to recommend Starfish to friends & take visiting family there. The food is always fresh, interesting and served in a fun environment with ample free parking directly across PCH...More

Thank Matt M
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your continued support and recommendation of Starfish to your friends and family. Word-of-mouth has been one of our greatest impetuses of growth, and one of our favorite aspects of this amazing, eclectic community of Laguna Beach. We'll see...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took my daughter here to celebrate before she returned to college and we both enjoyed our meal. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly and helpful.

Thank Shellee H
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Shellee, Thank you for celebrating with us! Happy to hear you received friendly service from our bartender and enjoyed your meals. We'll see you next time! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant had all I ask for! It has beautiful decoration, great and romantic atmosphere, nice music, amazing food and drinks, great service and all at a reasonable price. I loved it so much that I will be back the next time that I go...More

Thank SaraAntonLargo
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sara! WOW! Thank you so much for sharing all of the things you love about Starfish Laguna with our team and with the TripAdvisor community! We will see you next time you visit Laguna Beach, please introduce yourself when you come in :) Kayli...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

The service is excellent and the food is delicious, The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The waitress was knowledgeable and pointed out the best meals.

Thank John C
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you for sharing your experience! We are happy to hear you had an excellent all-around visit to Starfish Laguna, and hope to wow you again soon! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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