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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 good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coconut rice” (12 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (8 reviews)
“korean tacos” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was phenomenal !! Had a Buddha’s Kiss to start, and then we split 3 appetizers at happy hour prices which were a great savings. The lobster roll was delicious. So were the shrimp lettuce wraps and chili wontons. We will definitely return when we...More

Thank ShavaunR
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girl friend and I had a dinner date at this restaurant an we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just as good. The place was very busy yet the staff remained friendly and attentive. The place is a bit...More

Thank SDEMT6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place satisfies my urge for Asian food with lettuce wrapped chicken and mushu chicken while also pleasing my husband with lobster rolls and steamed cod. It’s a really interesting assortment of food to please many palettes. I also really like the pho chicken soup....More

Thank Leanne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were starving so the first restaurant we saw was Starfish. We read no reviews ( unlike you smart ones reading this) and just ordered spicy tuna rolls, crab rolls, veggie moo goo with a side of Jasmine rice cooked with coconut...More

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

Thank you so much for starting your vacation with us! We are so happy to hear you had an outstanding first experience at Starfish Laguna, and live to deliver this same experience each and every visit. Thank you for the shout-out to Jesse - we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our uber driver told us this was his favorite restaurant and it did not disappoint. The steam buns were awesome along with everything else we had. Best Asian food I have had in a very long time and our waiter was awesome. We will be...More

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

Hi Angela! So happy to hear you had an awesome first experience! Thanks for sharing your recommendations with the TripAdvisor community! We'll hope to see you back again soon for more delicious asian food. Best, Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just had my first visit to Starfish, and my only disappointment is that I waited so long to try it. This is an Asian restaurant serving many selections from Thailand, China, Korea, and other Asian countries. The complete experience was wonderful: Great atmosphere, Excellent...More

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

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to share your experience with our team here at Starfish Laguna and the TripAdvisor community! We live for guest feedback like this and will strive to always deliver this level of experience to you each and every...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become one of our new favorite places to eat. The food is consistently great every time. We come here with our teens and they love it too. Love the staff and the overall ambiance. Definitely a must try for couples and families visiting...More

Thank magfamily2016
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing what you love about Starfish Laguna with the team here and the TripAdvisor community! We are honored to be among your favorite restaurants, and will strive to consistently impress your family each visit! Best, Kayli Day Manager / Event...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was our first-time visit, and it was outstanding Starfish has ti all - great food, fine service and a comfortable atmosphere. We were especially pleased that the sound level was reasonable compared to so many of the newer restaurants where you are lucky to...More

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

We are so happy to hear you had an outstanding first visit to Starfish Laguna! Looking forward to the opportunity to wow you time and time again! Best, Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Ok, let me preface this with the fact that I had just come off a 3 day juice cleanse, and this was my first meal after that. With that being said, the food was fantastic. We shared all small dishes, and started off with edamame...More

Thank Jenny E
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi Jenny! We are honored to be the first food you sought out following your cleanse! So happy to hear you had a fantastic experience and found your food, cocktails, and the service to be perfect! We'll hope to see you again soon! Best Kayli...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had 10 people, all ordered different things and ate family style. It was all DELICIOUS!!! Highlights were Korean tacos, chicken curry and the BBQ pork buns were 👌🏼. Do yourself a favor and go get some yummy Food at Starfish.

1  Thank Amanda S
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing your highlights with the team here at Starfish and the TripAdvisor community! So happy to hear you had a delicious experience! See you soon! Kayli Day Manager / Event Coordinator

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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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