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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-9200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Not knowing what to expect, we went to Starfish for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. The food was beyond spectacular and the service was excellent. The ambiance was also tremendous. I would highly recommend Starfish to anyone who likes to eat great seafood....More

Thank chucklavington
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Chuck, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish Laguna, as well as the TripAdvisor community! We are thrilled to hear you had such an excellent experience, and enjoyed every aspect of the food,...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended to us and we agree! The only reason I did not give it 5stars is because it was very loud. (we're old-is) ;-) The food, cocktails and service were all terrific. It was a Monday night and that is apparently...More

1  Thank Lee C
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Lee, Thank you for taking time to review Starfish Laguna! We are so happy you had a terrific experience, and hope to have the chance to impress you again soon! We have taken your comments about the music to heart, and definitely want all...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We can't get enough of this place - best martinis in Laguna by far! Their cod melts in your mouth, the ribs are always incredible [wet or dry] and the deserts I can never pass on. It is a noisier restaurant, but for a reason...More

Thank arielmac
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Ariel, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your love of Starfish Laguna with the team here, and the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy to hear you love so many things about our gem, and look forward to impressing you...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

It may have just been the time we were there but the fish wasn't cold or fresh. The menu is too extensive!More

Thank Derick G
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Derick, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We pride ourselves on sourcing the freshest ingredients, especially when it comes to our seafood selections. We do always like to handle guest feedback in real time so we can meet...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We stopped by for lunch, as it was right across the street from the Montage Resort and Spa. We were intrigued by the reviews, and decided to give it a try. We had an excellent server, and tried a variety of dishes. The shrimp dumplings...More

Thank Kimo52
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Kimo, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear you gave us a try after reading our reviews online, and thrilled that you found the entire experience superb. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite selections with the TripAdvisor...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The highlight of my trip to Laguna and should not be missed! The food is eclectic Asian inspired and absolutely delicious! The ambience is amazing and the background music excellent. A great place to meet friends and enjoy amazing cocktails and have dinner. The staff...More

Thank DeanneRJackson2013
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Deanne, Thank you so much for sharing your comments with the team here at Starfish Laguna! We are thrilled to hear that visiting us was the highlight of your trip, and are incredibly grateful for your support and kind words! We take great pride...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

So, first a confession. We have lived in Laguna Beach for decades, but had somehow never gotten around to trying Starfish. Having a day off a month or so ago we decided to go out to lunch, and decided to try a place near the...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Very nice surprise. Located between Yoga studio, drug store etc we found a wonderful place for lunch - sure to be a great choice for dinner as well. Spicy and full of natural flavours. Highly recommended. Good service as well.

Thank monika_everywhere
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Monika, Thank you for reviewing Starfish Laguna! We are glad you found a wonderful lunch/dinner hideaway in our little South Laguna gem, and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I particularly liked the choice of dishes. Served with a friendly smile and a favorite eatery for locals as I was told. Clean and pleasant surroundings with prompt service. Check it out.

Thank Tom B
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Tom, Thank you for sharing your comments with Starfish Laguna! We are happy that you enjoyed our menu selections, and received prompt and pleasant service! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Fun fun fun! The Service was amazing The waitress was the best so much fun can’t wait to go back with my friends and family. The drinks and food was some of the best food I’ve ever had! I even forgot my credit card and...More

1  Thank Dan S
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Dan, We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time here at Starfish Laguna! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the team here, and the TripAdvisor community! We'll hope to see you again soon for more fun,...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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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