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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)
“pho” (7 reviews)
“korean tacos” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Seafood, 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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41 - 50 of 203 reviews

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 30 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 19 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 23 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 7 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 19 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 22 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 22 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 4 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 16 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

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We tried Starfish for the first time this past Saturday night. We made a reservation on OpenTable and were seated right away. The ambience is dark with an energetic vibe. We met friends for dinner and enjoyed our dinner. Great place to people watch. We...More

Thank Sherena T
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Sherena, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your experience here at Starfish Laguna. The team hear at Starfish takes all constructive comments as a useful tool in gauging the pulse of our clientele - what they're enjoying, what they are...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enjoyed eating here. The staff was super friendly and attentive and the food was great! Enjoyed the sashimi appetizer and a seafood thai bowl with the coconut sticky rice--delicious!

Thank Kelly B
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for joining us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed friendly, attentive service and had a great experience with our menu! Hope to have you join us again! Gretchen and Archie

Reviewed 12 March 2017

This review comes after my 3rd visit. My first and second visit preemted a fondness for the place and did not want to review based on my partiality. So, here goes! My 1st and 2nd visit was correct in feeling how I feel now. Starfish...More

Thank Neil S
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Neil, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with the team here at Starfish Laguna, and the TripAdvisor community! We could not continue to grow and build our little South Laguna gem without the continued support and feedback of...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

STARFISH Laguna Beach is one of those hidden Gems, the locals know it well, and once you visit, you'll know why too! It's hidden in the Aliso Creek Shopping Center, located directly across the street from the Montage Resort. As soon as you enter STARFISH,...More

Thank LagunaBch
Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Starfish Laguna. This review relays the exact experience we strive to replicate for each and every guest to join us! The entire team here at Starfish is extremely grateful to you for sharing this experience with us,...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, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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