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“Wow what a place ”
Review of Starfish

Starfish
Ranked #20 of 180 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$36
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montage Resort Drive & Pacific Coast Hwy.
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.
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 they found it.

1  Thank Dan S
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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, friends, laughter, and delicious food!!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My boyfriend and I really liked this place. I have a (real) cilantro allergy and our server really worked with me to find something I could eat without making it seem as though it is a huge production for the kitchen staff to work around the allergy. The drinks were also tasty! Be prepared to spend a little more but it is worth it.

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

Hello!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the team here at Starfish! We are happy to hear you and your boyfriend had an excellent time, and that your allergy was accommodated with ease and kindness. We are so proud of our talented service team, and are happy to hear their dedication and passion for our brand shined through! We'll hope to see you two again soon.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Overall I can only give Starfish a 3 of 5. The main course of honey walnut shrimp was excellent as were the soft shell crab sliders. The sunset roll was nothing special. I have to give a thumbs down to the white rice. It was too dry for use with chopsticks and not up to the same taste one would find in a mainland Chinese restaurant. Anyone going to Starfish should be aware the music is quite loud making it difficult to carry on a conversation across the table without raising one's voice

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

Hi Jim,
Thank you for taking time to name the items you loved! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy parts of your experience, and would definitely love to have you back in to give Starfish Laguna another try. We have an extensive menu with so many great items, I am confident that with some sharp server recommendations we can guide you towards a few more excellent dishes. If you'd like to reach out to make a reservation, please email me at kayli@starfishlaguna.com.

Best,
Kayli Day

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We came here for happy hour, and we are happy that we did! The staff was very sweet, and we loved everything that we ate. The unique cocktails are yum!

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

Hi Kathie,
Thanks for joining us during Opium Hour! We are so happy you had a great time, and hope to see you again soon for more small plates and delicious libations!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We were recommended to this place and it was a great recommendation. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was superb. We ordered the hand made noodles and sesame chicken and both of them were great. The portions are good and great value for the experience. Its a must try.

Thank OldChick61
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Gretchen A, Owner at Starfish, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hello!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to hear you had a superb time here at Starfish Laguna, and hope to have another chance to WOW you again soon!

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