OPAH Restaurant & Bar @ Town Center Aliso Viejo

4.7
1111 reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County. Carefully hand selected each day to deliver the best quality available. Come in and enjoy the menu created by Marc A. Cohen, One of the Best Chef's in Orange County. The menu is exquisite, featuring edible works of art, that look so good the could be on a magazine cover. Dont forget to try one of our signature Award Winning Martinis. If you wondering how we came up with the name Opah. It comes from the Hawaiian word for Moonfish, which was once viewed as Good Luck by fisherman, & often given away as a gesture of Good Will.
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was great! The food is mediocre. The fish and chips was bland - no seasoning. The mussels were great with garlic butter.

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vipGregoryPS
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was great but the halibut was totally dry and most disappointing, especially given the price and the fact this is supposed to be a seafood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious bacon wrapped dates and chopped seafood salad.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food at a great piece. Perfect for celebrations, business meetings or regular family dinners.

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DartagnanF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very good service. A really nice restaurant

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Linda
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was excellent and the service, excellent also. Our server was very knowledgeable about ever item on the menu.

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vipLobo
Orange County
271 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I usually order the Chicken Milanese, which is outstanding. This time I ordered the Halibut Fish & Chips. It was very good. Our server, Kristin, was terrific.

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Mermaid
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only game in town!! Bartenders make a GREAT dry martini!!

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Foodie
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and attentive service

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MatthewP
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice scallops great loved the halibut, cocktails nice

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DianaC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service per usual

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IreneV
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took 2 sisters to Opah to celebrate one of their birthdays. The food and service were excellent!

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vipRobinJ
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greeted by the manager and given a choice on seating, which was nice. Then Philip was a FANTASTIC and attentive server. Really appreciated him!

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vipLobo
Orange County
272 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken Milanese, delicious. Ambiance and service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, love the Spanish guitar music, really good food

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vipMaryamEK
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff

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viprh00
Orange County
159 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent, Scallops cooked perfectly and served hot. Delicious martinis and Kudos to the owner for stopping by to check on our food. The only downside of sitting on patio is it was extremely noisy and loud and we had to yell to hear each other and we are not hearing impaired. Other than noise, 5 star food quality and great service!

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vipDebbieS
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday! It was lovely being out and enjoying our little event!

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vipMish9007
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner before going to the movies. Best restaurant in Aliso Viejo.

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Daniel
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My goodness is this place a gem. The food was incredible, so thankful this is in my area.

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Malia
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. Sadly still no creme brulee. Music too loud. Kevin was an excellent waiter

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MariaO
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Oprah in a while and it is still a wonderful meal, in a great ambiance, close to home. All four meals were delicious and our server was attentive and pleasant.

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vipCarie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Took my dad for Father’s Day and the food and service were both fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Father’s Day ever!! The music was awesome and people were dancing. The whole staff was amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the menu seemed to be reduced compared to what we remember. The server did not mention any daily specials either. Maybe both are due to COVID? We felt that the service in general was quite sub-par by OPAH’s usual standards and not as prompt or attentive as we’ve come to expect. Our server was either overloaded or didn’t have a good sense of when to check in with us. Hopefully this was just an off night.

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vipNice
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Halibut s little dry

Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay not on wine list
Oh my

Polenta Croutons are a real treat

This may require further post Covid investigation

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vipJoeR
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Just another dining experience where good restaurants can’t find either competent or enough help and that poor service trickles down to the customers. Better to limit your clients to how many you can truly serve and not degrade your reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

My comments are pointed towards my arrival.

Showed up for my reservation and the host promptly directed my 96 year old father and I to the “cheap seats” at the far end of a temporary patio area.

The restaurant was empty.

I mentioned that I had a reservation, and was told the tables in the restaurant were “reserved”. I reminded the host that I in fact had a reservation, and was greeted with attitude. After a moment of grumbling on the hosts part she acquiesced and allowed us to have a table where all the other grownups were sitting.

Love the food here, but the quality is slipping. Our waiter was great. The host here not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been out at a restaurant in over 16 months. Wanted a nice place to go and enjoy. Well, Opah’s did NOT disappoint. It was very nice. Wade was our server. He was kind and told us about the specials. Good vibes all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and they sat us right away

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IleneS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fabulous in every way

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Brandonandvalerie
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a fun experience. Our server was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, the food and service were very good

OC
OCfoodie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent service and food

j
vipjeromet
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Menu was varied. We all enjoyed the meal.

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ocgirl25
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at Opah. I had the scallops and they were lovely. My friend had the pork chop and he said it was delicious. My kid had a burger and the portion was big enough for him (he's 10) and he enjoyed it. We had the bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer and it was yummy. My only slight complain is the temporary Aliso Viejo Town Center area looks a bit messy. Wish it was a bit nicer. I think they should permanently close down that street and make a nicer grass area with tables so it will look nicer.

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kathleenl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best local spot everything from service to food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always s enjoy our meals at Opah’s, and the staff is friendly and efficient.

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BUTCH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to OPAH. I try to have dinner there at least once a week. This week my server was Kristin, who is the best. Don't miss out, ask for Kristin when she is available and you won't be disappointed. In addition, the management is super and always checking on the status of your dinner.

FAQs

OPAH Restaurant & Bar @ Town Center Aliso Viejo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 360-8822.

OPAH Restaurant & Bar @ Town Center Aliso Viejo is rated 4.7 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.