OPAH Restaurant & Bar @ Town Center Aliso Viejo

4.8
1080 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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IleneS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fabulous in every way

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Brandonandvalerie
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Anniversary, the food and service were very good

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OCfoodie
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent service and food

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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
1 review
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.

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vipJane
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we had visited Opah a couple times previous to Covid shutdowns, we really discovered it when outside dining was approved. They did it correctly, even with music on Saturday nights. Last night was slow, Sunday before a holiday. We shared the green salad to start, then the most delicious onion soup we’ve ever had. We followed that with a perfectly cooked medium rare filet mignon. Unfortunately, we were too full to share the butter cake this time, which is always excellent. Kevin was our waiter; a pleasant, efficient guy who watched our table out of the corner of his eye in case we needed anything. Altogether, an attractive, well run restaurant with excellent food and drinks.

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Johnf
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night my wife and I returned to Opah where the previous Saturday we enjoyed the music provided by Nocy, a brilliant flamenco guitarist. We went to see Nocy again but also to enjoy the delicious food. My wife and I started again with the Maui Onion Soup, served nice and hot. She again had the wedge salad which was wonderful, and this time I ordered the fish and chips, making sure the Halibut was fresh, and it was very fresh and very tasty. You can tell this restaurant is owned by a professional chef -- the quality of every dish we have tried there is top notch. We understand that Nocy will be featured
in the outdoor tent for the next couple of Saturday nights starting at 6 -- go and see him, enjoy the great food and service, you won't be disappointed.

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vipsimiburtons
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a simple outdoor lunch in the extended patio. The meal was delicious. I paired a green salad with steak kabobs and it was tasty. My mother enjoyed her veggie stack burger and Caesar salad (with polenta croutons). The bread pudding dessert was the star of the meal.

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ccrider
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday lunch and the outdoor tables are fantastic. It's great to be outside in California weather! The manager greeted us and served our food, and our waiter was very attentive. There was a seared ahi lunch special with arugula that was amazing!! And a special dessert for the birthday girl!

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CarolinaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and cocktails selection. Second time here and food and service outstanding.

We enjoyed a nice salad and the almond encrusted Halibut. Good portion and quality.

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BUTCH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want your reservation to be taken care properly be sure to contact Jen. All the servers are great and well trained.I have always found the staff to be terrific and I am sure you will to. I try to visit there every week unless I am out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was good but service wasn't great. I think our server forgot about us to be honest. We were there for my husband's birthday dinner and he wasn't thrilled. He never even received a refill for his drink the entire time we were there. Towards the end I think another server noticed his agitation and helped us. It isn't a cheap restaurant by any means so you expect better service. I was a server for years so understand you get busy but our server never even came to check on us once after our food arrived hence never receiving a single soda refill. The food was good but I felt bad my husband didn't enjoy his birthday celebration and because of that I didn't feel my money was well spent. We ended up getting a cake to go just because we didn't feel like sitting there anymore waiting.

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Leta
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Wait staff was very accommodating to us wanting to take our time with a long dinner. Amazing mango martinis and other signature cocktails. All of our food was yummy except one- the only reason I didn’t give the food five stars was because my halibut was tasty but very dry. I did let our waiter know just so chef would know not to send out more like that. They came back and told us they would remove it from our check which was very good customer service, even though we didn’t ask for that. All in all a very nice dinner. Get the Brussel sprout appetizer! It didn’t disappoint. We will definitely go back. My husbands braised short ribs were the best we have had anywhere. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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PennyH
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here since they opened and the food and service always great. Good variety of food and drinks to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Provided beverage recommendations and offered an extensive knowledge that was spot on to our preferences. He truly made our experience an amazing one. The food was delicious and service was fast. One of our favorite meetup locations.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant service, creative, eclectic menu. Kid and pet-friendly outdoor dining.

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vipRobertP
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect outdoor patio dining experience - great food and exceptional service.

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SueO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Love this place and great service!!

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vipRedBar
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was good not as great as usual
The coconut shrimp wasn’t great but I would go back again

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RonL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One might ask the server how much the price is for the specials that are not on the menu. Or the server could mention how much the price is for the specials. I nearly choked when I saw the $42 charge for a lunch portion of the Chilean Sea Bass!

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UpperCrust
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are top notch, very consistent. Menu has something for everyone!

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OCFoodie
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ho hum. Service was amazing. Over $90 for 2 entrees a sparkling water. Pricey for the quality of the food.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
526 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine provided at the opah restaurant, this was our first visit and we enjoyed every aspect. The service was very well done and always fulfilling each one of our request. Thank you

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! It's a big mistake if you go to Opah and do not have the Sweet Potato Tower. So yummy and different than anything I've ever had. Bread pudding was d'lish and everything in between the apps and dessert was so tasty. Will for sure be going back!

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JohnC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Limited menu selections, a bit pricey (not a great value). Waiter was less than engaged with customers.

The unfortunate pandemic has resulted in a small plus for customers at OPAH. Pre pandemic OPAH crammed customers very close to one another. No chance of having a private, intimate, romantic or personal conversation with your companion, without neighboring table hearing every word of what was said. Now it’s different inside and outside thanks to some breathing room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always on point and they really do have the best Cioppino

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vipTypie89
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food we ordered was excellent, went with their specials of Ahi for the wife and Halibut for me. We really loved them both. Service by our waiter Kevin was great too, such a nice guy between recommendations and overall knowledge of the food and wine he was a great treat to have him as our server. Looking forward to going back again.

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vipCaroleR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server wasn’t on the ball. She didn’t tell us about the specials and we heard from a server near by. We called her back and changed our order. The crusted halibut was very dry and overcooked. The ahi was also bland and very little sauce. I used to go to Opah all the time years ago but it seemed not as good anymore. Probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff good food

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Tammy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food excellent service manager was so friendly my drink was made just the way I ordered it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craig GM always makes you feel like you were dining at his home.

UC
UpperCrust
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service! Our server&his mates were just fantastic!

PJ
PJsoCA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio dining, great food and service. We went early to beat the crowd. Waiter adapted orders perfectly.

BB
vipBrendaB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed dining on lovely patio. The food is awesome the service is excellent.

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 4.8 stars by 1080 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.