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Tabu Grill - CLOSED

2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
+1 949-494-7743
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
29 Aug 2015
“Once again excellence ”
3 Jun 2015
“Tabu of Laguna”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

We had friends in from out of town. So we wanted to impress and luckily we made it to Tabu Grill. We wanted an experience more than we wanted lots of food, so we selected the Chef's Choice with the wine paring. It was fabulous,...More

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Excellent meal. Prompt service, with a still from Rene. The kitchen is open behind the bar area so you can enjoy the care being cooked into each dish. The pork chop and pork belly were delicious. The scallops starts er,a synths gnocchi with hazelnut were...More

1  Thank Jrs1234567
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We decided to eat here because it was very close to the Inn we stayed at. The decor is a little different but the food is absolutely fabulous. Interesting preparations on even the salads! We will definitely come back when we are in the area.

Thank Endless Summer L
Reviewed 8 July 2014

You have to know where you're going to get there or you will easily pass it up. but if you want world class cuisine with an ecclectic wine menu in a quaint setting....bingo....this is your spot. worthy of its reputation.

Thank Nolarod
Reviewed 2 July 2014

How very sad. One of our favorite restaurants has gone down the toilet... We had the worst meal ever at Tabu. The sea bass they tried to serve me was spoiled, punctuated by a terrible ammonia stench. The 'prime' rib-eye was anything but. A bout...More

4  Thank janicechieffo
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Appetiser, scallops served with beurre blanc potatoes and orange coulis. Just didn't work. House signature dish of Berkshire Pork Chop, chop was incredibly tough, chewy and tasteless, served with a messy puree of chopped vegetables all mixed in. Really average. Passed on desert. At $140...More

Thank Calum C
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stopped here for a quick pre-theatre dinner, and are so happy we did! Everything was fresh, well-prepared, and paired beautifully with the wines that were recommended to us. The bread that comes with dinner is amazing, so we ate too much of it! So...More

Thank marisa13
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is an intimate restaurant with great atmosphere. Cozy and friendly - you will feel welcome. Great food, priced well, interesting/good wine list. We keep going back and you will too.

Thank stacyervin
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and loved it. While my wife was not a huge fan of the decor, I thought it was fine and we sat at a nice table outside. I was expecting a decent meal from the reviews...More

Thank TravelingRoger
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is a small restaurant that provides a more exotic atmosphere. It is a darkened environment. The menu selection offered healthful choices. We found the food to be excellent.

Thank Nancy E
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
    (Nye's Place)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-7743
  • E-mail
The word Tabu is from the Polynesian Tongan people's tongue and means, "Set Apart," which sets the tone for this unparalleled restaurant located in Laguna Beach. When you walk into Tabu Grill, you find yourself in a lush oceanic oasis of blues, exotic purples and aquamarines. More lush than its interior is the food, a highly-sought after "foodie" menu prepared by Executive Chef Kenny Raponi and his sous chefs in an open kitchen that allows you to watch the magic come together on every plate. A multiple award recipient, Tabu Grill received Zagat's coveted "Extraordinary to Perfection" score year after yea
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