Anchor Hitch – Mission Viejo – May 2016


Anchor Hitch, a contemporary seafood restaurant, will be the first restaurant to debut in Union Market Mission Viejo, a dining and retail space on the upper level of Kaleidoscope. Celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, June 4, Anchor Hitch will serve lunch and dinner daily.

Using only the finest ingredients in its handcrafted Seafood and Raw Bar creations, Anchor Hitch serves most dishes family style, to encourage table interaction. Signature dishes include House Miso Clams (fresh Manila clams, mirepoix, red potatoes and Nueske bacon), Green Curried Scallop Risotto (citrus honey-glazed Hokkaido scallops, creamy green curried risotto and chopped bell peppers) and Seared Halibut (white Pacific Halibut, parsnip puree, wild foraged mushrooms, ginger, scallions, roasted corn and charred cucumber). The restaurant also has a carefully curated bar menu of handcrafted cocktails, with unique offerings such as the Yuzu Margarita with Finger Lime Caviar (Blanco tequila, yuzu and agave) and Parsnip Pearade (pear brandy, fresh parsnip juice, lime juice and pear bitters), along with wine, Champagne and an array of local craft beers.

Anchor Hitch will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 am to 10 pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11 am until midnight. The restaurant is also completing a private dining room with seating for 20, which will be available this summer. For more information, please visit

“We are excited to open at Union Market Mission Viejo in Kaleidoscope,” said Michael Pham, Executive Chef and partner of Anchor Hitch. “The center has a great demographic and is undergoing a rejuvenation process with Union Market and the other new tenants coming in. South County is the perfect place for us to launch our restaurant.”

Posted May 2016