Anchor Hitch

27741 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


  • Full bar
Anchor Hitch is a seafood restaurant in Mission Viejo. If you’ve heard anything about its chef, Michael Pham, you’d know he once worked at LA’s Providence as a protégé of Michael Cimarusti, who’s arguably the most respected seafood chef on the West Coast. It’s hard to say whether this young Padawan is trying to emulate his Jedi master, but Pham’s best dish is the tom yum agnoletti, a plate of ravioli patiently stuffed with shrimp, covered in a cream sauce that had shades of lemongrass, and topped with a head of foam that would have Cimarusti shed proud Top Chef tears. It’s perfect in every detail: texture, flavor, presentation and originality. If cooking prowess is the same as the Force, this dish was Pham lifting the X-Wing out of the swamp.

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