Bistro Anju

22912 Pacific Park
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Bistro Anju +

JC Vera


  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon, Wed-Fri 12pm-2pm, Mon, Wed-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Though the sign outside simply says "Sushi," Bistro Anju should not be counted among the sushi slapdash that dots our suburban mini-malls and shopping complexes with increasing frequency, even if its sparse dining looks like it belongs. It should be compared to its rightful peers: South Coast Plaza's Hamamori and Newport Coast's Bluefin By Abe. Owner/chef Hideki Saito produces California rolls along with decent nigiri with rice that's a touch too sweet, but he'd rather dazzle you with foie gras and gazpacho, things cooked on a blazing stove top and employing more than just wasabi as ingredient.

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  • Bistro Anju Moves From One South County City To Another
    Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    Bistro Anju--arguably the sushi joint to seek out if you happen to be a Central OC-er lost in South County--has moved from Laguna Niguel to Aliso Viejo. I reviewed them two years ago on a recommendation by Hiro Ohiwa, owner of Cafe ...

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    Friday, January 28, 2011 at 4:30 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    The six people who sat at a table in the back of the restaurant were obviously drunk on too much sake. Their increasingly rowdy voices were fast becoming slurred cackles of obscenities and snorts. With every f-bomb they dropped, the...

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