Happy Family Vegetarian - Closed

1400 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Happy Family Vegetarian

Edwin+Goei One+crunchy+koan


  • Daily 11am-9pm
  • $$
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Happy Family is a vegetarian restaurant in If there is one dish to try at Happy Family, it is the stir-fried lily buds with lycium berries. The main ingredient looks like white concave cups, its appearance similar to separated layers of an onion. But where you expect to be stung, sweetness comes. Its calming presence on the plate pulls together a dish bright and invigorating with snow peas carefully snipped of their stems, sliced asparagus and the slightly tart red flecks of the lycium berry.

Related Stories (1)

  • Happy Family Mocks Meat
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 3 p.m. by Edwin Goei

    More than six months have passed since Happy Family Vegetarian replaced May Garden in Costa Mesa, but practically every other person who walks in the door asks the same question: “What happened to May Garden?” One night,...


View All

More Vegetarian Restaurants in Costa Mesa

  • Avanti Cafe
    Best Of

    While the Avanti menu is strictly vegetarian, with faux meats and cheese, the steak-and-potatoes ...

  • Old Vine Cafe
    Critics' Pick

    This tiny eatery impresses with an affordable small-plates menu, breakfast-through-dinner hours a...

  • Native Foods
    Best Of

    Screw the hippy-dippy milieu: Native Foods is about chow as welcoming for your senses as it is fo...

View All

More Vegetarian Restaurants in Orange County


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >