Bistango is a hidden gem of a restaurant and all those who find it enjoy delicious food, cocktails, and beautiful art. For 30 plus years, this family-owned restaurant has been welcoming guests with artfully crafted meals. Locally brewed beers and spirits are used to create unique and refreshing cocktails. If you haven’t found this restaurant yet, you may be surprised by the art displays and high quality live music. The family owners value supporting the arts through nightly live music, fine art displays, and food crafting. It’s a beautiful experience for all the senses.

Come for happy hour and enjoy the beautiful patio. A bubbling fountain, filtered sunset light, palms, and light strings create a lovely environment to enjoy an evening. Jazz musicians from Saddleback College fill the air with their soulful tunes on Thursdays in the summer. New items and craft cocktails on the tapas menu are sure to delight.

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday 4-7 PM, Saturday 5-7 PM

Bar, Lounge, & Patio

$5 off all tapas items and $3 off signature cocktails, house wine & champagne, & draft beers

Cocktail at Bistango in Irvine Beef sliders at Bistango in Irvine

Tapas Menu

Fried Calamari Strips

sea salt, lemon wedge, sriracha aioli

Kobe Style Beef Sliders

swiss cheese, arugula portobello mushrooms, sriracha aioli

Spicy Asian Barbecue Spareribs Sliders

arugula, pickled cucumber, red onions

Yellowfin Tuna Poke

sushi rice, avocado, carrots, sweet onions, cucumber, seaweed salad, spicy soy sauce

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly

sushi rice, sesame seeds, scallions, cilantro

Korean Barbecue Short Ribs of Beef

(Kalbi) sushi rice, scallions, cilantro, Korean BBQ sauce

Traditional Scampi

soft polenta, garlic, tomatoes, basil, capers

Beef Tenderloin Skewer

wilted spinach, peppercorn sauce

Pommes Frites

truffle, parmesan, garlic, herbs, honey mustard dipping sauce

Sautéed Edamame

chili sauce & sea salt

Buffalo Chicken Wings

cucumber sauce, celery sticks

Curry Marinated Single Lamb Chops

potato puree, carrots, kalamata sauce

Pan Seared Rare Sesame Crusted Tuna

asian slaw, cashews, spicy Kabayaki sauce

Bistango’s Guacamole

fresno jalapeno, crispy tortilla chips

Lamb chops at Bistango in Irvine

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Poke at happy hour at Bistango

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Friends enjoying happy hour at Bistango in Irvine


Wine & Dine Artfully

19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine


Complimentary valet parking and validation for self-parking.

Live jazz at Bistango in Irvine