Consumers want the setting of a restaurant to enrich their dining experience, which can only be achieved through excellent restaurant design. The right architect can craft an ambient environment that will engage customers, frame changing menus, and adapt to emerging lifestyles. 

To help you choose the right designer equipped to handle your building requirements, our team has listed the best restaurant architects in Anaheim, California. These firms were selected for their accreditations, certifications, and professional affiliations. We also considered the recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and press features. We have laid out the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.

Robinson Hill Architecture, Inc.

3195 B Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Robinson Hill Architecture, Inc. (RHA) caters to commercial clients with accreditation from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Its core competencies lie in design, engineering, planning, graphics, branding, and construction administration. RHA is capable of handling entitlements and permit processing and can conduct consultations and analysis studies. Rooted in collaboration, the RHA team works with the clients’ ideas and takes inspiration from each project’s programmatic requirements, site characteristics, and context. 


Founder and Design Principal Michael David Robinson holds membership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional draws on 36 years of experience in steering the firm towards the successful completion of its local, regional, and international projects.

RHA created a new identity for Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen’s dated stucco building, aiding in the rehabilitation of Costa Mesa’s 17th Street corridor. The new façade was constructed with historic, brick Mexican architectural undertones and offset with a new, contemporary covered patio, then framed by bold structural steel, board formed concrete and glass operable windows. Decorative concrete block applied in a modern fashion further infuses the textural character reminiscent of Mexican Coastal architecture.

Lee & Sakahara Architects, Inc.

16842 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 125, Irvine, CA 92606

Lee and Sakahara Architects was founded in 1979 to provide extensive architectural and planning services. Since its inception, the firm has become one of the industry’s most prominent firms. Led by Founder and CEO, Mr. Douglas Lee, and President, Wade Kao, Lee and Sakahara Architects, Inc. (Leesak) has delivered exceptional architecture and planning services to national and international clients. Its in-house staff supports its capabilities in site development, construction administration, project entitlements, LEED design, government agency liaison, and tenant-related services. As a member of the USGBC, Leesak designs structures that are sensitive to the environment. The firm utilizes advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) that allows clients and end-users to visualize and evaluate multiple design options.

The company has been honored to provide outstanding design and service to its prestigious clients throughout the United States and abroad. It is known for its unrivaled dedication to quality and its impressively diverse project portfolio.

SOL Mexican Cocina is a testament to their ability. The restaurant and bar echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula. Celebrating old and new Mexican design, SOL features old-world charm juxtaposed with urban sophistication.

SMS Architects

18004 Sky Park Circle, Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92614

Bestowed with a Gold Nugget Award by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), SMS Architects marries creative design and technical know-how to build commercial architecture in the retail, hospitality, entertainment, and restaurant sectors. The NCARB-certified firm ensures that its Principals are actively engaged throughout every project. Sustainability, continued learning, and innovation are integral to the SMS practice. The firm has the ability to become licensed in all 50 states and they have fostered solid relationships with clients and partners. They are focused on creating a better planet for future generations.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greg Simonoff teamed up with Brandon Dedmon and Stephanie Gilbert to provide personal service for SMS projects. Simonoff performed his duties as the former Principal of his own firm, Gregory Simonoff Architects, and of MBH Architects where Dedmon and Gilbert worked. SMS Architects has many employees that are members of the AIA, whom help lead the firm with the principles and values of the organization.

Their combined leadership, along with their team of professionals, have resulted in the design of the Ritz Prime Seafood, a fine dining restaurant in Newport Beach. The contrasting tones of light and dark wood create a luxurious space oozing rich ambiance for the best that fine dining has to offer. A bright and fresh patio space overlooks the marina in this affluent, yet casual Southern California city.

Bundy-Finkel Architects

1120 Bristol Street, Suite 120, Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Bundy-Finkel Architects provides comprehensive architecture, planning, and interior design services for residential and commercial clients. The firm is capable of handling document production, construction administration, structural and electrical engineering, plumbing, and cost estimation. The firm produces architectural work that marries function and design through a collaborative process. Bundy-Finkel Architects uses cutting-edge software to visualize projects at all stages of development, allowing clients to completely comprehend and participate in the entire design process.

Timothy Bundy and Richard Finkel both fulfilled their roles as Principals at Blomgren Associates Architects before teaming up to form Bundy-Finkel Architects. Bundy leverages his know-how as a LEED-Accredited Professional in growing the firm’s sustainability practice. His design expertise is complemented by Finkel’s prowess in marketing, construction administration, and computer-aided design. The principals supervise the team in achieving clients’ strategic objectives. A product of their integrity and teamwork is the Kimera Restaurant in Irvine, a 7,600 square-foot free-standing restaurant in the Impac Center in Irvine, California. The restaurant features soaring roof forms and a dramatic curved-steel framework. Custom door and window treatments were completed, and interiors were decorated with murals and artwork by notable international artists.

DKY Architects

15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-216, Irvine, CA 92618

DKY Architects has specialized in architectural, planning, and interior design since 2004. The firm takes a personal and collaborative approach that involves understanding the client’s goals and needs. Architecture, specialty consulting, and engineering are available to private developers, corporations, and institutions for their new construction and renovation projects. DKY has built a clientele that includes DoubleTree by Hilton, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland Resort, Marriott, and Holiday Inn.

David Streshinsky is the president of DKY Architects and is actively involved with the AIA. The LEED-Accredited Professional integrates energy-efficiency strategies and environmental sensitivity into his designs. David has over 37 years of experience working on public and private sector projects including in the public works, commercial, retail, hospitality, food service, office, and housing/residential sectors.

David’s leadership has established a culture of design excellence at the office, demonstrated by DKY’s work on Tortilla Jo’s Taqueria. To craft an enjoyable eating experience, DKY Architects worked closely with Tortilla Jo’s management, the Anaheim Resort, and Walt Disney Imagineering. The existing walk-up taco dispensary in the Tortilla Jo’s restaurant was remodeled into a buffet-style taqueria with indoor seating and a new exterior dining patio with a stylized entry arch.

GAA Architects Inc

8811 Research Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618

For over three decades, GAA Architects has combined architectural design and master planning with cost containment and value engineering. It has completed corporate, medical office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and hi-tech facilities for prominent clients such as Extron Electronics, Paramount Studios, FedEx Ground, and UPS. Moreover, GAA’s exemplary work has earned the trust of distinguished developers including Panattoni Development Company, the Oakmont Industrial Group, and The Muller Company, with whom GAA has maintained solid relationships.

Principals Roger Deitos and Craig Williamson are the driving force of leadership and design within the firm. Roger was employed at HNTB as a Project Architect; Craig was a Director of Studio Projects at Bastien & Associates, Inc. where they cultivated their skills in design. The principals lend their knowledge of architecture and planning process to GAA Architects’ collection of foodservice facilities.

This 10,000-square-foot restaurant captures the rustic style of California wine country, providing seating for 263 patrons with an additional 100 seats in the covered porch and trellised patio. Adjacent to the Ranch Restaurant is the Ranch Saloon live entertainment venue which can seat 400.