Consistently fine diningI've been here twice in the past two months, once for a large group meeting and once with neighbors. Both times the food and service were excellent. This is the top restaurant in Raleigh, and one of the top restaurants in the Triangle, for innovative, fresh, seasonal food. It can be an expensive evening, but there are alternatives on the menu to ease the pain. The service is particularly commendable, prompt without intrusiveness. An has improved notably over the past year. Kudos to owner, manager, chefs and staff.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!The meal was superb. Can't say enough about the sushi - fresh and yummy! Pricy but worth it!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend AnA couple of us visited An recently and everyone agreed that it was one of the best dining experiences ever! Unbelievably fresh ingredients, prepared magnificently and served with flair. Absolutely wonderful experience!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious - 1 of Triangle's BestAn was amazing, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fine dining experience! Wine selection great, service great, food excellent. We got a few appetizers and each got an entree (miso sea bass & lamb both unbelievable!) Loved it6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Sushi in the Raleigh AreaTop notch, freshest sushi! We come here at least once a month. It's delicious!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent. I entertained 3 friends/family from out of town and all 4 of us thought our food was excellent. The hostess was cordial and our server was thoughtful and attentive. I live in the Raleigh and frequently enjoy our many very good restaurants. An would rank in the top 10%....at least.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I really enjoyedMy wife and I really enjoyed dining at an when Chef Chouong was there. Unfortunately after he left the quality of the food declined and after two terrible meals, we stopped going. When we read that Chef Green from Herons had taken over, we gave it another try.
The food was much better, but lacked any depth of flavor. While my wife's crab cakes were good, they weren't exceptional and as presented, they looked like three brown balls on the plate. My Garlic Chili Shrimp were quite bland and had neither the flavor of garlic nor chili.
On two occasions, the waiter cleared condiments and dishes from our table before we were finished.
It was off-putting to have worn/previously used wooden chop sticks.
$16 for 2 cups of espresso-Really?6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNeo-Asian FlairAn provides highly inventive cuisine in an uncluttered, clean but warmly welcoming decor. The service is attentive while not being intrusive. It is a reliably predictable fine dining experience,6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - just bring a jacket!We had a outstanding meal with just fabulous service at An. It is truly a five star place for dinner. The only issue was that we had to move out to the patio because it was so cold in side! So if you dine there in the summer - either bring a jacket or ask to sit outside!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb dinnerSix of us had a superb dinner at An. All of the dishes were excellent, particularly the duck dumpling appetizer and the duck curry main course. The wine list is long and reasonably priced, and the service is precise, using a team approach well. It's a large restaurant and can seem a little impersonal at times, but that's minor. Highly recommended.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice outdoor lunch with greatNice outdoor lunch with great service & food with drinks!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationOur waiter was Brandon. He took great care of us. The food was amazing!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn never disappoints but thisAn never disappoints but this visit for lunch found the air very, very cold to the point of feeling uncomfortable. Food and service never disappoint.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessional wine and dineI entertained a job candidate at An as their first introduction to the Raleigh area. The staff was extremely attentive yet respectful of our focused conversation, so the overall ambience was both pampering and professional. The food was elegantly presented (and incredibly creative and delicious) without being pretentious. Would bring anyone I want to impress to An.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Asian foodBroad selection of sushi rolls that are tasty and well presented5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAsian fusion is a great settingAn is worth visiting just to enjoy the remarkable decor. It's a beautiful mostly wood interior with great open spaces sculptures and well decorated with fresh flowers everywhere and candles everywhere. arriving early for dinner as we did it had an almost Temple like feeling. very romantic and elegant. pretty unique in our area I would say. it's also worth going for the food. there's a great menu of inventive types of sushi rolls with playful names and equally fun ingredients. there's also a wide-ranging menu of inventive asian inspired dishes. I highly recommend place.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMElegance with No Pretention, TastY!Starting with the invitingly elegant architecture and a warm personal greeting from Jennifer, my every need for this auspicious business dinner with inveterate New Yorker's were fully met. James proved to be a complete sommelier and server with an enthusiasm and comprehension for the AN menu which guided our choices nicely.
With a backstory around the SAS gardens and the owner's affiliation, it was a the perfect mileu for a business meal. Thanks Open Table for the recommendation to a San Diegan in Raleigh!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!Let's start with the ambiance. It's what you would expect from a high end Asia-fusion restaurant. The service was excellent. This was our first time and our waiter Kyle, explained the menu and recommended some great drink, beginnings and entrees. I had the Ginger Mojito and my wife had the Apple Pear Margarita. We started with Peking Duck and Viet Roll. For our entrees, I had the Garlic Chili Prawns (oh my!!!) and my wife had the Boarder Springs Lamb (best lamb I've ever tasted). I had a glass of an Austrian white that was very good with the meal (thanks Kyle). We had the chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven for desert. I ate 4 and my wife only got 2. What a night. Everything was excellent. We will definitely be back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMinnovative foodAs always, An did not fail to please our out-of town visitors. An has come to be our go-to place for entertaining guests. Their food is always superb, with a good variety to please different tastes, and innovative combination of flavors and textures. Wonderful experience!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good a meal as I can remember,As good a meal as I can remember, anywhere and I have had a lot of really good meals; trust me.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingwas here for mother's day. $50pp a bit pricey but well worth it. Sushi was just ok, a bit stingy on fish but the steak was excellent and the buffet salads were all very delicious.
Excellent service also!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a date nightNice environment. Enjoyable experience, just not the best we have been too. That being said, I would recommend it to a friend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experienceMy wife and i chose Not come back after our last experience in 2011. our best friends were saying
How Much it has changed. We dined with 3 other couples and all ordered different things and
Everyone was blown away. I had the hamachi tartar and it was the best tartar preparation I've ever
Had, the plate designs were very artistic and beautiful as well, alot different than before.My scallops
Which had a Thai style broth with tapioca and Asian pear and the combination was crazy good.
Even the sea bass which is the reason we decided not to come back after we dined 2 years ago
Was on a whole different level. It was actually a dish instead of fish on a plate with a side of rice.
Even the cappuccino was amazing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ....I don't know quite where to begin. This was a diner's dream come true. Honestly. A+ in every way. Our appetizers and entrees were prepared and presented to perfection. The ambiance is lovely. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We had dinner in the main dining area, but if you are a fan of sushi, for example, there is a separate space for that. There is also a nice open bar area and some outside seating.
You will pay a bit, however, for this little piece of heaven, particularly if you include libations. But what the heck. My bill alone was a little over $90 and it was worth every penny!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant Surprise!I made this reservation with only the information from Open Table and the place was Great! We were celebrating my son's graduation from UNC and the food was so beautiful we took picture's of it! It was also delicious! Our waiter was pleasant, the setting was lovely (I wish we had been seated in the main room, we were in an "overflow room, but I did not know to ask) and we greatly enjoyed our Graduation Celebration!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently surprisingMeticulously prepared food, amazing flavor, beautiful presentation. Tuna had great texture and tenderness, so did beef. Portion sizes were perfect. Slate stone plates for entrees were a classy touch. Attentive service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything I Asked ForThis was my 10th Anniversary dinner, which I happened to mention in the special instructions box when I made my reservation, and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. We were pleasantly greeted by (2) very professional hostesses, one of whom, seemed to ready and waiting on our arrival. As she lead my wife to the table, she complimented her on her dress and congratulated her on our anniversary.
Our waitress, Jaeda, was professional and went the extra mile to make sure we had an enjoyable experience. The food was properly timed with no mistakes in the order or the quality. The chef sent out a complimentary bowl of edema-me for our occasion. All in all, it was "Everything I Asked For". Delightful Experience!!
We will be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambienceIt was first time to eat at An. Even though it was Monday evening, there are many people there. It tells me how popular the restaurant is. I specially liked its ambiance. It is modern, but very cozy. Foods are good, too. They are well presented. However, I wasn't impressed some of the dishes we had in terms of taste. The waiter was very polite. Overall, I would recommend to my friends.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal was fabulousWe always enjoy our meal. Artfully plated with great combinations of bold flavors and textures. Beet salad was paired with strawberries and a frozen yogurt dressing. The sweet crab cakes paired beautifully with the mango. The micro greens gave a nice texture. The wings where not only a large portion for app, but were very good. The spicy sushi had the right amount of spice. And the fish entree was fresh and flavorful. I serve was attentive and friendly.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to AN many timesI've been to AN many times in the past, but it's been about a year since my last visit. The prices have gone up which is very disappointing. Also, I normally get the Miso Sea Bass as it's my favorite dish and has been excellent in the past. Was very disappointed this time as they have changed the sauce.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the Triangle!An is one of oír favorito restaurants in the Triangle, food is always good and the service is great. If you want to surprise your wife, girlfriend or to get some points....this is the place!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite restaurant.This is our favorite restaurant. The Lobster-Wagyu Beef Roll and Tom Yum Martinis are to die for!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and ambience,Fantastic food and ambience, dishes are works of art and a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Always wonderful!!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a fantasticMy wife and I had a fantastic lunch. She loved the sea bass and I had the best NC flounder that I have ever had. We sat outside and enjoyed a comfortable Spring afternoon.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, butThe food was very good, but it was expensive considering the portion sizes for lunch.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent, friendlyGreat food, excellent, friendly and helpful service. Impressionable place. Very loud when full however. Still recommend to anyone looking for that little twist of something different.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful and perfect.Every time we go to An it's a sure thing. Can't say anything bad about it. Wonderful place to spend our birthdays.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant in theFavorite restaurant in the triangle. Everything is always flawless and the presentation for their dishes is just WOW. We can't wait to return again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMReasonably priced food thatReasonably priced food that is delicious. Will be going back with a group of 10 next week!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMind Boggling SushiSimply stated...the BEST SUSHI in the Triangle. Impeccable service, beautifully executed food which leave you wanting to return again and again!!!! A culinary experience second to none.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in RaleighThe sushi was fresh and well made. The mini bread-rolls they serve as accompaniment were excellent. They also serve a sorbet before the meal - again great.
If it wasn't cold I'd say the outdoor area would be the best place to sit. But all in all, the main dining area was very nice, calm, clean.
Having an Asian server with a southern accent, nice bonus. For all you sensitive people out there, relax, I'm just noting that cultural fusion exists not just with the food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal - Food wasWonderful meal - Food was excellent. Large restaurant so good for groups. Menu has lots of options so something for everyone!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWay different than beforeDined here three years ago and swore I'd never come back.Some friends insisted they have made big changes and wowShe was right. Everything was spot on from service to the amazingAnd creative food.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ever!!Best dining experience ever!!! Top notch food and service!! Really know how to make someone feel special on there birthday!! Can't not say enough good things!! Favorite restuarant by far!!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMJames was an excellent server.James was an excellent server. He provided us with incredible suggestions. Without him the dinner would not have been as enjoyable!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is great. It'sThe food here is great. It's some of the finest Asian inspired dining in the area.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!!!My friend used to work at "an", and has told me great things abbout the place.
more than anything, I think the environment and the service was excellent!
We ordered white dragon roll, Oysters, and for the entree, we shared the veggie lo mein.
The lo mein was a bit too salty, and we had mentioned that to the server, and he immediately took care of that. He brought it back to our table and tasted much better.
I am a firm believer that if the service is good, the food will taste much better than expected. "An" was the perfect example in this case.
Great environment, great people, and above average food.
I went with a friend (she has been there before), and we both enjoyed it!
I will definitely be back next time with more crowd! =)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis hip, metropolitan gemThis hip, metropolitan gem nestled away in the triangle features top notch food, a swanky yet refined atmosphere, and polished service. We'll be repeat diners for sure.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSublime food, excellent tableSublime food, excellent table service, and classy decor.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter with ageThis place must get better with age, every time I bring
People from out of town here they are amazed.this continues
To be our favorite restaurant around.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM