AnQi serves a unique twist on California Vietnamese Cuisine, with favorites like Filet Mignon Potstickers and Miso Black Cod, as well as items from their Award-Winning Molecular Menu.
AnQi is the most architecturally impressive designed space in all of Orange County, with its unique Catwalk concept and eco-friendly sustainable interior design. Winning Riviera’s 2010 Best Restaurant Decor Award, AnQi compliments its earthy-chic versatile decor with a bar menu just as fresh and organic. Sip on AnQi's award-winning hand-muddled signature cocktails, as you watch models strut down the Catwalk. AnQi is the only place you can enjoy dinner and a Fashion Show - an evening of cuisine and couture!
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AnQi is one of our favorite restaurants! We invited friends from out of state to join us and they were genuinely impressed with the cuisine, ambiance and service.
The food is not good. Greasy and small portion relative to the price. Not very good selection of food. Too pricey for ingredients that are not of high quality.
We went during OC restaurant week and enjoyed the dinner menu, especially the whole lobster with signature garlic noodles. Tuna tacos and filet entree were excellent as well.
As usual we were not disappointed fab food done right delivered hot. Wonderful server
We took friends there and didn’t know they had live music. It was too loud. We could not talk or hear. Disappointing to say the least. The food was good. Service was so so.
How could this dining experience be any better. Outstanding food, prompt and attentive service, and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We look forward to our next visit.
Lovely place, great waitress. Food was very uneven. Very, very good hamachi/tuna plate (although it would be good to put the sauce separately. Caviar was hard to capture as it was swimming in the sauce). Filet mignon potstickers: meat was overcooked in the potstickers. Tempura vegetables: sliced so thin that all you could taste was the fried coating. They were very crispy, almost thick potato chip-like and difficult to dip in the accompanying sauce. Garlic noodles, ok. Dessert of ice cream and cookie! Fabulous! I would go for one of the entrees rather than the small plates or maybe sit in the bar and have a drink and the great sashimi. Add a $40 bottle of sake and one mixed drink to our meal, the bill was $150 before tip.
Very consistent. You never get a bad meal and the wait staff is great.
Service and food were excellent. My only request would be to lower the level of music.
The food is fantastic, service was a 5 star rating. The noise level very high and the one man band needs to go!
My octogenarian mom and I loved AnQi! Because we traveled from the east coast we arrived for an early dinner.
we had some extra attention from our server (Simona I think was her name?) who was extremely accommodating and provided excellent recommendations. Because our eyes can be bigger than our stomachs we didn't want to fill up on appetizers and not be able to enjoy our meal. Simona suggested 2 appetizers but served only half of each to us so we could enjoy without ruining our appetite.
we both ordered the Misoyaki Butterfish (Black Cod) which was sensational! It came with perfectly cooked broccolini. We split an order of fried rice which was more than we could eat, but we wanted to try order anyway just so we could try it! Glad we did as it was terrific!
Mom liked the meal so much that she wanted to come back before we left for home. Unfortunately, we could not make that work.
I loved the interior. I found the ability to move the screens to create more intimate vignettes. Because we were there early we did not find it too loud although with the high ceilings I can see that perhaps it could be. However, we had no problems hearing our selves speak!
I would definitely come back to AnQi on my next trip to OC.
The service was terrible. The hostess was rude and helpful at all. The waitress was not very friendly and it was indeed very disappointing based on the amount of the money spent! I do not think I will every go to AnQi again.
Food and service was fantastic. Noise level was distracting for trying to have a private 1 on 1 conversation.
AnQi is a really nice restaurant and a great place to have dinner with good friends.
Ambiance, wait staff and food are all great.
The food was pretty good, my wife had the butterfish, I had the fillet, we split the salad and garlic noodles. The restaurant was a bit louder than I'd prefer and it almost felt like we were sharing our table with our neighbors. The only serious complaint is our food took too long and our waiter spent most of his time talking to his co-workers. He actually asked if I wanted a 2nd drink, which I did and was too absorbed in his ongoing conversations to remember to bring it. We then sat far too long waiting for him to finally show back p to get the check. Like the food, was ok but not great with the restaurant but doubt we'll be returning. No excuse for poor service.
I recommend based on the high quality of the food. Outstanding. However the interior of the restaurant looks thrown together. Half the restaurant looks like low end, bright light, and a family style feel. The other half, looks very nice and more intimate, but the combo just feels confusing and uncomfortable. wont return
Ambiance is great for groups - too loud to actually hold a convo.
The service was lacking.
The food was decent not as delicious as crustaceans.
We had a very good experience except they brought my husband’ s dinner late due to the wrong order!
More like a nightclub than restaurant, super noisy with live music. Expensive food and drinks, not worth the cost.
Loved the menu choices. Back ground music so fun. No other restaurants around are doing this and makes for a festive evening. We had 6:15 reservation and were sat at great table. Had show performance to make at 8:00, meal service went smooth and we were out in time to make the show. Would recommend to anyone that wants a short walk after eating to make performances across the street.
Been here a number of occasions all good experiences. We were greeted and seated quickly. The waitress greeted us shortly after being seated and our orders came out in a reasonable amount of time. The drawback of our experience was our waitress who I did personally visually see in our area did not tend to us despite making eye contact on 2-3 separate occasions. She never came to see how the food was, if we needed refills of our beverages, and despite our lap napkins clearly on the table and her viewing that took a considerable amount of time to bring the check to the table and to return back for the payment. I would give the benefit of the doubt if it was unusually busy at the time but we viewed her tending immediately the the surrounding tables. The only person who came to check and ask us how the food was and if we needed anything is I assume to be the supervisor on duty which was within 5 minutes of us receiving our plates. Other than the situation with the waitress the overall experience was good as always.
The food was quite good, especially the lobster garlic rice. However, the service was inconsistent at best. The prices seemed somewhat high.
I love AnQi! The food and service is amazing every time.
Still a very good place but would prefer Crustacean in BH. The open concept was too hollow and very public. For the price, there should be more privacy. For $65 on the dungeoness crab, it should be much bigger. Server did not ask if we wanted unshelled, we prefer the fun of ripping the shell off but it came unshelled. Flavor was off, not as much butter garlic flavor, too dry. The string beans were too thin but very crunchy which is good. The salt and pepper calamari was average tasting but the addition of anise to the seasoning was a nice touch. The green dipping sauce was not exceptional. The banana fritters were done well but needs more fresh fruit to balance the oily batter. Coffee and decaf coffees were served luke warm which we complained and still not very hot. Coffee was not very good. This lines extension of Crustacean was not very well executed, It needs Momma An to be whipping the staff to do better.
It was the Friday after Valentines Day so the restaurant was very full. It took a while to get our drinks and they weren’t great cocktails but the waiter offered to remake them. The food also took longer than the previous times I went as well but the ambiance more than made up for it.
They had a singer who was fantastic. The food was delicious. I’m vegetarian so I had a bunch of small plates including the special vegetable plate, Parmesan fries, and roasted Brussel sprouts. The garlic noodles were good as always. We had the banana fritter w/ ice cream and jasmine tea for dinner. It was nice.
I’m definitely coming back but not sure for Valentines Day.
My boyfriend took me to dinner there even though he just got back from China the same day. He said I’ll love it —- and he was right! Our server Chloe was very nice and professional. However, she suggested for us to order the garlic noodles that we really didn’t enjoy. We both think it was bland and too plain, but the butterfish and the crustacean shaken beef were amazing! We went the day after valentine’s but they still have a guy playing guitar and singing too. It was indeed a great dining experience. We definitely are coming back for more even though we live in San Diego
The service was terrible.
But the food made up for all that went wrong.
The butterfish was delicious - service was excellent. We will definitely be returning soon.
Our server was wonderful and took care of a birthday treat for my girlfriend for her birthday!
Best stay I ever had love the place will be back soon
Came here on Valentine's Day with my wife and it was our first time. We absolutely loved everything, the 2 appetizers we had, sriracha popcorn chicken and the pastrami eggs rolls were excellent. My wife opted for the special Valentine's Day pork chop which she very much enjoyed and I had the noodles with filet mignon which was also enjoyable. For dessert we split the Chocolate mousse and it capped off the meal perfectly. The manager there even comped our dessert for the delay, which was a pleasant surprise but unnecessary because we understood that it was a busy evening and a little longet wait were to be expected. We would definitely like to come again for just a regular dinner since our experience on this special occasion was as satisfying as it was.
We came for Valentine's Day and we got the table right away. Place was nicely decorated. We ordered the pastrami egg rolls, lobster with garlic noodles, lamb chops and the bananas dessert.
We also had a bottle of wine and a few cocktails. In general, the food was OK, the lamb was the one we have ever had. But the lobster tasted like it had been frozen and the sangria did not taste good.
The price it's OK for the location.
Our server was Outstanding, as well as the sommelier that got our wine.
The reviews were good and the lure of the ambiance pleasant which gives you great expectations and yet our evening was memorable it was not in a positive way.
I started out reviewing restaurants for Valentine’s Day and came upon AnQi. It looked to be upscale and offered a special pairings / menu for Valentine’s Day. I preceded to book the reservation and was required to give credit card information, which is a stand for upscale restaurants, so I thought I was on the right track. There was also mention of a minimum per person which seemed odd but wasn’t concerned as we would probably order from the “special” menu that night along with a wine pairing. With the reservation set we were excited to try some place new. A couple days before the reservation day I got a text from OpenTable to verify my reservation, which I did, and got a confirmation back. I also noticed on the confirmation that the minimum per person was $99. Still not concerned but thought this to be an interesting comment. Additionally, it was a little odd to just get a text for me as normally you would get a call from someone at the restaurant asking if there was any special occasion, allergies, and make sure you know where they are located. Now I started to think that maybe my expectations were just too high but this has been a common practice I’ve seen with many other restaurants we’ve been too.
Valentine’s Day... Our reservation was at 7:30pm and we arrived at 7:35pm. A tad late due to poor weather traffic and this restaurant is located in a hard to find spot at South Coast Plaza. Navigation takes you to the lower level to Bloomingdales yet they are located just outside of Bloomingdales at the upper level. We weren’t the only person this happened to as two other couples were walking through Bloomingdales like us to find this restaurant. This is an attention to detail item. You can easy go onto Google and Apple Maps and correct your location pin. Can’t write more, look for my review on Yelp.
My wife and I dine here often. AnQi is always a special experience for us. But this past Valentine's Day dinner was extraordinary! Beautiful ambiance. The AnQi Team made us feel at home the moment we entered the restaurant. The Manager, Christopher Han, consistently personifies hospitality and friendliness rarely duplicated in any of the other fine restaurants we dine in near our home in Newport Beach. Finally, if you're lucky enough to experience AnQi, try "An's Famous Roasted Crab" along with the garlic noodles. The word "delicious" does not do these "Secret Kitchen" delicacies justice!
Had dinner on Feb 13th to miss the crowds. They were understaffed and service was really poor. 30 minutes to get water. 20 minutes late to get seated on a 6:00 reservation. Food quality was great just really slow service.
Mark, you run the restaurant as if everyone is your family member! The proprietors are blessed to have you running this couture restaurant with OUTSTANDING food, service, and ambiance. I can't say how much we enjoy it each time we go there. It's an experience as well as excellent dining! Thank you thank you thank you!
The food was good. However, the service was TERRIBLE. We sat down and no one came over to our table for quite some time. No menus, no water....nothing. Finally I found someone and told them about it. Then a waiter came over. We waited a long time for the food to arrive and the waiter was less than gracious.
He brought dessert, but the lunch dishes hadn't been removed
I would not go back.
Service and food were always the best. Mark Gavranovic, Managing Director took excellent care of us and our first time.
We had a blast at AnQi!
Overall good experience- Expensive for the quantity of food served- but delicious.