AnQi

4.5
528 reviews
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The AN Family, of the famed Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills, invites you to experience their latest concept: AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar. 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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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM
Mon 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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DT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience.

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DZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My client requested lunch at AnQi...I had never been there before. The food was deliciious, the ambiance was great...especially good for a business meeting since we could hear ourselves talk. Everything about AnQi gets 5 stars from me. I will be back!

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service as well as delicious food. Was our first time but definitely will not be our last!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Service sucked! We went for an anniversary dinner and were left stranded, disappointed, and neglected. They need more staff and a team approach to service before we’ll go back.

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KU
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had to wait 50 minutes for our table, even with a reservation. Bar was full, requiring our party to stand and have drinks. The food was excellent!!

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C
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservations 2 months ago for my sisters bridal shower, 5 girls at 7, Wasn’t seated until 7:30, went to the bar n wait, then after we were seated, service was horrible, including the wait staff. Sat us at a table that was more like a open seating lounge area. Ambience was horrible. Directing Manager was not very nice or accommodating. Although he tried to offer drinks on the house, but come on, you guys ruined the whole experience from the moment we got there. I’m embarrassed since I was the host for my sisters bridal shower. She flew in from out of town including the girls. Very poorly treated. Their excuse is Mother’s Day weekend. Not enough!

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KF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant, it has been over a year since our last visit. The food was amazing - garlic noodles were superb, we ordered a second plate. Service was great, did not feel rushed. Great cocktails and the wine list was amazing. I will be back a lot quicker this time.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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AK
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great tasting food, reasonable prices, perfect ambiance. Only issue I have is with the raised table seating, which is not comfortable without adequate foot support.

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S
Los Angeles
146 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a part of the Crustacean or House of An culture, presentation is everything. Since it was my birthday, they celebrated me with a wonderful banana fritter along with the other desserts we ordered. I truly appreciate the staff and the quality of food at this restaurant.

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Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A restaurant we have dined at often and it did not disappoint. We ordered the butterfish & the Mongolian lamb chops accompanied by their world famous garlic noodles and kimchi fried rice. The butterfish is a very light fish with a wonderful sauce and the Mongolian lamp chops were perfectly prepared and delicious. I highly recommend both dishes. The sides are just as good as the main courses. Especially, the world famous garlic noodles. My girlfriend would kill me if I didn’t mention the cocktail she always orders when we dine here, the pear infused martini. Finally, our server Simone was wonderful.

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BC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, modern decor. Delicious food. Attentive service. Perfect cocktail.

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FP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place . Food is excellent and service is outstanding. I was just disappointed because originally I reserved for open table for 6:15 and 4 hours before my reservations time I called to change to dining in for the same time . I was there for my reservations enjoyed our dinner then few hours later I got s no show email . I called then and told the host that I was there .

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E
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good and extremely tasty. Value for what you get is a bit tilted to not worth the money. That said would expect impeccable service. Unfortunately we got the same waiter as before who both times was less than stellar. Not much enthusiasm and minimum attention paid to us. Was my wife’s birthday and wanted something special. It wasn’t.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great cocktails, great service

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B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AnQi is a hidden little gem in Costa Mesa at the South Coast Plaza. I hesitate to give it a rave review for fear it will be found out and I won't be able to get a table. LOL. However, I must say, we always go there for special occasions and never once have we been disappointed. Their food is unusual and always great. Our favorites are always the garlic noodles and the peking chicken salad for lunch or peking chicken for dinner. Their bao bin bun is beyond yummy.

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SP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had dinner here Saturday night and normally all is excellent. However the food was great but service was not. We ordered apps which all came timely, however dinner was not. We waited for over 45 mins for two entrees our waiter did not check on us and seemed to be helping out other tables. When he did follow up he had to put our orders in again. We were only offered a free dessert but after being there for close to two hours we were ready to leave. Excellent food but service was lacking.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always very slow on seating. Even with reservations. Even when there are plenty of tables. Excuse, not enough servers except for peak hours. Food good, servers good

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NS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my nephew and his girlfriend to AnQi for lunch after our massage. Let's say it was a wonderful ending to our day. We enjoyed the eggrolls, the chicken poppers, and the entrees that we all selected. To top it off when had the ice cream made at your table. It was very enjoyable since my nephew's girlfriend could explain the process of how the ice cream was made. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was ovecooled

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L
Central Coast
62 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AnQi was great. Awesome selection of cocktails and appetizers. I like the crab or lobster with the garlic noodles.

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J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to diiner here for my birthday. Ambiance was nice and comfy and our waiter was great! Very attentive. The food was ok compared to the price. Especially the truffle fries were not good! $14 just the fries and with bare or no taste of the truffle. Their salt block steak was good but pricy and garlic noodle was not too heavy. Food was food but not compared to the price.

Live music was a plus. They give birthday dessert for free. I will give another chance to this place again, but my first visit was meh. I hope For better next time.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and unwind. Garlic noodles delicious and dessert presentation amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration.

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OT
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Creatively prepared and plated dishes with excellent service! Be sure to get the special ice cream prepared at the table for a fun experience. My only criticism is that the crab special offered shredded pieces, a bit dry and overpriced for $68. Everything else was delicious.

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D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is very tasty but very expensive and rather limits.

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HK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

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.

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CP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we were not disappointed fab food done right delivered hot. Wonderful server

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

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.

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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LA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very consistent. You never get a bad meal and the wait staff is great.

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SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. My only request would be to lower the level of music.

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M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fantastic, service was a 5 star rating. The noise level very high and the one man band needs to go!

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NF
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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