AnQi

4.7
1011 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1011 people are saying
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ClaireP
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, makes you feel special by being there. Servers are professional, polite and well informed about how each dish was prepared. Dishes were promptly delivered and so very delicious! I mean this food is top notch - best ingredients and cooked to perfection - be it al dente vegetables or tender steak. We enjoyed the tuna taco appetizer & papaya salad with octopus, followed by garlic noodles, miso butterfish and shaken beef. Can’t say enough favorable words about this restaurant and our dining experience!

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vipHenryG
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was good as it always is. They changed the ambiance which I liked better pre Covid. We had the Wagu and the snapper. The snapper was amazing however the Wagu was not what I expected. It was grisly which I thought was the opposite of Wagu. But I will still return. My suggestion would be the Shashimi truffle and the Snapper. Both are fantastic. Cheers 🍻

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vipWestcoastj
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining area. Fabulous food!

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vipPhil
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is impeccable. Great date spot. On top of it, the cocktails were fantastic.

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vipVIP1000dines
Orange County
418 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was wonderful. We celebrated a very special friend’s birthday and the whole staff made our experience memorable. Thank You Anqi!

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vipSandy
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every fish exceptional, fantastic service!!
Recommend the sizzling ribeye on the salt and table side ice cream !!!!

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Fashion411
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I will preface this by saying that I understand that the entire waitstaff were very professional and friendly. Having said that, I believe this restaurant is short staffed. We'd been to Crustacean and loved the food there so we had high hopes for this restaurant. After being seated for 15 minutes, our waiter finally came around to take our drink order and get us water. The only saving grace is that we got to order the food at the same time as the drinks so we didn't have to wait longer for the food order to be taken. We ordered their famous dishes to share, An's famous roasted crab ($90 was the market price), An's famous garlic noodles with prawns, truffle sashimi, Crustacean shaken beef, Octopus & Papaya salad, table-side ice cream dessert, a lychee martini and beers. We loved all the dishes EXCEPT for the roasted crab. This dish really fell short of expectation both in taste and portion for $90. The roasted crab was described by one of the people in my group as something that just came out of a can and sautéed to a "warm" temperature. Hardly worth the $90 price tag. I would also say that the other dishes all seem overpriced given the small portion size. The only good thing I can say is that at least the taste met our expectations and the ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful.

Our total bill came out to around $350 (pre-tip) which I would've gladly paid if the food and service was better. While I'd love to give this restaurant another chance down the line, I'd be hesitate to go there soon given the price and experience. I honestly would've rather gone elsewhere less expensive for dinner. We were all very disappointed with our experience.

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DeniseJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Waitress was great too

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and ambiance were AMAZING!

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viplocalesq
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome, great food and drink recommendations.

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vippillows
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I finally succumbed to the hype and ordered "famous" roasted crab and garlic noodles from the Secret Kitchen menu. I suppose it's hard to live up to the hype; the dishes were fine but not outstanding. And very pricey at $95 market price for the crab and $20 for the noodles.
Service was poor, inattentive, almost non-existent. Had to flag down another server for service.
Ambiance is nice.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was pretty bad. Too salty. The service was pretty slow and spotty. We waited a good 20 minutes before someone came to take our order. We won't be going back.

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vipDano
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food ,VERY EXPENSIBE chairs very uncommittable
might go back

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JennaWong
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to AnQi for the first time for an early birthday celebration. The staff were very attentive, incredibly friendly and gave great recommendations. We tried the tuna tacos (the best), pork belly bao, garlic noodles and shaken beef. Everything was cooked to perfection, and as a self-proclaimed foodie I had no critiques. We will certainly be back!

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puneett
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and a late night ambience even in the middle of the afternoon. Never leave disappointed

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vipKristineL
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my experience! The food, service and ambience was superb. Five stars for Christopher - he was extremely professional and perfect in every way! The food was delicious, had the calamari, lobster wonton soup, king crab, filet Ming on fried rice, dumplings, dumplings, tacos and the beignets were crazy good! Loves the cocktails as well.. I will be back!

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LouiseD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food was good but very pricey.

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vipclothesjunkie
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the dishes we tried were excellent. The restaurant had power outage, so we were seated an hour late, but since it is in South Coast Plaza it was no hardship. Would come back again.

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BJAG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for birthdays, special celebrations and family events.

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YvetteB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Anqi, from the atmosphere to the food, it's all good! The Misoyaki Butterfish was absolutely delectable...melt in your mouth delicious! The lobster dumplings and the sashimi appetizers were fantastic. The dumplings are like silk. Amazing. Our server was attentive and friendly. Had to wait for one person in our party's entree to arrive as the others had already been served, but other than that, another delightful experience. Would love to see slightly bigger portions for the $$$.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what I expected at all. I’ve been to crustaceans in BH and hoping at least the garlic noodles will taste the same but it didn’t. I ordered the tiger prawns with garlic noodles and the the tiger prawns gig this this “after taste” and it’s over cooked which made it rubbery . For $54 it wasn’t worth it at all, I should have complained about it but our waiter only came by to take our order , checked with us once then give our bills . I had to remind him of the lemons I asked for, our glass water never got a refill. I had high expectations from AnQi but unfortunately, this was not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a great culinary experience at Anqi! We keep returning because of the great food delights on offer. The service is on point and the atmosphere is casual and nice. Overall very satisfied and we will continue to support this great eaterie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great but the pork belly in bao could be a BIT crispier !

I miss the VIP RED CARD which they discontinued unfortunately. Been going here for maybe 10 years ? Since they opened

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vipBethK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Nothing I would
change about our whole experience!

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CarolB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love coming to AnQi but our service was disappointing. We arrived and we ordered our beverages and appetizers. We received our appetizers but we didn't receive our beverages till we finished our appetizers. The server brought the 2 margaritas and a carafe of wine but forgot the wine glass. We placed our order for entrees and they were received in a timely manner, we didn't receive our rice that we ordered. The server finally admitted that she forgot to order the rice. We cancelled it as we had finished our entrees. The food is always excellent and usually the service is but tonight it was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service, overpriced

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vipMMQI
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious

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vipAmyM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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KirstenS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I needed a date, and this was exactly what we hoped for. The ambiance is romantic and modern. We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately we’ve dined here and this was not a good experience. Our server didn’t even take our drink order for 20 minutes and that was with a reservation, and going to the manager. There were no follow ups from the manager regarding service or ensuring our needs were met. High priced restaurant for a decline in overall service and management.

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vipCDMNUP
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to AnQi for years. They never failed us :-). The food was always tasty and the service was always great. We had a party of five for a birthday celebration. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We definitively will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening! Delicious food

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vipCCMC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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viptimothyg
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The inventive food and the signature cocktails here are nothing short of superb.

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snozzabelle
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

SO OVERPRICED, you pay for the ambience because it's in Bloomingdale's literally lol.

For example: $16 for 3 tiny feta cheese phyllo (like spanakopita), $16 for 3 tiny veggie dumplings. The food has good flavor but honestly not worth it.

The service and ambience are nice though.

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RahimS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years we have been dining at Anqui, the food and service have been consistently excellent. We are glad to be able to dine here again since the COVID regulations have eased up for indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's inside Bloomingdale's. What else is there to say?!

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BwLw
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see Anqi survived COVID and is still around. We did notice quite a price jump on food items in the past year. Hopefully it keeps them in business.

FAQs

AnQi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 557-5679.

AnQi is rated 4.7 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.