AnQi

4.7
1074 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

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vipSflalus
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars service I dined here for a birthday celebration and my friends are still raving about our experience. The waiter was polite and knowledgeable and all our drinks/food came with presentation. We were very satisfied, I requested a specific table and it was honored.

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RGHG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We visit this restaurant frequently; however, the quality and service has gone done on our last few visits. Our most recent visit included ordering tea, an appetizer, soup, main dish and vegetables, a total of four items. The tea and soup arrived at the same time, and within minutes, the appetizer arrived which ended up sitting while we finished the soup. No sooner had we started on the appetizer, and the other two main dishes arrived. We asked the waiter to take them back to the kitchen to keep them warm until we were ready. When the dishes came back, they were cold. Our previous visit was a similar experience, most notably with the dessert. The fried bananas were cold, and the orange glaze was no where to be found. It is unfortunate, as this has been a favorite restaurant. Hope they improve the service and quality soon. They are expedient if you are in a hurry, but we don't come here to rush. I believe they are not properly staging putting in the orders, which results in everything coming out all at once.

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kristinr
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

So many great menu choices and creative flavor layers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is nothing to say except this place is practically perfect. The Mary Poppins of restaurants. I think the crispy eggplant straws were the highlight of the evening. They turned out to be super delightful. The rib eye was excellent. The only thing I would say is that our server could have been a little more on top of a few things, but it's totally forgivable. Ambiance and quality are obviously highly focused on here and it shows.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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Junster
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and presentation was very nice. Service was also great and the food came up quickly. Our server, Robert was very friendly and helpful. He advised us on our selection, and we ordered just the perfect amount!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing

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PatF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our very first time at AnQi. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great..however the service wasnt that good. We had a reservation at 8:30pm and by the time the sat us was 8:45 and at 8:59 they told us we had to order our food because kitchen closes at 9. They rushed us in and out of the resturant, it just doesnt make any sense why would they give us an 8:30 reservation when yhey are closing that soon. We couldnt enjoy our drinks because food arrived so fast.. and it just was a very bad experience. Anqi needs better management.

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vipStacyG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dinner before a show at Segerstrom. Was very confused and displeased with the table configuration. One side would be chairs and the other side is a very low cushion bench with a deep back. There was no way to comfortably sit and eat your meal. Like sitting on a lounge chair at a table setting. It was also super low and we needed to request cushions to sit on. The food was ok, but pricey and not worth the price in my opinion. I don’t think I will go back, better off getting dumplings or Ramen at one of the other places nearby.

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vipfhbradley3
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been here twice, and the food is incredible. The extensive menu makes me want to return to try everything that I have not yet ordered.

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Elaine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ordered the garlic noodles which were good but the 4 pieces of chicken for an extra $12 were dry and tasteless. The noddle bowl w dried chicken was not at worth $27. The eggplant appetizer dish ( don’t remember the name) was tasty and worth the price.
I’d give the restaurant another try since my friend has always had good good food at past visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Convenient location with plenty of parking. Beautiful ambience and decor. Restaurant on weekend night was mostly empty and now we know why. Food is great but portions were small and quite pricey! Do not order from their MP market price section, extremely overpriced! In this area, there are so many great Asian restaurants without the burn! Definitely not recommend.

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vipDDWW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great variety on the menu and everything outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipAndre
Orange County
105 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Wow, way TOO LOUD. My wife and I were seated in the main dining room and the music was blasting so loud we could hear each other talk. I asked our waiter if he could possibly have the music turned down a bit. We ordered a couple of drinks and still the music continued blasting. The couple next to us totally agreed it was way too loud. I finally asked our waiter again to turn down music and he said he would check with manager. I finally had to get up and walk around to find someone that looked like management, complained again and still nothing. When we finally had enough and were going to leave, our waiter offered to take us to another table that was literally in the hallway of South Coast Plaza, but at least it was quieter. I don't think they every really tuned down the music. If you're looking for a nice romantic dinner on Christmas Eve, DON'T go to AnQi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overrated, poor service, tiny portions. Food was good but served cold.

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EdTrotter
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. He was appropriately attentive. And, as always, the food was superb. We particularly enjoyed the sashimi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great drinks, very cool decor and vibe! A bit pricey but makes up for it quality and service.

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PQueen
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely marvelous, but portions were very small for the price… Our server Michael was fantastic.

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vipEloisa
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anqi has great seafood options and the drinks are delicious, I habitually come here and so far have not tried anything unsatisfying honestly! It is not only perfect for date nights but for group celebrations as well. Cheers!

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MichelleT
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great ambiance.

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ADGrigs
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AnQi was one of the best dining experiences we have had. Do yourself a favor and order the garlic noodles and fried eggplant

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CristinaM
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love celebrating birthday here with their amazing table side ice cream!

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vipRAMINANNA
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to this restaurant for years and we love it. The food was amazing and our server Thuy An made it even better. Her suggestions for what to order and her knowledge of the menu items was astonishing. Thank you and see you soon.

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vipDaisyL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service as always! Delicious food! This is our go to restaurant!

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FoodGuile
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AnQi is always an incredible experience. The service, ambience and food are always top-notch. Whenever we’re in town, we make it a point to stop in for a meal. Best noodles in the U.S.

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Diner1
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service not as par with other restaurants. Will not recommend for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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LisaO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great! Robert was outstanding! It would have had much better atmosphere if they would have closed off their walls that face the mall. Diners in such a fine establishment do not want to look at shoppers peering in at them. Great food. The tableside ice cream is a mess.

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vipdiner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely a local favorite and they are famous for their garlic noodles for a reason.
A bit pricey but worth the splurge.
Service was fantastic and it was worth the wait to find a parking spot during the holiday shopping season (attached to one of the busiest malls).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my favorite spot in whole orange super low key secret and great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our server was really nice and took good care of us.

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vip1Fooodie
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is still good but nothing that sets them apart from other asian fusion restos. I don't like it when the wait staff are mingling in a "hanging out" setting. If they want ti chat instead of paying attn to their tables, chat in the back.

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Mochii
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We have been to AnQi many times and usually the service is as good as the food. Not sure what happened this last time, but it was really disappointing. The waiter never took our drink order, or bothered to check on us after our food came out. He did show up after the table was cleared and ask about desert. He brought us the bread pudding, check, forgot the drinks and was never seen again. Also they changed the chairs and they are really uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Nothing to add!

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vipDoglover
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a lovely celebration for my granddaughters acceptance into the college of her choice
The wait staff was exceptional the food not quite as good as it has been in the past
I had a filet that was too tough to cut my only criticism! I should have sent it back the rest of the food was good but not up to the standards of previous visits
We really enjoy this restaurant and will go back and try again

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Jek134
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready at the reservation time. They were able to accommodate an extra person on our reservation. I love the ambiance here - chic and slick. The food was very good. I think the signature crab was a bit overpriced, but it was nice that the meat was all lumped and ready to eat. The table side ice cream is always a treat. We had a nice time and will be back.

FAQs

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

AnQi is rated 4.7 stars by 1074 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.