AnQi

4.7
959 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
What 959 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vip1234
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good was excellent but service was poor. Had to wait a long time for drink refills and plates to be cleared

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SportsNcars
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the most amazing restaurant's ever. I always bring clients here instead of the traditional Steak house type place as the food here is unique and amazing. You literally have to come this restaurant a number of times so you can try everything on the menu! It's that good across the board.

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vipAPoon
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The King Crab was subpar, must have Garlic Noodles was pathetic, the Lobster dumpling was decent, the sashimi was so so! Service was good from Chris.

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LynnM
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, had the tuna tacos which were amazing & the snapper which was good but could have been more flavorful. Dessert was a chocolate mousse bombe that was delicious & our cocktail was wonderful too. Some of the dishes seem overpriced. Overall a tasty pleasant experience.

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vipKarin
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Music was a little loud but other than that, it was superb! I wish I had known about this restaurant 10 years ago. We really enjoyed the food , desserts, and the drinks!

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JulesR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Went to Anqi with high expectation via a friend, whose recommendations are always great. Food was not as good as I thought. Not sure if COVID has affected the restaurants but the quality was less than what I expected. I got their famous dungeons crab but I can’t say day I’ll have it again for $95:/

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vipJudyM
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son and I enjoyed a lovely lunch. The server assisted us in selecting the perfect dishes. We will be back soon.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Anqi is a polarizing restaurant in my family. My wife and son have eaten there before and enjoyed their food. I experienced them for the first time this weekend and things (primarily the food) were hit or miss. The restaurant is nicely decorated with adequate spacing between tables and kept clean. The service was very good. The music was louder than I like and while the room was mostly dark, there were spotlights over most tables which helped. My wife got a Vietnamese coffee which she always enjoys. The beef pho my son and I got were delicious. I asked for the bean sprouts to be steamed, but for some reason, they told me they were unable to do that. Despite that, the pho was fantastic. I would get it again. The portion was good and everything was fresh. The fish my son ordered was also delicious. The portion was a tad smaller than expected and the rice it was served on was a bit oily, but the fish itself was great and he finished it quickly. My wife enjoyed her garlic noodles (she described them as being "the same as last time" which is high praise for her), though the chicken skewers were okay. They did not stand out in particular. We had an order of truffle fries which were very good but very rich. We enjoyed them nonetheless. Finally, we had an order of dumplings. While my wife and son did enjoy them, I could not discern any unique flavors to them. These were the biggest miss of the meal for me. The texture was nice and it was fresh, but the dumplings themselves were lacking to me. Our meal came out to just over $170 for the 3 of us after tax and tip. Some dishes were definitely better than others. I would not rule out coming back here again to try other dishes, but I think we will try out the new restaurant across the way before we venture back here again. Anqi is worth trying at least once and the menu is varied enough that you will definitely find something you enjoy. Just be aware that there could be a miss here and there.

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Josh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, amazing atmosphere! Will look forward to comming back again!

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vipCHEFRAD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Martinis very disappointing, but server did correct it after we brought it to his attention. Sadly, server never checked on us. We could’ve used a glass of wine during our dinner. He returned after we finished our meal. In addition, no one recognized my B. Day celebration even when I highlighted this on the reservation.

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CrisD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, great service and ALWAYS amazing food. My favorite restaurant in OC.

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korieb
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was our 12 year anniversary
Great food and service (see my Yelp review)
Would definitely come back
A bit pricey but worth the splurge for an anniversary

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SusieD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Food at Anqi is always excellent. Great location

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

How can you have satay without peanut sauce. If you need to keep barbecued skewers ion the menu then call them that but don’t call them satay. If you are going to serve models with
Black been sauce then perhaps try using some.

This is not the Anqii I knew.

Which a shame

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vipDesertraveler
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience! Food was perfectly prepared and delicious! Our server was very efficient. We’ll be back!

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EllenS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great dining experience- great family style dishes, everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Celebrated my birthday

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vipFranorahma
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service and friendliness of everyone from the hostess, to the woman who showed us to our table, to our server, Chris was amazing. Creative cocktails and food - a bit overpriced, though.

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vipAmyC
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We’ve recently moved after going to Anqi once or twice a month for years. This was our first time back and it was as good as always. We miss you guys!!

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Terri
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, even better food! Food I fantastic! Phenomenal! Garlic noodles are a must try, if you have not already. The servers are also very attentive and accommodating. It is however, pricey and moderate portion sizes. If you haven't already been here, you should treat 😉yourself!

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vipAndy
London
86 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time...everything was excellent...the food, server and the space!

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vipLeebog
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Garlic noodles and ribeye steak were exceptional. Loved the so buns and tuna tacos!

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CamilleH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my Mother in law’s 84th Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris was amazing!!

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vipDiane
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My butterfish was excellent! Friends l loved their Tuna Tacos. My husband said his beef satay was dry and he thought having only three medium-sized shrimp on the "large plate" Tiger Prawns with garlic noodles wasn't enough--especially given the high price. Bidthday dessert for our friend was small and not very impressive. Atmosphere is great--high ceilings and dramatic decor make dining there feel like a special occasion.

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JayG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Way overpriced from noodles.
How a dinner for 2 can be 137.00 and still hungry boggles the mind
Portions are small

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vipKate
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This restaurant has an air of exaggeration for its food. The "An's famous" garlic noodles were not even as good as what I could make at home with dry noodles and a packet of good sauce. The "An's famous" roasted Dungeness crab was the most disappointing dish at $70 a dish. It is simply not the way to present or eat a crab. We like the desserts, orange peel chicken and shaken beef. But the rest of the meal did not meet our expectation. We probably will not revisit the restaurant and will not recommend it to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The server was fabulous.

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JTMD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, a little expensive though.
Ambient lighting could be a little better, it was just a little on the dark side. Our server was great and helpful. The boss boys were great as well. I liked the paintings on the walls giving authenticity. Overall it is a great restaurant with great service. Pricing is on the high side.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there to celebrate my birthday and it was an amazing experience! Our server was so patient and accommodating. The food was great overall although on the pricer side for Asian cuisine. Atmosphere was energetic and lively but still great for a romantic date.

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SaSa
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was wonderful, restaurant was nice and clean. They had hand sanitizer every where. Food was great, I especially enjoy the garlic noodle

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food always excellent. Service a bit slow, need to remind server our needs (serving utensils). Otherwise food was top notch.

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SameeraR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! Great Fathers' Day dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Chris was fantastic! His energy and attentiveness made the visit one of our best to date!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lot of questions for our winter. We have never had many of these dishes before. He helped us out tremendously. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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NgocR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall the experience was good. The food was delicious and cooked well. For the price I do wish we would have gotten a bit more food.

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vipOpticsGuy
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a business dinner here, so ordered lots of different dishes. Everything tasted fantastic

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vipVego
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was great. Portions were pretty small though. Ambiance a bit tired. Service was a bit lacking compared to prior visits. Makes we wonder about the value proposition a bit. Not quite as special as I remember from the past.

FAQs

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

AnQi is rated 4.7 stars by 959 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.