Anqi by Crustacean
Open Hours:Monday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Friday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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- 51%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (13)
- Anqi by CrustaceanCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 28, 2013
Wowzers! Definitely my favorite of the three An Restaurants! The infamous garlic noodles are to die for! I also tried the oyster shooters and they use pop rocks in it! So good!!!
- Anqi by CrustaceanMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Dec 05, 2012
This "fine" dining of Asian fusion... is a bit pricey.
The only items I think that is well worth to eat is the surf & turf roll, the ahi tuna (that comes looking like a mini taco) and the garlic noodles.
Had the rotisserie chicken.. and it was nothing special.
The restaurant is nice classy looking lounge... kinda dark, so I got sleepy quick.
The staff were friendly and courteous as they always should be.
They have a "lounge" club like on the First Friday's of every month and its pretty cool to come and just hang out.
- Anqi by CrustaceanDec 29, 2012
This restaurant went all bougie with couch seatings at their tables. No joke. I wanted to fall asleep on one of their long chairs. Aside from their chairs, this place had a modern-Asian fusion kind of decor. I digged it.
But let's move on to the food. I came here for OC Restaurant Week and had their 4 course menu. First course was a duet of the TOMBO TUNA POKE WONTON (3/5 stars) and the BEET & PICKLED RADISH MAKI SUSHI (3.5/5 stars). I wish the wonton in the tombo tuna poke was crunchier but I still liked it. As for the Beet and pickled radish maki sushi, it was quite unique with a curry sauce to go with it. For the second course I had the EGG WITH POLENTA AND MUSHROOMS (4/5 stars). I love me some egg any day and this one did not disappoint! Third course was a SOY GLAZED SALMON with noodles (4/5 stars): moist, tasty, and so yummy. Glad it wasn't too salty since it was glazed with soy. Lastly, for dessert I had the LYCHEE PANNA COTTA (4/5 stars). I would have given it five stars if it had more of a lychee punch to it, but let's just say I left the plate empty.
Overall, service was top notch and I enjoyed the food! I want to come back during their happy hour and/or brunch some day!
- Anqi by CrustaceanMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Jul 13, 2012
Don't be fooled by the fact that this restaurant is at the mall (oddly, this seems rather normal in Orange County). AnQi is a swanky noodle-house with a great bar and flavorful dishes.
You'll be greeted by unique decor, ceilings twenty-feet high, and a really interesting layout. Your inner interior decorator will be thrilled. Personally, I love the giant candles. Either way you slice it, the real fusion that happens at this Asian-fusion restaurant is of the senses. The way your surroundings make you feel, combined with the feel-good cuisine equals a really great experience.
1) Absolutely order the pot-sticker appetizer. The plum reduction drizzled on top is tantamount to liquid-crack.
2) Order at least one order of An's Famous Garlic Noodles for the table. Throw calorie-count to the wind (Real Housewives of Orange County be damned!). The flavor will knock your socks off in a delightful sort of way.
3) Going on the right night will get you a piano-lounge type feel (owing to the hired piano-man playing in the corner!)
Yes, it's a little pricey (that's why I only gave it 4 stars), but it's Orange County, after all.
- Anqi by CrustaceanJul 04, 2012
Love the Atmosphere in this restaurant. I think that the food keeps getting better and better. Love the Filet Mignon potstickers. Don't miss the garlic noodles, this is a signature dish and very yummy! There is a soy glazed fish (tonight was butterfish) melts in your mouth.