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AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean

3333 Bristol St. (Sunflower Ave.) Send to Phone
714-557-5679 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
AnQi blends fashion and the An family's signature Euro-Vietnamese cuisine at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza.
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AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean Restaurant Review

: Located inside Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza, AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean, from the House of An restaurant group, blends fashion and the An family's signature Euro-Vietnamese fusion cuisine. Yes, that is a glass-and-water catwalk running down the middle of the main dining room, with custom-made satin tufts for sitting when it's not in use showcasing collections from the likes of La Perla and Pucci. The cuisine is overseen by family matriarch Helene An. Hot and cold small-plate appetizers include sweet mango-chili glazed shrimp, the filet mignon pot sticker and fresh salt-and-pepper calamari with spicy jalapeños and sun-dried tomato aïoli. Entrées range from Dijon misoyaki butterfish to Mongolian barbecue lamb "lollipops." End your meal with the lychee panna cotta with raspberry-rosewater coulis or the elderflower parfait. At lunch, sit at the noodle bar for a bowlful of chef An's famed garlic noodles. AnQi also features a private chef's table, where guests can dine on multi-course tasting menus and sneak a peek into the "secret kitchen" through a molecular window that can instantly turn opaque. The wine list features mostly California and some first-rate international selections, as well as saké. Among the handcrafted cocktails you'll find the lemon foam-topped "Viet-no-jito," which takes cues from molecular gastronomy.

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