AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean

3333 S. Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-557-5679

Details

  • Daily 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Family Style, Prix Fixe, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Though its roots are Vietnamese, with menu items such as chorizo corn dogs, AnQi is not to be confused with a Vietnamese restaurant. It is minimally inspired by one, as evidenced by the braised wagyu short rib, a glistening, unctuous hunk of premium cattle that tastes a little of the guajillo chile and soy as advertised, but mostly of good, fall-apart-tender beef. Around it, strips of charred poblano chiles assert their presence, and a crispy wasabi potato cake makes a mockery of short-order hash browns.

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