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AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean

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

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): Bistro, Noodle Shop
  • Hours: Daily 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Extra Info: Appetizers, $7-$12; main entrées, $12-$32.
  • Features: Family Style, Prix Fixe, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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