ANA Mandara Restaurant
891 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Fax: (415) 771-5275
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Asian, Family Style
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08/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Whenever I'm in San Francisco I go there at least once. I went there for the first time 5 years ago and I keep coming back.
It's always just fantastic. The food, the service, the ambiance, everything. I've always had a wonderful experience each time I went. The food is always amazing, they have some pretty cool cocktails and one of the best wine lists I've seen around.
They always have a tasting menu of some kind and they're always the best deal, but everything on the menu is just fantastic. It's heavy on seafood, but non-seafood eaters can also find wonderful items on the menu.
They can't do anything wrong for me. I'm in love with this place.
Ask for Hoang as your waiter and you'll be in good hands!
Now to note, this is only talking about the place as a club, not as a restaurant. I have actually never eaten here before but have been to many birthday parties at this location. It is a classy spot with two levels, the lower one being the dance floors and the upper one the bar area. What I like about this place is that you can talk on the upper area without feeling like the music is pounding in your face. Once you have had your drinks, you can go downstairs and party it up and then come back up again for a rest. Note, best deal are the beers, 6 bucks while the small mixed drinks are 10 and up.
If you are looking for a unique dining environment, go to Ana Madera. The decor of the restaurant is excellent. The food and service are above average but nothing that stood out. We usually come here to entertain out of town guests when they want to see something unique and want to experience good Vietnamese fushion food.
09/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Watch out diners! The waiter added on extra portions of appitizers, (not informing us of course.) And when we questioned the check, he said ""well you ate it!"" then stormed off and slammed the check book on my chair. The manager was worse. We let him know that the waiter insisted we try the appitizers, although some of our group are vegetarians. In this place patrons are NOT first. The food was not even close to good. The banana boat desert was bitter, pork chop was dry, lobster was dry. At the end our 40.00 appitizers turned out to be 200.00, and the manager only took off 50.00. If you insist on going here, please watch your check!
01/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I got married and had my reception here a couple of years ago and the service and food were fabulous. The ambience is spectacular and the food is mouth watering especially the appetizers. I will be forever grateful to the management and staff for creating such a beautiful memory.
01/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
very nice place, and the food was tasty and unique. wasn't as upscale as people are making it out to be, i felt it was a nice date place, or a nice evening out. upscale but not upscale enough where you warrant stuffiness. i think between me and my girl the bill was like $150 (drinks, appetizers, main and deserts) so very reasonably priced...lots of people claim it's overpriced/expensive, but it's what' i'd expect for a 5-star type of place. i'd definitely go back for special dinners or if i'm just in the mood for a nice meal. they had a jazz band playing too, which was a classy added touch. nice bar upstairs, separated from the main dining room visually.
whine whine whine. the service was fine...in fact any place of this type of caliber is going to have good service. that's the standard at restaurants like this. i find that when people go a nice place, they expect servers to jump around and dance for them or something. no the service wasn't like a ciprianni or gordon ramsey restaurant, but it wasn't a TGIF.
12/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Very SNOBBY service!!!!
Even worse if you don't order drinks or spend much on drinks when your there.
Man, the service was horrible!! I hope the managment reads this and either fires their waiters now and replace the or give them customer service classes!!!!