36 E 20th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.738498 -73.988711
Neighborhoods: Flatiron District, Midtown
Plastic Cups?? – Disappointing overall. Atmosphere, by far the establishment's greatest asset, was only decent. Staff was unfriendly. Drinks were over-priced, and served in plastic cups.
Terribly Disappointing – Recently had a party and was embarrassed by the whole experience. Not only was Anju's a mess when we walked in (boxes all over), the service was terrible. The price we agreed upon was not honored and I wound up paying a fortune for the worst night ever. The bartenders charged my friends when it was supposed to be open bar and worse yet, they charged everyone different prices for the same drinks! The beers were not even refrigerated. All my guests complained. Most unethical staff I have ever encountered.
Horrible! – We booked a party at Anju and before the event the managers were very accomadating and great to work with. But, when we showed up for our party nothing was set-up, none of the correct food we ordered arrived, they didnt clean up our room as our guests finished their drinks, they gave us one abrtender for 75 people, the airconditioning was not turned on creating a sauna like experiece and the managers were rude and awful when we tried to talk to them. These people are horrible and do not deserve to get your business. Go some place else and don't be fooled.
blah – Hey guys, open bar from 10-11, but guess what... the doors open at 11:05.
Drinks cost an average of $7 to $10 and are served watered down in plastic cups.
The music was ok for a while, but then went off for a couple of minutes.
The crowd was cool, but um... dont go here.
dishonest bartenders, – Anju gives other Asian restaurant/bar owners a bad rep as money-grubbing bastards. A group of friends and I were on the guestlist for free cover btw 10-11pm. Doors opened at 10:45. The crowd is pretty diverse -- majority in their late 20's-early 30's. If you enjoy dancing to old, angry reggae rap, then more power (and years) to you. DJ didn't know how to spin. Also, the dance floor heats up like a sauna to sell you $4 bottles of water. Drinks are EXTREMELY weak. Bartenders screwed us over for not mentioning a 2-for-1 deal before 11pm ($10 per drink normally). After we protested for overcharging us they gave an utterly ridiculous answer, "oh that's only for drinks with vodka". Yeah, you charged someone else with an amaretto drink half-price. Some sketchy logic there. Don't waste your time and money at Anju; there are plenty of bars in the neighborhood.
what a waste – Although it's a very nice space, the food was terrible. They were out of several items on the menu, they forgot to add the beef in a beef dish that my friend ordered, and the drinks were disgusting and generally watered down. The waiter asked us several times after dinner whether we had paid our bill yet, and after we had, he came over to make sure that we hadn't just hidden it from him or something. Over-hyped and over-priced. Stay away.
Don't bother – They ran out of box dinners at 9pm, and told us the BBQ shortribs were still frozen. No coffee, no wine list, no sake list. And these are on top of a very limited menu. Paid over $150 for 2, and the drinks weren't even strong. Services were slow & rude.
Go there for a drink, but not the food.
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