Lunar New Year Dining & Treats

Select South Coast Plaza restaurants will celebrate Lunar New Year with special menus for home and outdoor dining. Confectioners and bakeries offer an assortment of treats, some with festive Year of the Ox gift packaging.



Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault of Knife Pleat has created a three-course menu that pays tribute to the traditional foods of the holiday. The elegant experience starts with duck dumplings in an aromatic Szechuan consommé, entrée of sea bream with exotic mushrooms and for dessert a citrus mooncake with jasmine mousse. $49 per person, before tax.

Pastry chef Germain Biotteau’s collection of six signature macarons with Asian forward flavors such as mandarin, mango and black sesame is available in a decorative box. $18

Available for online preorder and pickup February 10-24.

The three dishes may be ordered à la carte for patio dining February 10-24.



Highly acclaimed House of AN has designed its annual Lunar New Year five-course feast for home.  AnQi’s fans will enjoy symbolic dishes such as quail egg and oxtail dumpling broth, Japanese Wagyu beef, Santa Barbara uni with gold leaf and the famous garlic noodles, seabass with caramelized shallot and dessert of red sticky rice with mandarin, seasonal fruits and coconut sesame sauce. Those with a receipt from any South Coast Plaza boutique will receive a sixth course of a trinity dessert and red envelope for good luck.  $176 for two, before tax. Preorder required, available February 10–12. Patio dining and takeout are available.

 To order: email  ANTHEGOANQI@HOUSEOFAN.COM, text 714.504.2822 or call 714.557.5679


BLUE BOX CAFE at Tiffany & Co.

The Blue Box Cafe at Tiffany & Co. will add Lunar New Year touches to its delightful Tiffany Tea for Two at home. The sumptuous offering includes savory and sweet bites and a propriety tin of Bellocq No.727 The Tiffany Blend: A fragrant, floral infusion of Chinese and Ceylon black teas with notes of lychee, rose buds, lavender and vanilla.  $150 for two, before tax.

48-hour preorder required. Please call for availability dates. 714.540.5330, press 7

To view menu and to preorder 48 hours in advance online, click here.



Water Grill honors Lunar New Year with an à la carte menu of four symbolic dishes. Enjoy shrimp shumai with crispy chili sauce ($15), garlic noodles with jumbo lump crab and green onion ($17), whole crispy black sea bass with cilantro, tangerine, radish and XO sauce ($41 by the pound) or wok-fried local spiny lobster ($56 by the pound). Order any of the dishes on Lunar New Year, February 12, and receive complimentary chocolate-dipped fortune cookies. Available February 3–28. Patio dining is available.

Shoppers who visit Water Grill’s Saturday Market February 6 or 13 may buy a garlic noodle kit for home. It includes noodles, jumbo lump crab, green onion, crispy garlic, sauce and directions to assemble. $18.  Receive a bonus of two chocolate-dipped fortune cookies with purchase.



For guests wishing traditional dishes for the holiday, the immensely popular Din Tai Fung is known for its outstanding takeout program of the entire menu. To order for pickup or delivery, click here.



Please enjoy our sweet gifts at home to celebrate the Year of the Ox  Well-known from Top Chef, Amar Santana has created freshly baked mooncakes with a sweet red bean paste encased in golden brown pastry at The Hall Global Eatery in its patisserie.



Sugarfina offers an array of beautiful, limited-edition candy gifts for Lunar New Year, with festive red and gold packaging and a gold ox charm. Custom-make a bento box with seasonal candies such as chocolate orange peels, peach blossoms, lotus flowers, sugared tangerine slices and peach tea bears.

To view the Sugarfina Lunar New Year collection, click here.



See’s Candies has gifts, chocolates, and treats for a prosperous New Year. A favorite is the Lunar New Year milk chocolate gold coins. Gift wrapped in red and gold for Year of the Ox.

To view See’s Lunar New Year collection, click here.

More Lunar New Year at South Coast Plaza

Gifts to Celebrate the Year of the Ox

This curated selection from some of the world’s most celebrated brands is perfect to kick off the year with good fortune

Boutique Activities

Visit our boutiques for Lunar New Year special offers, red envelopes, promotions and collections


Gift with Purchase

Ends February 19

Receive an exclusive LIULI Guardian of Celestial Dreams Sculpture with a minimum of $2,500 (before tax) in same-day purchases



February 10–28

Enter for an opportunity to win a South Coast Plaza $800 shopping spree, luxury prizes from center boutiques and restaurants and more


Virtual Performances

Watch cultural performances in celebration of the new year