14704 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9140334.151716 -118.453525
Mon: 4pm-9pm; Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: South Valley
Great food and atmosphere. Ask for Rick and tell him Jon said, "Hello".
Another Perfect Meal – My first Thai experience. Back in 1982, Thai food was not known in the valley. It is a night I can't forget for two reasons: One, my dad told my brother that opening a coffee shop would never be profitable; and two, my first experience at Anajak Thai. Since we didn't know anything about Thai food, we let Ricky pick the menu. We were delighted. I don't remember what we ate in 1982, but I do remember that we loved the experience.
Last night I took my wife back to Anajak Thai. I think that the main change is that Ricky and I both are middle age and it is probably too late for my brother to start that chain of coffee houses. The food was absolutely perfect. The smoothest and lightest curry that I have ever had. I beg you to give Anajak a try.
Only Thai We'll Eat. – My family has been eating here for almost 10 years and won't eat at other Thai restaurants. As my husband said last week when we were there: "this is probably the best food I've had" (he's eaten at yummy places all over the world). We love the owners and they seem to know or get to know everyone that walks in the door (unless it's a busy Saturday night). Our favorites are the Shrimp Superb appetizer, tempura sushi, and any of the curry dishes. I'm drooling just thinking about it!
15 Years and Still Going – I have eaten at Anajak for over 15 years. The food is consistantly good with several specialties I would highly recommend. Don't miss the Chan Ram, Pad Thai, Seafood Soup for Two, and The Chicken Curry (if you like spicey food). Also don't miss their Thai Iced Tea unless you are on a diet. The staff has always been excellent and with dinner for my wife and I under $30 (more if you have a glass of Plum Wine or Beer)
you can't go wrong.
One of my favorite resturants period. Don't forget the chicken cups!!!! – If you're looking for great Thai food in the valley, look no further than Anajak Thai in Sherman Oaks. I've been going to Anajak now for about two years, and every time I go, I am more than pleased with my dining experience. There is no other Thai food place at which I would rather eat.
One of the signature dishes at Anajak is their Kratong Tong appetizers. Or, as I always call them, chicken cups. Kratong Tong are small pastry cups filled with minced chicken and vegetables along with a sweet peanut sauce. There are eight to an order and they also come with a plum sauce on the side, but I like to throw some spicy chili garlic sauce on them too. The first thing I do every time I go to Anajak is order a beer along with an order of chicken cups.
The entrees are delicious as well. Usually I order the spicy green curry with chicken and roti. Roti is a pastry roll almost like a crepe over which you pour the curry and chicken. The curry is spicy, with a touch of mint flavor, but still mild enough for the timid. My other favorite is the Massaman curry, which is a brown curry with potatoes and roasted peanuts. It's especially delicious with beef served over steamed rice.
The atmosphere at Anajak is nice and cozy. Chef Ricky and his wife seem to know everyone who walks in, as they personally greet them. Anyone there for the first time is made to feel very much at home. Whenever I am done with my meal, Chef Ricky always finds the time to come out and say goodbye and wish me well, as he does with all of his regular customers. Anajak is a pleasant place for bringing a date or the whole family.
Overall, Anajak Thai is not only my favorite Thai food restaurant but one of my favorite restaurants, period. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes Thai food. Trust me on this, once you taste the chicken cups you'll be a regular at Anajak just like me.
Favorite place to go... – My husband and I moved here last year and immediately started looking for a good Thai restaurant. I googled the ones close to us and found one less than a mile away, Anajak Thai. The reveiews were spotless so we decided to check it out. It's a small place but you realize immediately that it is definitely a "local secret." Every time I go I get the amazing Pad Si Ew with chicken. I recommend anyone that goes to try this because of the amazing, thick, pan fried rice noodles. Get a side of "Peanut plum sauce" and dip the chicken in or pour it over the dish! So yummy. The servers are always very sweet and the place is very quiet with nice piano music playing. Definitely will miss this when we move soon!
Not worth it! – I wanted to try this place because it was nearby. I was hoping for excellent food. I ordered the fried rice, Anajek chicken and an appetizer (spring rolls) for $30 dollars. Unfortunately the rice was greasy, the 'Anajek chicken" (which was highly recommended) was all dark meat and fatty and the appetizer was over fried. What a huge disappointment. It was like throwing money out the window. I've never written a review before, but felt the need to post about this place. Maybe the other entrees are good, but the three things I tried were terrible.
Editorial Review – Sherman Oaks Thai restaurant serves up palatable authentic Thai cuisine for dine-in, take-out or catering.
ANAJAK THAI..... AMAZING FOOD, SERVICE $ PRICES!!! – This is one of my favorite resturants....The service is GREAT... the food is so so so amazing...i cannot describe in words how great the food is.....you have to try this resturant!!! The food, service and price is TERRIFIC! (: I take my family here all the time and everybody loves it....
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