Anajak Thai Cuisine

4.6
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Anajak Thai has been the Valley’s neighborhood Thai restaurant, serving bold Bangkok style food and natural wine in a warm atmosphere for 36 years. The original owner, Chef Ricky’s specialties include Panang curry, southern-Thai fried chicken, coconut seafood hotpots, to name a few. @anajakthaifood
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Waiting4Prima
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good Thai food for many years. Always enjoy going back.

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vipVinceB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, especially the Massaman Brisket Curry. This restaurant may have one of the best and most interesting wines in LA right now - wine lovers MUST try this place!

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vipTINAA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was ok. Had to sdk twice for water. For our appetizers we got our satay then had to wait another 10-15 mins for the wings. The fried fish and chicken wings were good. The rest was just ok. Garlic chicken too dry, shrimp fried rice also just ok. Prices a little too high for what u get. Not worth another visit

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very reasonably priced. This is my second time but I will go many times more and recommend it to many!!!

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vipJacks
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, very authentic Thai

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LisaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Seemed to be low on staff on a Saturday. Took over an hour to get food on the table. Also, menu said vegetarian and vegan options were available upon request---not true, I was told by our server. I had to negotiate to get a veggie noodle dish served without meat or fish sauce.

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viplive2eat
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was super excited about this place as my friend who is half Thai raved about the food here; unfortunately, my visit was tainted the moment we arrived at the door. We walked in at 6:45 p.m. on a Saturday without a reservation; however, the restaurant was half empty with one two-top table straight in front of me. The hostess (and owner?) looked at her reservation book and said that she was not able to accommodate us without a reservation. "That's totally fair," I thought, until I went on Opentable to see if I could make a reservation that was an hour or more later. To my surprise, there was a 7:15 p.m. reservation available. If using logic, there was no way that the restaurant would have reservations between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and then turn over the table(s) in 30 minutes. I made the Opentable reservation for 7:15 p.m. anyway as I was determined to try the food and I didn't mind walking around the neighborhood for 30 minutes. We got back to the restaurant promptly at 7:15 p.m. and lo and behold, the two-top table I was looking at earlier was still empty but now it was reserved for us with a Reserved sign on the table. My anger was boiling but the super nice maitre d'/bartender was obviously embarrassed and really went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. As we were there for the food, we decided on the crispy pork rolls, the massaman brisket, and the bbq pork collar. The rolls came out hot and crispy which I enjoyed. The bbq pork collar was really a lightly marinated pork chop that I didn't find all that special. The biggest disappointment was the brisket. If a brisket had been braised for over 6 hours, I expected it to melt in my mouth. Unfortunately, one of the briskets was so tough that my husband, who absolutely hates wasting food, spat it out; the saving grace was the super peanut-y sauce which he liked (I found it way too sweet). We rarely go to SF Valley and there is definitely no incentive for me to ever go back to Anajak.

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DavidS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Thai restaurants.. One of my regular restaurants when I'm in town. Unusual dishes, Pastry cups, noodles, fish stew. Everything was amazing!

MJ
vipMJHash
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but you have to familiar with Thai food in order to know what's good to order. The garden rolls we delicious but the chicken skewer and mussle dish were not tasty.

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vipTravelbabe
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Drunken noodles and red curry with shrimp was exceptional.

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GenevieveP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good. The whole wine menu is natural wine. The food is a little different, delightfully seasoned, and there is so much love that goes into it. Highly recommended!!!

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vipKaryb
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Next-gen excellent Thai cuisine. Awesome artisan wines.

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DonnaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Anajak Thai and always go there with our good friends! We enjoy the food and ambience. The only fault we can find is in the dining chairs--very uncomfortable!

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ChadD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not your everyday Thai. The family takes huge pride in offering food that can compete with the likes of Night+Market with a better wine list and minus the pretentious crowd(One of the best curated and interesting in the city for any restaurant.). Always love coming here and seeing one of the owners walking around explaining some off the beaten path wine from Germany or a natural wine he found Oregon. The seasonal hand painted menus are always a must do! Try the Har Mok fish curry custard. It might change your life...

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NeishaR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My go to place for thai food in Sherman Oaks. The owners are wonderful and always take great care of us.

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Chick
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the last twenty years the menus have been superb in both quality and presentation. The food is creative while honoring Thai heritage.

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KenC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming family owned neighborhood restaurant serving delicious and inventive Thai dishes. Awesome natural wine selection too.

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vipKaryb
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, interesting Thai cuisine. Family-owned, yet pretty enough for special occasion. Great wine list of boutique bottles that marry well with the cuisine. Highly recommend!

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JoeF
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent with good food and service, it's also remained in the same location for many years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, looking forward to returning soon.

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Waiting4Prima
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Anajak Thai for many years because we had moved away from Sherman Oaks. It was every bit as good as we remembered it to be. The food was delicious and the service very friendly. A great return visit.

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vipL0723
Los Angeles
180 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice varied menu with nice portions. Very friendly staff.

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vipKaryb
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stellar Thai cuisine. This restaurant has really received a boost from the next-gen stepping in, and reviving authentic dishes the owner/chef once just cooked at home.
Excellent wine list that truly suits the cuisine. Signature dishes, like pad Thai and barbecued pork ribs, are consistently excellent, but also try new fare like branzino curry custard. This family-owned restaurant delivers a fine and fun dining experience that should not be missed.

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boop2u
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely spot, but food was subpar.

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vipMarlaM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Anajak in many years. I am so happy we went back. Dinner was excellent. The Thai fried chicken, which was a special, the soup, green papaya salad, panang chicken curry and basil chicken were all delicious. The four of us dining were able to have a wonderful conversation while enjoying a very tasty meal. I would like to especially thank the restaurant for being so considerate to us as guests. They really went above and beyond the call ... We will be back very soon.

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vipAlakaLazlo
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. Our first date was there more than 14 years ago. (We'e married now) Ask Paul what is good off the menu! They are currently doing a Mussiman Curry Brisket which is TO DIE FOR!

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BessS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We totally enjoyed our first experience at the restaurant. They explained the dishes which helped us make choices. Everyone was lovely.

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RobertG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The food is delicious and the wine selections outstanding

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I personally think this is the best Thai food in the Valley! So fresh and delicious!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! They have delicious recipes and are very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were supposed to be open but we got there and had to get brother to work so the fact the Resturaunt had a paper sign saying they’ll be back and open today from 4-whenever and not 2pm made our schedule thrown off and so we won’t be going back there ever again.

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SteveM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, We enjoyed the good food and the comfortable atmosphere. The owners and staff were very friendly.

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phototheworld
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Thai food in the Valley -- fresh ingredients cooked just right and with authentic seasonings. It's a casual place with comfortable seating and a skillful, attentive owner. Parking is not great; the serving staff could be more experienced and it is a bit more expensive than most Thai restaurants -- but we thought it was well worth it.

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Brad
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Love this place! Try the green curry

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anajak Thai had been our go-to for many years. Then we moved out of the immediate area and go back only occasionally.
We decided to go on Saturday night after a couple year’s absence. Rick did not disappoint! There were fresh dishes and a new wine menu overseen by his son. The Branzino with apple Slaw was amazing! We also enjoyed a steak
Dish with sticky rice and a grilled prawn dish.

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ArmineB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there by friend's recommendation. Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. For sure we will dine there regularly.

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Niniane72
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anajak Thai has dishes that we’d never tasted before. A get together with friends. Food was wonderful. Decor tasteful and restrained and service good. Will return

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vipKaryb
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous Thai food, with an emphasis on fresh and healthful. The chef will prepare nearly any dish low-fat, using stock instead of oil. Great wine list with bottles that actually pair well with Thai cuisine. Neighborhood gem.

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BurtBlackarach
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Thai food in Southern California. I can't say enough wonderful things about their food. Taste is clean w/no greasy residue. I always leave feeling refreshed. The menu changes monthly so I make sure to visit once a month. Family owned and it seems like it passed down to the next generation. Do yourself a favor and try it. Amani Shrimp is delicious. Soft Shell Crab is awesome! Pad See Yu and Pad Thai are excellent.

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DavidS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here when I’m in town. Branzino and mee grob were particularly tasty.

FAQs

Anajak Thai Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Anajak Thai Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 501-4201.

Anajak Thai Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.