At first glance, Anajak is a solid neighborhood Thai spot full of all the papaya salad, curries, and noodles you could want. But then the separate seasonal menu hits the table and you realize there’s a lot going on at this casual restaurant on Ventura. With dishes like whole fried branzino, masamman brisket, and some of favorite Thai fried chicken in LA, this is the menu is you need to be ordering from and how you’ll get Pam from accounting to finally branch out from chicken satay.
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Little Izaka-ya By Katsu-ya
The sushi at Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya in Sherman Oaks is better than what you’d get at the Hollywood Katsuya, and about a third of the price.
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Sticky Rice is a stall inside Grand Central Market and home to the best panang curry in the city.
Satdha is a cozy, casual place on Lincoln serving plant-based Thai cuisine that will make you forget there are no animal products involved.
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