Dinner at Anajak is a full-blown party. Tables are set up in the alleyway and covered in white cloth, R&B blasts from the speakers, and at the center of it all is Justin Pichetrungsi - the current chef and owner putting on a show for the lucky people who scored a ticket to his 14-course Thai omakase. The 40-year-old Sherman Oaks restaurant also has a great a la carte menu, filled with Thai fried chicken, Northern-style meatballs, and a creamy curry custard that tastes like a spicy dessert, plus an excellent wine program curated by the chef himself. The whole experience feels like a mix of magic show, fine dining, and wedding reception with your rowdiest family members - and now’s the time to go.
Where we've featured it
21 places that take the pain out of birthday plotting.
More spots in Sherman OaksSee more
Mizlala is a casual Mediterranean spot in Sherman Oaks that works for just about any occasion.
Carnival is a solid Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks where the people-watching is the main event.
More Thai spotsSee more
Isaan Station is a causal Thai cafe in Koreatown and a perfect place for a quick lunch.
Northern Thai Food Club
Northern Thai Food Club in East Hollywood is a tiny Thai restaurant that also happens to be one of the best in town.
Pa Ord Noodle
Pa Ord is an excellent Thai restaurant with a few locations around Hollywood, but their Sunset and La Brea menu has the most options.
Suggested by our writers
Sri Siam Cafe
North Hollywood’s Sri Siam is the best and most important Thai restaurant in Los Angeles that you’ve never heard of.
Otus Thai Kitchen
Otus is a small, modern cafe in West Hollywood that serves a great Thai-style brunch. And French toast.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more