Side Dish: Anny's Thai and Sushi
Owner Anny Hongnopkhun is ever-present at the front of the restaurant, making sushi to order or chatting up her guests. Hongnopkhun previously worked at Jasmine Thai in Margate -- she's sweet, charming, and is the real draw at her 4-year-old restaurant. Unfortunately, the food I tried tasted more like it came from Cheney Brothers than an authentic Thai restaurant.
Panang curry ($16.95) had plenty of crunchy green beans and basil, but the shrimp was overcooked and the sauce bland, oily, and runny. A seared wahoo salad ($8.95) looked like a messy pile of roughly cut fish being violated by a too-liberal splaying of soggy tempura flakes. The dining room on my visits was empty too, accented by bowls of dollar store wax fruit and dusty linens. (A recent inspection proved the décor is not the only thing in disrepair.) The prices aren't helping either.
It hurts to pile on a restaurant so obviously in need of business as Anny's is, especially when the owner is so sweet. But it's clear that what Anny's needs is an overhaul if it wants to stand out from the seas of other Thai restaurants out there.
Anny's Thai and Sushi
10288 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs 33065
Price: $$ ($10-$30)
Reservations Not Required
Parking: Lot, Free
Take Out, Beer/Wine
Open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday.