Excellent spot in the loopWe had a wonderful time here. Perfectly made dishes,great ambiance, and stellar, friendly service. We will be back.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy place & healthy, tasty foodWent to this place with a couple of office colleagues for lunch. Really liked the decor and ambience, it is not too noisy at the same time not as quiet as a fine dining place. Service was very good, the waitress gave me some good suggestions on vegetarian options. Food was good - I had vegetarian Korean rice bowl with Tofu (SESAME CRUSTED TOFU DOL SOT BI BIM BOP) which i liked a lot. It was spicy and flavorful. There were a couple of other vegetarian options on the menu as well, which seemed very interesting and which I will be sure to go back again and try sometime. Also, we had an edamame starter which was excellently spiced and flavored. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable lunch experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's hard for me to overstateIt's hard for me to overstate how much I enjoy AraOn. The food is absolutely world class. The service is impeccable and gracious. A solid "A" all the way.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial treat from the ChefTook a business client here for lunch. Nice energy without being loud. Didn't notice background noise at all. Food was great. I'm Korean and therefore, picky about my bulgolgi. It was VERY good. The ginger dressing on the house salad was just enough tart and sweet. The bulgolgi was the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. My client devoured his. The Chef, seeing I am Korean, brought us some off the menu kimchi (manna for Koreans). My client, never having had kimchi, loved it as well.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was great andOur waitress was great and very upbeat and attentive.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious sushi and greatDelicious sushi and great service. Try the Ara-on roll!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very delicate andFood was very delicate and tasty. Lovely blend of textures and palette adventures. Nice variation of offerings.
Excellent attentive server who kept a discreet distance yet always had an eye on the table.
A very pleasant experience.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far, the very best fineBy far, the very best fine dining in The Loop. Gorgeous pottery created by the owner's son. The food is prepared and presented at the highest possible level. Magnificent sushi. House-brewed soy sauce is amazing. Can't say enough!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch for meThis was the second time I had lunch here and both experiences were amazing for the food. Service this time was great for the appetizers but we waited for about 1/2 hour for our sushi entree. It wasn't so bad, though since it gave us time to talk and our server came by a couple of times to tell us our lunch was in process.
I'm coming back anyway. The vietnamese springrolls are calling my name!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe plating is attrative andThe plating is attrative and the food tastes as good as it looks.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for business lunch.Good place for business lunch. The bahn mi sandwiches are fantastic3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Bento Box. The restaurantDelicious Bento Box. The restaurant was able to accommodate a gluten intolerance when I order the chicken teriyaki, which was delicious. My lunch guest had the Chicken Bahn Mi and thought his sandwich was also very good. Our server Karen E was spot on.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAm so glad to have a terrificAm so glad to have a terrific PanAsian restaurant in the loop! Not formal, but still perfect for business lunches or a nice lunch with friends. They do a fabulous job with fish.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Food - Lovely calmDelicious Food - Lovely calm surroundings Always a pleasure2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative food and good service.Innovative food and good service. Owner is hands on1/22/2013 12:00:00 AM