Nice overall experience but
Nice overall experience but pretty pricey for what you get. Wanted to try it once but will not be going back
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
High end Thai
First visit and would go back but live 90 miles away. Beautiful, creative and delicious food!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
An interesting dinner
The 12-course dinner was excellent and they gladly accommodated dietary restrictions. In spite of the number of courses, there was not too much food.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arun's is doing for Thai food what Rick Bayless/Topolobompo has done for Mexican fare. The complex flavors and the perfect balance of heat brought our appreciation for Thai food to a whole new level. The 12 course prix fixe is a relative steal by Chicago standards and highly recommended. The chef was kind enough to chat with us twice and even took the time to pose for a couple pictures. Extremely generous and friendly. We learned that Arun is multi-talented and is the brains behind the forthcoming Thai Town, which is currently being developed in Chicago. If it's anything like our experience at Arun's (the restaurant), Thai Town will be a huge success and we can't wait to visit. Arun's is a "do not miss" experience.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A destination restaurant
Definitely among the very topmost one or two of authentic Thai food restaurants in America. A unique culinary experience, not to be missed
Engaging and original Thai artwork on the walls
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic thai food
The food was really good and tasted absolutely fantastic. And with the 12 small portions you were able to get many different dishes and they all were absolutely yummi, a little bit spicey and with all the thai flavors like lemongrass, peanut, chili, thai basil and more.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic meal for 4 of us. Prix fixe menu and all 12 courses were outstanding. A little pricey but well worth it.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our out of town guests were delighted with the 12ciurse dining experience !
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner at Arun's
Appetizers and dinner was absolutely amazing! Food and service was incredible. Have not been here in a few years but just as good as I remember.
Only small down-side - dessert was so-so. The soy pudding with prunes was not my favorite. Loved the lychee ice cream but not a fan of the pear soaked in fruit syrup. Maybe desserts are just not their thing. We really appreciated the slice of birthday cake with a candle!
Definitely will come back for a special occasion dinner!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and plate presentations
Food and plate presentations were good all around. Cost around 300 dollars for two people - two glasses of wine and a couple of mocktails in that price. Not cheap but a good experience. Refined and Restrained Thai food.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
best meal experience ever
My daughter (age 16, but culinarily adventurous) and i went here for a dinner that was truly an experience. 12 courses that were each outstanding. truly, any of them as a singular meal would have been wonderful. to have them all back to back was unbelievable. The price tag was hefty, but it was worth it. In addition to each course being perfection, the flow of the meal and the portions were perfect - spicy followed by less so, heavy followed by palate cleansing. The service was also really attentive without being obtrusive.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Arun's - we went there
Loved Arun's - we went there for my husband's birthday and the food was wonderful and the service spectacular. Try it, you'll like it..
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reminds us of being in Thailand
Excellent food. We were in Thailand six months ago and this gem definitely represents some of the best Thai food out there. Our only criticism was that there was no music so it was so quiet in the restaurant, that you could hear everyone else's conversation. They had speakers, so we suggest some soothing, low key Thai music. Fantastic experience overall. We will be back for another special occasion.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a must
Arun's hasn't changed much in the 15 years that we have been dining there. The prices have not changed ( $85./12 courses), the decor is the same (beautiful) and the food is pretty much the same (elegantly plated). We have noticed during our last two visits a decline in the competence of the wait staff. Awkward and somewhat clumsy. Perhaps some additional training is in order. Still a delightful dining experience, especially for out of town guests.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The decor is twenty plus years
The decor is twenty plus years old. Needs updating
Food is amazing and plentiful. Go there hungry.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arun's is always a treat!
Arun's is always a treat! Great flavors accented by the crispness of the ingredients. Portions are perfect for the 12 courses taste g meal. Service was impeccable and friendly. My only concern is the wine list, which I mentioned to our server. It has gotten smaller while the prices have escalated, few now under $100. This is a dramatic change from the varietal and price range of the recent past. And a $55 corking fee is also not acceptable. We will return, of course, but will imbibe much less.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM