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About Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

Arawan Thai Bistro and Dessert offers an extensive menu of authentic recipes that feature modern twists. Chefs Jui and Gail create inspired food and dessert dishes that are flavorful, memorable and unlike most options in similar restaurants. Arawan features a relaxed, intimate environment that is designed to deliver a memorable culinary experience.

Diners can enjoy dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce, such as the signature duck red curry and ribeye crispy basil. Experience the chicken satay bites or the silver noodle salad before moving on to a variety of soups. Main course offerings include pad Thai and spicy mint with your choice of chicken, beef, pork or seafood. Vegan guests will appreciate Arawan's vegetarian menu, while dessert options like the Earthquake or Sweet Sensation provide the perfect finish to a meal.

953 E. Sahara Ave. Suite E-14
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Dessert, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
11 AM - 3 PM
5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday - Sunday
11 AM - 10 PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 734-7799

Website:
http://arawanthaibistro.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Spicy (4)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic food and great service would return most definitely in the future

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was just outstanding. Décor very nice. Service top notch. Can't wait to return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were in Vegas celebrating my husband’s birthday. He loves Thai food so we checked out all the Thai restaurants in the area and Arawan was given the highest reviews and I would wholeheartedly agree. We loved the food, ambiance and great service. The desserts were spectacular too. If you like excellent and unique Thai food with exquisite flavor, this is the place!
Can’t wait to come back and try more dishes!!!

Marianne
San Diego

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place. The desserts are not only delicious, they are also a work of art!
The service is very friendly and the waiter had great recommendations for us.
It’s great food for a great price.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Based on excellent reviews, I took an Uber to the strip mall off the Strip housing the restaurant. What a find! While the dishes themselves were delicious, the presentations were even better. I had panang duck and Arawan pad Thai.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great. Can't find this on the strip. Was worth coming for the dessert. So beautiful you don't want to eat it but wonder balance of flavor. Worth leaving the strip.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always s pleasure. Tonight we feasted on the Green Curry Scallops, Fresh Spring Rolls, Spicy Mint Eggplant and Creme Brûlée! Excellent service, Fantastic complex flavors, awesome selection with pleasant ambience. What more can you ask for!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Plum Shrimp appetizer was good and presented well. The 2 signature dishes, red curry duck and sea bass, were not good. Very little duck; poor value. The sea bass was a dry small piece of fish, definitely not Chilean sea bass as noted on menu; sauce was totally uninterested; it was like a jar chili garlic sauce. Waiter was attentive. Would not recommend this restaurant for Thai food.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As always, the service was attentive without being intrusive. The food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food is a good value for the excellent quality! One of our very favorite Vegas spots!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a bit hard to find with the GPS as it's in a strip mall with a ton of other restaurants in the same block, but it was worth the drive around the parking lot a few times. The food was fresh, very tasty, unique and well-prepared. The prices were a tiny bit high for the portion size, but again, it was worth it. Service was good, but I guess the kitchen screwed up our order, so it took about 35 minutes for us to get our meals; I do think that is NOT the norm for this place. We went on a Monday night at 8PM and the place was full. Drinks were reasonably priced, but take note that they only have beer and wine, no mixed drinks. Total for 2 appetizers (gyoza and their version of nime-chow roll), Pad see ew, crab fried rice, 3 glasses of wine and one beer was $84.00; with tip, $100.00. If we go to Vegas again, we will definitely go to Arawan again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I could not in good conscience give the highest rating because the neighborhood is dangerous. The restaurant is located in a huge strip mall. I was lost for 20 minutes driving around a dark parking lot...clearly lost. I did not feel safe outside the restaurant. Once inside everything changed but I felt that they patrons could be get unwanted attention both approaching and leaving the facility. The food was very good, the place was very clean and it was decorated very tastefully...but the neighborhood is a deal breaker for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

While this restaurant is off the beaten path and taxis had a hard time finding it we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It’s a small local restaurant in a strip mall and the outside is questionable, that being sais....The service was wonderful the food was outstanding and we had a great dinner! Our server guided us as this was my first time eating Thai food. We would definitely return!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

1st time at this place as it received high rating/top place to eat in Vegas. The service was great, servers were friendly, food was somewhat has authentic Thai flavor, but I think it's a bit overpriced. but overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2017

In one word: fantastic! The service and the food were amazing and we loved it, will be sure to come back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

From outside, it looks poor. However, inside is beautiful and food is very good enough for business dinner

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was very good and the presentation was lovely. Heather, our waitress, gave good suggestions. Restaurant was hard to find-the address is on Sahara but it's really in a commercial center off the main drag.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Amazing food, great presentation.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful experience. New place to enjoy Thai food!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A great price value, with great food and selections

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I found this restaurant by accident! When I found Lotus of Siam was closed I looked
for another Thai restaurant off the strip and found Arawana was highly rated. The food was fantastic, along with the service. It was a great dinner and I recommend going!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Absolutely incredible the food , the service was phenomenal and the presentation of the food was like artwork especially the desert molten cake awesome pad Thai and seafood with black noodles great , it is off the strip easy parking best place in have ever eaten in Vegas pure perfection

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Short rib curry and mango surprise dessert were to die for. Service was excellent and although the outside strip mall looked lackluster the inside was clean and nice. So glad I went off strip for this dining experience!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Best Thia food I have ever had including apps and desserts. They are over staffed on wait service to the customers benefit.

I don't take time to review anything but this restaurant was too good for me to not tell everyone. Don't let the location fool you, it's great.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great Thai food, excellent desserts, fantastic service, we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Spicy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had reservations for this Arawan booked through Open Table, but upon arrival they did not acknowledge that we even had reservations until they double checked. This is our second visit to Arawan and we returned since we had such a wonderful meal the first time. Sadly, this time was not as good as the first visit. Our first visit we ordered the whole catfish and it did come as a whole fish so we wanted to try the whole branzino sea bass this time. W e were disappointed as it was 2 fillets on the plate and not a whole branzino as stated on the menu. We also ordered the pad thai with chicken and mixed vegetables. The chicken pieces in the pad thai were cut into big slices which did not compliment with rest of the dish and the taste was not as good as the first time we went there. I have to say though that the mixed vegetable was rather tasty but the sauce was too watery. A bit pricey for what we got. Probably will not be returning again as there are other better thai restaurants to try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was very good as usual but service was rushed and confused. Our appetizer arrived after the mains! The dessert menu arrived shortly after the appetizer. It felt as if they just wanted us to move along to free up the table, although our total time at the table was only 50 minutes, so we were not lingering. Since it was a Tuesday night, there wasn't a crowd waiting for tables - only 2 people when we left. We have eaten here several times and have never had this experience before. Maybe the success of the place allows them to take customers for granted. We will try other Thai restaurants in Vegas on our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent fresh prepared food
Absolutely delicious
Service top notch
Desserts, well yum!!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food VERY good but their scale for spicyness seems lower than most thai restaurants. And we eat at a lot of thai restaurants. I ordered a #5 and it felt like a 1. Husband ordered spicy #8 and I thought it was more like a 5.

Be sure to save room for dessert. Just don't even think about it. You must order dessert here. They are not only beautiful but taste amazing. Plan to order at least two desserts because it will be too hard to choose just one.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good food - freshly prepared with excellent desserts - bit rushed as they took a booking for 9 PM as closed at 10 - so don't go later than 8 !
Lovely food though- no hesitation in recommending

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Most Excellent! Service was great, food flavorful and atmosphere was comfortable.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was our first time here, recommended by a friend. The ambience, the food and service were excellent! Our server was Chef Gail and she was extremely attentive. When we told her it was a birthday celebration, she made her specialty, mango island dessert, and it was incredible! We'd definitely come back here again when we're in Las Vegas!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Followed the advice from Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Excellent food and service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Delicious healthy Thai food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My sister lives in Henderson and we happened upon Arwan by "accident" the last time I visited for Thanksgiving last year. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. We are lovers of Thai food and the dishes here are beautifully crafted, delicious and well priced. The restaurant has a charming ambiance and service is friendly and attentive. If you're in Las Vegas and want the best Thai food, this is the place by a long shot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Birthday Soo difficult to find!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our dinner at Arawan was fantastic. I would highly recommend the Arawan Pad Thai. Service was friendly and efficient. Worth the short trip from the Strip when in La Vegas.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Everything was great except there is no one saying Thank You after we gave them a good tip

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I can not say enough good things about this establishment. We originally had a reservation for 8:30 but had to push it to 9:30 due to a flight delay. We didn't realize they closed at 10 when we arrived but they assured us that it was no problem to order. So we did and received our food and it was incredible. We tried the Pad Thai, Rib eye, duck curry, short rib curry, and squid ink noodles. Every dish was delicious and I would order them all again. Also, can not thank the staff enough for how gracious and accommodating they were. Everyone should come here.

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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Located off the strip this restaurant is a gem. Great value food, spot on service and really authentic Thai food. Would definately recommend and will be back next time we're in Vegas.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Terrific service, varied Thai menu, delicious meal with beautiful presentation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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