Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

4.6
341 reviews
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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.

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KL
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are serving up the best curry dishes I’ve ever had in my life. The food and service are excellent!

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V
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this Thai restaurant and pleasantly surprised. Food is delicious and authentic. Looking forward to returning to try more options.

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AY
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute restaurant. I am definitely coming back.

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was outstanding and service was prompt and thoughtful. My table was reserved with my name on it. There were a number of surprising touches throughout the meal, like complimentary won tons with a delicious sauce and salads with unique ingredients. We opted for the “usual” Pad Thai but it was surprisingly topped with two large prawns in a split shell and encased in a pastry of some kind. Unusual presentations made the meal special. Ambiance within the restaurant is good, but it is within a run down mall. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying Arawan.

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HJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but not spectacular as expected to be as top Thai restaurant in Vegas.

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A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very good and the food delicious. One of the best Thai restaurants so far

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OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating friendship and meal before concert.

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k
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We love their pad thai, although the grilled shrimps came with it is a bit cold. The next time around, I will probably just order their regular pad thai (without the grilled shrimps)
We also order a bowl of tom yum soup and their duck. It's all right. Their duck is a bit dry.

When we came, it's very busy (they have party as well), hence service and pace of foods were a bit slow. We even didn't get one of the dishes we ordered, hence we cancelled it.

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NN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Avoid this place ....................
Horrible service. Avoid this place ....................

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time we were in town, we made reservations for Lotus of Siam. We thought it was a good sign when there was a line at the door to get in at 5pm. A year later, I was trying to remember which Thai restaurant we had been to and mistakenly made a reservation at Arawan. After contemplating on canceling my reservation at Arawan, we decided to go ahead and keep our Saturday dinner reservations based on other reviews and guess what...we were glad we didn’t! The ambiance and food were better than Lotus of Siam. The menu wasn’t as extensive, but had everything we were looking for. We were definitely impressed and will be back on our next visit! This is our new go-to Thai favorite.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the positive reviews we read about this place were totally justified: a real gem hidden just a few hundreds yards from the strip. We will come back

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KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely amazing! Don’t let the random location dissuade you. Go there and get a curry!

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SG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Seated for 20 minutes...no service so we left

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved this restaurant so much that we went back two nights later. Authentic Thai cuisine that is outrageously delicious. I highly recommend it for a wonderful meal!!!

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N
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Be brave and venture out of your comfort zone!
This spot is so worth it. A neighborhood gem.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly flavorful food. Green curry was outstanding. Mango ice cream dessert a total winner. Out of the way but don’t let that deter you

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BS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Thai food menu and some authentic selections for out of towners looking for good home cooking.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a little out of the way from the strip, but it is totally worth it! I had Thai Tea, Red Curry Fish Cakes, and the Pad Thai. Everything was delicious especially the thai tea. I could have gotten the pad thai to be spicier, but it tasted good anyways. I would definitely recommend coming here if you are looking for good food in Vegas. Ken was a very nice server as well!

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K
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit, did not disappoint! Food and service wonderful!

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TC
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! In a shopping area outside of the strip, but easy taxi ride there. Great food. Coconut soup was the flavor and scent of Thailand. The mango sorbet dessert was one of the loveliest and tastiest ones I have had.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a very tasty dinner at Arawan. Really good food and very friendly service. Don't let the stripmall location deter you, this is a lovely little spot for dinner.

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TK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Discovered this great Thai restaurant on my last trip to Las Vegas. Outstanding really great food and the desserts were terrific. What a great place! Had Pad Thai and Red Curry and Seafood on squid ink noodles. Go. Forget the hotel restaurants. This place is great.

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KL
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delicious! I wasn’t sure what
To expect based on the location but it did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and well prepared with exceptional service as well.

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f
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing about Arawan is top notch.

We return time after time to the same lovely experience .

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D
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit hard to find but well worth the trip. Food was great.

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P
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience at Arawan Thai was excellent. Everything from the appetizers (Arawan Spring Rolls the check was presented at our table prior to receipt of the second dessert - which was likely due to a miscommunication among the waitstaff. Overall a very pleasant evening. We will be back.

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RB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Service prompt and friendly. This was our second visit and will be back.

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G
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever food and restaurants becomes part of the conversation, I unhesitatingly recommend Arawan. I am not a local but I even recommend it to locals. After visiting, they always thank me!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best thai restaurant in Vegas. Awesome dishes and amazing deserts. Not luxurious but delicious

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W
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

don't let the location bother you. It's in a strip mall but inside is clean and attractive. The food was outstanding.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Was a great option for out friends who are vegan

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Can’t wait to go back!

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Good: Amazing food! Freshly prepared and well presented. Friendly service all around.

The OK: The atmosphere is nothing to speak of and rather drab. The bathroom was functional but tired and rundown.

The Bad: The restaurant's location is pretty bad for visitors to Las Vegas. The strip mall is dark and rather sketchy. Our taxi driver had to put the address in his phone to find the place and once we were there had a hard time locating it. The same was true for the taxi that picked us up.

If Arawan were in a better location I believe it would do significantly more business as there are no other Thai restaurants with this level of quality food at this reasonable of a price in LV.

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WM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unique Thai dishes that were very tasty. Was pleasantly surprised

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, presentation was beautiful. Staff was friendly & knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is really great, but if you go you really have to have a desert- AMAZING!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attention to details. Food is beautifully presented and wonderfully delicious. One of my very favorite restaurants.

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but did not have the wow factor I experienced a few months ago. Felt meal was over priced compared to the quality.

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JB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always eat at Arawan when I am in Vegas. The staff is super friendly and every thing I have eaten here has been great. If you are at the North end of the strip like Wynn, Venetian or Treasure island it is only 5 minutes away by Uber or car. You’ll be glad you gave it a try

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O
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate there 5times no disappoinmet yet! We try different meal every time we’ve there. Specially our server Coy is excellent service we're appciate very much take care of us every time. We look foward to visit sometime soon :)

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