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.
Amazing! The Spicy options were actually spicy.. and all dishes were beautifully presented. Totally worth it
Location was scary but once we found it and went inside tranquil setting low on noise good wine list. The walnut shrimp is a must try if no ALERGY. The experience as a whole was excellent staff very understanding of concept of SERVICE. Loved it. Can’t wait o go back this Time with friends
I’ve eaten a lot of Thai food, this is hands down the best I’ve had. The flavors, choices, customer service was outstanding. I will make a point to be back, as this was a business/pleasure trip to Vegas. Don’t be fooled by the strip mall exterior, came inside and blown away by this Thai restaurant.
Great food and service. Business dinner-highly recommend.
Excellent place. It was my first time and it was my Birthday. A+ food and service.
Great food and ambiance!
This is my second time here. We used to go to Lotus of Siam before their flood. Then, we found this place in the same shopping center. Very nice servers. Food was excellent both times. Last time I got the giant catfish that covers the whole plate. It was memorable and delicious. This time I go the pad thai which was also excellent. My wife likes tofu I like chicken, so we got both on one order and split it. It was huge. I head a lot about their desserts too, so I saved enough room to try their chocolate lava thingy. It was great. I will probably stop in here every time I visit Vegas.
Wonderful meal, great service and beautiful atmosphere. The ahi tuna appetizer is the big winner. My wife and I make it a must visit on our Vegas trips.
Truly a hidden gem! A great spot to escape the typical Vegas scene. Great food, service, and don't forget dessert.
This lovely restaurant not only boasts intricate flavors and creative menu, nut is a welcome respite from the chaos of the Strip and mediocre overpriced meals. While set in a seemingly abandoned strip mall, you open the door to a world of kindness, impeccable service, and a combination if local and visiting customers. Treat yourself. Always one of my favorites.
Good ambiance. Friendly staff. Great variety of appetizers and main course capped with awesome dessert.
Nice Thai Dinner off the Traffic of the strip. In same shopping area as old Lotus of Siam. Food was very good. Nice Presentation
Gourmet Thai Food. Great place; outstanding food. Service could be better. Place was packed so service was lacking. Thanks to Open Table reservation or else waiting list was long. I will come back to this place again despite lacking in service.
We wanted to eat in a non-casino restaurant. This place was recommended. Very good food. Will come back
Don’t let the outside put you off. Easily accommodated our table for 8 and then extended when more showed up. All 11 people in the group enjoyed their meals, hope to return. Recommend the specials on page one of the menu. Even had a vegan section of the menu. 10/10.
It was an awesome experience and we both everything, would recommend this place for everyday dining.
We were in town for a tradeshow and heard that there were several good Thai places. We ended up with Arawan based on reviews and availability. It was yummy. It is in a bland strip mall but the food is tasty. We thought the wine was a bit pricey and skimpy. We tried the recommendations of the waiter - including the larb. They were delicious though a little pricier than other options on the menu. Recommend!
Outstanding food, and friendly service. Not cheap, but not unreasonably expensive, and definitely well worth the price. The whole fried catfish was one of the best things I've ever eaten.
Very nice and friendly staff. Good food and original way of presenting the plate! Outside might look sketchy but the inside is nice and modern.
Always an amazing meal. My favorite place to eat in Vegas. Quality of many if the finest restaurants on the strip, but at a much better price. You won't be disappointed.
We had a family dinner here over the holidays and we arrived at 5:00 PM when they opened. It was quiet, service was attentive and the food was excellent. The dishes were definitely spicy regardless if we chose mild or extra hot. I always choose mild and here it was a bit spicy for me. Regardless, the flavors were good and everyone enjoyed the food.
My friend recommended Arawan and my only desire was that it was better than Lotus of Siam (mediocre and high priced), which is located on the other side of the parking lot. Most of the dishes we ordered were very good. The exceptions were the rib eye, which was over done even though we ordered it medium rare and cut very thin. The texture of the meat did not seem like ribeye. The crispy duck was also overdone, dry and not very crispy. Overall, I'd still say it was better than Lotus, but not as good as some of the places I go to in Southern Cal.
We waited almost 1 hr for our food. Another table who came after us received their food first. Our waitress was very stressed and basically told us that she was busy and she needed to get our order and it would take a while for us to get our food but we never thought it would take that long. Food was very pricey for the amount and quality. We would not recommend this restaurant to any of our friends who visit Vegas
Very good food and exceptional dessert.
A very enjoyable meal. 5 stars for the great tasting food with exceptional service from Louis.
This is a great location away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. Ample free parking. The downside is the actual center where it is located. Rather run down but safe. Inside Arawan is like an oasis in the desert. Pleasant, intimate and absolutely delicious! And consistent!
Amazing! We love Thai food & eat out a lot.
Was in Vega w/friends for my 65 birthday & found this on -line . Have to admit from outside it is very non descript & we thought oh-oh . But once thru the door the staff was extremely friendly & attentive.
For us Thai food snobs this is the place !!
Just wish they had a restaurant in Washington !
Fantastic food and great service would return most definitely in the future
Food was just outstanding. Décor very nice. Service top notch. Can't wait to return
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.