Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

4.6
355 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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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Penang curry Duck was the dinner special on valentines 2/14/19 and was the best my girlfriend and I have ever had. We love to share multiple dishes, so we also ordered the pineapple fried rice and their signature prawn pad Thai dish. Wow... everything was delicious. We actually couldn’t eat it all so we mixed the three dishes together and brought the leftovers back to our room. We didn’t have a microwave, but split the leftovers in the AM for breakfast and ate it cold; we couldn’t believe how good the leftovers were.

It is an off-strip place in an old strip mall, but the inside is nice, it’s not overcrowded; and the quality, portion and taste of all food was excellent. My girlfriend and I want to go back to Vegas now just to eat at Arawan again!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the second time we've been to Vegas and made a special trip to the restaurant and this time we brought friends.

It was as good this time as it was last time. Our friends agreed and thanked us for taking them somewhere new and fantastic.

Its definitely worth escaping the ding-ding of lights and noise for an incredible dining experience.

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BB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was terrible. Dry tasteless Thai wings. Crispy duck was so dry. Texture of old pot roast. Arawan Pad Thai, which is a chefs special was clearly made hours/days earlier. Food was served 15 minutes after ordering. Clearly pre-made. Seriously, duck in 15 min. Wait staff was excellent and the ambiance was nice.

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RE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, and disorderly.

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YO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing foods and desserts! Beautifully designed and decorated!!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Could not have asked for a better experience! I would highly recommend.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Arawan Thai Bistro every time we are in Las Vegas and they always come through. We love the food and service and recommend this spot to many people!

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MP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding and the food excellent. I highly recommend the Tom Kha soup, Larb, and Drunken Noodles.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I visit Vegas twice a year and with every visit I usually go 1-2 times. I have brought so many people and they then in turn visit and bring new people. food is outstanding EVERY TIME.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great. Service is fast. The place was not busy for lunch and we could carry out a conversation without any problem.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The pork shank dish was unbelievable. Unfortunately, I’m not local so the server walked me through how to make it at home.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb. If you like Thai food, what else is there to say!

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KL
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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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G
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The place is a dump, but the food and the staff are fantastic. Authentic Thai food that is delicious. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A good value for the quality of the food. Just wonderful experience. Just view the rundown center and restaurant interior as AMBIENCE 😆

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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
52 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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