Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

4.6
396 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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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fermé, même le Uber n’a pas voulu nous y laisser seuls, parking pas rassurant du tout!

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GH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. The food presentation was nice. My Family and Friends enjoyed it.

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be coming back! The food, atmosphere and service was amazing!

CG
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected this restaurant because we couldn't get into Lotus of Siam. The reviews looked great and we had vegetarians in our party. We went for my husbands birthday. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!!! We ordered the calamari and it was light, crispy and flavorful. I ordered the drunken noodles with shrimp. Flavor profiles were complicated and amazing. We ordered the pineapple fried rice and it was probably the best fried rice I've ever tasted. Even the lemonade was delicious - a perfect combination of sweet and sour.

The last surprise was a special dessert they brought for my husband. I asked if they did anything when I booked the reservation. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks so much and we will definitely be back! My stomach is happy.

C
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was actually better than I expected..very small quiet place outside the strip if don’t want to be in the noisy casinos..not very big wine selection

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I make a point to visit every time I am in Vegas This time we went twice.

c
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The arawan pad thai is amazing with generous pprtions. The only downside to it was that the prawn didn't taste very fresh. Also, this place was lacking AC, and it felt stuffy.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, prices are great and service is fantastic

BS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little hard to find, but worth it. The food is delicious, and they are happy to accommodate you on your requested spice level. Pad Thai, Chicken Satay, and all curries are wonderful.

BA
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We often judge a Thai restaurant based on the Tom Kha Gai. Unfortunately it was bland. Having eaten at MANY Thai restaurants around the country, including New York and San Francisco, the soup was missing the sweetest and zest it needed. While hearty with chicken, there was no lemongrass in the soup and it lacked bay leaf, giving it a one note flavor profile. The Panang curry was also one note.

Pleasantly, they make their fresh wraps to order, so we were able to change the shrimp to tofu.

The wait staff was very nice.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is in a post apocalyptic dystopian strip mall setting but don’t let this dissuade you from coming here. Once you enter, the ambience is quite warm, inviting and immediately welcoming.

The ice cold beer served in a frosty mug was a welcome respite from the hot desert heat. Food overall was high quality. Ingredients were fresh and expertly prepared and presented. The summer roll was crisp and you could taste the freshness of the mint and leaves inside. It was served with a delightful sweet and citrusy dipping sauce with crushed peanuts. The Duck Drunken Noodles was amazing and blew us away with the myriad of tangy and zesty flavors. We’d come back here for this dish alone! The Ribeye with Crispy Basil was tasty, but underwhelming due to the delicateness of the sauce in contrast to the Drunken Noodles which were served first. The ribeye steak was thin and had some tough fatty edges. Nevertheless, we were hungry and finished everything! Dessert for us was the Mango Paradise and was probably the best mango rice dessert we’ve ever had (and we’ve been to Bangkok!).

Service was excellent and the wait staff were attentive, warm and friendly.

Highly recommended and we will come back again!

S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high-end Thai food restaurant located in the same "less than up-scale" strip mall area as the older "Lotus of Siam". Everything that we tried was outstanding and very well executed. I also appreciated the fact that we could enjoy normal dinner conversation without having to scream at the tops of our lungs in order to be heard. We'll absolutely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a true gem. One of the best Thai meals I've ever had. And Gail and the staff are amazing.

BR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a bit off the well beaten path (our Lyft driver had never been to the strip mall it is in). It is worth the visit. All the food was delightful. We especially liked the pork belly dish (sorry don't recall exactly what it was) we had.

m
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thai food in Las Vegas. Traditional thai cuisine was tasty and well presented. But what really stands out is dessert. Wow. All made to order and interesting flavors. Can't say enough good things!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we are in Las Vegas. Simply amazing.

WG
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thai is one of our favorite types of cuisine. We love to try new restaurants when traveling. This is, hands down, the BEST Thai food that we have had anywhere! They use fresh ingredients and herbs, and the food is packed with flavor! The yum yum soup is delicious! So is the short rib curry and red curry. My only regret is that we didn’t have room for dessert!

l
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious. Seating is comfortable, with space between the table to provide each table with some privacy. Hardest part is finding the restaurant...while the address is on a main street (E. Sahara), the actual entrance to the restaurant is in the back.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular stop on our Trips to Vegas. Consistently delicious and friendly.

c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing little Vegas gem in an unassuming strip mall. They do very well here with atmosphere (guitar player at the door and lovely decor), service and a menu that leaves you speechless. My husband has been to Thailand and is always searching for the next best dish. He had a short rib curry that blew his mind. The mint eggplant is delish and my parents enjoyed their chow mein. Happy to know my home town has great food off the strip that won’t cost you an arm and leg!

LR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this off-strip gem after reading reviews. Don't let the sleazy, half empty, strip mall setting deter you from going to this fantastic restaurant. This was some of the best Thai food I've experienced. We had the Yellow Curry Short Ribs and the meat practically fell off the bone looking at it. We also had Pineapple Fried Rice which was exquisite and the Phad See Iew which was good but different from my typical fare. The Phad See Iew noodles were not as thick or gummy as I'm used to. The noodles were more in line with an Italian style flat broad noodle with very little sauce. It still tasted fantastic, but was different than what I am used to.

RR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious vegetatian and vegan options available. We loved the food!

NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for team dinner (7 co-workers) and had a great time. The wait staff was very accommodating and we did 7 or 8 dishes family style which worked out really well. Reservations were easy to get. Everything was very good, by my favorites were the whole deep-fried fish and the duck panang curry special. The restaurant is in a strip mall about 5-10 minutes from LV Blvd by Uber.

PS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific food. Dollar for dollar among the best means I have had. Don’t pass on the dessert

KJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We chose this restaurant because it was reported to be a diamond in the rough. Was definitely in a rough neighborhood but not much of a gem. We ordered one of their top wines and it tasted like it had been stored for six months on the top shelf of a hot kitchen. The calamari was batter with tiny bits of squid. The rest of the food was ok but I’d recommend searching elsewhere for a good meal.

J
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, very helpful and friendly. (You have to get past the terrible facade out front!) But GO inside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. We ordered spring rolls, Duck drunken noodles, Thai fried chicken, and Panang Curry. All were amazing! The portions are large and can be shared.

NG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit if you are in Las Vegas. Don’t be put off by the outside and location. The food is delicious. Make sure to make room for the dessert. The mango dessert especially

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Very worthy of their high ratings!!!

TR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal with excellent service

RC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Everything was great! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Off the strip in a lower rent part of town. Looks iffy from the outside but some of the best food in Vegas. Plenty to pick from even if you’re not into Thai food.

m
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Excellent food, great service. I will come again. Worthy of a trip off the strip

DG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place will take you by storm! Amazing food! Arawan Pad Thai and the Crispy Duck are winners

f
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food v good value. A little off the beaten track but worth it

SM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent flavors and fresh ingredients, vegan options, friendly service!

MB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place and great drunken noodles. Only blemish on rasonable prices was $6 tea.

TC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so unexpected. Do not be concerned with the plaza. I invited out of town friends. I had never been but saw good reviews and reserved. We loved it. The staff was amazingly friendly and attentive. The food was styled beautifully. It was so tasty. We would come again.

KH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service! Quiet and quaint atmosphere.

MS
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Very good pad Thai and spring rolls. Service was very good.

AJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, served beautifully, in a comfortable setting (nothing fancy) - if you want a break from the strip prices and noise, that's a good one!

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