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Posted by Mario on 01/26/2012
We ate early in the evening. Very quiet and had restaurant to ourselves. The food came out nicely without too much wait in between. All the dishes were very tasty. Did not leave there hungry. Wait staff young and friendly. $300 for two with 1 wine pairing.
Posted by foodie on 10/23/2009
For the price I paid, I expect exceptional, unique food, attention to detail and excellent service. I also expect to be served all my courses. I arrived with a group of 4 and asked for a menu so we would know what would be served to us. I was told by a waiter that they would verbal describe it when they serve each dish. The set $85 price includes 6 appetizers, 4 entrees (served family style) and 2 deserts. Unfortunately the staff at Arun’s is unable to count up to 12 and missed serving us one of the courses all together. The service was disorganized. We didn’t have a primary waiter but different people bringing out each course. There were times when the food would come out but we had no utensils or plates. When I initially was seated, there are these beautiful plates set out. The staff promptly removed them since they were just for show and never came back with any plates or utensil. Our first course came out and we had nothing to eat it on or with. The portions were small and what was served was good but it wasn’t anything exceptional. I could have found it at any typical Thai restaurant. I was excepting Thai food that I can’t get anywhere else. I got served Basil Thai Chicken as an entrée!? Appetizer 1 – One bite salad: The description explains it Appetizer 2 – Rolled chicken stuff with mushrooms: It was soy chicken! You can get this in any Thai or Chinese restaurants Appetizer 3 – Single Dumpling in broth: reminds me of the glutinous crepe you get at dim sum Appetizer 4 – Noodles with a Single shrimp: It was a deconstructed Pad Thai! Appetizer 5 – Spicy pork soup Entrée 1 – Seared Scallop on a bed of asparagus – how is this unique Thai dish? Entrée 2 – Fried fish with sweet & sour source – also served at my neighborhood Thai restaurant. . Entrée 3 – Basil Thai Chicken – I can get this at any typical Thai restaurant Entrée 4 – Braised beef curry – by far the best dish Desert 1 - Baby pear with a small crepe – extremely small dish, it was a single bite Desert 2 – Lycee sorbet – again a single bite dish
Posted by Jack: The Food Kid on 07/10/2008
I went to Arun's for my birthday. It was an experience I will never forget. The food was amazing, the decor was stunning and beautiful. Some of the many dishes include an ingenious Betel leaf roll with coconut, pork, vegetables, and jicama coconut sauce, it is an explosion of texture, sweetness, spiciness, and flavor. My favorite entree was the Mussaman beef curry, extremely tender, another explosion of flavor with hints of coconut and spices. My trip to Arun's was absolutely amazing. I will never foprget it.
Posted by 737 on 09/30/2007
My wife and I do a lot of multicourse menus and wine. This menu was unique because it allowed you to try so many different Thai dishes and that truly makes this place one of a kind. The appetizers were great as was the presentation. The main courses and deserts were ok at best. I think that the beef we were served was pot roast? The wine pairing they presented was nice, but it would help if the server knew what was poured. I had to ask him to bring the bottles out twice. The rest of the service was only ok too. I expected more from the rave I heard. The price was reasonable $135 a person for 12 course meal and six glass wine pairing. I thought that was a great value. A few small improvements would make this place great.
Posted by Marilyn on 11/02/2006
Maybe best restaurant ever! Heard about this place from a friend and we were able to get reservations on a weekend trip to Chicago. Wait staff was very friendly and the food was both innovative and delicious. I've been to many high end restaurants in NYC, SF, & Hawaii, but Arun's is still my favorite!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/16/2006
We managed to get a reservation at Arun's at the last minute. It was our first experience with the degustation menu concept. We've loved the idea ever since. The restaurant was able to accomodate our dietary restrictions (vegetarian). The food was delicious, and it was like nothing else I've ever tried.