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Anyone been to Arun's Thai?

Chew on That May 16, 2008 09:58 AM

My dad went there recently for a conference and was INCREDIBLY impressed. He said the food was outstanding, as was the service and atmosphere.

I tried looking up on their website how much their tasting menu is but can't find it. Anyone been there?

  1. nsxtasy May 16, 2008 07:12 PM

    There's a discussion on Arun's at www.chowhound.com/topics/494632 As I noted there, I went to Arun's many years ago (it's been around a LONG time) and haven't been back there since. I thought the food was very good, but not significantly better than, or different from, the food you can find at our best Thai restaurants, other than the fact that it's about 3-4 times the price of those, and the service and atmosphere are consistent with that high price. If that's what you're looking for and you don't mind the price, you'll probably enjoy it.

    1. chicgail May 16, 2008 11:12 AM

      I was disappointed in the food. It was ok, but lived up to neither the prices nor the hype.

      I'm not afraid to pay real money for a fabulous meal, but like other posters I prefer other, more authentic Thai restaurants -- and I'll add Sticky Rice to the mix -- that are less pretentious and less expensive, but easily as good.

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      1. re: chicgail
        ChefJune May 16, 2008 12:41 PM

        Arun's may be more expensive, but is no less authentic.

        I don't think anyone does better curries than he does.

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        jesteinf May 16, 2008 10:28 AM

        I've been there.

        I prefer TAC or Spoon at a fraction of the cost.

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          LikestoEatout May 16, 2008 10:41 AM

          Don't you mean Spoon Thai and not Spook?

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            jesteinf May 16, 2008 11:02 AM

            Yes! Thanks! That's what happens when I try to type too fast.

            I don't think Spook would be a very good name for a Thai restaurant (or really any kind of restaurant). I've edited accordingly.

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          CorinneM1 May 16, 2008 10:15 AM

          I was there about 2 years ago. I was very impressed and we really enjoyed the meal. I believe (at that time) it was $85 or $90 a person without tax, tip or wine. We went with another couple, and the final bill was close to $600.

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