Arun's

Row 1

Details
4156 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-1909
Thai
$ $
Hours
Tue–Thu, Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:00 PM–10:30 PM

Since 1985, Arun’s has offered refined, sophisticated Thai food, and earned a reputation as one of the top Thai restaurants in the country. Though the restaurant’s namesake, owner–chef Arun Sampanthavivat, is not classically trained, he has a master's touch in the kitchen, best experienced through his nightly seven-course, $65-per-person tasting menu. — Valaer Murray, 2/18/11

Foursquare Tips

  • Sure, you're limited to a twelve-course tasting menu at this upscale Thai restaurant, but coming from a repeat James Beard nominee, you can be sure it's worth it.
  • Really fantastic food. The twelve course tasting is a must! The decor is quite dated and the service is significantly lacking however. But the food is delicious!
  • The best Thai restaurant in the country and among the best restaurants in Chicago.
  • Opened by chef Arun Sampanthavivat in 1985, this stately legend would become the first Thai restaurant in America to nab four Mobil stars, an AAA award and a James Beard for Best Chef in the Midwest.
  • Hopefully you'll catch a glimpse of Mama Arun making desserts if you walk through the kitchen to the upstairs seating area. Go big or go home - the 12 course "Royal" tasting menu is just that.
  • (773) 539-1909
  • Had the twelve course. Everything was phenomenal
  • Birthday 12-course dinner with wine pairing. Very exotic decor, nice service, interesting flavors. I would recommend it for a unique experience. They only have set tasting menus.
  • Be prepared to spend three hours for dinner.
  • Arun's continues to amaze with innovative dishes that set itself apart from pedestrian Thai restaurants.
  • Youll never find a more delicate Dungeness crab spring roll or a more elegant beef tenderloin in Panang curry, redolent of coconut and coriander.
  • Try the Fried Prawn - Fried prawn wrapped in coconut vermicelli on a sheet of egg omelet.
  • Try the Lychee Sorbet And Poached Pear