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4156 N. Kedzie Ave. (Irving Park Rd.) Send to Phone
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A top choice for upscale Thai food in the Midwest.
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Arun's, Chicago, IL

Arun's Restaurant Review

: Beautiful Thai art and antiques set the stage for seven-, 10- and 12-course prix-fixe dining ($75, $85, $100) with or without wine pairings ($50) at chef/owner Arun Sampanthavivat's Northwest side restaurant. A customized procession of multiple appetizers, entrées and desserts arrive at the table artfully prepared and served family-style. Starters have included flower-shaped purple dumplings filled with shrimp and shallots, dainty fresh crab spring rolls and spicy roast duck salad on a bed of Thai basil and cilantro. Possible main courses range from lobster tail with two jumbo shrimp in garlic-ginger sauce to beef tenderloin in a red curry-peanut sauce infused with star anise, and classic panang beef curry. Sticky rice topped with egg custard makes for a simple yet elegant dessert. Match the dishes with a diverse selection of wines, including many Alsatian and Austrian choices with enough subtle sweetness and body to complement the full-flavored, semi-spicy fare.

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Expensive for Typical Thai Food
by on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:01 pm
For the price I paid I expect exceptionally unique food, attention to detail and excellent service. I also expect to be served all my courses. I arrived with a group of four and asked for a menu so we could know what would be served to us. I was told by a waiter that they would verbally describe it when they served each dish. The set $85 price included six appetizers, four entrees (served family style) and two deserts. Unfortunately, we didn't get all 12.
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.
The portions were small and what was served was good, but it wasn't anything exceptional. There were supposed to be 12 courses, but as I mentioned above, we were only served 11.
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