Arun’s Chicago Bites Podcast #6



Arun’s is a four-star rated restaurant set in an unassuming neighborhood — my neighborhood. I walked past this place for years and had no idea that such an amazing experience in Thai cuisine awaited me. Arun’s has incredible service, impeccable presentation and truly wonderful flavors. I’m glad I went, but I still have doubts about whether this place lived up to the hype of being one of Chicago’s highest rated restaurants. B & I debate the question in this podcast, but would love to hear your opinions. Been to Arun’s? Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think!

Chicago Bites (17.1M)

Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:24 Intro
00:25 – 01:47 Wine Mini-review
01:48 – 11:24 Arun’s Review
11:25 – 11:55 Wrap-up & Sign-off

4156 North Kedzie Ave

Beverage Art, Brewer & Winemaker Supply
10033 S. Western

Bridget rates this restaurant 7.5/10
Tammy rates this restaurant 6.5/10



  1. OYO left a comment on March 23, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!

  2. Sister M left a comment on April 8, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    I went to Arun’s once, probably 10 years ago now. What I remember was that the food was quite good, but not good enough to be worth the prices they were asking. But, I’m also biased toward that OTHER Thai restaurant that Tammy won’t go with me to anymore…

  3. Tammy left a comment on April 8, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    Sorry, the other place left me with food poisoning and an aversion to curry. That’s hard to forgive, no matter how good the tiger shrimp!
    Besides, I think the Bangkok is closed. At least, that’s what Metromix says.

  4. Sister M left a comment on April 8, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Yeah, I tried calling there, it’s disconnected. Well, then there’s no reason to ever eat Thai food again. Ever. I’m out.
    As for food poisoning, I highly doubt it, they’ve always been rated very high. More likely the person before you in the bathroom didn’t wash their hands. Sorry, dude. Shoulda stuck with the Sesame Chicken like I told ya. Never gone wrong in over 10 years of eating there.

  5. Mark Smithivas left a comment on July 18, 2006 at 12:15 am

    There have been a number of ex-Arun’s staff who have gone on to open less expensive yet similarly elegant places. Can’t recall them offhand, but one is in Oak Park. Another place compared to Arun’s is Indie Cafe in Uptown. With Arun’s you’re really paying for the service and attentiveness. Thai food is really in the class I call “peasant” food that doesn’t translate real well into a high-end presentation. Go to Sticky Rice on Western instead, or better yet, buy a plane ticket to Bangkok!

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