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“Horrible food, ok service & Chilled Red wine, really?”

Arun Thai Restaurent
Ranked #1,341 of 8,222 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Horrible food, ok service & Chilled Red wine, really?”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Steer clear and eat elsewhere! We were looking for a thai restaurant and decided to try this place upon recommendation from our hotel concierge and after reading its reviews. To say it was horrible is an understatement and I don't make comments like that lightly. We had deep fried pastry wrapped prawns as an entree, and Chicken chill Jam stir fry and Beef with chill and shallots as mains. The prawns were fairly average, and although slightly overcooked were still tasty. The beef main was average as well, and edible like the prawns, however the chicken was far from acceptable! Although well presented, the chicken seemed to be off cuts of meat, instead of breast and tasted as though it had been frozen, then defrosted and cooked in a microwave prior to be reheated in its sauce. It was so bad that we couldn't even eat it and left the restaurant still hungry. The wine menu is extensive and offers good choices from around the globe, however we were a little surprised to find that our Australian Merlot, and Pinot were freezing cold. All of this cost us a little over $600 HKD, which is expensive for such a poor offering. Although the ambience and decor of this restaurant may seem attractive, and the menu looks tasty we would recommend you stay away at all costs. Its a great feeling walking out hungry after paying so much for horribly poor food that you wouldn't serve your pets.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The quality of the food is first class, the prices are reasonable. Wine list is very good and well priced. Good selection by the glass.

Visited April 2014
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29 reviews
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“Worst meal ever”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on New Year's Day and were so very disappointed. The place was empty when we walked in (that should have been a good indication of what we were in for). It was also deathly quiet. We had to ask the waitress if she could switch on some music as it was uncomfortably silent. The meal was extremely disappointing. The chicken was inedible - not a trace of any "white meat" (breast pieces) in either of our meals and one of the dishes even contained the "bum" which was when I put my fork down. The orange juice I ordered tasted like sachet orange juice. Worst was the price - we paid HK$550 for a meal we weren't able to eat. Very disappointing.

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78 reviews
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“Oasis of calm and deliciousness”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

My husband and I were staying at the nearby Hyatt Regency, and we ended up eating here 3 times in 4 days. The food was consistently delicious, the ingredients fresh, the service was courteous (especially kind was the owner Kam, who added a personal touch to service) and this served as an oasis of calm in a very bustling part of town.

  • Visited November 2013
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291 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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“good thai food in contemp[orary settings”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Restaurant is in the K-11 complex. It has a modern setting and serves good food. The food is very tasty and good for HK

  • Visited September 2013
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