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Arun Thai Restaurant

385 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-8600
415-883-8017
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Ranked #1 of 117 restaurants in Novato
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We discovered Arun Thai about a year ago and it has become our favorite local restaurant. I can't get enough of their curry dishes and my husband orders the crab fried rice when ever it's on their list of specials. Beef, chicken, lamb, shrimp, crab, veggies, noodles-everything is good and aren't we fortunate to have them in our neighborhood! The... More

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Merced, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had dinner here based on all the recommendations on Tripadvisor, while travelling through the area. It turned out to be a pretty good experience. The place was certainly packed but we were able to get a seat after a short wait. The place did seem a bit cramped. Nice and classy interior. We had some curry dishes and noodles.... More

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tripper45
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I love this restaurant. The food is Asian delicious, my favorite appetizer is the sample of tastes; and I like the specials and the wine pairings. The staff is friendly, and remembers you even if you go a few times a month. The owners are from Bangkok, and the Chef-Owner when he has time will circulate among the tables, saying... More

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Milan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Loved this restaurant in Novato. We are used to eat Thai in Los Angeles, and thought we already knew the best Thai food in California. We were wrong. This family run restaurant in the Marin area was an experience. Wonderful food and very nice people serving. The chef is happy to share some of his secrets, and when he explains... More

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I've sampled some of their appetizers and Curry dishes, as well as their fried rice. They are good but I would caution those who are looking for the authentic Thai cuisine. I personally don't think their dishes qualify as authentic Thai food, but they are definitely good in their own respect. I will continue to visit this restaurant while I... More

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Novato
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is the to-go place in Novato for really good asian food. Watch out for the kiddies and less is more for spice. This place includes spice in most dishes.

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Top Contributor
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Set in the commercial district of Bel Marin Keys this place delivers some of the best Thai food in Marin. I always get the angel hair yellow curry and it is one of my all-time favorite dishes at any restaurant. Well worth the trip off the beaten path.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

What a find and less than 5 miles from home. Hidden in plain sight just along the road from the Marin Humane Society. We started with the appetizer sampler platter 4 appetizers beautifully presented with separate dipping sauces and all very tasty. My wife had the salmon entrée, she thought it was one of the best salmon dishes she had... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I believed Tripadvisor once more and visited this one while in Novato. It was worth every cent spent there. Excelent food - probably best thai I ever had. We ordered Drunken Noodles, some Curry and some Soup... and everything was extremely tasty, not to mention, that portions very quite big. Service was great, atmosphere as well. I enjoyed it a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Being so close to Sonoma, it's tempting to drive there for dinner every night but this night was a late for us and we were staying in Novato so we decided to eat nearby. I don't throw around 5 stars very easily... On arrival, we almost went somewhere else, as Arun Thai has no curb appeal but we gave it... More

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