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Chao Praya Thai Cusine

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4300 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-5135
650-571-9123
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
As they say in NZ: It's just MEH!

I flew in here last minute because the Cuban restaurant up the street was closed. This was a complete random find, but all in all, I had a pleasant visit. The food was a notch below average--I've had better meals from street merchants in Thailand (and did not get sick, thank you). The prices were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
LatinaGlobeTrotter
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I flew in here last minute because the Cuban restaurant up the street was closed. This was a complete random find, but all in all, I had a pleasant visit. The food was a notch below average--I've had better meals from street merchants in Thailand (and did not get sick, thank you). The prices were average but did not match... More 

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Funny restaurant housed in what appears to be the bottom floor of a house. Good was ok to good. Seafood salad was tasty and fresh. Fried fish was tasty as well. Yellow curry was strong and green beans were blah. Service is great. People are friendly and nice. That's about it.

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Gone are the days when Thai food was inexpensive, but this little lasting neighborhood restaurant has been consistently good. Portions could be larger for the price. Service is OK.

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Thank Bart C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A quite place - but excellent Thai cuisine. The owners are friendly and the the meals very reasonably priced

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I go to Chao Praya 20 + times per year, mostly for lunch. (But I think the menu is the same for dinner). I pretty much like everything we ever order. A great balance of freshness, spices and flavors. The basil chicken and the spicy noodle dish Pad Kee Mao are my favorites, but I actually like it all. The... More 

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Saratoga, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place was never very good, and has gone downhill fast in recent months. I work close by, and we visit this restaurant at lunch often in groups. I've eaten here about ten times in the past 3 years and I know most chicken, vegetarian and seafood dishes they serve. The food, ambience/comfort and the service gets worse each time.... More 

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Salinas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not too shabby, stopped in here on a whim to order myself some lunch to take back to eat at the office. I ordered the Pad-See-Ew with Tofu, and it was quite tasty, however it has no spice at all. The guy who took my order didn't ask me what spice level I wanted, but I also didn't mention it,... More 

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Thank Kevin T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This restuarant has the best Thai Food on the Peninsula. Phad Thai, the standard test dish for a Thai resturant is great. Lots of creative specials as well. Reallly nice staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

The pad Thai is really good here. Not the best I've ever had but it's e best I've had in the peninsula. The staff is nice to. They are good at remembering who you are and how you like your order when you call in. All in all it's good. Side note...I've only gotten take out here so I cant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

excellent thai food for the neighborhood, worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4300 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-5135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-571-9123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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