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Chao Praya Thai Cusine

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4300 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-5135
+1 650-571-9123
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

had been here for both lunches and dinner. its a nice place to hang around with friends and colleagues.

Thank rimpi27
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank travelagentreplies
Foster City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bart C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

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

Thank N L
San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank robthedragon
Saratoga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank shamique
Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kevin T
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Sleevo
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-5135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-571-9123

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