Chao Phraya

Chao Phraya

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chao-phraya.com/
  • Phone: 5142725339
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 17h00 - 22h00
    Wednesday: 17h00 - 22h00
    Thursday 17h00 - 23h00
    Friday: 17h00 - 23h00
    Saturday: 17h00 - 23h00
    Sunday: 17h00 - 22h00
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark
  • Parking: No
A word from Chao Phraya
Open since 1988, Chao Phraya was one of the first Thai Restaurants in Montreal to offer the special flavours of Thailand. In fact, Thai food is internationally famous by it distinctive taste and healthy foods. The major ingredients consist of fresh herbs, curry, dried chillis, garlics, coriander roots, lemon grass, shallots, kaffiir lime peel and galanga.
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Chao Phraya reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Awesome Food!
    FlaneurBN
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Service was super friendly and attentive - but it's the food that really shines. Their seafood dishes are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Tisho
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service wasnt good. Once we sat rather than asking what type of water we wanted they quickly brought tap water- this is fine. When they served the drink, they had spilled the drink on the tray, rather than bringing it back to wipe the alcohol off, the waitress was like sorry about that, careful i spilled ur drink, we had to ask for tissues to wipe it off. So that's not good service for me. Food was really good. But the waiters seems to be bored, u can see them chilling on the side ... Not sure what type of image it gives. Probably the manager was not there?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chao Phraya is Sooo good!!
    Luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's my sevond visit to Chao Phraya in the past 2 months, and both times were great experiences. Starting by being greeted with a sweet hostess with a great smile and knowledgeable staff. When I asked both times to the waiters as what to try in each category, both times I was guided to delicious suggestions. Also, when I was going overboard with my order, I was kindly told that there was enough food to satisfy everyone and if I wanted more, I can always add as the evening goes by and sure enough the amount ordered was just perfect!! Their honesty was appreciated. If you love Thai food or would like to try it once, then Chao Phraya is the place. I definitely recommend it!! Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did. Cheers!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MTL4Food
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed both the ravioli in peanut sauce as well the seafood pad thai
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai food period.
    Geomac
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    From soup onwards this is my favourite Thai food in the world.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sharing spot
    sthenrifoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fantastic for sharing because of outstanding menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Thai
    RamsisnutellaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    very good thai food, especially when you like spicy food. The peanut chicken with crispy spinach is a classic! try anything cooked in coco milk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Chao Phraya reviews archive.
  • Greg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great Thai food, good atmosphere with friendly service. Getting on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai in Town
    Taste4Thai
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were a party of 6 celebrating a golden wedding anniversary and enjoyed being able to dine at our own pace with flexible menu adjustments and superb food. Choices were wide enough to suit all our tastes both for appetizers and mains, and the spicing was subtly present without being overpowering . Service was attentive and friendly and helpful suggestions were provided when asked for. The noise level was a little high at times, but the restaurant was full. It was a very enjoyable evening for our party of diners from age 12 to 83. The best Thai food that I have found in Montreal, and the most authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next Best Thing to Being There!
    Beachnut
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A fantastic find for Thai cuisine! Authentically prepared dishes, beautifully displayed, good hospitality and a warm ambience. Parking a bit of a problem- leave time. Felt like I was back in Thailand!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvtapas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    La nourriture est délicieuse, on a commande des plats de fruits de mer saute avec sauce piquante #52 c'est délicieux, frais. Le pad Thai est bon , l'acceuil avec le propriétaire a la porte est apprécie.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thai
    Fooder
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food and service were very good, but i found the wine list expensive for what it is. $42 for an saq wine at 16 is a bit excessive i think.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Mark
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Chao Praya is consistently one of, if not 'the' best Thai restauants in the city. We make the treck in from the West island whenever we want authentic, no holds barred, top quality Thai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant has been my
    Caco
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This restaurant has been my personal favorite since it opened its doors! I almost never fail to have my birthday dinner there every year. Absolutely love the food (although the decor and noise level could be improve).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai Food in Montréal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Definitely the best Thai restaurant in Montréal, and some of the best Thai food I've ever had. Very friendly staff and well kept dining area. Portions are just the right size, not too large and not too small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A class above most other Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    A class above most other Thai restaurants. Very fresh ingredients and subtle flavours. The crab starter was outstanding. Very good spring rolls. Pad Thai was very good and non greasy. Excellent stir fries and curries. A good fix if you have Asian cravings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Thai
    BondgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is one of the very best Thai restaurants I have been to anywhere. Highy recommended. Great value. Be sure to try the lobster and mango salad which is spectacular. Duck curry is also very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We go there on a regular basis and it`s always very good. The menu in very extensive and the food always flavorfull and well cooked. Prices are very good, you cannot go wrong in this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuisine thaï deluxe
    Gennypop
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    J'aime ce restaurant pour le très grand choix de plats toujours aussi savoureux les uns que les autres. Je recommande de prendre sieurs plats à partager. Service impeccable à chaque fois.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but confused staff
    Pragni
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Our experience with Chao Phraya, food wise, was spectacular. But overall, we were a little befuddled with their service. We waited for the main course for 45 minutes. When asked why, they thought we wanted to wait!! All that time, they kept filling our warm water glasses (we both had nasty colds) with ice. They replaced it 11 times. Everytime, they would just repeat the error again. Then we waited to wait to place the desert order for 15 full minutes, till I had to go up to them and ask them if they would like to take our order for it. All in all, great great food, but service? Meh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Chao Phraya and have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I love Chao Phraya and have eaten there regularly over the years but they were not up to par on New Year's Eve - perhaps the crowd was too large for them to handle - or perhaps the regular chef was off duty. I had taken two people who had never eaten there before and kept telling them that it's usually much better. It is still one of my favorite restaurants but not for New Year's Eve.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bon
    EpicureVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Bon resto thaï bien situé. Malheureusement, le poulet phara ram n'était pas aussi bon qu'à l'habitude, mais c'était correcte.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great place
    Carolyn
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Really tasty, good food. Nice staff. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it. Overall good thai food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and tasty
    LovesgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Waiter was very helpful as we were looking for a variety of dishes that weren't too spicy or saucy. Everything he suggested was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best for Thai Food!
    Sylvie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The food was fresh and delicious. We love their cari with coconut and fresh basil. Service was very good. The wine list is impressive for an oriental restaurant. We definitely recommend it for everyone in Montréal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can always count on it
    Casualdinner
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I had not been to this restaurant for over 3 years and when I returned, I was pleasntly surprised to find that the quality of the food and service are stil great. One of the best Thai restaurants in Montreal, more of neighbourhood type, good for families and casual get together with friends at an affordable price. The food was great and the service was good. Would definitely go back again sooner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai
    Mark
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Chao Praya deserves its reputation as one of the, if not the, best, Thai restaurants in the city.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic for many years
    Stef
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    I've been there many times over the course of 15 years. Quiet place, friendly and polite service, never disappointed. Pad thai is among the best and you can have it with duck too! Tom Yum a bit oily for my taste and a tiny bit sweeter would be good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleasantly surprised
    CharlieZVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We have been going to Chao Phraya several times over the past couple of years. The food is consistently delicious, the service is attentive, the seating is pleasant and there is a nice crowd . Lots of regular customers one can tell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai on the Plateau!
    Lina
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Whenever we are in Montreal, we make a trip to Chao Phraya at least once. It's one of the highlights of the trip. Fantastic food! We've eaten at several of the Thai restaurants in Montreal - and in our humble opinion, Chao Phraya is one of the best. The service is outstanding, the ambience is great - a little gem nestled in a great neighbourhood. Menu has a large selection, food is always excellent. Our favourites - the mango salad, Koung Sam Rod (shrimp in three flavours spicy sauce - ask for the jumbo shrimp, well worth it), Tom Kah Gai, Gai Pad Plik Khing, Pad Thai (a must), Neua Peloth, and for dessert - the green tea ice cream is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always great
    CyninthecityVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    The peanut dumplings are to die for. Love the garlic beef as well. The restaurant is an open concept, clean, service is prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have been going for 20
    eatinginCarmelVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    we have been going for 20 years and it is sitll wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chao Phraya serves the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Chao Phraya serves the best Thai food in Montreal. It is always delicious and the staff is very warm and friendly. The service is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavours!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Recently visited Montreal and heard good reviews of this restaurant. We're a fan of the flavours of Thai food and Chao Phraya did not disappoint--wonderful curries and sauces. When we return to Montreal we will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A short visit to Thailand
    TrustFundFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We had not visited Chao Phraya in quite some time. Forgot how great the food is. We invited friends who had never been. They are vegetarians and were quite happy with the variety of dishes and flavors.. Every dish was delicious, ranging from a tofu peanut dish to a green curry chicken from sweet to off the charts spicy. Definitely, we'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True Thai food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    As consistent as ever, great food and service and they don't gouge you on the wine, that's why they have been there for so long.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best thai food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Some of the best thai food Ive ever had, super friendly staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have heard lots of great reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Have heard lots of great reviews about Chao Phraya and I really wanted to love this popular place... but unfortunately it was both hit and miss. Some of the dishes were quite good (e.g. chicken dumplings and shrimp with garlic and pepper), but other basic dishes like the green mango salad and pad thai were well below expectations. Similarly, the green curry we tried was good but the red curry dish was sub-par. The menu is huge so I'm sure there are lots of good options to choose from but, overall, I wouldn't say this is the best thai food out there.
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  • Delicious food, comfortable
    wjjwVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Delicious food, comfortable surroundings, a wide and varied menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great thai food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I really loved thai food so I expected a lot from Chao Phraya. Expectations were met! The waiters really take time to explain you the plates on the menu. We were 2, we both had the seafood tom yum soup and it was delicious. We then shared the calamari salad, spicy with lime and so flavorful. The waiter asked if we wanted it less spicy. Then I had the shrimps sauteed with hot chili, onions and shallots, and my dad the same except it was calamari. Both were delicious, the sauce was amazing, I recommend to take the calamari instead of shrimps which were really good. We were so full at the end that we couldn't have dessert. It was a great experience, I will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic