Open Thur.-Fri. from noon to 2:30 p.m.; Sun.-Wed. from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thur.-Sat. from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Licensed. Major credit cards. 272-5339.
Newly refurbished and more spacious, Chao Phraya has lost its intimacy but not a whit of its fabulous cooking, especially with the main courses.
Try poe pie (imperial rolls, 4 for $3.95) and pha koung (grilled shrimps in salad, $8.95), and move on to chicken green curry ($11), halibut fried or in curry ($14), any of the shrimps ($13-$14) and the lovely pad makere (spicy eggplant, $7.95) for an explosive-memorable meal and a smilingly good time. Reservations essential on weekends.