There is a steam table loaded up with nice spicy curries and lunch options that can be purchased as part of a one-, two- or three-item combo along with white or fried rice and a cup of soup for $6.95-$8.95. There were also two curries that were not part of the combo and the option of ordering a wider variety of selections from the kitchen, but with at least a 20-minute wait. At the same time, there was a sign stating that some of the dishes were not available until after 1 p.m., too late for most downtown lunchers.
Hopefully, some of your Bitesters can drop by later in the afternoon or for dinner to solve the mystery of the additional items, but I can vouch that the food off the steam table was very fresh and flavorful. At my table, we sampled a spicy Gapow Chicken with peppers and diced green beans that I would definitely order again. Other intriguing chicken items included Ginger Chicken, Chicken Tamarind and a sweet Chicken Cinnamon.
I know plenty of folks that judge all Thai restaurants by their pad Thai, so you might want to go after 1 if that's your measuring stick. If you're not a purist, drop in and just try a few things off the buffet, and I don't think you'll be disappointed. Is it the best Thai in town? I still stand by the Happy Pachyderm, but if you're looking for a quick lunch downtown or your need to pick up some peanuts or get a shoeshine in the Arcade, Green Curry is definitely worth a visit.