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The Green Papaya

191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
+44 20 8985 5486
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“tofu” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
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1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The starter was really good but the main course of sea bass was decidedly underwhelming. It was almost tasteless in comparison to the crispy prawn starter. The waiting staff were brusque but that's a given I think at Vietnamese restaurants.

Thank k.j.e.b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had number 18 and it was absolutely delicious! Portion is quite big. Good price, fast service - I'm looking forward to coming back!

Thank JuciPetervari
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant 3 times in the last 6 weeks! Amazing food and very reasonably priced! Would definitely recommend sharing as everything is great! Staff are also very welcoming and efficient! Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Visited last night, and unfortunately the meal I had wasn't vegetarian, despite the menu stating so with a V sign. Pork broth or other animal fat had quite clearly been used - this was confirmed to me by my friends that eat meat. Normally I...More

Thank mdotpasq
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The service is efficient but the food is not very good. Order vegetarian noodle, it was too oily and tofu was not soft enough. The fried spring rolls was small in size, oily and not tasty.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

In one word fantastic in all areas , my friend eats here regularly and I know why the staff are super friendly , fantastic food , very busy yet still amazing service , a must do amazing

Thank niaguk
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I used to eat here quite a lot, but the menu has shrunk considerably over time, particularly vegetarian dishes. And the price creeps up quite a bit too. Vietnamese on Mare Street used to be inexpensive, but GP charge West End prices. Some dishes are...More

Thank EmmaN16
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Other reviewers have described this as ‘relaxed’ or ‘cafe style’, well in my opinion it is a cafe, rather than a restaurant. The décor is bare and ageing, and the fittings are utilitarian which gives a canteen-like atmosphere. The service was prompt and friendly, but...More

1  Thank GJW1
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited Green Papaya twice now and simply put the food is to die for! Especially the Salmon in banana leaf! We were fighting for the last piece as we have decided to share few dishes! Service is also very good and I believe...More

Thank DiT471
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Liked having many bites" to chose from. They were larger than expected and very tasty. My husband really liked the cumin lamb skewers. I took an order of Dan Dan noodles to go and that was quite good.

Thank JillConnecticut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8985 5486
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