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Reviewed February 22, 2024

Well reviewed restaurants create an expectation of good service more so when they are numbered in the top places to eat on Phi Phi Don. So it comes as a surprise when on a first visit to this business we were rather poorly attended to....You have to make allowances when the restaurant is busy and staff are running hither and yon except that was not the case last night. There were many, the majority, tables empty and staff were standing around apparently idle but unable to have their eyes caught, looking away at the critical moment. It may have been the proprietor who fielded an innocent and friendly inquiry from my wife about the style of white wine available. He was certainly poncing around in a self important manner fitting such a role. His response was along the lines of ‘ i dont know. And i dont drink so how can you expect me to tell you.’ Possibly a mishandled joke. Hard to say, but it did not enhance the dining experience and we took pot luck with the wine nevertheless and weren’t disappointed. We are not fussy or finicky customers and have spent years ourselves in the hospitality game way back so we make many allowances. We managed to get our orders in and received our meal in reasonable time and the food was great but getting staff to respond to minor requests or inquiries was a big ask on the night. When we indicated wanting to pay by card the news comes in of a 5% surcharge, in excess of any we have encountered on the island.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

This is a worthy restaurant to visit on the island. All was fine, the atmosphere, food and service. Prices are mid ranged and correspond with quality

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023

High expectations after looking at other reviews but we had a very average veg green curry and below average Rogan Josh - tasted like a supermarket jar paste. Barely warm samosa with dehydrated peas. 😕

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023 via mobile

The garlic pepper prawn dish was a taste sensation. Do not leave Phi Phi Don without going to prawn heaven! Thanks to Nod the chef.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 9, 2023 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends for dinner. WOW. Everything was delicious. Our waiter took the time to help us select some starters, main dishes, and sides for our dinner. Everything from beginning to end was so tasty and delicious. If you’re willing to...sit in an outdoor area, you HAVE to stop by. Service 5/5, food 5/5, dining area 3/5. 3/5 is because it’s outdoors and the neighboring bars have blaring music so it was a little difficult to carry a conversation. I would recommend stopping by here for at least one of your meals on the PhiPhi islands. Thanks for the great service, delicious food, and most importantly - thank you trip advisor users for leaving reviews that pointed us in this direction!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 15, 2023 via mobile

OVERRATED, very very poor quantity and worse is the hygiene. He calls himself an Indian but isn't. Oily food and roti / paratha is only chewy... please don't spoil Indian Food's expectations....

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 15, 2023 via mobile

We found this restaurant whilst staying on phi phi island and it was the best food I’ve had in Thailand!!! My partner and I are both vegan and the waiter helped us find multiple dishes that we could have!! I he favourites being the pineapple...vegetable rice ( soooo yummy! ) and the Chana masala - Honestly go try this restaurant you won’t regret it!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 28, 2023

Ate here on our last night on phi phi, moderately priced, good portions, we ordered the chicken vindaloo, asked for it medium to hot spicy, it came less than medium, but there is a box of assorted chilli oils on the table to add spice..., also had the chickpea masala, which was delicious, basmati rice with cumin seeds, and the most amazing paratha, with 2 drinks, large chang, and vodka, pineapple bill came to 750 bhats. Definitely one of the most delicious Indian meals we have had, even the Thai tourist police were eating there on I presume a break, as there was a Thai menu as well to choose from,Indian menu was really great, with lots of authentic choices,please try if you are on phi phiMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 31, 2022 via mobile

The BEST curry of my life!! We got a selection of curries and naans and all were outstanding. So flavourful, generous servings, friendly staff. This is a must do.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

I don't want to talk about the food (pretty good, we have chosen indian food) or the service (okay). I would like to say something about the dress code. Around 10:30 p.m. a group of people arrived. Two of them without the t-shirt. I didn't...like that. I asked some explanations at the manager and he said: " you know. They are indians". After that he said something to them and they went outside waiting. When I left they went inside again.... shirtless. .More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

Came across this restaurant while walking around the island. The restaurant doesn’t have the same street appeal like some of the other nice restaurants on the island but don’t let that discourage you. This Indian restaurant serves up some of the best Indian food I...have had around the world. Plenty of options, including for vegetarians, reasonably priced and the taste is just amazing. Highly rated and recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

Looks very basic from the outside but don’t be fooled, this is a exceptional quality Thai food for a reasonable price on koh phi phi. They do tofu for vegetarians as well. if you like your food spicy say pet maak! My Penang was a...lovely level of spice and my brothers massaman curry was also delicious. These guys know what they are doing , highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

If you wanna get good Indian food - go to Papaya 😍 the food is amazing 😍! My fav dish is “Butter Paneer” wow wow wow 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 If you like you can also get Thai food there 😊 The service is good and the staff...is really friendly!♥️More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Seriously tasty food! Could have better allergen labels to make more vegan friendly but nonetheless the waiter had a really good understanding of vegan food and happily pointed out our options. All were delicious, including tarka dahl (my personal favourite), aubergine curry and mushroom biryani....Staff are very accommodating and decently priced menuMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022 via mobile

Great place for food. Went back several times for both Indian and Thai food. Each visit was great food. Excellent staff, cheap prices.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Papaya Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4