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Papaya

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Downtown Toronto
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545 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Y5, Canada
416-944-9731
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stand out Thai on the Yonge Street Strip

It's a maze of quick, cheap and questionable restaurants on Yonge Street between Bloor and Dundas. Papaya is a great little Thai restaurant with the most fantastic lunch specials during the week. The menu is standard but the food is always fresh and no nonsense. A much more pleasant option than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2012
sarahej
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Ontario
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Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

It's a maze of quick, cheap and questionable restaurants on Yonge Street between Bloor and Dundas. Papaya is a great little Thai restaurant with the most fantastic lunch specials during the week. The menu is standard but the food is always fresh and no nonsense. A much more pleasant option than the overrated and insanely busy Salad King that is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I'd go back for the beautiful atmosphere, convenient location and generous helpings of delicious food, I would, however, expect to have very poor service again.

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Orillia, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stopped into this place for lunch and were amazed at just how good the food was. It came out piping hot, and very quickly. Everything we had was delicious. It was very reasonably priced too. The staff were very friendly too. With it being very close to where we were during the day, it made for a great spot... More 

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Ontario
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great quality food. Decent prices. The lunch specials offer the greatest value.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Closer to our hotel and cheaper than other restaurants we considered, Papaya lived up to it's excellent T.A. recommendations. The curries were fresh tasting and nicely seasoned. Service was friendly and attentive. Simple decor and subdued lighting created a pleasantly serene atmosphere in contrast to busy Yonge St. outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Every single thing we ordered was fantastic, service was good, comfortable even with children in tow - a great first experience with Thai food for them and first rate for the adults as well!

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Burlington, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I used to live very close to Papaya and would visit at least monthly. Now that I live out of town I make it a priority to have lunch or dinner at Papaya whenever possible. It really is great tasty food. The presentation is usually very lovely as well. It is usually not very busy when I am there and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I go to this restaurant very frequently because I work nearby. If you are going for a sit-down lunch, reservations are a must. This place gets packed. The service is good overall and the food is fantastic, and at a great price. They also do takeout. If you call ahead, your order will usually be ready within 15 minutes. Try... More 

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Toronto
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

Pleasantly surprised with lunch. I had the #10 combo: spring roll, corn soup, mixed green salad, rice and choice of chicken, beef or vegetable. Very tasty, especially the corn soup. Nice restaurant decor. Reasonably priced and fair sized portions. Once the waiter took our order, the food came very fast and hot. The service was not quite as efficient otherwise.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2009

Best Resturant in Toronto, ON. Great Thai food and excellent curries. There are a lot of vegetarian dishes. Prices are around $10.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Y5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-944-9731

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?