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The Green Papaya

#5,266 of 18,444 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
East End / East London
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191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
020 8985 5486
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food & friendly staff

This place is authentic and is always very busy. We visited the new restaurant and loved it. Its smaller than the original but just as good. We will be back when in town next.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
jimmy j
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh, bursting with flavour - we often order for collection as the restaurant gets very busy. Kids love the squid with purple basil sauce... I've tried to recreate it, but not managed to guess the secret ingredients. Delicious!

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Thank 903jackieo
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In an area famed for it's recent gentrification not all things have come up... I used to live in London Fields and eat here on a regular basis and it was the best Vietnamese in the area, in fact it was excellent. Times have definitely changed though as the food was poor - very bland and sparse of the key... More 

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Thank Marcus M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very terrible service of this restaurants, I was there few weeks ago with my 4 other friends . We were having a dinner in the restaurant, one of Asian lady was working there ,she took our ordered seem like she isn't welcome to take it. We would not to get back again in this restaurant

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Thank Fortunehouse32
London
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. Well prepared food and very reasonably priced. We ordered varieties ties of fried rice, soups and salad along with Vietnamese coffee.

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2 Thank IndAm
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

search vietnamese food nearby workplace. got an idea to go to Green Papaya. arrived at 7:30 pm, no booking was made in advance. we were told to sit on bar. even though the restaurant is half full. food just OK, not quite ordinary Vietnamese. we had Green papaya salad with prawn; Summer roll with salad, mixed herbs and prawns; 2... More 

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Thank samwei
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This was not Vietnamese food. The service was poor (they forgot the order of someone who was with us). I've had some of the best Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam (San Francisco and Brooklyn) and nothing we ordered resembled authentic Vietnamese food. My order, beef with vegetables and rice, was nearly inedible. The meat didn't taste like beef or any... More 

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4 Thank HenningMankell
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I enjoying dining here for Vietnamese food, The pho and salad here tastes delicious and fresh. The staff here are really helpful and pleasant with good services. Always come back here from time to time with my boyfriend and it never disappoints me

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3 Thank amanda s
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This place is authentic and is always very busy. We visited the new restaurant and loved it. Its smaller than the original but just as good. We will be back when in town next.

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4 Thank jimmy j
London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The meal was ruined in Kingsland Road on 2nd September by being massively overcharged for drinks. Ended up being forced to pay over £50 for drinks we never ordered or received. The waiter admitted we could not have drunk 47 beers and 4 red wines in 2 hours, but said he could not change the bill! The solution offered was... More 

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4 Thank D D
Woking
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

On a family meal for four, we all enjoyed the food and the service. This was a breath of fresh air to experience a great atmosphere and have great tasting Vietnamese food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: 020 8985 5486

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?