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The Green Papaya

191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England (East End / East London)
020 8985 5486
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Ranked #5,555 of 17,209 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sunday dinner for 2. We shared the prawn crackers, spring rolls and salted squid for starters. The rolls were VERY greasy and tasteless (as the sauce that goes with them). The squid was ok but nothing to rave about, as for the crackers, well... They're crackers.. For mains I had the baked salmon and my friend the Beef Pho. Both... More

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Germany
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

...it all started with a plate of Chinese-style deep-fried tofu bites. Been missing the fresh and fragrant twist of the Vietnamese cuisine. The pho tasted like a very boring soup, and I never had a more bland 'pho'. They're adding a few chopped herbs, and when I asked for fresh basil & cilantro, the waiter wasn't too impressed but brought... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

-Clean -Reasonable food: nothing to shout about. -Popular space for midweek meals so you’re not alone -Staff uncommunicative and not very helpful We wanted a local night out for a midweek evening meal and chose Green Papaya as it’d often been busy. I ordered pho, which was pretty standard and nothing to shout about. It didn’t boast the freshness or... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Food is average Vietnamese food, but service is terrible, they lie to you, so that you spend more money. I specifically ask for a small meal, and ended up having food for 2. And you only get a greedy smile if you leave a tip.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thought I would let everybody in the Hackney area how great that restaurant is. Try the SQUID AND BASIL DIP or CRISPY TOFU. A really good Saturday dinner out

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Rufford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Only eaten here once so far, but will definitely be going back. The place feels so clean compared to others when you walk in. The service attentive, with a good not too complicated menu. The portions are great, with the food fresh and tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great value for money, food is great across the board, friendly staff, quick service. The place is also clean and the menu has good selection without being overwhelming you for choice.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is so good that it almost ruins enjoyment of most other Asian food... I've probably been here about 10 times now, and each time it is always excellent, fresh, excellently flavoured food. Very good value, usually comes to about £20 each for a couple of courses with a beer, depending on what you have. Green papaya Salad, rare beef... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Having been to both the restaurants in Hackney and Hoxton, I'm delighted to say that I've never been disappointed and have always come away happy. ...enjoy!

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Brandeston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the past few years and it is still the best Vietnamese food I have had outside of Vietnam. The restaurant has had a facelift and gone very Hackney but the food is still amazing. Soft shell crab and summer rolls were excellent and the udon noodles with beansprouts were to die for. Still... More

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