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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 #2,491 of 16,942 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
  • Italian first
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English first
Rufford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Wirral
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We booked for a Friday night, and although a tiny place heaving with customers, they made sure we only waited a few minutes. Amazing soft shell crab as a starter and very good crispy squid. For mains we had chicken with ginger, spring onion and lemongrass ( probably my mistake as I'm not too keen on lemongrass so it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Food bland, tasteless and quite simply awful and a total waste of money! Yuk! Chef needs to taste what is being put out there>

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Popped in for a bit of dinner and was not disappointed! Service was great - the guy running the place knew his stuff and even made me some tofu summer rolls as I don't eat fish - they were incredible. Light and fresh and perfectly balanced. Amazing. I had a massive bowl of Pho for main - and couldn't finish... More

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London
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Super tasty food, all fresh and happy, super friendly service, great prices and one of the best and most surprising selection of dishes! Lots of choices, lots of vegetables. They really do know what they're doing there (: All of the above make me want to go to Green Papaya every time I consider eating out. Try to book a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
280 reviews 280 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were on our way to another vietnamese restaurant on Mare street but saw that this place was buzzing so decided to stop there. We did well! The summer rolls were nice and fresh and my chicken Pho was also really good! Will definitely visit again.

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