We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 17,315 London Restaurants

The Green Papaya

191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England (East End / East London)
020 8985 5486
Website
Improve this listing
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    11
    5
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

At first apprehensive having a Vietnamese dinner along Kingsland Road after not such a great experience previous time, I am glad my friend was able to sway my mind to try this place. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service quick and friendly. Looking forward to another visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had an early supper before a show at the Hackney Empire. The starter (deep fried chicken wings) was very good. My main course was pretty tasteless: you could see the herbs and sauce, but somehow they had not penetrated the noodles at all. My friend ordered a duck dish from the specials menu, which she said was good. On... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

lovely menu and great service the front room of the restaurant looks nicer but smells too much like food so we went to the back room which not as nice but a bit more relaxed food was yummy!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After reading some mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, on balance I thought this was the restaurant to go for ahead of a show at the Hackney Empire starting at 1930. I was unable to book on Monday as they were closed, so as soon as we alighted from the train at Hackney Central, I called the Green Papaya at 1800 and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We made a booking for 5 people at 6.00 pm on a Friday and were shown to a nice table at the back of the restaurant which was relatively empty at this time of the evening. In retrospect, I would have preferred to have sat at the front where there is a little more atmosphere. If you are very hungry,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Germany
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Green Papaya also viewed

 
London, England
London, England
 

Been to The Green Papaya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Green Papaya

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing