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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 #3,410 of 17,141 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
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English first
London
1 review
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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