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Papayou

#166 of 1,578 Restaurants in Nice
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35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 15 97
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 137
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good food, fun atmosphere sitting otside

I had intended to go to another restaurant nearby but was told bu the staff there that it was full. I asked for a recommendation for something close and similar. They suggested Le Papayou. I sat outside and watched the people pass as I had dinner. Fun, and no rush. The food was excellent and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Duke D
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Boston
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Boston
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I had intended to go to another restaurant nearby but was told bu the staff there that it was full. I asked for a recommendation for something close and similar. They suggested Le Papayou. I sat outside and watched the people pass as I had dinner. Fun, and no rush. The food was excellent and the staff friendly. I recommend... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This has lovely French and Thai fusion food. Very interesting flavours and a super location for people watching outside. The staff are attentive and welcoming.

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We chose this restaurant just by strolling in Nice Old Town and looking for a nice place that would maybe serve local or Italian type of food. The tables of Papayou were full at the time we passed by and we thought it was definitely a good sign. The menu of the day was written on a blackboard and I... More 

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Thank Suns33ker
Nice, France
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Unfortunately PAPAYOU closed for the Winter!!! Too bad! I enjoyed the food there. Will the Chef is really great. Beef Tagliatta or Raviolis with Daube. YUM !!! Wait to see them open again. Have a good vacation!

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Thank 06bernd06
Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Fantastic food and service! This was our best experience from Nice!:-) We ate lamb and chicken as main courses, and creme brulee and panna cotta for dessert. It was all Perfect!

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Arriving in Nice late Sunday afternoon we were overwhelmed by the number of trashy restaurants catering for tourists. When our hotel was reluctant to suggest somewhere to dine on a Sunday evening we made or way into the old town's dining precinct. Happening upon Papayou we were attracted by the number of people both inside and out and also the... More 

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Thank plcom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a very good dinner here. Tried two of the Thai dishes and they were both very good. Had spring rolls as a starter and they were the best we have ever tasted. In addition excellent service and good prices. On the list for next Nice visit.

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Thank Bjørn S
edinburgh
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Thai,Italian and Fench mix of food . This is a great place situated on the old town . Gets busy dinner for 2 cost us 58 euros and was well worth it.

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Thank Dougiedad
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is excellent. One of the few places with reasonably priced, but excellent wine. and the food is excellent. When we arrived they had run out if certain dishes, but didn't hesitate in putting together a bespoke dish comprising the ingredients that we wanted from some of the dishes that had run out. The staff were really friendly and... More 

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Thank finvin
Budapest
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great inventive cuisine, with good ingredients and great flavors. Nice rose wines. Very nice service and a very fair price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 80 15 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?