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Papayou

35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
+33 4 93 80 15 97
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Ranked #162 of 1,363 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Italian, Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I arrived on Sat 23 Aug at a busy time and asked for a table for 4 - the manager set a table for us in the street over a sewer with cockroaches - when we asked for a different table he told us to find a different restaurant ! - when I asked for his name... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A genuinely friendly and well run restaurant. Although it's really busy they don't rush you - finish your wine at leisure. The is really very good. We had grilled peppers and Thai spring rolls to start followed by Daube and stir fried d beef strips: both excellent. Washed down with a robust Provençal red. An outside table us great fir... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here, it was nice to have something a little different and the food was extremely tasty. Highly recommended, it's high position is we justified! Closed on Sundays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a few days in Nice and, after a horrible meal in le milo's (sadly, similar experience as nearly all those in reviews), we came back to the old town. Prompt service, friendly, helpful (and entertaining !) and knowledgeable staff (I have coeliac disease) and delicious food.

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Gex, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great little restaurant with a good value for money menu. We sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. A great little find.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good food - no chips but well cooked food. Risotto with porcini mushrooms, Slivers of beef in a stir fry with Thai rice, Chicken in coconut milk with Thai rice etc. A variety of starters and deserts.Good selection of wines but only bottled beer. May need to book of more than 2/3 persons. 35 rue de la Prefecture, 6300... More

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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We try to avoid the main tourist boulevard and came across this restaurant a couple of streets back. We chose it because we liked the look of what people were eating and were then treated to the most delicious meal. We both chose sword fish tartare marinated in coconut cream and lime with fragrant rice and it was so fabulous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The old town in Nice is littered with restaurants of poor quality that tap into the tourist market. This is not one of those and it is clear that more thought and love is put into the food than most of the places here. Judging by the fact that only two small tables were free at 2.30pm, I saw this... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

second lunch here this week. fish carparccio, fresh goat cheese, local cabillaud (cod) and daube (beef stew) all delicious. Professional and friendly service. We wish we can come back soon. Thanks Papayou.

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Cumbria
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

A great find, extremely friendly staff and great food. This place is a true find and served excellent, well priced food. I definitely recommend the tuna tartare, thai style - must find a recipe!

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