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Papayou

#185 of 1,498 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service!

We had the spring rolls, the beef and vegetables with rice, and the shrimp in coconut milk. All the dishes were amazing - a tasty fusion between french and Thai. I've been to Thailand and I've lived in France for 4 months and can say that the blend was perfect! We also had the Chateau Luc red wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had the spring rolls, the beef and vegetables with rice, and the shrimp in coconut milk. All the dishes were amazing - a tasty fusion between french and Thai. I've been to Thailand and I've lived in France for 4 months and can say that the blend was perfect! We also had the Chateau Luc red wine, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I highly recommend this place. Foods are great and portion quite enough. Despite its located in touristic area, service and kitchen very good. Menu not big enough, small but quite good. You should try thai beef with rice and pasta.

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Yerevan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Once i discovered this place and kept visiting for the remaining week. Very friendly staff and delicious food. On our last day in Nice, I don't even remember when I told them about it, they gave us free drink and wished us a safe trip back home. Thank you and look forward to meeting you next summer!

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Last minute decision to lunch at Papayou turned out to be a very good choice. Gnocchi were light and airy, tossed in a perfect butter and cheese sauce. Thai style stir fry beef with Thai rice had just a hint of heat that gave a nice kick. Meat was tender and nicely seasoned. Sitting outside people-watching on a pleasant sunny... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We wandered through the old town looking for somewhere to eat dinner and discovered this wonderful restaurant. Food was fabulous, atmosphere great with singing outside and staff very friendly.

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Paris, France
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118 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A blend of local specialties and Thai food. I tasted both and they were quite good (although the fish was a bit too peppery). Location is more authentic Nice than the food court not far. You could even start with a drink across the street at the Distillery pub.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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206 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice and small restaurant with homemade food and good wine selection. Staff efficient and friendly. Attractive terrasse in a warm summernight. Nice prices. Worth to go. One of my favourits in Nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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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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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: Italian, French, Thai

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