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Papayou

#159 of 1,438 Restaurants in Nice
#177 of 1,520 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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 Meal

After missing out on our chosen restaurant, we stumbled onto Papayou and were delighted that we did. My wife and I had the traditional beef stew with ravioli and throughly appreciated the tenderness of the meat, the homemade pasta and complexities of the flavours. My daughter had the spare rib and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Lawry07
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

After missing out on our chosen restaurant, we stumbled onto Papayou and were delighted that we did. My wife and I had the traditional beef stew with ravioli and throughly appreciated the tenderness of the meat, the homemade pasta and complexities of the flavours. My daughter had the spare rib and it was beautifully presented and a real treated. The... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the food I had gnocchi and my wife had risotto. we loved the ambience and the service was fantastic from a lovely husband and wife team making good food in a nice setting and serving with a smile

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Sydney
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47 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Nestled in the middle of the old part of Nice, and just a few streets in from the Promenade des Anglais. In a high tourist area it's common to find substandard meals and service, but NOT here. It's a lovely restaurant/cafe with personal, friendly and attentive staff. The menu caters for all tastes and for lunch, we chose from the... More 

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london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great location near cours saleya. Risotto was so good! Good wine choice and beers. Next time in Nice we'll go back for dinner😊

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We've just come back from the long back holiday weekend in Nice and ate at Papayou for the first time - Laurence and I have been meaning to go for a while as we've been looking at the satisfied diners whilst we enjoy a glass of rose or a beer at Les Distilleries Ideals which it is directly opposite in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We rented an apartment two doors down from this restaurant and thought we would pop in for some lunch on the bank holiday. It was busy as were most restaurants. There are tables outside but due to weather we choose to eat inside which is well decorated with some interesting pieces of art. The service was excellent throughout. Thoughtful and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ate at Papayou on Saturday night, lovely experience. The food was amazing, the portions were perfect. Great taste for both the food and wine. Friendly staff that helped us decide on an even better rose wine. Really nice location if you want to eat in the old Nice.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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