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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 1,293 restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Halifax, NS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Nicoise, moroccan and Thai influences make this restaurant stand out. Service is excellent and the food very good. We enjoyed it so much we went twice. The Moroccan chicken pie was delicious, as was the Thai beef salad. Pastas were very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We booked Papayou based on Tripadvisor recommendations, and were not disappointed. As a closure to a fantastic Transalp cycling trip with 14 hungry friends, we got a warm reception, delicious food and honest prices. Really exceptional in the middle of the rather touristic part of the city.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We checked this spot out based on it's reviews. Waitress said if we waited at the bar opposite she would call us when an outside table became available. We enjoyed a drink in the Atmosphere bar and then the waitress took us and our drinks to our table after 15 mins..... I felt the food was nice but nothing special... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After reading reviews we sought this place out and were so disappointed on arrival we didn't even stay for dinner. The service was non exisitent, which gave us lots of time to look over the menu. With just three "thai" dishes on the menu, we were already skeptical, and when our neighbours meals arrived it was chicken stewed in coconut... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Tried Papayou after reading other Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Papayou is a small restaurant in a busy row of other restaurants, so easy to pass by. Booked a table and was offered a table outside or inside. Chose outside and ate our dinner watching Nice life pass by. We ate a roast aubergine dish, tomato and mozzarella... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We were sent here by the owners of the #1 restaurant in Nice. They said this was one of the only two restaurants to eat in the city given the food quality offered there. There are many tourist trips, but this truly is a hidden gem. The owners spend three months of the year in Thailand studying Thai food, so... More

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Mondays in Nice are a lot like Sundays, many places are closed. This was our last night in Nice and we wanted to go out for a good meal but all of our first choices (about 10 places) were either closed on Mondays or were on August holiday. So we ended up wandering around old town Nice at night looking... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Having seen the reviews I was really looking forward to dining here. We turned up without a reservation on Thursday 15 August. The place was busy but I noticed as a table got up to leave waiting diners just grabbed the free table without being asked to do so by the staff. This seemed rather erratic so I went inside... More

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Noosa, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This little place is a gem, v good food & service in a lovely location, near the Cathedral. We just chanced upon it as a friend had recommended another one which did not have great reviews but was crowded on this day so we decided to try another, glad we did!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We sat opposite a previous night at a bar and decided to try the next night. Food was great,fresh and atmosphere perfect. Loved it so much going again tonight. Try it.

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