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139/9 Moo. 7, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I doubt I'm the first to advise travellers that the food in general on Phi Phi is below average but Papaya restaurant solves the issue undoubtedly. I really wouldn't bother wasting time going elsewhere- the food here is excellent. Best masa mun curry I've ever had and definitely in my top 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
mallorykm
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London
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I doubt I'm the first to advise travellers that the food in general on Phi Phi is below average but Papaya restaurant solves the issue undoubtedly. I really wouldn't bother wasting time going elsewhere- the food here is excellent. Best masa mun curry I've ever had and definitely in my top 5 restaurants. Only issue (?) that may be worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food is incredibly good. It is delicious. The staff speak perfect english and it is a relief for me as I have a nut allergy so always useful when the waiters can help. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. You need to check out this place if you visit Phi Phi. Best restaurant here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was recommended by someone who had been living on the island for a few months and it didn't disappoint. I was by myself and ordered the massaman curry and rice. BEST FOOD I had in Phi Phi. The portion was huge and I couldn't finish 1/3rd of the dish, even though I was famished. Unfortunately I discovered this place only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Really pleasant arrival and people. But then realised how close the toilet is to where you eat and you cannot flush the paper, so have to put it in a bin?? Not great hygiene. Seriously, that is disgusting, it's a few metres from where people are eating, how can you treat people like that? The food here is also very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We found the chilli! Finally somewhere in the south that believed us when we said we like chilli. There are plenty of recommendations from notes on the walls left by past dinners from all over the world. We had the Tom Yum Soup, Beef Massaman Curry, Papaya salad and stir fried veg and cashews in the tastiest sauce. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Delicious food and great prices! Do not order the spice more than 40% as it will be too hot! If you make the same mistake we did as not believing the reviews then go for the coconut milkshake to help you cool down!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

These were the largest portion sizes we had in Thailand. Generally phi phi is a bit more expensive but I think this place is pretty reasonable. Service is okay,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are 2 Papaya restaurants in Phi phi island, papaya 1 and papaya 2. The small papaya restaurant is air-conditioned with somehow smaller portion of food, while the bigger papaya, not air conditioned, have bigger food portion and have 2 cute cats, who loves to sleep in their refrigerator (no food in the fridge, only cats, hehe) . The people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

From someone who has been all over Thailand, this place is number 1 for budget to mid price restaurant. Great traditional Thai restaurant!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ate here 3 times for lunch.some of the best thai food I've had in Thailand. I had a Pad thai, banana lassi and it was awesome, its reasonably priced quick delicious. I would recommend you eat there at least once if your on phi phi island you won't regret it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139/9 Moo. 7, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Phi Phi Don

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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