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Green Papaya - CLOSED

4922 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
301-654-8241
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CLOSED
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fun Asian fusion cuisine. Not cheap, mind you, you're eating in Bethesda. Otherwise a nice selection, good service and a friendly ambience.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Caramel dishes are great. This restaurant tries hard to be fancier than most Vietnamese places, but ends up being overpriced for what you get.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This is a very good meal and it is not filling. Service is okay.

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San Diego
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161 reviews 161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I was visiting from out of town, and happened upon the Green Papaya with a cousin. Vietnamese food done with a nice flair; clean flavors, with a bit of a French accent. Nice service, and quiet dining room, added to the enjoyment at this lovely place in busy Bethesda.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

A midweek dinner for 4 was just excellent. Frankly, if you don't like spicy Asian food or if you can't appreciate the many versions of spicy, this would be a bad choice. But if you do and can, then you'll love this place. Food aside, it's beautiful inside. Then there's the food. The soups were delicate and properly hot (in... More

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Gaithersburg, MD
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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This Vietnamese restaurant supposedly had good reviews, and is well located in an area filled with restaurants and movie theaters. We had reservations for a Sunday evening for 8 people. Called the reservation in twice - no live person, just a recording and message machine. They lost it. We ordered appetizers and dinners. Two appetizers came, then 10 minutes later,... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I was super excited to try Green Papaya because I had never had Vietnamese food before. I love all types of asian foods so I was sure it would be a hit. While I enjoyed the meal, I was not as impressed as I thought I would be. We hadn't made reservations and showed up around 6:30 on a saturday.... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I think this is a good restaurant but for some reason my husband doesn't like it. Not sure why. THe food is good and the place is pretty, but i guess it's not that memorable a place to eat. But I'd still go there.

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Rockville, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Green Papaya has an extensive menu of Vietnamese dishes, and a substantial specials and appetizers menu that changes frequently. Be sure to order one of the carmelized entrees. The food is fresh and nicely spiced, and the presentation is also good. I've been there about 6 times, and have never had a bad meal. Also, the drinks are great and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

The rice paper appetizer was exceptional as was the peanut dipping sauce. The wait staff didn't seem too thrilled with me being a single diner.

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