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Green Papaya

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475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
(781) 487-9988
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4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch spot

Correction: traveled in June, 2015 Had a nice business lunch here. The restaurant is small but the food is really good. Try the Chai Iced Tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here for a few lunches. It is a bit awkward to get to and find if you are not from around here. Parking is plenty around the restaurant. Staff is certainly very friendly and quick. The food is quick too, but nothing special. The curries seem like they are thrown together rather than cooked together if you... More 

Thank globetrottheworld
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Thai restaurant has an extensive menu including some unusual dishes. The food is good but not exceptional; portions are generous and we had plenty to take home for the next day's lunch. We appreciated that they offered both brown and white rice.

Thank Peg S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Kind of a zoo during the lunch hour as there are many business offices there, but totally worth it. The food is delicious.

Thank IppTak
Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Correction: traveled in June, 2015 Had a nice business lunch here. The restaurant is small but the food is really good. Try the Chai Iced Tea.

Thank Bella3020
Boston, Massachusetts
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529 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This restaurant has a vast menu with an excellent variety of Thai dishes. Their curries are very good; their spring rolls are excellent. They offer deivery, which is a nice touch

Thank Orso52
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211 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stopped in with the family for lunch. The chicken coconut soup was good as were the spring roles. I had the Duck Choo Chi which was tasty. I also tasted the Beef Macadamia which I liked a lot. Nothing was spectacular just good flavorful Thai. The service was good and the tables were set for lunch with tables for lunch... More 

Thank Dan L
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Have been several times here - very busy at lunchtime and good for dinner. Kitchen is american-thai, meaning that the meals are not really spicy, some of the original ingredients are missing and things are made for the american palate. But not bad ad all, service is very kind and I have had there a good time

Thank pinkilly2
Venlo, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I visited this restaurant as it was close to the hotel where I stayed. Great Thai food with a lot of choice. You should give it a try!

Thank nelis97
Wichita, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you like Thai food and are in the Waltham area, this is worth the drive. SomTum, was excellent, great Thai beers. Tamarind Pork was perfection. I will definitely go back.

Thank kansascheryl
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Thai food at Green Papaya is good - the restaurant was convenient to our hotel. The service was okay and the food arrived quickly.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 487-9988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?