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Green Papaya

475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
(781) 487-9988
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Ranked #41 of 159 restaurants in Waltham
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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65% Recommend
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English first
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171 reviews 171 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I came here with a group from work and ordered and assortment of appetizers and entrees. Overall the food was at least average with some dishes being above average but none excellent. Worth giving it a try since the food looked good and tasted fresh. Some of my colleagues had been here before and already had their favorites.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner in green Papaya Waltham. The restaurant was well maintained and the service was very good and prompt. The Thai food preparations were tasty and enjoyable,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've eaten at this restaurant over fifty times. It is a great location (right off 128 at Winter St) and the food is excellent. At lunch time, expect to get there before noon or you'll find both parking and the wait to be a pain. I love the Masaman Curry, the spring rolls and most of their soups. Hot tea... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was traveling to Waltham on business and looking for a Thai place close by. I stopped in for dinner and ordered the green curry chicken with rice and the spring rolls. The spring rolls were good. They were cooked a little longer than I expected (darker brown texture) but the flavors were still the same. You get five in... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Orange duck not what I was expecting but very good. For lunch, came with rice, broccoli and carrots. Sauce was orange, unlike coating in a Chinese restaurant, but still good. My husband had the Siam seafood lunch - he said it was very good and loaded with seafood. Service was very good.

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New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Do use your GPS as Green Papaya is located in a stretch of the road which can be tricky to find. But once you got there, be prepared to indulge in authentic Thai food. We ordered takeout of the half moon pancake and stuffed pheasant wings; Choo Chee duck, Hunglay chicken and tamarind pork. Personally I found the pork quite... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a great place for a quick bite to eat if yo are looking for Thai/Viet food. Overall the entrees were fine. My colleague ordered a meal, but did not want it as spicy, but when she received her meal, it looked like it was just steamed...very bland. When she asked to get some spices for the entree...the wait... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I went here looking for some very spicy Viet/Thai food, as well as a beer, on a Sunday. Apparently they don't have a license to serve alcohol on Sundays, which I didn't realize was even a law, so had some lemonade instead. The food was pretty good, had some soup and then green chicken curry. I've definitely had better, but... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Originally, a very good thai restaurant with quasi-authentic flavors. Now, its menu is an "Asian" hodge-podge that doesn't resemble anything other than a "wanna-be" "fusion" joint that caters to all Asian tastes and it fails miserably. They don't even call tom-yum soup by its real name and list chinese stir-frys on the menu. Big disappointment.

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62 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Went there for lunch with colleague. My Thai fried rice was a bit dull both in presentation and in taste. Maybe throw in something green like scallions to liven it up? Service was fast and efficient however. Can be crowded at lunch time.

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