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Kaya Papaya

Opposite the Football Pitch, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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Ranked #2 of 2 restaurants in Nkhata Bay
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited in May,Stayed at Aqua Africa,Beautiful.Eate most nights at the Kaya Papaya restaurant,beautiful stirfries,pizza's,we had no complaints what soever with this place.Staff very freindly especially Besta (Mr Luvva Luvva),also may I say a great big high to Soloman. Steve and Shan the owners from the UK,are the owners we had a great laugh with them they are beautiful people.May you... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a nice little place to visit if you need a change from eating at the hostrels in town, the thai food is very nice. Good spot to sit and chill and watch Nkhata Bay life pass o the main road

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I ate here on three occasions during my time in Nkhata Bay. The Thai food is very good and the pizza is particularly impressive. The atmosphere is lovely, there is free wifi and a relaxing seating area upstairs. If you are missing the comforts of home this is the place to go, proper coffee, cakes and cookies and if you... More

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

After weeks of suffering from the local East African food (there is a reason why you don't find East African restaurants around the world!) I had a couple of delightful thai curry meals in Kaya Papaya. Other than great food for around 6$ + drinks they also have a speedy wifi and friendly service, I was provided with extra rice... More

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed yourself here and we provided you with a welcome break from food on the road... Come and see us again if you're in Nkhata Bay! More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Amazing food, relaxing setting, nice and clean and very friendly owners and staff. I thoroughly recommend the red beef curry! The pizzas were good too. Make sure you dine there at least once while in Nkhata Bay.

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

Wow. High praise indeed - we're really pleased that you loved it so much, and our staff loved the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it so much - please do come and see us again if you're ever in these parts. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The pizzas were great and a wonderful break from the nsima. The owner and staff were very friendly. Unfortunately they are closed on Wednesdays though.

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely feedback. Sorry about the closing on Wednesdays - having tried opening for seven days we've found it's the most efficient way of making sure everyone gets their much needed time off. Come and see us again some time... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I visited here a few times during my stay at Nkhata bay and always felt welcome; whether it was just for a quick drink or a full blown meal. Their pizzas are the best in the bay (beats Mayoka) and the Thai cooking is very good as well. Steve the owner is very friendly and always chatting to the customers... More

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

Thanks for this, Dan - we're really glad you enjoyed yourself in the Bay and that we were part of that. You're very welcome here any time. More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Have eaten at Kaya Papaya many times now since I arrived in Nkhata Bay and I completely agree with the comments below. The food is of a high quality and is reasonably priced. You can expect a very warm welcome from the owners and they have a diverse menu which can cater for any needs. The Saturday special of 3... More

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

Thank you Richard - we're really pleased that you're enjoying your time in Nkhata Bay and that Kaya Papaya is part of that. Thanks for the great feedback - we're very happy that our plan for KP to be a friendly, warm and comfortable place to eat and drink seems to be working! More

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Kaya Papaya is without any doubt the nicest restaurant in Nkhata Bay. The owners are exceptionally friendly and the curry is absolutely delicious! Also going on a friday night is great for the pizza offer, up there with the best pizza's I have ever had. Plentiful in size and very cheap! They regularly have Peroni beer at the bar as... More

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Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this review

Thanks Scott - we're really glad you're enjoying the food. And the Peroni! Come back soon. More

Salisbury
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Friendly bar in the middle of Nkhata Bay town, There was a cool breeze on the first floor seating area. Stairs are steep!

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