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“Preeqha is the king of service in Phuket.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papaya

Papaya
516/21 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
(66) 076.398.030
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Ranked #3 of 145 Restaurants in Karon
4.5 of 5 stars 149 Reviews
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Preeqha is the king of service in Phuket.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We found the restaurant one evening whilst deciding where to eat and after a quiet chat with the greeter who we later came to know as Preeqha we took an outside table. We enjoyed wonderful service and enjoyable food on our first visit and decided to revisit. In all we ate there 5 times in 16 nights. We asked Preeqha if he could recommend and serve us genuine Thai dishes and each night he devised a menu for us. The kitchen staff were delighted to go off menu and we had fantastic tasting food each night. Preeqha reserved our favourite outside table for us and knew what we were drinking before we even ordered. The house wines are well drinkable. His attention to detail and service whilst greeting and seating other customers was superb. Papaya for us was far superior to all the other restaurants we ate at, which although were fine served tourist Thai food, good but a bit bland. Papaya is very well priced and all the staff are efficient. The toilets are also modern and clean, which is not always the case. Go, speak to Preeqha, the middle aged gentleman dressed in black, and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really clean place. Food was terrific, especially the Thai menu. Snapper was very tasty ( fried with tamarind sauce). Green and Massoman curry also very good.
Pleasant atmosphere and reasonable price 4 adults and 4 children including drinks/cocktails was about 2400 Baht.

Warning for directions, don't trust Apple Maps GPS, it took us to the wrong address, ring before hand and have the taxi or Tuk Tuk driver get directions from the restaurant.

Worth the long journey, will be back!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Good Thai food and interesting restaurant location. Something a bit different from other restaurants in karon. Definitely recommend if you're staying for more than a couple of nights

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great dishes. Excellent Value/Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Amazing flavors. Starting with the Mai Tai is a must. Recomended 100%!!!! Getting there is a little tricky but ask local people, it worth it. Easy going atmosphere

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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famagousta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Nice good Thai food in a quiet area. This place have 2 roads entrance . Prices are good for what the serving and food are very nice little spice but hey that's thailand... Great!!!!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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