Seems that in a sea of local "regular" Pho places, Papaya is quite refreshing.
But Pho is not all that is enjoyable about this restaurant. The sandwiches are a tasty big lunch, with quite good yam fries! My favorite is the Honey Sesame Chicken baguette, but really all are very good.
There are only two reasons why this place is not a "5" in my book.
The food comes at different times to your table, always has after two years of going there...sometimes a little annoying, balancing being rude to your fellow guests v. Diving in to your currently hot meal. Or waiting for your food to show. Don't understand why they can't quite fix that.
The second reason is the peanut sauce for the fresh rolls seems a bit thin...but maybe that is a personal preference. Hasn't quite stopped me from ordering the fresh tasty rolls, so maybe I'm just a little picky here...
Both minor items haven't stopped me from being a regular there...so maybe I need another cup of coffee this morning.
The Pho choices are very good, make sure to ask for the spice tray (sometimes they forget to bring it) and maybe, as I do, extra noodles (a buck or two more) that add even more flavor to your yummy broth.
In the huge choice of typical American style restaurants at The Landing you just can't go wrong with Papaya.
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