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The Green Papaya

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
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191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
020 8985 5486
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Needing an early meal before an event at The Hackney Empire - and not knowing the area at all - we stumbled across The Green Papaya - and had the most delicious Vietnamese meal. relaxed - cafe - extensice menu - freshly prepared and cooked - delicious. Very friendly and buzzy.

Thank KPcoach1
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate there Saturday night early, front part a bit spartan but the cafe style was not reflected in the quality of the food or the service.

Thank nicholas m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place for delicious Xianess & Vietnamese street food. The service was friendly and efficient. The quality of the food was excellent. Love the cold noodle, Xi'an burger.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend and it was really good. We took ages to order as we were chatting but no one hassled us. The food was absolutely delicious and I am recommended it to friends. Prices are very reasonbale. This was the first Vietnamese meal I've had and the flavours were wonderful. I am going back as soon as... More 

Thank Eileen R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delicious meal here. 5 of us all had something different and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Simple surroundings but good food, good service and good prices.

1 Thank Rose2855
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Really rustic in a cafe type of vibe with real authentic Vietnamese food and drink. The best Vietnamese I've had outside of Vietnam.

1 Thank Eddie_Nero
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great menu and amazing food. Fast and efficient service. The only negative is that we were sat at the back of the restaurant which lacks ambience compared to the front but it did not take away from the deliciousness of the actual food.

1 Thank Sean F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by other friends and didn't disappoint us .. Food was delicious and nice ambience. Good portions and attentive service. Would definitely come back.

2 Thank Juank W
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I stopped here for a casual catch up and was really pleasantly surprised. The service was friendly, professional and efficient. We didn't have starters as we really were pushed for time but between us we had the stir fry tofu and slow cooked lamb cubes with jasmine rice and both were freshly made to perfection. Will definitely be going back... More 

Thank Aubrey D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I have to say that the food was great. I don't know about a green papaya in Kingsland Road but I do know the one on mare Street and the food is as good today as it was when it first opened many years ago. I marked it down to 4 stars as I don't like the decor as much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: 020 8985 5486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?