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The Green Papaya

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
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191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
+44 20 8985 5486
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been passed this restaurant many times over the years during the day and it was not open. Its been open at lunchtime for a couple of months now and I've been there twice in the last week or so and wii be going back next week. It is my new favourite place to eat. So far I've tried 5 starters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here and tried the traditional dishes (that's how I judge them) but the rice tasted a bit old... First time I've had this problem and it put me off ever since.

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Thank Londoner24
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Excellent casual Vietnamese restaurant. Great tasting noodles, friendly service and reasonable. I had noodle and my partner had the ramen, both excellent.

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1 Thank Richard S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Tasty food full of flavour ( I had the soy tofu noodles) and very attentive waiters. Will be back. Nice for couples.

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1 Thank Amy C
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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.

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1 Thank KPcoach1
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

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Thank nicholas m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 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.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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 

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Thank Eileen R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +44 20 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?