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#231 of 1,505 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 15 97
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was closed when we came there on a Wednesday, with no information neither on internet, trip advisor page or on the door of the restaurant. That is not satisfactory!

1 Thank Helge33
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

This used to be a fully fledged restaurant but has recently re-opened as a snack bar. There is a small menu but everything on offer is delicious. Had a Thai soup and my fellow diner had chicken and rice. So fresh with the best of ingredients. The herbs and spices infused with the dishes are very subtle. I just had... More 

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Nice, France
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The menu is limited and the portions are a bit small for a meal. But every ingredient in the Asian rice/chicken dish i ordered and my falafel sandwich was fresh, healthy and delicious and my order was ready in just a few minutes. Delightful place for a lunch break while you browse the souvenir and crafts shops in old Nice.

Thank Mohaajer
Menton, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I just eaten thai soup and ckicken with thai rice today. The taste was delicious like I've eaten in Bangkok. The desert was very good, especially gluten free :) The successful fusion of traditional nicois and around the world cuisine. I like it.

Thank กวง ว
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

I had intended to go to another restaurant nearby but was told bu the staff there that it was full. I asked for a recommendation for something close and similar. They suggested Le Papayou. I sat outside and watched the people pass as I had dinner. Fun, and no rush. The food was excellent and the staff friendly. I recommend... More 

Thank Duke D
Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

This has lovely French and Thai fusion food. Very interesting flavours and a super location for people watching outside. The staff are attentive and welcoming.

1 Thank Janey B
Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

We chose this restaurant just by strolling in Nice Old Town and looking for a nice place that would maybe serve local or Italian type of food. The tables of Papayou were full at the time we passed by and we thought it was definitely a good sign. The menu of the day was written on a blackboard and I... More 

Thank Suns33ker
Nice, France
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Unfortunately PAPAYOU closed for the Winter!!! Too bad! I enjoyed the food there. Will the Chef is really great. Beef Tagliatta or Raviolis with Daube. YUM !!! Wait to see them open again. Have a good vacation!

Thank 06bernd06
Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Fantastic food and service! This was our best experience from Nice!:-) We ate lamb and chicken as main courses, and creme brulee and panna cotta for dessert. It was all Perfect!

Thank Rolf N
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Arriving in Nice late Sunday afternoon we were overwhelmed by the number of trashy restaurants catering for tourists. When our hotel was reluctant to suggest somewhere to dine on a Sunday evening we made or way into the old town's dining precinct. Happening upon Papayou we were attracted by the number of people both inside and out and also the... 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
French, Asian, Thai
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 80 15 97

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