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Papaya Restaurant

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139/9 Moo. 7 | Muang Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
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+66 91 157 2007
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place after being recommended by a friend and what a disappointment. We actually tried one of the Papayas first and the staff were so rude saying we could not sit on our own table (as there was one free) and had to share a table with a random couple - obviously we left. We went to the other... More 

Thank Ashleighux
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel it's a shame that this isn't a good review as I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant after reading the reviews online and the recommendation in my trusted lonely planet guidebook. My disappointment I can only attribute to two things, the interaction with the staff and the meal I was served. Everything else seemed reasonable and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at the papaya restaurant We are vegan and we asked if they have vegan options They had only 3 and in Thailand that's a lot :) We had the massaman curry which was really good The green curry and the papaya salad Nice food and nice service

Thank Danit D
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have no clue how this restaurant got the 5 star reviews. My best guess is, as this restaurant in in the town centre (party centre of Phi Phi), most of its customers are drunks and backpackers with no ability to distinguish between good and average food (no offence to either type of travellers). The food was sub-standard based on... More 

Thank Indranil2u
Rome, Italy
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and had some pad thai but was too sweet and over cooked Rest of the food, spring rolls, papaya salad and morning glory not bad but not special

Thank nicola f
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to start by saying that my wife and I are the easiest persons to please in a restaurant. We are not picky and even if some things do go right it takes a lot for us to complain. We really don't care about atmosphere which this place does not have and we can even tolerate bad service if... More 

Thank Philip R
Cologne, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! I had there the best papaya salad ever. As well the other food we tried was good. We went there even 2 times. The atmosphere is typically Thai and you don't feel like a tourist there. Would always come back!

Thank DesiKoeln
Pisa, Toscana, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My experience was unsatisfactory starting from the beginning. Argument with staff before entering: I stopped in front of the restaurant and started looking at the menu and deciding with the rest of my family whether entering or not. One member of the staff said that there was another restaurant (still papaya) belonging to the same owner. After a few seconds,... More 

Thank Santuzzu
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding good food on Phi Phi Island isn't very easy, the place itself looks a little unfriendly and doesn't invite for a longer stay but the food is quite good compared to what is offered somewhere else. I had a green curry which was quite good, it took very long to get it but it was worth it. There are... More 

Thank Zommersproetje
Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant seating is very close together, and we were sat at another couple's table. Very noisy, so zero ambiance. The food took very long to arrive (we ordered when the couple next to us finished their starters, and received our food when they picked up the check after their mains). As for the food - the yellow noodle dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139/9 Moo. 7 | Muang Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Phi Phi Don
  • Phone Number: +66 91 157 2007

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