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Green Papaya

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475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
(781) 487-9988
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I've been eating here for years when I worked in the area and keep coming back. We arrived during the lunch rush and they were packed. The Pad Thai is the best I've had. We had that, Siam Rolls, and chicken satay. All very good. There was some confusion over the order and after both appetizers arrived, I had to... More 

Thank JD G
North Andover, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This has been a go-to for my office crowd for years. Eat in or take out the food is also good. My favorite dish is Tofu Royale. It has a ginger sauce. The staff is attentive. No frills kind of place but still nice enough for business lunch. The place is hopping every week day at lunchtime and it can... More 

Thank Deborah L
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Did a quick take out, chicken padang with rice. Super clean. Quick service delicious meal. Would go again.

Thank Momof3inVT2016
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've eaten there for years and it's always been a good experience. Attentive service, tasty food, a friendly environment. Great for takeout too. A good solid place

Thank Mark H
Needham, Massachusetts
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247 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

I dined here for lunch with a colleague on a workday and was very happy with the service and the food. A few minutes after ordering our dishes, they were hot and ready at our table! I had the pad thai, which was very flavorful. I would come here again, even on a workday, knowing how fast their service is!

Thank David_T_Zarraga
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Let's me clear- this is a popular spot for low-cost, quick lunches, so no one enters here with any expectations of a fine dining experience. That said, this is the second time I have been here and quite honestly, this is probably some of the worst Thai food and service that I have ever experienced. First they cram the room... More 

Thank fabianannoyed
New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Good food around the area. Clean place. Timely delivery of food. Good choices for vegetarians. Taste is good. Service was good.

Thank Sitaram K
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Green Papaya has been my favorite Thai restaurant fo r more then 20 years. Love the Siam rolls! The kids enjoy Satay chicken. Great staff and food!

Thank 2015MacAttack2015
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Green Papaya is somewhat tucked away together with a few other establishments near the Winter Street southbound exit off 128. It offers an efficient, good and tasty lunch (also dinner). It is clear that local business employees frequent this restaurant. On this particular visit the order of chicken basil disappointed as the sauce was mainly a chili pepper sauce with... More 

Thank RCS3rd
Elgin, Illinois USA
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208 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

All around good restaurant with great staff. The whole fried fish (Sizzling Pla Platter) was fresh bass this time but species is seasonal. It was prepared in good ginger/vegetable sauce and was delicious and the portion was generous. The Siam Seafood and the Papaya Garden were quite good but not great. Prices were a little higher than usual for Thai... More 

Thank Janhuss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 487-9988

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