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Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1578
18088230190
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Seattle
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's very pricey but it had all of the essential basics that we needed plus it is in a very convenient location across from the Waipouli resort so for me, it's worth it to shop here, Very friendly people working here.

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Thank mswendymc
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Papaya’s is a very valuable resource for both locals and visitors to Kauai. If you’re used to shopping in health food stores (anything from Whole Foods to your local organic grocers) then you’ll want to check out Papaya’s. The nearby Foodland has a small designated health-food section, but Papaya’s blows this away. Whether you (like me) forgot your razor and... More 

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Thank jkaybay
Hilo
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Or fresh. Poor. Staff is conceited and not generally helpful. Extremely overpriced. Safeway deli next door is better, and not so pretentious.

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Thank Tamale730
Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here every day for my weeklong trip-- it just felt like home. Great selection, super friendly employees- and walkable from my hotel. Score!!

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Thank crrnyc2014
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If they don't have what I need they're happy to get it for me. Great salad bar, sandwiches, and smoothies! They have a really big holistic medicine selection and the produce is always pretty good too.

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Thank Paul B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

They have few good foods I really like but ::: Oh my goodness the customer service here sucks badly people are just so rude and they believe if you take anything back you just want money , not because there could be something really wrong with it the customers are always wrong here. They won't lose money because I stop... More 

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Thank FoodieEats275
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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80 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Handy in Safeway mall. We figured they are a health food store, cafe must be safe. Ordered fish taco and blackened fish nori wrap. No listing of ingredients anywhere, order desk setup difficult to ask detailed questions. I got hives at the end of the meal. Reflecting upon it, it must've had wasabi mayo (dairy) and soy, they also serve... More 

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Thank Kay L
Papayas_Producer, Owner at Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry that your body did not respond well to your enjoyable meal. Unfortunately, as you very well know because of your allergic reactions to certain foods, what is safe for one person is not for another. Although we are not an allergy free store or café we are very sensitive to those individuals that need to avoid certain... More 

Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Met all the requirements of a health food store just like back home. Fresh produce, Kombucha, Bulk seeds, Premade foods and boxed/ frozen foods. Even a frequent purchaser program. In the Safeway (Kauai Village) shopping center. 808-323-0190. Plenty of staff to ring you out. Right on the main highway, Mountain side of street. Wailua. Takes credit cards.

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Thank RubyDuo
Papayas_Producer, Owner at Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are glad we made you feel as comfortable as back home. The phone number you listed is incorrect though; you must just be fast on the keyboard :) The correct number is 808-823-0190. Come visit us next time you return. More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The market has a huge selection of vegan and vegetarian foods...for home preparation and for eating right there. Granted, the tables and chairs are under some cool and colorful purple umbrellas outside...but the folks that work there are delightful and their selection of prepared and for sale items is unparalleled on the island. Tucked into the corner of a strip... More 

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Saskatchewan
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Health food stores are kind of my mecca. I get really excited to be in them, and wander the aisles looking for new treasures and favourite goodies to pick up. Papaya's was no exception - it's on the smaller side, but still has all the essentials and we were lucky to be within walking distance on our recent stay in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 18088230190

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?