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Green Papaya Restaurant

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825 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3006
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch. We had Pho and Bun. My husband and friend thought the Pho was very good. I had the chicken Bun. It was the largest portion of meat and noodles that I have ever gotten in a Bun. The only negative was they left the skin on the chicken. We will return.

Thank Laura C
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

In a place surrounded by corporate businesses Green Papaya, a family-owned and operated restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Walking into this place, you would assume that it was just another chain restaurant, only to learn that it is a local business. The owner is extremely friendly and he made it feel like a very intimate, personal experience as... More 

Thank tyvan
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Delightful restaurant with, to me an unusual menu. Good food. Many vegetarian items but offered meat as well. Good Service. Easy walking distance from the Marriott Marquis.

Thank Fred F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was hesitant to try due to the neon sign down the street and the fact that they supposedly served both sushi and pho. Not a common pairing from my experiences. After circling the 4 square blocks and going in and out of at least 7 restaurants, reading menus and waking out I finally broke down and went inside. My... More 

Thank mh182016
Bear, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

During my first night in San Francisco, I was trying to find a place to eat that would be unique and not too far from my downtown hotel. I was looking for a non-chain restaurant and something that my spouse would normally not want to eat. So, walking back from a tour, I saw a sign for Pho and decided... More 

Thank Brandon T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the restaurant on my way back to the hotel from a conference. Had the lemongrass vegan chicken. Absolutely delicious!

Thank LizaMostovoy
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit and meal but missed my usual bean sprouts and shredded chicken from my restaurants at home. The broccoli and bok choy and sliced chicken were not my preference. Service was excellent.

Thank Leslie J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Went there for dinner. It was nearly empty (unlike when I passed at lunch). The people, maitre d and waiter, were very nice. The food was good (tasty, good sized portions). The service was quick. No a place to have a lengthy leisurely dinner but good a fast, relatively inexpensive, and pleasant meal.

Thank 474alanh
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

For what you receive in quantity, they lack in quality. It's average but the price is spot on. The Pho with ribeye is worth the extra dollar. Nothing fancy but I wasn't looking for that anyway! Stop in and sit for a bit.

Thank Ann S
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I really liked the food and the restaurant. I had a order of unagi sushi and a bowl of Pho. Excellent meal. Both cuisines represent their authentic culture. I dearly loved the prime rib pho. The beef was tender and practically melted in your mouth. And the restaurant was quiet and quaint. I'd recommend it for dinner.

Thank Margie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Vegetarian Friendly, Vietnamese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 14153488882
Green Papaya Restaurant is a family-owned and operated Vietnamese Cuisine. We use the finest ingredients and our food uses very little to no MSG and we can create dishes using Gluten-Free substances. We also offer a variety of vegan meals. Green Papaya is located around the corner of Moscone West Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. There is parking with 2,500 spaces adjacent to our restaurant across the street from San Francisco Westfield Shopping Center.

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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