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“Nouvelle thai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of villa papillon

villa papillon
Ranked #3,225 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
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Cambridge
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nouvelle thai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Once we were seated I noticed quite a few Thai couples eating here.The crevettes were very tender and spiced correctly. Wonderful little street full of places with outdoor seating. Perfect for a summer night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adrian C
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Kitchener, Canada
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124 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great little Thai resto in Paris!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were looking for a good, not-too-expensive Thai restaurant near the area in which we were staying, and after some research on the Internet (specifically Trip Advisor), this is the place we chose to go to and we were not disappointed!

It's located along a street full of little restaurants (Tiquetonne) which is a pleasure to walk along and look at all the offerings. Since it's a relatively small place with limited seating, we were concerned that we would have to wait for a place to sit, but apparently we came early enough (before 8 p.m.) to find a table on the sidewalk still available.

All the items on the menu looked delicious and the waiter was very helpful with recommendations, assuring us that even the "spicy" dishes would not be true "Thai spicy" (VERY hot!) but still very flavourful. He wasn't kidding. We started out sharing a marinated beef salad that has got to be one of the all-time most flavourful salads we've ever eaten! Lots of thin, tasty beef slices in it too.

For the main course, I had the beef stew with coconut milk, red curry, and Thai spices. It was to die for! Much more tender meat than I expected too. My wife had the chicken with Thai basil and fresh peppers that was also delicious.

A memorable dining experience during our Paris vacation. Would highly recommend this place to anyone that loves Thai food and wants a nice dining experience without paying what the fancy restaurants are charging.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Lovely night out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's quite a small restaurant, but they're very welcoming and accommodating and do their best to squeeze every customer. As we spoke very little French, they very helpfully ran through the whole menu with us and were extremely friendly.
I had the Pad Thai, which was gorgeous, and my partner had the green curry, which he would highly recommend! We finished with a very interesting banana soup, which was tasty nonetheless.
The price came out at around €60 for the two of us, which seemed a fair price to pay for the service we received!
Overall, even though the restaurant is a little cramped, the staff were lovely and the food was delicious, recommended to all!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grussell94
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Only has 3 veggie choices but the food we had (only veggie was me) was fantastic, would definitely go again

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Good Thai Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

My wife and I love Thai food and have spent a good deal of time in Thailand. We were very pleased with the food at Villa Papillon. It was very authentic with the only perhaps local adjustment being what might have been butter in the green curry. No big deal though. All the food was wonderful and tasted just like you would get it in Thailand.

My wife and I had papaya salad, mixed veggies, Tom Yom soup, and green chicken curry with a drink each and the bill was 60 Euros (not bad in Paris).

The service was equally good and the decor was nice and comfortable. The menu is only in French but if you know Thai food it's easy to order in English or figure out the menu. They have all the usual stuff.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spot_On42
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