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“Average food with a side of food poisoning”
Review of Papaya Restaurant

Papaya Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 101 Restaurants in Ko Phi Phi Don
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We weren't impressed with this place, particularly after the trip advisor reviews were so good. Food was average at best, the Panang curry wasn't quite right - felt like it was missing several flavours/ingredients. Also pretty confident we had a dose of food poisoning from this place. Wouldn't go back or recommend, there are heaps of better options on Phi Phi.

Thank Dan T
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have no idea why this restaurant has such great reviews. It is very busy and, unless you are in a big party, you will have to go to great lengths to get any attention from the waiters. We sat in the alleyway which was even harder to get noticed, however at least we were left to the same table. If you are in a small group and a bigger party comes in you were almost forced to get up and move for them.
There are a lot of cats which hang about, one sleeping on one of the tables when we came in and one kept jumping up on people as they were eating.
The spring rolls were nice and the pad Thai was OK but needed much more spice added. We also had the fried fish with tamarind which tasted like it had been reheated from the day before, not fresh at all.
The prices were not that cheap considering the feeling of general dirtyness and disgusting toilets. There are cheaper places on the next street which are far cleaner and better quality of food.

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Thank marz_8
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

pad thai was delicious! very crowded but quick. get a table inside...outside is unbearable when it's really hot.

Thank StilaTraveler
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Tried it 2 times, the duck is great. First time was a bit long but the staff told me it could take time as there were many people that ordered the same food. Second time was great !

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Thank Ridgeuh
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great thai food, very friendly service, good prices. A typical thai restaurant in a small side alley, very recommendable.

Thank Baerenfrosch
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