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“First-Class Vietnamese Food”
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Green Papaya
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed March 3, 2012

We are usually in this area around Saturday lunchtime, and while the other restaurants in the vicinity are fairly busy, Green Papaya tends to be nearly deserted. I have no idea why, because Green Papaya's food is much better than anything I've tried nearby. In fact, it's Some of the best Vietnamese food I've had.

Some quibbles -- the food comes out a bit slowly; and one time there was nobody to greet us when we arrived. And why does a restaurant called "Green Papaya". has a sign and logo featuring a blue-and-white fish? Curiously, while the building looks like a generic strip-mall structure from the front, once you go inside you will realize that much of it is a nice old house -- weird. But these oddities and minor blemishes should not deter you from visiting a restaurant that outclasses anything nearby.

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Reviewed May 27, 2011

We used to like this place but it was a very disappointing experience today. Today was the first time we walked out of a restaurant. First we had to wait a really long time for someone to come and take our order. After a while the guy (manager) who came out appeared completely pissed when we were asking him about what was in the different entrees. He couldn't (or rather desired) to explain any of our questions and in fact seemed annoyed that we did not already know these things and were wasting his time. In the middle of us asking him what the different options were, he asked us if this was the first time we were there. We told him that we have been there many times and liked their food. He just abruptly and rudely told us to keep deciding and that he was going to go. When my husband expressed his disappointment at his behavior and said that we will leave the restaurant, he just said OK and turned around and went away. We told him that he would lose our business and possibly other people and he didn't seem in the least bit bothered. It just seemed like he would be happy if we left the restaurant with such a horrible experience. There was no apology and no action to improve our experience. Overall a very upsetting experience because of the utterly miserable service. We will not be going back and would recommend others to stay away from the place. Restaurants which do not know how to treat their diners do not deserve to be in business.

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Reviewed March 22, 2011

The green papaya has very delicious food. I love their lemongrass chicken! Their veggies are also delicious and are served with a light sauce that is amazingly flavored. I love their historic setting in the Jacob Zook house, circa 1810.
This is one of my favorite Exton eats.

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1  Thank travelerjp98
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Reviewed December 31, 2009

This is one of the better places in Exton, if you're not too snobby for BYOB - the food is excellent, and we travel all over the US for food!

The simple char broiled chicken with vermicelli rice noodles is my favorite. Also have the spring rolls - these are light and delish! My husband had a beef dish this time, and again - light and flavorful.

We usually get an appetizer and 3 entrees - and this gives us enough to take home. Some of the entrees such as my fav chicken and vermicelli are only $10 - so you can easily afford to get 3 for 2 people and still get away for far less than you will pay elsewhere for the ususal heavy, ordinary and so-so fare.
It's BYBO - so again, keeps the price under control - no corking fee.
Make a reservation and ask for the back room where the tables are - much nicer atmosphere than in the front where the booths are.

If you know food - you will love this - just be sure to order enough, the portions are relative to the price.

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Reviewed March 15, 2009

Good food. Slow service. BYOB

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