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“fresh food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Green Papaya

Green Papaya
Ranked #11 of 1,995 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“fresh food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

The ingredients seemed fresh as possible and were seasoned just right. The wait staff were friendly and efficient.

  • Visited May 2014
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GA
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“So fresh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Their menu is a joy to read and the food is wonderful!! If you want a better Asian dining experience, this is the place. Not to mention you can walk off the meal with nice shopping options at River City Marketplace.

Visited May 2014
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Thank debbie e
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Jacksonville Florida
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hidden Pearl Near the Airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

In a strip mall near the airport lies a small restaurant from the outside really nothing special but like the pearl in the oyster its what is inside that counts. Some of the best asian food I have ever had and I have been around the world many times. The service is attentive but not overbearing and they seem to enjoy making people happy.
So if you are coming to or going to the airport or your just looking for some good food you really should give them a try it may not be 5 star but neither are the prices you can find better atmosphere but you wont find better service or food quality in Jacksonville.

  • Visited April 2014
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Amelia Island, Florida
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden Pan-Asian Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The River City shopping complex off I-95 and near the Jacksville airport has several restaurant rows with the usual suspects (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Outback, etc.) set-off but near each other. If you don't know about the Green Paypaya Pan-Asian restaurant, you are unlikely to notice it in the middle of a nondescript strip of stores in the back part of the mall. You would be missing quite something. Here's why?

* Excellent food: We had the the giant Ginger Salad ($7 --House mixed green vegetables, lettuce, Bermuda onion, decorative tomatoes with ginger house dressing) , the Pineapple Chicken (@ $13 with Chicken breast stir fried with pineapple, snow peas, carrots, baby corn in the pineapple sauce), and Hot Pepper Chicken ($15 with Peppers, onions, fresh mushrooms, eggplant, sweet basil, in Thai hot pepper sauce. You can order your heat from 1 to 5 and it's at Thai levels at 4 or 5 (they don't wimp it down for Americans if you ask for it hot). Large portions meant we got another meal at home. BTW, the salad can be ordered with chicken, seafood etc and could be a meal by itself.

* Presentation: Apologies for not having my camera phone with me but the Pineapple Chicken was so beautiful, you want to just stare at it. Everything else was of high presentation value including the salad and the sides of rice. These guys are good!

* Drinks: Not an extensive wine or beer list but choices are solid and at reasonable prices of $6 or $7 for a glass of wine ($5 for a glass of house wine) and $4 for a European or Asian beer.

* Service: I can only comment about our particular server but the "Chai" was someone special. Attentive, helpful and with a quick and shall I say wicked-funny sense of humor. She made the meal even better.

* Atmosphere: Nothing special but more than acceptable. Our only complaint was the A/C was on too high but that's us. The other diners, all in short-sleeved shirts, seemed happy.

Reservations can be made which we did because we wanted to assure a table after a movie but we don't have enough info to know how busy it gets. We were in by 6:15 pm and the place seemed to stay about 1/2 full.

We never would have noticed or tried the Green Papaya without Trip Advisor reviews. The power of crowd-sourcing finds another excellent restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Eastwind99
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Amelia Island, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So very nice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Green Papaya has the quiet ambiance rarely found these days, but their Special Curry is an outstanding dish--Platonic, as some would say. Service is courteous and everything is spotless. Well worth the travel from Jacksonville or from Amelia Island.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank 1942care
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