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Kaya Papaya

Opposite the Football Pitch, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
+265 994 06 77 59
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“thai food” (6 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Pizza, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Opposite the Football Pitch, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2018

I had dinner in Kaya Papaya twice and both times were great. If there is no powercut (a big problem troughout Malawi) they serve delicious shakes. Their curry is one of the best I ever had. The pizza's are good as well, but not very...More

Thank Margarita T
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this place because I was told it was good food with nice atmosphere. After waiting over an hour my a salad, I asked for my order as takeaway as my friend wanted to eat elsewhere. The staff said no problem. When the meal was...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, nice spot for enjoying local malawian life as from upstairs you look towards the market. Friendly staff, owners were helpful in info for booking our likoma island trip.

Thank Kerri H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A family run buisness that serves the most amazing food (especially the thai food!!!) they also sell good coffee cakes, and cocktails and it's a lovely place to chill any time of the day! I highly recommend a visit here whilst in Nkhata bay!

1  Thank Chris-Team-f-s
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I stayed in Malawi for two years and Kaya Papaya was one of my go-to places for American food. The pizzas are good and reasonably priced.

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is such a lovely restaurant in a lovely area. I lived in Mzuzu for 6 months and while there are many good restaurants there, this one is also fantastic and I looked forward to it during my weekly visit. The food is delicious, the...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurants presents you a nice terrace with great food for a nice price. It is located at the vibrant area of Nkhata Bay which is a nice extra!

Thank Marjolein B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I spent the evening of my 22nd birthday here and won't be forgetting it any time soon! The food is beautiful, the owners are two of the nicest people I've ever met and they had different live bands on all night. Fantastic place, thoroughly recommend!

Thank Eleanor C
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

They do Thai and fairly good at it. The owners/managers are super and will help you make a proper decision from the menu while conversing and making you feel welcome.

Thank Zak C
Sian-KayaPapaya, Owner at Kaya Papaya, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks very much for the review, Zak. Glad you enjoyed the food and felt welcome - that's exactly what we aim for! Enjoy your travels.

Reviewed 1 May 2016

great view, very good Thai curry, very tasty cocktails and great people! Hope to visit you again!!!!

Thank Janneke D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite the Football Pitch, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Northern Region  >  Nkhata Bay
  • Phone Number: +265 994 06 77 59
Kaya Papaya is a restaurant, cafe and bar in the heart of Nkhata Bay, Malawi. We offer great food at reasonable prices, ice cold drinks and a warm welcome - we're opposite the football pitch, come and find us!
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