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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Papaya Restaurant

Papaya Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

All you can eat for 190BHT and everything was realy good. Not so many meals to choose, but you don´t feel hungry. Only the toilet is not so nice :-)

Visited March 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved the staff here. They also own the Hello India resturant which is delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

This restuarant is not athesthetically pleasing to the eye however is one of the longest standing places for eating on koh phi phi. The long stay locals recommended it and diving staff who have been here for a long time. Great authentic pad thai!!

Visited February 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Authentic (Thai) food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Anyone looking for true (read "spicy") Thai food will find it here. It may not look like much, but if you hang around long enough, the green and masaman curry are worth the wait.

The wait staff knows to ask how spicy you want it (i.e. 20 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent). The restaurant is tucked away in a narrow alley and consists of a few plastic tables and benches, but it's the food you're there for, not the ambiance. We ended up going twice during our three-day stay on the island.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Phi Phi.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best thaifood.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Papaya salad and green curry is the best of best in Thai.

Visited January 2012
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Campbell, CA
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Bad service killed the experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

My wife and I have eaten at Papaya many years in a row. Each time we arrive, the owner recognizes us and welcomes us. It's good that they have expanded their dining room, but maybe they have bitten off more than they can chew.

On our first visit this year, we sat outside directly in front of the main dining area. The food was great and the service was good.

The second time, we said next door. We ordered our drinks and food, and got the drinks quickly.

We drank our drinks completely and no one came back to ask if we'd like more. We waited and waited and waited....well over an hour. During this time, a table was seated next to us. They ordered food and Pad Thai. The pad thai came quickly and they ate it, but then they waited and waited as well. Finally, they searched for their (our) waiter, paid him for drinks and pad thai and cancelled their order. The waiter didn't seem to care.

Finally, I asked another waitress how much longer, and she completely ignored me.

I went to the owner, and he promised me our food would come soon. It did come, but the penang beef I ordered was way too spicy even though I asked for mild.

We used to love this place. Now we probably will never return because of this one bad experience.

Visited February 2012
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