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The Green Papaya

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
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191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
+44 20 8985 5486
17:00 - 23:00
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In one word fantastic in all areas , my friend eats here regularly and I know why the staff are super friendly , fantastic food , very busy yet still amazing service , a must do amazing

Thank niaguk
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to eat here quite a lot, but the menu has shrunk considerably over time, particularly vegetarian dishes. And the price creeps up quite a bit too. Vietnamese on Mare Street used to be inexpensive, but GP charge West End prices. Some dishes are cold and it is difficult to communicate with staff.

Thank EmmaN16
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other reviewers have described this as ‘relaxed’ or ‘cafe style’, well in my opinion it is a cafe, rather than a restaurant. The décor is bare and ageing, and the fittings are utilitarian which gives a canteen-like atmosphere. The service was prompt and friendly, but the food was disappointing, I chose the Chicken Bun, which was plain and I felt... More 

1 Thank GJW1
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Green Papaya twice now and simply put the food is to die for! Especially the Salmon in banana leaf! We were fighting for the last piece as we have decided to share few dishes! Service is also very good and I believe Charlie the owner has served us on both occasions. The whole experience was just perfect... More 

Thank DiT471
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714 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Liked having many bites" to chose from. They were larger than expected and very tasty. My husband really liked the cumin lamb skewers. I took an order of Dan Dan noodles to go and that was quite good.

Thank JillConnecticut
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Cool place, more like a viet cafe. Pho is really good, and the stuffed buns are amazing. Pretty much Vietnam in Hackney.

Thank mantofra
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Been passed this restaurant many times over the years during the day and it was not open. Its been open at lunchtime for a couple of months now and I've been there twice in the last week or so and wii be going back next week. It is my new favourite place to eat. So far I've tried 5 starters... More 

1 Thank Ahmed31251
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Came here and tried the traditional dishes (that's how I judge them) but the rice tasted a bit old... First time I've had this problem and it put me off ever since.

Thank Londoner24
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Excellent casual Vietnamese restaurant. Great tasting noodles, friendly service and reasonable. I had noodle and my partner had the ramen, both excellent.

1 Thank Richard S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty food full of flavour ( I had the soy tofu noodles) and very attentive waiters. Will be back. Nice for couples.

1 Thank Amy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8985 5486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?