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The Green Papaya

191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
+44 20 8985 5486
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (12 reviews)
“tofu” (11 reviews)
“summer rolls” (6 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Mare Street, London E8 3QE, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Had Vietnamese fried rice with a friend, who tried the noodles. Delicious fresh food, home made feel, quick service, perfect for lessa than £10 each.

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We've been here lots over the years. Seems in a good place at the moment. I like the bar out front. Food still good, we just popped in for some starters and a beer. Very good and keenly priced. Friendly service. Something to consider after...More

Thank mmmthatsnice
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A very poor meal , both noodle dishes swimming in oil , too salty and served in a metal bowl which didn't help.

Thank DaffDeWinter
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I was dazzled by the looks of the restaurant and excited for some real homage Vietnamese but was so let down with the lack of authenticity. There were no signs of herbs, spices nor freshness I'm used to having. It felt like a ready made...More

Thank Jing L
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My brother and I came here and it was excellent as the other times. I loved the Summer rolls dipped in fish sauce. Suitable for vegetarians and vegan. Quick service, friendly staff and pleasant place. I do recommend!

Thank Eslbf
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great natural ambience , cafe , busy , busy ,busy , excellent service , food amazing very good value

Thank niaguk
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Son loved the noodles and crispy squid. All the dishes where fresh and lovely. Pho with rare beef was very tasty. Green tea was also nice.

Thank TravellingWillboury
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Really can't fault this place on value for money! Had a wonderful dinner for a very reasonable price. Definitely recommend the squid rings, and the booze was very cheap.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The starter was really good but the main course of sea bass was decidedly underwhelming. It was almost tasteless in comparison to the crispy prawn starter. The waiting staff were brusque but that's a given I think at Vietnamese restaurants.

Thank k.j.e.b
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I had number 18 and it was absolutely delicious! Portion is quite big. Good price, fast service - I'm looking forward to coming back!

Thank JuciPetervari
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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