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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Needing an early meal before an event at The Hackney Empire - and not knowing the area at all - we stumbled across The Green Papaya - and had the most delicious Vietnamese meal. relaxed - cafe - extensice menu - freshly prepared and cooked - delicious. Very friendly and buzzy.

1 Thank KPcoach1
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate there Saturday night early, front part a bit spartan but the cafe style was not reflected in the quality of the food or the service.

Thank nicholas m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place for delicious Xianess & Vietnamese street food. The service was friendly and efficient. The quality of the food was excellent. Love the cold noodle, Xi'an burger.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went here with a friend and it was really good. We took ages to order as we were chatting but no one hassled us. The food was absolutely delicious and I am recommended it to friends. Prices are very reasonbale. This was the first Vietnamese meal I've had and the flavours were wonderful. I am going back as soon as... More 

Thank Eileen R

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?