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Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1578
+1 808-823-0190
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great place to get some wonderful food including vegetarian options. The choice of organic food stuff to but is also an added bonus

Thank Venkat73
Chihuahua, Mexico
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place ever for the organic lovers!!! I just love it everything inside is really good the food the beauty and care section have everything you can ever imagine the food is organic and so good! I recomned this more than other in the island

Thank daisy n
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Best veggie burgers in Kauai. Fresh produce, great prices, nice people. You can oder your Taro Veggie burger when you walk in to Papaya, do your grocery shopping and when you check out your verge burger is ready! :)

1 Thank Alek B
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's very pricey but it had all of the essential basics that we needed plus it is in a very convenient location across from the Waipouli resort so for me, it's worth it to shop here, Very friendly people working here.

Thank mswendymc
Berkeley, California
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Papaya’s is a very valuable resource for both locals and visitors to Kauai. If you’re used to shopping in health food stores (anything from Whole Foods to your local organic grocers) then you’ll want to check out Papaya’s. The nearby Foodland has a small designated health-food section, but Papaya’s blows this away. Whether you (like me) forgot your razor and... More 

Thank jkaybay
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Or fresh. Poor. Staff is conceited and not generally helpful. Extremely overpriced. Safeway deli next door is better, and not so pretentious.

1 Thank Tamale730
Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went here every day for my weeklong trip-- it just felt like home. Great selection, super friendly employees- and walkable from my hotel. Score!!

Thank crrnyc2014
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If they don't have what I need they're happy to get it for me. Great salad bar, sandwiches, and smoothies! They have a really big holistic medicine selection and the produce is always pretty good too.

Thank Paul B
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

They have few good foods I really like but ::: Oh my goodness the customer service here sucks badly people are just so rude and they believe if you take anything back you just want money , not because there could be something really wrong with it the customers are always wrong here. They won't lose money because I stop... More 

Thank FoodieEats275
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Handy in Safeway mall. We figured they are a health food store, cafe must be safe. Ordered fish taco and blackened fish nori wrap. No listing of ingredients anywhere, order desk setup difficult to ask detailed questions. I got hives at the end of the meal. Reflecting upon it, it must've had wasabi mayo (dairy) and soy, they also serve... More 

Thank Kay L
Papayas_Producer, Owner at Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry that your body did not respond well to your enjoyable meal. Unfortunately, as you very well know because of your allergic reactions to certain foods, what is safe for one person is not for another. Although we are not an allergy free store or café we are very sensitive to those individuals that need to avoid certain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-0190

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