Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas
Excellent and authentic - absolutely delicious and fresh selections! All staff members are attentive and friendly; shared dishes are the best way to enjoy the interesting variety offered. We especially enjoyed the short ribs and crispy shitakes, as well as the Pho which was not only traditionally made but totally wonderful and comforting. We could not be more thrilled that Papaya is so close to us and definitely intend to make it one of our local "go to" restaurants. Thank goodness for a local vietnamese that satifies thoroughly.
We love this place! Food is unique and cooked to order. It is a hidden gem!
First time there and everything was delicious! Highly recommend
The edamame are amazing. This place never disappoints
Excellent food. Friendly service. One of our favorites!
The place was packed and service was slow, but the food, served with a smile, was delicious.
Was amazing! From the ownership to the waiter to the young chef, simply awesome! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone I know and have already.
I had the Pho which I usually really enjoy. This visit, the soup was very salty and did not have the same rich flavor it has had on previous visits. I could have overlooked this but must add that I also have had a negative experience in ordering my favorite dish. An older gentleman who works there has made comments about the fact that I usually order Pho, and has tried to get me to order something else. As a result of this, we may not be returning. Suggestion: let diners order what they want. I own a business and always honor my customers’ wishes.
Our waiter, by the way, was excellent.
Thanks so much for your wonderful service at dinner 1/25/20 6pm.
Always friendly service and the food is terrific. There is a seasonal menu that keeps things interesting and delicious, although the staples are always great. On the slightly pricier side but sharing plates keeps it reasonable for the quality.
Keep up the great work! Delicious food - great service - good prices. What more could you want?
Very good overall experience. Too high a price for a $42 Soup entree, even if it did have a small lobster tail but the quality was very good. Tofu and mushroom tapas was very good even if a bit over salted. My son’s pork chop was perfectly done and delicious. Overall a very good experience at this little BYO with extremely friendly and attentive service.
1st time and there were many items on the menu that I wanted to try! My favorites so far are the filet and edamame.
Outstanding food and service. Staff very friendly. We loved it so much we are taking our family of 15 for dinner Sunday evening. Love the BYOB! Salted caramel dessert was superb!
Great family run business with excellent food up and down the menu. Favorites are brussels sprouts and filet and watercress. Fried rice is wonderful. Crab and pea tips excellent. All great for sharing. Wonderful desserts too. Service extremely attentive. Love this place.
Everything was good except that they ran out of lettuce wraps and it was only 7pm
Our favorite restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the staff treat you like family.
Excellent from start to finish. We received a warm greeting from the host and were immediately shown to our reserved counter seats with a great view of the kitchen. The entire staff was very friendly. Tried the soft shell shrimp based on our host’s recommendation and they were excellent. The other dishes we had including house vermicelli and monkfish specials were also very good and made with the freshest ingredients. Highly recommend.
As usual, a wonderful dinner at Papaya. My friend's first time at Papaya, and he was very impressed. Tried the short ribs for the first time - should have tried them long ago. Also kept with stand-bys - spring rolls, pea tips, and a new favorite, the shitake mushrooms. Thanks to Kayla who was a lovely server. Mr. Lee was his usual friendly self.
The chef, Patrick Le, is truly amazing. He puts his own unique touch to each dish and succeeds in making your dining experience different each time you go to his restaurant. From the Tuna Tartare to the Filet Mignon Watercress salad, I have never been disappointed! The entire Le Family make you feel like you are one of there own! My highest praises go to Papaya! 5 ⭐️
We sat in the back for a quieter and warmer evening. Loved everything about the meal and service!
Great meal at Papaya, as usual. Love the shitake mushrooms and the vermicelli. Patricia is and excellent server, and her dad is a wonderful host/helper. I always feel welcome at Papaya.
The food is amazing
Love the food here! I’ve visited 3 times and I look forward to many more visits.
Amazing place! Dishes each have a unique flavor profile and are made with fresh ingredients. Everything made in-house here. And the service is outstanding!
Love it here. Always great food and great service. Great people there.
As always, had a lovely meal at Papaya. We had the pea tips and the shiitake mushrooms to start, and the vermicelli and Pho as entrees. Everything was fabulous, particularly the pea tips.
Always awesome, same experience this time. Please make Sea Bass Bites a regular menu item! Love that we can try so many different things on each visit and the family is welcoming and gracious. We drive 45 minutes to get here and always a wonderful experience.
Always a great date night with my boyfriend or with my mom. She’s handicapped and they are always super accommodating and ask if we need any assistance. Food is great and staff is super friendly. The bbq spare ribs and duck wings are my favorite dishes there. I also live the coffee drinks with the condensed milk. So tasty!
We love Papaya. This was our second visit, and it was just as good as the first visit. We started our meal by sharing several delicious tapas dishes. Then we moved on to entrees, and everyone ordered something different, and they were all wonderful. Everything is cooked to order, and the Vietnamese and cosmopolitan are equally outstanding. Another benefit is Papaya is a BYOB.
The service and the food are excellent.... What incredible flavors the chef imparts in all the dishes! The Tuna ceviche & sea bass bites ... outstanding.
Papaya continues to be a hidden gem. Outstanding small plates and vegetarian friendly. Highlights include spare ribs, calamari salad, exotic mushrooms & tofu, brussels sprouts, duck tacoes...
Service is wonderful and the plates are well sequenced.
Super cute atmosphere and the food and service are always exceptional. We always order from the tapas menu and between 2 of us split 8-10 of them, we have tried them all and have never been disappointed. You can sit at the bar or at a table, we like the bar so you can watch the food being prepared. Faves are the Crispy shiitake mushrooms and the Mussels - you can drink the broth its so tasty , which i do . BYOB is nice as well
We had the Spicy Ribs, Tuna Ceviche and Pho bowls. All were excellent!
Everything was excellent! Food was well thought out and well executed. Service was attentive without being invasive. Pricing was more than fair for what they are serving.
We love coming to Papaya! We always have a wonderful meal. Everything is so good. The service there is excellent as well. I highly recommend this restaurant .
The food was fresh and flavorful - my whole family really enjoyed it. Service was good, I think they had a newer waiter training, so not as smooth as usual but still pleasant.
We’ve been here at least 10 times - a phenomenal family-owned restaurant. The cuisine is constantly evolving with only the freshest items. A place where kids (and adults) can explore new things with the small plates. BYOB
Food and service were terrific. I waited too long to try this place and cannot wait to go back!
Interesting food, cooked very nicely, and served by bright and friendly people. What's not to like?