Red Papaya Ale & Spirits
Red Papaya Ale & Spirits

Red Papaya Ale & Spirits

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redpapayaales.com/
  • Phone: 2062836614
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mercer St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Red Papaya Ale & Spirits
Red Papaya Ales and Spirits is located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood, walking distance to Key Arena, Seattle Center, McCaw Hall and Intiman Theater. It's your neighborhood hangout for Asian Fusion, Vietnamese, and vegetarian influenced cuisine. The Red Papaya also offers a variety 18 craft beers on draft. Come on by if you know what "GOOD PHO WHAT ALES YA"!
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Red Papaya Ale & Spirits reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Quick Service
    christy131VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place really surprised me with fast service. We went right before a large concert at the key arena. The restaurant was absolutely packed. However, they were able to get our drinks to us very quickly and also our food came out quicker than I pictured they would. They did forget a fried egg on my mom's pork chop dish, but once I told them, they brought one out separately very quickly. They have a full bar and their Moscow Mules are very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a chance...
    MalaeaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Took a chance on Red Papaya because I liked the name. I needed to find a place to eat before the Cher D2K Concert in Seattle. Not knowing anything about the area or the restaurants in Seattle Center I took a shot in the dark. They did not disappoint! We started with the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Shrimp Summer Rolls. I had the Kalbi plate, and my friend had the Ginger Chicken Pho, everything was delicious! They are a small place, so if you want a table without the wait, make a reservation. The bar is well stocked, so you will have a nice selection of drinks. The noise level can get a little loud, but if you show up early like we did, you can get in & out before the real party crowd shows up. I would eat here again next time I'm in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Red Papaya Ale & Spirits reviews archive.
  • Great Pho
    DVEousVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I really love the pho with the de-lite noodles, they're made from zucchini, are much lower in carbs and taste delicious. Can't believe they're made from zucchini because the texture is fantastic. Give it a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pho!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Really nice, unpretentious food, goes really well with the lengthy list of draft beers. Had a very satisfying dinner, at a very satisfying price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic, and
    thetexanna
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was fantastic, and they did a great job of personalizing my salad. The prices were good as well. BUT, the service was slow! There were several empty tables around us, but it took 25 minutes to get our food! I'll definitely be back though!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food good but don't expect to talk
    Sparky
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Eclectic menu of Vietnamese, Thai, etc. Wife didn't like the fried rolls. Unappealing appearance. Spicy chicken dish was very good. Noise level very, very high on a Wednesday night at 7. Had to almost yell to carry on a conversation. A lot of restaurants seem to be like that these days and patrons seem to have a good time, but if you want to have a quiet ambience I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good but the
    SophiaVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The food was good but the place is loud, loud, loud! Don't take a date here, you will never be heard. My friend and I had to text each other to have a conversation. Must be the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It.
    KtLG
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    New go-to place before Key Arena events. Love the veggie twists available. Eclectic Menu -something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vietnamese food!
    ChattyKathy
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    We just returned from Vietnam and found the food at Red Papaya to be just as good as what we had there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun casual restaurant. Good
    Dionysia
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    A fun casual restaurant. Good food and drinks. Our group ordered (tall & short) beers, wine and an assortment of cocktails. The only problem we had is that the space has a cement floor and brick walls which don't absorb sound. The noise was incredible - we could only hear the person next to us. It might be better to go with 2 or 4 people on a busy night. The service was good - especially with a busy and noisy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walking distance to Key Arena
    luvfood
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Ate at Red Papaya before a recent concert and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent! The Yam Fries are a must, perfectly cooked and served with a delicious dipping sauce. Egg rolls were really good too. Yellow curry was flavorful, but not too spicy. Nice portions. The only complaint is it was VERY loud. It's a pretty small place and 1 loud table pretty much ruined any dinner conversation we might have had. Don't know if sound echoes off the brick walls or why it's so loud, but it was crazy loud. It gets pretty crowded on event nights, so I recommend making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For lunch enjoyed a fish sandwich
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    For lunch enjoyed a fish sandwich on a toasted roll with a side of French fried yams. The sandwich and fries arrived hot and were tasty. Very good service was provided by Jen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What the Pho?
    DVEousVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Never would've thought this place has Vietnamese food. The pho was excellent, big bowl of noodles, lots of meat and a side plate of jalapeños, basil and bean sprouts for 8 bucks. The shrimp and chicken crispy rolls were really excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the food had great flavors.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    All the food had great flavors. Service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    We've been here several times...we have tickets for On The Boards and this place is convenient for a pre-show meal. Always good eats and nice beer selection. The mojitos are delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great waitress, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great waitress, excellent service, reasonable prices. Wanted to love it. Unfortunately the food was only so-so. I might go back for drinks and appetizers sometime since it is so close to where i live, but dinner? nope.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and varied menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Delicious and varied menu. Perfect for dinner before going to theatre or event at Seattle Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Great time here. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitress who really mushed things along when I mentioned we were going to a theater event and had a limited amount of time to dine. fish and chips were great, crab cream cheese wontons yummy, and the spring rolls very fresh and tasty. My drink took quite a while to prepare, so the waitress said it was on the house. Love it when the wait staff addresses an issue before I have to. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most everything we ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Most everything we ordered was good and the prices were reasonable by lower Queen Anne standards. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic