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Papaya - Buffalo

28 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southeast Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies (31)
  • Good for Groups (30)
  • Romantic (27)

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Papaya in Buffalo is a unique Asian kitchen and bar that is both sophisticated and casual. The Southeast Asian cuisine and imaginative martini list makes for an enjoyable experience. Appetizer options include Thai calamari, crispy fried wings with Asian slaw, five spice hoisin pork belly and chicken pot stickers. The blackened fish salad using a fresh daily fish selection is a popular favorite.

Some notable entrée items at Papaya in Buffalo are takrai shrimp with Japanese eggplant, wok seared duck, bento box with scallop tempura and miso marinated butterfish. Children can enjoy chicken tempura, grilled chicken with edamame or fried rice. There is also a sushi menu. For a unique drink consider the Papaya love potion made with raspberry rum, cranberry and Redbull, a special concoction exclusive to Papaya in Buffalo.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southeast Asian, Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(716) 856-2444
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Intersection of Delaware and Chippewa.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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krystal (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

My favorite restaurant in the City. Beautiful location, incredible cuisine and the staff is quite impressive and personable. Food is extremely consistent, I have never once had a bad meal or experience and would come everyday for the pad thai alone! With all of that being said, you add in the incredibly reasonable prices and you have quaint memorable restaurant that keeps us coming back for more and more. I refer everyone I know.

hsgisme (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2015

Great service and excellent food made for a nice evening.

vipjhunt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2015

Had great food, great drinks and a great time

Bufclan (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

Highly recommend this restaurant - excellent! Food was best we have had in a long time - steak was perfect & noodles the best.

vipbigt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 13, 2015

everything was just wonderful.really crowded do the special restraunt week but serve and food were great.this is really a very nice restaurant.

Wirelessman (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on March 13, 2015

We have been eating here for years & have always looked forward to a quality meal & a full stomach !!

The Butterfish was perfect- tasty and tender, along with the spicy crab roll made the dinner perfect- we almost did not have room for the bananas foster, which was outtasite!

We all went home full & contented....

vipAnne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

Friendly, efficient service and tasty food, pleasant atmosphere. Overall, a good dining experience.

goddess12781 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 23, 2015

Many open tables and the service was great however the menue needs to offer more choice.

MizDoc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We've eaten at Papaya a number of times, always with good food, a wonderful waitstaff and no complaints. The ONLY complaint we had this time was that for the special four-course Valentine's Day menu, the food came out way too quickly. First and second course ran into each other (came out quickly-- too quickly).. then, thanks to our server, Claire, slowed down when she noted too much food on the table. Also, we always enjoy the friendliness of staff-- Chris and Joe are always pleasant, fun and professional! Great time.

Lady6ugz24 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Once again, our service was amazing, the atmosphere was great, our food was AWESOME and everything was perfect!!!

sms010164 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2014

I can't desciribe how delectible the Miso something, something Butter Fish was - pure heaven! Portion size could be larger, but just order a couple wonderful rolls for starters or try some of the best Pad Thai and you won't leave wanting. The service was spot on and I can't say enough about how pleasurable the food was.

4goodfood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

Excellent food and service! Great for party or a a quiet dinner for two!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

My husband and I have been here several times and the food has always been ok but really we've always liked the service, atmosphere, and some of the signature cocktails. This is the first horrible experience we ever had. Bottom line - sushi rolls were bland even with soy sauce. My husband ordered a Coke during the appetizer and I ordered a drink. She brought them after we were done eating and we had already asked the busser to wrap up our food. Yes, that's right, AFTER. So.... 20 minutes later. Then she had the audacity to charge us. Honestly, I couldn't believe it. The drink, fine, but the coke, no way.

niagara (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

We went to Papaya for an early supper before attending the nearby Irish Classical Theatre. The food was good is not outstanding and the service was excellent. The place was only half full due to the day and time so things were quiet.

vipFiegs12 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2014

I am a frequent customer of Papaya as I work and live downtown. They have the best Pad Thai I have ever had. The restaurant itself is impeccably clean and the servers are always friendly, knowledgable and attentive.