Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas
The food here is consistently delicious and fresh. The wontons in the soup has very light dough, the salmon and pork chop done to perfection! The ceviche and street corn also a taste treat. We are very glad they made it through the pandemic without closing. It is one of our very favorite places to go! The wait staff are attentive and very pleasant. We always have a good experience when we go there. It is quiet so a table off 4 can talk in normal conversation without any difficulty.
The food was amazing especially the oysters. The staff were very nice and attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. We will definitely be back again.
First experience, food was delicious, great service and will definitely come back.
What a surprise find! Don't let the strip mall location fool you- Papaya is a cute little restaurant tucked into a larger complex. The waitress was friendly, attentive, and informative. The restaurant itself is extremely clean and cute, to the point that I thought it was brand new as opposed to six years old.
The food itself was spectacular. We had three of the seasonal specials- duck tacos, Vietnamese fried chicken, and the street corn. We also had the banh mi sliders and the dan dan noodles off of the regular menu.
4/5 of the dishes were phenomenal. The banh mi was my favorite, but my husband and mom loved the street corn. The dan dan noodles had the misfortune of coming out last. If they'd come out first, they wouldn't have been as disappointing, I think. They're good, but they weren't on the same level as everything else. It was like being the speaker that follows the funny speech. It might be great, but you can't top it.
Will be going back ASAP now because thinking about it is making me crave their food again.
On a COVID note: everyone wore their masks properly, and they had sanitation stations.
great local spot with excellent food, tapas or entre, and great service.
This was our first time dining here, but definitely won’t be our last! Our server was absolutely wonderful and was well versed on all of the menu items as well as the specials, and the off-menu dishes. How many places have you been that you thought that they had the best wonton soup? This is definitely the place...we even ordered some to take home with us! Our oysters were so perfectly flavored, as was the fried chicken. Yes, their version of fried chicken was spectacular! It was more like breaded chicken cutlets, but were so thin, with a perfectly crunchy coating. And the sauce...a pick up the plate and lick it clean kind of sauce, with just a mild kick to it. Their street corn was good, but will absolutely be over the top when fresh corn on the cob is in season!
This restaurant would do so much better in a bigger and better location. Hopefully the owners will consider moving, local, of course! This is a must visit restaurant!
Food and service were excellent!
Papaya never disappoints! Great food.
Dining here is always for us a "feel really good" experience - from the warm welcome upon entry to the exquisite food, presentation and service. The flavors in every dish shine through. Real talent. The restaurant is a true gem.
So happy to return to one of our local favorites. Everything was delicious and fresh. We are anxious to see the new menu they are developing.
Amazing food and service!
Great food. We love doing Tapas here.
Love the food and concept here! My favorite thing when eating out is being able to sample many things, so any kind of tapas-style restaurant is right up my alley. Their rotating menu means there is always something new to try, but some of the fan favorites stick around. When I went recently, we had one item that wasn't really to our liking, but everything else was fantastic (especially the duck fried rice!) and the waitress took the item off of our bill without us asking! Honestly, we wouldn't have asked, because it might just have been our tastes, not that the restaurant did anything wrong, but we still found that to be wonderful service and made me want to go back even more. It's a cute little place, BYOB, perfect date night or getting dinner with friends. Will definitely be back!
I’ve been here quite a few times. The food is always excellent and the staff is fantastic. We will be returning again soon!
Consistently one of the best places in the area.
Great service, BYOB, they had a couple of items not available on the menu, but had a few specials that were great as well. Will definitely be returning.
Papaya is a gem of a restaurant - delicious food made with high-quality ingredients, and offers impeccable service. And it’s BYOB, so bring your favorite wine to enjoy with an excellent meal!
If you haven’t been to Papaya yet, go. If you haven’t been there in awhile, go back. Excellent preparation of delicious and creative dishes, all served with a friendly smile. Plenty of great selections on the menu, but make sure you try the pea tips and the seafood paella. Enjoy!
One of my favorite restaurants. Great food and friendly staff.
Slight disappointment because there were vegetables missing from our Pho. But it was delicious anyway! Our waitress was incredibly sweet and attentive. We will definitely be back!!
One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always excellent. Servers are friendly and attentive.
Great restaurant! Polite staff. Cute date spot. Authentic food, great quality food. A must for the foodie.
The food was DELICIOUS, and the service was amazing. This is a hidden gem in north wales.
What a delightful discovery this place is! I took my fiancé here for his birthday. The hostess/waitress was both cheerful and courteous. She accommodated my request for a more private area of the restaurant graciously. We started off with Brussels sprouts, a favorite of ours and Papaya’s version did not disappoint. We also had the corn appetizer (street corn?). Which was wonderful! For the main meal I had the pad Thai, and my fiancé had he paella (!), both were delicious!
We have been to Papaya on multiple occasions, and we always have an amazing dining experience. The food is outstanding and expertly prepared, with the perfect amount of flavor and spices. The menu is constantly evolving, so there is always something new to try. During our most recent visit, we had the beef short rib appetizer, brussels sprouts, and calamari and crabmeat appetizer. All amazing. We also had seafood paella and filet mignon pho as entrées. Everything was phenomenal. The service is excellent, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. Papaya is like a 5-star Center City Philadelphia restaurant conveniently tucked away in the suburbs. We also like the fact that it is BYOB, so we are able to bring our own wines for pairing with the delicious food.
Great flavorful food. We were sorry they ran out of a dish we were looking forward to eating. Fortunately they have numerous options to choose. It was so good to see the family, albeit at a distance.
One of our favorite restaurants! The food is always great. We tend to order a number of tapas so we can taste a bit of everything that is packed with flavor. The pork Bahn Mi's, & sticky ribs are 2 of our favorites. We loved the soft-shelled shrimp, corn with sausage & chicken lettuce wraps. The family is warm & welcoming.
We are so glad that we have a place like Papaya to enjoy outstanding food in a pleasant atmosphere. We hope that all of the are people that feel the same support them however possible as they work to survive this difficult time.
We are regulars at Papaya and have never had anything that was off-putting. The wonton soup is delicate and delicious. The tapas selections are varied and tasty. We enjoy sharing little bites of lots of things. Best mussels ever.
The food is always fresh and prepared perfectly. Michelle, our waitress, is always pleasant and very attentive.
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.
Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas is rated 4.9 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.