I had been looking for a local Thai restaurant for a while and have recently been in the mood for a squid salad. Green Papaya fit the bill, and with generally positive reviews, I decided to give it a try.
This is a clean, well-lighted place, in the very best sense of the phrase. The service was polite and efficient and the food was fresh and hot.
Times being what they are, I only ordered spring rolls, the squid salad and a soda (with a refill - thank goodness!), but there was more than enough food, so I left feeling just full enough, which is nice!
The spring rolls were almost perfect - crisp, savory and just tart enough.
The squid salad was done well - I generally like it on the spicy side, and like eating sushi, I don't feel that I've fully lived the experience if my sinuses don't clear! In this case, the salad didn't disappoint. The squid was warm and tender, but the dressing was spicy to the point of slightly overpowering the squid. It's a delicate balance, but overall I was happy with the dish.
The decor makes reminds me of a subdued Hong Kong Cafe eatery, and although there is a television on the wall, the volume isn't turned up to the point where a person can't hear themselves think.
Overall, between the location, food, service and economics, this was an enjoyable experience and will definitely return in the future.
This is a great restaurant. It is one of our favorites. The peanut dipping sauce that comes with the appetizer beef/chicken satay skewers is amazing. Portions are substantially larger when you eat in their restaurant than when you order their take-out.
Very bad service today! Waitress (with eye-glasses and black hair and a bit chubby) forgot about us twice. Took about 18 minutes with our menus closed to ask us what we wanted to order and once we did order our drinks never came out so we made them cancel our order after about another 15 minutes of no service and went to a restaurant that would appreciate our business. We used to love this place and gave them business when they didnt have it. We will never go back again and will also tell our friends about our unpleasant experience.
Excellent food and service. The prices are awesome for the amount and qualitiy of food. One caveat, though, do not do take out or the amount of food that you get is not the same as what is given to you when dining in .
I was browsing my local area for a new haven of Thai BBQ, because my original favorite in the heart of Los Angeles was getting to be longer and longer of a drive, so I found one close by (I reside in East Los Angeles and found one in Alhambra, 10 minutes away tops). I saw the rating the previous user gave them and decided to give it a try with my wife. We arrived at a good time (empty at 2pm), we were treated respectfully and were served nicely. The appetizer was different(good thing), the spicy shrimp soup had a bit of a kick, and the original Thai BBQ was just as it sounds, original. You don't have to go to LA to find everything, this was just a few clicks away online. Will definitely recommend and visit again.