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Chippewa, Buffalo, NY
+1 716-856-2444
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:30 - 22:00
Tue 10:30 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,030 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some trouble to finding this place. However, we found it and were able to park on the street for free. A bonus! We entered this establishment around 5 P.M. We were the only ones there and we were well taken care of. There were so many delicious dishes. It was hard to chose. Within half an hour many... More 

Thank Robby G C
New York
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was my go-to place for cocktails and consistently good food, albeit at a bit of a high price tag. My last four visits were decidedly underwhelming. Visit #1, crab in my sushi roll tasted less than fresh; companion's udon noodles (ordered vegan) tasted like fish sauce. Visit #2, (against my better judgment) ordered a salad with chicken on it.... More 

1 Thank misscrusty
Buffalo, New York
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

9pm new years eve reservations~ not crowded at all. Friendly server. Lots of choices on the menu. All of our dinners were tasty. The noodle dishes, filet, steak~ appetizers- everything was good. Pricing was fair. Location is great. Nice atmosphere.

Thank pkiefs
washington, dc
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Just learned from a local that I should have avoided the sushi. Wish I knew that. The sushi rolls have WAY TOO MUCH RICE...

1 Thank llschertler
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic meal last night at Papaya. Another ladies night out and was my pick. I had heard about this restaurant from a cousin and it is one of her favorite restaurants. We just happened to be there on a Thursday which is a drink and appetizer special night. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and from where we... More 

Thank buffan37
Barrie, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

went with son & hubby - it was restaurant week but they fit the three of us in without reservations. I had the $20.16 meal (chicken pot stickers, chicken pad thai & a deep fried banana roll with vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce). Hubby had yellow curry and pumpkin spice creme brulle and son had the spicy lemongrass seafood... More 

Thank Christine P
Newfield, New York
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I enjoyed the food and the service and especially how down-to-earth the staff was... In other words, this isn't one of those places where they act like they are doing you a favor sitting you at one of their tables :-) Some of the sushi items have a bit of a twist or novelty to them, and the rest of... More 

Thank Rene B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Big place, good vibe. Husband ordered the Pad See Iwe, and I the Butterfish. Both of us enjoyed our meals very much, both are very recommended (butterfish is perfection). Go for the Martini cocktails! Service was great, too. Central location and prices are quite reasonable.

Thank anastasia t
Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Recently I took a job as teacher at a High School on Chippewa one block from Papaya. Considering some of our constituents at my new post nearby I was happy to find the patio serene, within eyeshot (and also of some of Buffalo's other fine downtown architecture), the food served easily within my time allotted for travel between 2 locales... More 

Thank Mike G
Newnan, Georgia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Near the Hilton Garden Inn and other hotels the Papaya was so great. We shared an order of Spring Rolls, shrimp and avocado with a tempura batter, and Pad Thai which was wonderful. They have a bar and a great selection of Asian Beers.

Thank Rowenby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chippewa, Buffalo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-856-2444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?