Green Papaya Vietnamese...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 4 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Vietnamese restaurant with extensive vegetarian menu (rolls, salads, vermicelli, noodles, soups including pho, sauteed & stir-fried dishes). Located across from Wal-Mart, Keeaumoku St entrance, and walking distance from Ala Moana Center. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg


First Review by faisca
  • vegetarian

yummy vegan pho and other noodle dishes

3 Posted on 08 / 08 / 2013

So good!! Vegan pho can be so hard to find and this place had delicious broth, tofu, cilantro and noodles and lots of hot sauce!! Slurpy soup heaven :) very popular place. Recommend!

Pros: good price, good selection of vegan items, cute old ladies running the place
Cons: ok.., not the cleanest place, nasty bathroom!!!
  • vegetarian

Definitely Thumbs Up

4 Posted on 02 / 12 / 2012

They have a sizable vegetarian section of their menu (probably 25 items), with various soups, noodle dishes, etc. The food tasted great (and with good portions) and was authentic Vietnamese. Convenient if you're in the Ala Moana area.

Pros: tasty, good portion sizes, good variety
  • vegetarian

Excellent food & service

4 Posted on 04 / 16 / 2011

I recently went on vacation with my family (of vegetarians) and we absolutely loved this place. The food was great, using local, fresh ingredients - exactly what we were hoping for when traveling. We ended up sharing their vegan pho and their thai spicy noodle soup. Both were perfectly made with flavorful broths that were not overly salty or oily. We also had the papaya salad that was amazingly fresh and had a phenomenal sauce. Their vegetarian rolls were also perfectly made and enjoyable with the mint and lettuce wrap around them.

But perhaps most impressive was the service. The waitresses were some of the sweetest and accommodating I've had the pleasure to experience. I would visit this restaurant on a near-daily basis if I was around, not only for the great food but to support this lovely staff.

Pros: Excellent food, Healthy cuisine, Friendly Staff


  • vegan

Great Food, Great Price

4 Posted on 02 / 05 / 2011

Good selection of vegan dishes. Great place for a quick lunch, or relaxed dinner. Well lit, clean, easy to find and friendly service. Stir fries, soups, choice of rice (brown & white) or noodles (rice flour), spring & summer rolls, and of course papaya salad. All good. Vegan- Pho, Tom Yum, Sweet & Sour, and Spicy Thai soups available. Also, they've expanded the restaurant to include a Shabu Shabu dining room. Which is a great place to take friends and share a meal.

Not sure why they were given 2 carrots. It's relatively inexpensive ($8 - $11 entrees).

This is the original location. The Waialae Ave location evolved into "Four Kings", a fusion of Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine including a sushi bar, before closing it's doors (circa 2010?). :(

FYI, the "Green Papaya" off Dillingham Blvd is not related to this company.

Pros: Fast, Friendly Staff, Inexpensive
Cons: Parking can be difficult during the day, Bathrooms are seperate from restaurant


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Last updated: 2013/04/09


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