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Chippewa, Buffalo, NY
+1 716-856-2444
10:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Barrie, Canada
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45 reviews
29 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 34 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 23 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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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I think they do a few dishes very well. The butterfish is very good. The yellow curry was average but the rice was hard and dry. so surprising. service was good. restaurant was quiet when we were there.

1 Thank PatCincinnati
Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped in buffalo on our way, looked for sushi and found this one.. we ordered soups sushi and some noddles. Soups were excellent, sushi was ok, bit too thick.. Although we were almost alone in restaurant, server was slow and in the end we had to go and ask for check ourselves.

Thank Orit B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Went with some co workers and the pad Thai was great. Nice atmosphere also. Right in the heart of the city. Convenience located right in the party area.

Thank Jen K
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Firey udon noodle dish is my absolute favorite. It's very flavorful!!! I awkward get it with the beef. Another favorite dish is their New York strip steak...this too is cooked to your liking and so flavorful! The prices are reasonable!! It's still somewhere I would recommend. This place has been around 10+ years and still with most of the staff... More 

Thank Prgeek
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I've been twice, and enjoyed the food and service both times. The dishes are generally tasty, and relatively healthy options can be had. It's a nice atmosphere, w/some live music at dinner (though the latest visit the music was too loud, and that made it hard to talk). I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Kim S

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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
USD 20 - USD 45
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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?