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Green Papaya

16893 NW 67th Ave. Hialeah, FL 33015 | West Dade | 305-826-5216

Location Description:

The menu is more limited at this little eatery than at most of Miami's Asian places. But prices are equally diminutive, and quality is superior. Owner Frankie Cuong Nguyen had a noted restaurant (Mekong) in Saigon, and it shows; what's offered is all both tasty and authentic - with occasional imaginative East-West fusion touches. A terrific introduction for those unfamiliar with Vietnamese food is the Saigon Special combination plate, including an elegant crisp-skinned spring roll; skewered strips of juicy grilled pork (chicken is an alternate option) and jumbo shrimp; a heap of rice vermicelli, which looks like linguini but is appealingly toothier; and fish sauce dressing. A starter of papaya-beef jerky salad is also wonderful - crunchy green papaya strips, jerky (not tough stuff from a package, but sweet cured dried beef), and crushed peanuts, with two sauces: nuoc cham and tangier sweet/sour. Don't miss the pho, full-flavored beef noodle soup that's a meal in a bowl. Iced boba (tapioca pearl "bubble" drinks) are a fun finish.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun 1pm-9:30pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-10:30pm, Sat 12pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Related Stories

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    Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take...
  • Short Order: Top List
    Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take...
  • Short Order: Favorite Dishes
    Oh the weather outside is frightful and if you are looking for soup that is delightful, pay a visit to Green Papaya in Miami Lakes. Between the rain and everyone seeming to have the start of...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    Pho! Phabulous pho! Phinally! Okay, apologies for being cute, but true phans of pho (pronounced like the French feu) will understand. Mediocre versions of this addictive Vietnamese...

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