Traditional dishes that visit every taste bud are what Green Papaya does best—punchy green-papaya salad, tom yum, chicken satay, pad thai. Skip the quirky fusion ventures like Cajun flank steak. (If you can order the fuk thong without a chortle, you’re more of a man than we are.) Finish with iced coffee and a Banana Rama (bananas simmered in sweet coconut milk). Crisply folded cloth napkins and sparkling silverware give the room a slightly formal flavor, but the lunch and dinner specials ($4.95 and $9.95 respectively) and smiling waitresses make it clear that everyone is welcome.
|Venue name:||Green Papaya|
185 Sullivan St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St; 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|