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Papaya King
American Restaurant$
Today 8:00 am – 12:00 am
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179 E 86th St New York, NY 10128
179 East 86th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10128
(212) 369-0648papayaking.com
$American Restaurant, Fast Food Restaurant
American Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Hot Dog Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 8:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 8:00 am – 2:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
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Counter-service eatery serving budget-friendly hot dogs & papaya drinks in a no-frills setting.- Google
"Love their hot dogs and fresh papaya juice!"
"Small take away place in a corner, decent hot dogs and nice smoothies."
39 reviewers
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Kevin Chan
a month ago
Great spot in the upper east side. You'll find quite a few folks on this corner coming in and getting a quick bite to eat. A mainstay in NYC. Can't go wrong with 2 dogs with kraut and a papaya drink. Great snap to the hot dog and wonderful flavor. The papaya drink was also very refreshing. Great for a quick snack or meal and a refreshing beverage. Service was quick and i got my dogs quickly.
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Aakash Basu
a month ago
Way way way overrated! Not cheap, not tasty - waste of time and money! I got a footlong hot dog with mushrooms and curly fries - not filling at all. The footlong is not even close to a foot length, and way too salty and dry, and all shrunk up. I am a big fan of NY hotdogs, and I was hoping to like it, since, it is kind of an institution (among the college kids) - but VERY disappointed! :( Moreover, I had to get a shake shack burger(which is delicious BTW) just to get the awful salty, burnt taste off my mouth!
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Alex Dempsey
3 months ago
Good alternative when you are tired of the usual suspects. Geat hot dog, fries and last but not least, papaya juice. Fabulous place for a quick snack!
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Sam H Snyder
a month ago
Love the papaya-mango juice mix. Fresh, sweet, and frothy!
Maxwell Feiner
a month ago
This is probably my favorite place to grab a snack after working out at the gym up the block. My favorite things to get are two dogs with chili and sauerkraut and a papaya juice. The hot dogs have a nice crisp skin on them, and the chili and sauerkraut adds a tangy/savory element. I've also tried the pineapple smoothie, which was good. If you are visiting NY then this is a must. Be careful, the line can get painfully long on summer days.
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Doug Anderson
a month ago
New owners have changed it and not for the better. I sense that the hot dogs are thinner and more salty. Still the best hot dog in that neighborhood but if you want the best in Manhattan, Gray's Papaya on Broadway and 79th Street.
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Kyle Aitken
6 months ago
Best hot dogs I've ever had, bar none! Full stop! Get two of them with the relish, curly fries, and a banana daiquiri. You're welcome!
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Lori Peters
10 months ago
Papaya King has amazing Pina Coladas, which are my favorite. They have all fresh drinks and there is a line out the door. It's a classic NY experience 40 years + and mighty tasty. The hot dogs are the name of the game here and you can get them with the works for the same low price. Cheapest place in town to have lunch. Don't plan to sit there though. There is no room.