Our Story

- SAWASDEE (greetings) and welcome to PAPAYA -

Before the term ‘SAWASDEE’ was used as a greeting, originally the people of Thailand would ask “have you eaten yet?”. Although this may seem as an unusual way to greet, it simply sums up Thai culture- which revolves around enjoying and sharing delicious food with great company. At PAPAYA our philosophy is the same- to simply deliver true authentic Thai cuisine in an environment where guests can have a great time enjoying the food & relaxing in our warm ambiance.

Step foot into PAPAYA to take a glimpse of Thai culture. From the extravagant Buddha statues welcoming you at the door, make way to the dining area where the tapestry, ornaments & orchids colour the restaurant.

Together with fresh, local produce brought in daily, our chefs skillfully combine eastern & western techniques together with passed down family recipes to present dishes highlighting the four bold flavours of Thailand- , sour, sweet, salty & spicy.

Enjoy the wonderful taste of Thailand at PAPAYA

~ We look forward to welcoming you as our guest ~


Featuring two large separate dining areas, a private dining room and seating for up to 150 guests, PAPAYA is fit for every occasion. Whether it is a casual get together, birthdays or corporate celebration, our team at PAPAYA will endeavor to suit all our guests needs.

Guest parking is also conveniently at the door, for unlimited time and free of charge. PAPAYA also provides catering for businesses or large group functions. Menus can also be adjusted to tailor the event.

Contact us today on 09 415 3598 or email: [email protected]

Let the team at PAPAYA help make your function a memorable one

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- Reservations -

Opening Hours:

MON-FRI: 11:30am – 2:30pm
SAT: 12pm- 2.30pm

MON-THURS: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
FRI-SAT: 5.30pm- 9.30pm

CLOSED: Sunday & public holidays

*We are BYOW ($7.50/wine bottles only)


27/44 William Pickering Dr
Auckland 0632
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