The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon to Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ, located in South Norwalk. The creation of seasoned restaurateurs Hiro Nagata and Veronica Haynes, Papaya Thai serves up inventive cuisine amid a jungle-inspired scene of lush trees, plants, and flowers. Traditional Thai ingredients come together in inspired ways at the BBQ bar, where patrons can grab a seat and watch as chefs breathe life into items from the lunch and dinner menus full of curries, noodles, soups, salads, and specialty barbecue. The tiki bar adds another flavorful element to Papaya's culinary canon with a variety of tropically infused mixed drinks.
Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ
Whether beneath the thatched roof of the tiki hut or at an intimate table surrounded by bamboo shoots, Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ’s tropical themes pervade the eatery’s confines. The barbecue bar grants diners a front-row seat to watch chefs expertly grill marinated meats and veggies on wooden skewers, wielding the power of fire like Prometheus to cook beef to its tender best state. A variety of Thai tasting plates and main dishes include classics such as pad thai, sizzling chicken in a thai barbecue sauce, and skewered chicken satay. From the tiki bar, bartenders pour tropical drinks such as papaya thai-ritas made with sweet mango and nutty monkeys, an almond-rum-banana concoction the staff delivers to tables by way of swinging through the rafters.
24 Marshall St.
South Norwalk, Connecticut 06854Get Directions