Restaurant News & Reviews

Green Papaya

Wellington Shopping Center, 6404 Tryon Road, Cary.

235-0855.

Cuisine: Vietnamese.

Rating: ***

Prices: entrees average less than $10.

Atmosphere: modestly upscale, with a recurring bamboo motif.

Service: friendly, but still working out the kinks.

Recommended: grilled beef with sesame and lemongrass, seafood stuffed peppers, Vietnamese crepes, beef fondue with vinegar.

Open: Lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly.

Reservations: accepted (preferred for large parties).

Other: Visa, MasterCard, Discover; full bar; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/ dining/.

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