The Green Papaya was a Vietnamese restaurant in Los Gatos, CA that opened in 2000 on N Santa Cruz Boulevard. This location used to be the Double Rainbow ice-cream shop. This has been a nice add to town. The Rice in Clay Pot is excellent. Close to Black Watch.
The restaurant was opened by partners Paul and Hong and continued to operate until June of 2011. Here is a sampling of their entree menu back in 2000:
Chicken Curry (Mild or Spicy) 14.00
Chicken, potatoes and carrots simmered in mild yellow curry sauce.
Banh Xeo 14.50
Crispy crepe stuffed with chicken, prawns, bacon, onion & bean sprouts served with lettuce & dipping sauce.
Hoi An Grilled Catfish 15.00
Tender catfish fillet lightly marinated with ginger & curry served with vermicelli noodles.
Grilled Salmon 17.00
Salmon filet in a pesto-soy sauce with fresh vegetables.
Shaken Beef 18.50
Cubes of rib-eye steak sautéed with onions served on a bed of lettuce.
Chef’s Favorite Peppercorn Steak 21.00
Tender Rib eye steak grilled and served with steamed vegetables.
Thang Long Red Snapper * 16.00
Grilled snapper marinated with garlic and turmeric, served with garlic or vermicelli noodles.
Hue Sea Bass Wrapped in Banana Leaf 21.00
Steamed sea bass with Shiitake mushroom, tomato and glass noodles.
Royal Tiger Prawns 19.00
Butterflied and broiled tiger prawns served with garlic noodles.
Lavender Sea Salt Rack of Lamb 21.00
With lemon sauce and Chef’s choice steamed vegetable.
Mekong River garlic Prawns 19.00
Tiger prawns sautéed with garlic, onions & chef’s special sauce, on a bed of noodles.
Clay Pot Cam Ranh Bay Prawns 19.00
Tiger prawns sautéed with house sauce simmered in a clay pot served with steamed baby bokchoy.
As of February, 2012 the building was occupied by an Indian restaurant called Chakrah. In 2014 Chakrah closed and currently the restaurant in residence is named Coup de Thai.