179 E 86th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.778954 -73.954286
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
Considered the best of the city's hot dog and juice stands, but I could never figure out why: they serve the exact same Sabrett hot dogs on the exact same toasty hot squishy buns, as all the other good ones. Maybe it's the atmosphere -- or the sign, which just looks so right.
Squishy but good – Hot dogs are tasty, but there's no room to stand. You have to scarf down your doggies quickly and run...such is the life of the typical New Yorker I guess.
Such a shame – Hot dogs are decent but the lack of service really irritates me. I live across the street and have been here countless number of times and I have to say, they get my order wrong more times than not. How difficult is it to get a hot dog order correct? The worst part is if you ask a simple question, to verify they got your order correct, they respond as if you insulted their mother. The success of this chain has unfortunately gotten to their heads, such a shame.
Excellent – This place serves up great hot dogs and sausages. The cheese fries and drinks are good too. The prices aren't cheap but won't break your bank either. My personal favorites are the chili-cheese dogs, and the spicy beef sausage. A regular hot dog with sauerkraut and onion goes a long way too. In any case, if you are in the area and in the mood for a two-thousand calorie snack, stop on in. Your arteries may not love you for it, but your stomach will.
Editorial Review – Hot dogs available with chili, cheese, sauerkraut and more, plus blended tropical drinks in flavors like papaya, mango and pina colada.
Snap Crackle Pop!!!!!! – Burst of flavor in your mouth. Wineturtle grew up on this stuff the Poulos Family has a lock onPapaya imports and it shows Freshest best tasting Papaya Drink.. but the Orange drink with two dogs...thats it no question.. Nathans is Nathans But Papaya King is just the best After a night of sip sip sip .....The nicely spiced Dog with Coconut Drink puts you right again.John Lindsey(former mayor of NYC) was a big fan I'd see him with his wife a lot thats how long they have been NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
Best Hot Dog – Absolutely the best hot dog in the city, perhaps the country. No comparison to the cheap "Papaya" knockoffs. These other joints may sell cheaper dogs, but the orininal Papaya King @ 86 Str. & 3 ed. Ave. is still the best. Also Papaya King's drinks & fresh fruit shakes & juices are way superior to to
papaya king is truly the tastiest – Papaya King is WAY better than Gray's Papaya. Gray's Papaya only offered me a choice of two toppings and NO relish. What kind of hot dog doesn't serve relish? No, Papaya King is truly the tastiest frankfurter around.
Gray's Papaya is wayyyy better. – There's no question, go to the west side, Gray's Papaya is much better than Papaya King. The hot dogs at Gray's are much tastier, but both are good. And the people in Gray's are nicer too.
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