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Adios Papaya King

lil mikey Mar 2, 2013 06:56 PM

Drove by today, and it's closed.

It's a horrible location. If you're going to be at that location on Wilcox, you need a serious draw..... not hot dogs.

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    Johnny L RE: lil mikey Mar 3, 2013 02:15 AM

    Its drunk food and its located somewhat near the clubs just not enough drunk people I suppose.

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      Burger Boy RE: lil mikey Mar 3, 2013 06:55 AM

      Come on, Papaya King is WEAK!

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        Servorg RE: Burger Boy Mar 3, 2013 07:22 AM

        So, Papaya Queen it is!

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        Muskrat RE: lil mikey Mar 3, 2013 10:17 PM

        Lasted longer than I'd expected. I wonder if they'd asked ANYBODY who lives in the area before leasing the location. I went there once; couldn't find a seat, and drove home with my dog. Hardly worth the trouble.

        Also: nobody cares about New York City cachet (constant L.A. Tines notwithstanding).

        I'd hoped the Cuban restaurant in the same location would have fared better.

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          lil mikey RE: Muskrat Mar 4, 2013 07:14 AM

          I went to that Cuban place a few times, and I also liked it. I think there was a nightclub attached to it, which seems like the only way that location is going to draw the necessary traffic... although apparently it didn't work for the Cuban place either.

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            Burger Boy RE: Muskrat Mar 4, 2013 08:49 PM

            I got lucky, i guess, there was a parking space right in front at 7:00 on a hot august night. Would have rather had a dog from Chronies in East Los Angeles.

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            JosephEBacon RE: lil mikey Mar 5, 2013 10:35 PM

            If I'm in Hollywood, I prefer Skooby's!

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              Ernie RE: JosephEBacon Mar 6, 2013 07:22 AM

              Yes, Skooby's is light years better than Papaya King. I tried that location of PK once and it was vile.

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