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New York's Papaya King Expands to the Strip

A second Las Vegas home for the hot dog legend

Papaya King
Papaya King
Bradley Martin

You’ll soon have two chances in Las Vegas to sample the self-proclaimed "best hot dog in New York since 1932." Papaya King debuted its most western expansion last November, taking over a prominent and hard to miss mustard and ketchup colored locale at Harmon Square, across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel.

Now comes confirmation the restaurant is also heading to the Strip. Signage is already in place at the Hawaiian Marketplace, ready for the Manhattan institution to take over the indoor and outdoor casual spot most recently occupied by Pacific Creationz Hawaiian Kitchen. Previous tenants include Fukuburger and for a longer stretch, Zingers.

Papaya King Hawaiian Marketplace Bradley Martin

Papaya King Hawaiian Marketplace - Photo: Bradley Martin

Papaya King will be able to take full advantage of the large, very open patio area and offer its famed tropical drink selections to guests wandering along Las Vegas Boulevard, with flavorful choices like banana daiquiri, coconut champagne, papaya and piña colada,

Serving more than a dozen specialty hot dog variants, sides include knishes, curly fries, onion rings, "Kings Tots" and a downtown Las Vegas fast-food staple, fried Oreos and Twinkies.

An opening date or official reveal of the expansion has yet to be be announced.

Hawaiian Marketplace

3743 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 795-2247

Papaya King

, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 685-8769