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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada (Northeast Calgary)
+1 403-464-8558
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Ranked #70 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $18
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best Thai food in Calgary, but you have to put up with the tiny space and bad service. It's still worth it.

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Regina, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A little difficult to find - inside the hotel, but it was worth it. There weren't any tables, so I just ordered take out. The food was delicious and prepared very fast. The restaurant very much has a family feel to it.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

had to wait 45 min for a table in this small & packed restaurant, but it was completely worth it! Service was good, considering how busy it was, and the food was DELICIOUS! I'm surprised we had leftovers!

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Doha, Qatar
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Small and tucked away, with limited hours - opens at 5pm and closes at 8pm weekdays. Book ahead. We waited an hour, but the food was excellent, tasty, hot temp, generously apportioned, and inexpensive. Well worth a visit. Very pleasant owner and service.

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Okotoks, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I will start by saying we almost could not find this restaurant - it is in a small room down the hall in an airport type hotel ( with limited street signage) - had to stop, google the address and backtrack. . Once we got in - I was again surprised by the stark decor - small plain room, chrome... More 

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Calgary
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We arrived a little before the restaurant opened and only waited a few minutes to be seated. After we sat down people started filing in. The staff were friendly and helpful suggesting dish choices from the menu. We decided on Thai Spring Rolls, Red Curry with chicken and eggplant, and Pa-nang beef curry. The dishes were brought out in a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was 9 pm and the restaurant was completely empty. That should have told us something. All I can say is that the food is very average, the food bland, with none of the zing associated with authentic Thai food. The green curry was pale and lacks flavor. The chicken basil stir fry was also not very good. I understand... More 

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Calgary
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These guys are complete morons. Ordered $60 of takeout and I couldn't even eat it. Ordered some food and specifically mentioned that I could not have any peanuts in my food (I'm not deathly allergic but I'll get extremely sick). I get there and waited for at least five minutes before someone approached me. I stated TWO more times that... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't be put off by the location - in a run down hotel in the NE of Calgary. They do not take reservations so you may have to wait in a dingy hallway....BUT do not despair the restaurant is terrific. It is the most authentic Thai I have had in Calgary for sure. The service is fine - for those... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't be put off by the location - in a run down hotel in the NE of Calgary. They do not take reservations so you may have to wait in a dingy hallway....BUT do not despair the restaurant is terrific. It is the most authentic Thai I have had in Calgary for sure. The service is fine - for those... More 

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Additional Information about White Elephant Thai Cuisine

Address: 1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-464-8558
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
Cuisine: Thai

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