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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 #56 of 2,874 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
Description: Open Lunch Hours:11.30AM-14.00PM Tuesday until Friday Open Dinner Hours :17.00PM-22.00PM Monday until Saturday Closed Every Sunday.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Verona, Kentucky
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a flight out of Calgary the next morning and stayed at a nearby hotel for convenience. Did a search on Tripadvisor for highest rated restaurants nearby and this place was tops. We read the reviews and still were not prepared for the sketchiness of the whole situation but we went in on faith laughing about it the whole... More

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Calgary, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Our friends invited us to this place. It is located in a kind of run down hotel in Calgary NE. Don't turn around - the food is absolutely amazing - by far the best Thai restaurant in Calgary. We like spicy and the level "3" was just perfect.

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Missoula, MT
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Full disclosure up front: This restaurant is in a slightly scary hotel (going in, we passed a biker with chap-jeans and no shirt standing by a cryptic, neon 'open' sign hanging in a nondescript corner window; it's small, hectic, chaotic, and not first-time-user-friendly. But if you'll brave getting past the 'cover', you may be in for one of your best... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant probably has the best Thai food I have eaten outside of Thailand but the organisation is pathetic. I phoned to make a reservation and got an answering machine so left my requirements there. Turned up with my wife (celebrating her birthday) and found we didn't have a reservation because "they don't use their answering machine." how stupid does... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had been meaning to go try this restaurant out for a long time. We'd heard lots of good things about it. Right up front I want to admit that we have been to Thailand and we love Thai food and choose to eat it all over the world as we travel…so that is my yard stick to be fair.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went there because of the good reviews about this place and one has to have an open mind and clear intention on what you would like to expect when venturing into the unknown. We just had a bit of a problem getting to the location as it's quite tricky to get to this place. The restaurant is tucked inside... More

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Havre, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ignore the outside, this restaurant is an excellent find. It is located in the Point Inn Hotel in Calgary . The location is really underwhelming but the food amazing. Service is kind of slow and we had to flag down waitstaff to take our orders but the place was packed. There is not much seating so make sure to make... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Came with high expectations because of a friend's recommendation and other good reviews. Customer service wasn't bad although there is definitely a lot of room for improvement. After an extremely long waiting time, I was utterly disappointed with the food. We had several different curry dishes but they all tasted the same to me - sweet, creamy and one dimensional.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was in Calgary with a 5 hour flight layover so some friends decided to take me out for dinner, and I wanted Thai. This place was only 12 min from the airport, so we decided to try it. We were so glad that we did. The food was served in a timely manner, was very reasonably priced and tasted... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The location in The Point Inn Hotel - best to just close your eyes until you get to the restaurant. Family owned and run place. Small, and only open, I think, 5-8 pm for dinner. Food is very good. I thought I would go with a simple pad thai - but spicier than you would expect - very tasty. Coworker... More

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