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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

#79 of 2,964 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Northeast Calgary
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1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
+1 403-457-1172
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday
Good for:
Families with children
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Food

This is a terrific little restaurant. It is not pretty. It is not fancy. It is in a rather tacky hotel in an industrial area off the TransCanada Highway. It is not a place to linger over long soulfull conversations - because it is very small and people are waiting to be seated at your table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
C. S
,
Calgary
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a terrific little restaurant. It is not pretty. It is not fancy. It is in a rather tacky hotel in an industrial area off the TransCanada Highway. It is not a place to linger over long soulfull conversations - because it is very small and people are waiting to be seated at your table a.s.a.p. But, compensating for... More 

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Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food is always consistent. Always excellent. Small and informal place. Pad Thai needs improvement. All other dishes are excellent! Need to open again for lunch time and accommodate bigger groups.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were trying to go this restaurant for quite some time. They are open only in the evenings and are cosed on Sundays. It has a very small dining area. It was overcrowded. I think the guy who greeted us is the owner. He put a chairs and a table in the middle of walk way and offered us to... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 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
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 17
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?