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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 #46 of 2,891 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
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

heard so much about this restaurant from friends and finally wife and I finally decided to check it out last friday. it's in a sleazy looking hotel (no offense to the hotel), no reservation and cash only, ordering can take a while too but all of these are forgiven once you taste the food, just delicious. We had the Pa-nang... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Its been sometime that I have had the opportunity to get into Calgary and dive into my fav Thai place. Service is tops, they really care to satisfy. Portions are larger than most Thai restaurants, and the food is also some of the best I have had Globally. The food at White Elephant is more memorable than the places I... More

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Verona, Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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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