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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

#78 of 2,996 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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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Authentic and delicious Thai, crowded tables.

The dishes are delicious and plenty . The tables extremely close and in a straigh row. With imagination and basic geometry that problem could be solved. We go there regularly. It got worse lately.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Angiwinterbird
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The dishes are delicious and plenty . The tables extremely close and in a straigh row. With imagination and basic geometry that problem could be solved. We go there regularly. It got worse lately.

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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a small restaurant in the older Travelers Inn Hotel. No reservations, and cash only, is okay with us. We got a good table and the five of us all had a great meal. The staff were very good, and the service was okay, but with the tales all full, and the take out service was busy, there was... More 

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cranbrook, bc, canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Hard to find as the sign is not big. It is located in the hotel to the left hand side of Denny's. Denny's is behind the Shell gas station just off of the main highway. Food was delicious. Service was fast. The owner was very friendly. Will definitely go again.

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Calgary
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45 reviews 45 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?