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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 #72 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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
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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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English first
Calgary
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I must start by saying that my experience with Thai food is limited, however from my experience this was some of the best Thai food that I have had before. The place was a bit cramped in a very odd location, however again the food was quite good. I will be honest, although I have no complaints, I was now... More

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Calgary, Canada
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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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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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