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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

#218 of 2,836 Restaurants in Calgary
#231 of 3,091 Places to Eat 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

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great orange chicken

My wife and I enjoy this restaurant. We feel the menu was better and tastier about 3 years ago. However, still a wonderful experience. I don't know that I would go back regularly. It is a noisy restaurant. But the food is good. I still think it is the best Thai food in Calgary.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
dan4577
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoy this restaurant. We feel the menu was better and tastier about 3 years ago. However, still a wonderful experience. I don't know that I would go back regularly. It is a noisy restaurant. But the food is good. I still think it is the best Thai food in Calgary.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best Thai in town. You would never find this place just by driving by, and that's not affecting their business at all by the looks of it. The food is absolutely fabulous. You have to try it to believe. I'm telling all my friends.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have traveled and lived in Asia many times. I could not get enough of the authentic taste. The food was amazing and the service was friendly and very good. The location was a bit sketchy but you need to look past that to have a true Thai experience. The decor is so-so, but this is what I would get... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant has great potential but needs some finesse! Refer to the menu choices below for our opinions!

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were really looking forward to our first dining experience at White Elephant and we're hoping this would be first of many! However, we were quite underwhelmed with the food.. We ordered tom yum chicken soup, chicken fried rice and fried chicken with cashew nuts. The food was jut ok. While the soup was good it wasn't anything to write... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The food is good, behaviour of the owner is not. Actually, he was pretty rude. He wanted to return my money back because I asked if he could change one item of the order. Also, he only accepts cash, no cards. Will never go there again

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Definitely not the best Thai in Calgary (Thai Bistro is still the best and Thai Fusion Delight also recommended). Portions were large, but food was lacking flavour and meal was expensive compared to other Calgary Thai resto. Papaya salad had hardly any flavour - just a large portion of shredded papaya. Garlic and pepper chicken had hardly any sauce​ and... More 

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Fishers, In
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I lived in Thailand for 7 years and have eaten lots of outstanding Thai food. The food here was not that good. Flavours were out of balance. Presentation was not artful. I had a terribly bland Tom Ka and a yellow curry that was flat and monochromatic in its flavour. The people working there were very nice. The restaurant is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is tucked away in a hotel just off 16th Ave and Deerfoot Trail and is simple yet the best Thai food in Calgary. The owner Khun "James" and his wife run a great operation here with friendly Thai waiting staff and excellent dishes. This is the only place I found in Calgary that serves Khao Soi (chicken curry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We looked on trip advisor for the best restaurant near our hotel as we were looking for good food as we pass through Calgary. Wow if you get past the location and the odd entrance at the inn and get to the restaurant down the hall you are in for a treat. For a person that has lived in Thailand... 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 - 16
  • 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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