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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

#148 of 3,011 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

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Small restaurant, Great food.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
HarveyMarshall
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went to this restaurant tonight -Friday at about 6:30 PM and there was no wait time for a table. That should have been our first clue. We went about two years ago and had the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Tonight we had some of the worst Thai food I have ever eaten at about twice the... More 

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Regina, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant. they are only open from 5pm to 8:30 pm and when I arrived just before 5 there was a line up waiting to get in-a good sign. The service was very friendly and fairly quick. The initial server recommended wings as a starter and I obliged. He claimed they... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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46 reviews 46 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
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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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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?