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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

#218 of 2,806 Restaurants in Calgary
#231 of 3,060 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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Huge portion, reasonable price

The portion they serve here is gigantic. Service is okay. Free water. Food is too sweet to my taste. Otherwise nicely done.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
SiQu
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Families with children
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Edmonton, Canada
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 749 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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North Vancouver, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The prices are inline with other Thai places but the portions are simply utterly massive! The curry is soooo good you will want more rice to soak everything up. Curries are a bit westernized so don't be afraid to ask for higher spice levels and for them to chill on sweetness in the curry sauce. They will adjust to taste.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The portion they serve here is gigantic. Service is okay. Free water. Food is too sweet to my taste. Otherwise nicely done.

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Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were looking for somewhere fairly cheap but not fast food. Located in the back of a run down hotel we weren't sure what to expect but it ended up being a great experience. Service was good and food was unreal, portions generous. Atmosphere was kind of dive-y but in a way that added to the experience for me (not... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was quite good, though the location and atmosphere are not. It's hard to find the restaurant in the back of an old motel unless you know where it is. Arrived by 5 p.m. to avoid line-ups. I did enjoy the deep fried fish with garlic sauce and the coconut rice.

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Additional Information about White Elephant Thai Cuisine

Address: 1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-457-1172
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 17
Cuisine: Thai

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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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