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Green Elephant

Asian, Burmese
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No 3H 27th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Elephant

The only disappointment I had dining here (for I did dine there often) is being unable to find a seat at supper time. The food is consistently fine, the staff are happy to please and the ambiance is one of comfort. I would return tonight if I weren't relocated half way around the world.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Rob C
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Langley City, Canada
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Green Elephant proved to be disappointing. We went to have dinner there (July 2015) and found the restaurant to be quite pleasant with a nice setting and friendly staff. We went on to order 'pounded fish in curry' and received a plate of fish balls (similar to hawker fish balls in Thailand for 10B per... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Recommended restaurant in our guide the "Lone.. Plan.." (to give you a hint) It however turns out to be a mediocre experience. We went there during the low season and they didn't feel the need to do any effort on the quality of the food. Service and personnel were ok though. However the restaurant is not matching its reputation. Couldn't... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant is located in a nice yard so the surrounding buildings hide the city noises perfectly. The tables are set up on a wooden terrace so you are actually eating out. The service is good and they also provide insect repellent, which is nice. The lists consist of Thai, Chinese and local foods. The Myanmar tempura was especially good... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The only disappointment I had dining here (for I did dine there often) is being unable to find a seat at supper time. The food is consistently fine, the staff are happy to please and the ambiance is one of comfort. I would return tonight if I weren't relocated half way around the world.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Eating here is definitely a good choice if you want to splurge a little since they have 15% tax that isn't included. They have wifi, the best mocktail I've had so far in Mandalay was their Refresher and as for the food the aubergine dish and the roselle leaf salad were delicious! They also serve you shrimp crackers as a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went based on the laudatory reviews in the Lonely Planet. It was simply awful. The food is bland, even meat cuts were of bad quality, the prawns were actually baby shrimp. Everything looked and smelled stale. And we had a couple of rats running around our table. Total bill for two was around 40 usd for a meal that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wow, what an epic fail. We ordered the vegetable curry, okra satay, and green tea salad. The curry was inedible because it was soaking in a pool of oil. The okra was flavorless and soggy with oil and the the green tea salad was also over saturated with oil. We left after eating only the okra, with upset stomachs due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

On our way back to the hotel, we were sharing our thoughts about how wonderful it would be to find a nice cafe as we felt quite hot and dry.... Imagine our delight when this sign popped up around the corner and the trees/palms around the green elephant restaurant immediately made us feel invigorated. On getting out of the taxi,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The menu is well organized with a long list of local food. The setting is pleasant and the staff is attentive. You can get food like this all over Myanmar (especially if you are willing to eat street food.) The menu has a special box announcing that they use no MSG. However two of our dishes were so salty, it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I understand from everyone else's reviews that there can be mixed experiences here. My girlfriend and I came here after seeing it in our guide book. In short - the service was good, as was the food. Decent price for a touristy restaurant. This probably isn't the best place to eat in the whole of Burma, but was great for... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: No 3H 27th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Mandalay

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  • Cuisine: Asian, Burmese

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