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White Elephant Thai Resturant

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El Balad, Downtown, El Gouna, Egypt
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We were recommended this restaurant for its good food, cheap price - and...
We were recommended this restaurant for its good food, cheap price - and that it didn't make its patrons sick (other restaurants in Downtown El Gouna don't share that reputation!) I've seen it mentioned on other Trip Advisor postings as a recommendation for eating in El Gouna - would really recommend it as it was great food and very popular!
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    Very good
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Thai food in Egypt

One of the main things I love about the White Elephant is that they employ a Thai to cook the authentic food. We have been here several times over the years on our visits to El Gouna. The service is good, the staff pleasant and the menu is well presented - as the food. The sizzling dishes and thai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Roy-Poulton
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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El Gouna, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Highly recommendable. Great food at a great price and nice staff. will go there again anytime soon...

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've ate in this restaurant, the first time was December 2014. Excellent food, very clean and fantastic service, El Gouna prices but well worth the money. All the meals looked quite decent and there was enough on the plates, highly recommended.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

One of the main things I love about the White Elephant is that they employ a Thai to cook the authentic food. We have been here several times over the years on our visits to El Gouna. The service is good, the staff pleasant and the menu is well presented - as the food. The sizzling dishes and thai curries... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's not among the best Thai ive had but very good provided I love thai and don't have much of it back home. . Careful with the spicy degree choices though...I am very tolerant to spicy so normally ordered grade C but it was over the border..still ate it but literally had to cool my mouth with water after every... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We love Thai food & have eaten it all over the world - including Thailand. The White Elephant is a very good Thai restaurant. I especially like the "mild, medium or hot" options for each dish. Choose the hottest option for the true taste of the country. Great starters, soups and mains at reasonable prices.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We ate here after being recommended by somebody at our hotel and we were not disappointed. The wonton starter is one of the best I have ever tasted.. I had a massam curry which was nice the chicken cashew nuts could have done to have more nuts but other than that it was all very good. With 2 starter 2... More 

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Bristol
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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stooped off for a late dinner. Food was good and as requested (spicy hot). Bit slow to serve but no big deal as we had plenty of time. Will we go back? Yes!

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Lahti, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

But those who had thai food in our table enjoued dinner. Service was bit slow, even restaurant was just about half of customers.

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Gwynedd
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ate here and were not dissappointed.The food was great and plenty of it. The staff were lovely and looked after us well would return and work our way through the menu.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just keep coming back. Whether it's to the branch in the New Marina or here in El Gouna, fantastic service, stunning food, good value, utterly relaxing atmosphere. Thank you guys, we hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Balad, Downtown, El Gouna, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea and Sinai  >  El Gouna

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

We were recommended this restaurant for its good food, cheap price - and that it didn't make its patrons sick (other restaurants in Downtown El Gouna don't share that reputation!) I've seen it mentioned on other Trip Advisor postings as a recommendation for eating in El Gouna - would really recommend it as it was great food and very popular!

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