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White Elephant Thai Resturant

El Balad, Downtown, El Gouna, Egypt
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Ranked #19 of 63 restaurants in El Gouna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very tasty food in a friendly atmosphere. This is third year that we have visited the White Elephant and this year we made three visits. The first was at my wife's request and the second was at a request from my 14 year old son on his birthday. We even called in for some delicious Thai tea our last day... More

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athens
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is our third time in El Gouna and we always look forward to eating here. We have tried most things on the menu, but our favourites are the salads, the fresh mango juice, all red curries and the mango and sticky rice dessert. However, since everything is freshly prepared, things might take a bit longer than one might expect.... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well, I am a person who has been into spicy food all his life and I always used to complain at restaurants that it wasn't really spice after all despite what the menu says. "The White Elephant" definitely was a pleasant exception. My superb fresh and exotic red sea fish was as spicy as spicy could possibly get. Really up... More

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Alexandria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I thought Thai food would be an experience to look for But this restaurant wasn't for me, or it I was just not my day The group had som-yum soup, between mild and average spicy, all had mild while mine was average, where the only difference was that three slivers of hot chilli were in it. Now it took soo... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was very nice on our visit to this restaurant. The staff were lovely and very friendly. Definitely worth a visit, we will be going back on our return to El Gouna.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food here is very good and if you like it spicy, this is the place. You can ask for dishes to be mild, medium or hot but beware hot is really hot but still the flavour floods through. The starters are rather large and may spoil the main course for some people. Good for sharing. Nice staff but no... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our 4th visit to El Gouna but 1st All Inclusive. Which meant that we ate out a few times but not as much as normal so we went back to the places we know are fantastic. High on the list was the Thai. We have ate here a number of times over the years and it was, as usual, to... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are too many good things to say about this wonderful venue, but I must insist you try the Fried Ice cream. My son cannot go past without asking if we can just have it. And yes you can. On a hot day or evening there is nothing nicer than ice cream prepared in this special way. All the food... More

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kingswear
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We're on a bit of a mission to get people to spend more time in and around downtown - and if you need a really good reason, then go to White Elephant. Authentic food, atmosphere and service; couldn't really ask for more. Well, you could - but you'd be disappointed. Seriously good value.

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essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Was very impressed with the food, very authentic. The service was a little lack lustre but not a big deal as your on holiday so there's no real rush.

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