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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

50 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Ranked #58 of 82 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Cuisines: Thai
Description: Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half Moon Bay, CA. 650-726-6610
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Description: Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half Moon Bay, CA. 650-726-6610
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Having spent a few mths in Thailand and Thai being bevy popular in the UK I have fairly high expectations and the red curry chicken did not disappoint! Had a pleasant chat with the Thai owner Pam who was just lovely!

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Palo Alto, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food was terrible. It didn't taste like anything. I could have been eating plain boiled noodles and they would have had more taste. I'm amazed how they could possibly make a dish so flavorless. I'm completely stunned by these other reviews. These reviewers could not have ever eaten Thai in another restaurant ever before. This was by far the... More

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Half Moon Bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

After a nice afternoon on the beach with my dog in Half Moon Bay, I stopped at the pet store. I spotted White Elephant and was excited to have the chance to eat spring rolls and Thai soup for dinner -- my favorite. There were a couple families eating, but the place was fairly empty. I was greeted by an... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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512 reviews 512 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is conveniently located in a small shopping center off Route 1. My wife and I had a hankering for thai food, and had lunch here. The glassy noodles were very good, though the thai iced tea was about average and the pad thai slightly disappointing. The place was dimly lit and had a dank feeling, though the service... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Run across this Thai cuisine jewel while in Half Moon Bay. Its run by a small family that prides themselves in fresh ingredients on the menu. Every Item is freshly made. The sweet lady that seats you, takes your order and owns the restaurant makes you feel like family. We ordered the Spicy Calamari. It was Delish!!! We also ordered... More

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Saint George, UT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I was in the mood for Thai food which I find myself in a lot and I saw this restaurant and decided to try it. I ordered the Panang curry with chicken and it was really excellent. I had jasmin rice with it but find myself annoyed when they charge for rice. After the meal I ordered the mango w/sticky... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Small family owned Thai restaurant that serves freshly prepared and delicious food. Seafood soup and baby coconut filled with custard were standouts.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

It was relaxing day for me and my son today. On the way back to the hotel we stopped in Half Moon Bay to get some food. My eyes cached little restaurant "White Elephant". As I like elephants very much, we decide to pop in. Wasn't really impressed at first. Nothing special beside few nice hand made elephant pictures, I... More

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Fresno, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I really liked this Thai restaurant. They have great food. You need to try the dessert that was a Pineapple custard. I can't remember the exact title but it was good (not cheap but delicious). The main dishes are very good especially the Pineapple fried rice. I like Pineapple fried rice generally and this was one of the best. I... More

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San Francisco, Ca
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Chicken vegetable with ginger soup is my favorite. Pad Thai and lots of vegetarian choices

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