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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

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50 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half...
Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half Moon Bay, CA. 650-726-6610
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent cuisine and Pam the owner is lovely :)

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2014
Juliet E
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We came by here for a family lunch after a trip to the beach and definitely will not come back again. Pros: * The menu was reasonably extensive with authentic sounding dishes * Its a good convenient location near the freeway and beach Cons: * They must have tried to save money on hiring a waiter because the one we... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of my favorite treats is mee krob, but it is very hard to find as it is difficult to make. Sompeet (sorry for the lousy spelling) makes a great mee krob. I really enjoyed my pad kee mao also.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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San Jose, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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741 reviews 741 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
419 helpful votes 419 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half Moon Bay, CA. 650-726-6610
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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