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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Takeout
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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  • 186
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Experience

My wife and I had dinner here and we could not have been more pleased with the food & service. We each had the Pad Thai dish (hers w/no spice, mine w/light spice). One of the very best Pad Thai dishes we've ever had. Also had hot green tea (excellent) and chocolate orange mousse pie for dessert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
NavySpy
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here and we could not have been more pleased with the food & service. We each had the Pad Thai dish (hers w/no spice, mine w/light spice). One of the very best Pad Thai dishes we've ever had. Also had hot green tea (excellent) and chocolate orange mousse pie for dessert (great). All this... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just reached there at lunch time driving from Boston, and were well rewarded. The restaurant ambience and service was good. The curries we ordered came with rice and very tasty, bill was also light. We would definitely visit here again.

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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My wife had the pad thai, I had the green curry. The green curry broth was aromatic, flavorful, and not too heavy. All the vegetables are crisp, fresh, and flavorful. This is the best thai i've ever had bc it stays true to the thai flavors without having to mask everything in grease and fat. The vegetable dumplings were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great food. Thoroughly enjoyed every course. The veggie dumplings were excellent. The Thai fried rice dish was delightful. The veggie noodle was also delicious. Would highly recommend. Will definitely go there again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I always try to find fully vegetarian restaurants when we travel so that my wife can order anything she wants without worrying. Thai can be particularly problematic due to using fish sauce (sometimes even when you ask them not to). So, finding a vegetarian Thai restaurant that's also ranked 5th best restaurant in the city? We had to go. The... More 

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South Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I took my husband here for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. We are not vegetarians but we LOVE any kind of Asian inspired flavor and the dishes we had were AMAZING. Generous portions, spot on flavor, fresh ingredients and well priced. The service was fast and friendly and the place is cozy and comfortable. Highly recommend, we will... More 

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Pittsburgh
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We tried this place because of the excellent reviews here. I'm not a vegetarian; my wife is a vegetarian plus eggs and seafood. We were not disappointed. We had the Singapore noodles and the Spicy mixed vegetables, both of which had really good flavors. The mixed veggies came with seitan, but I think tofu would have worked better in that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent prices. Excellent service. If you come to Portland do not miss this small beautiful restaurant. I am not a vegetarian and I just loved it!

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A new experience for us in an all-vegetarian restaurant. Excellent tasty food in a lovely atmosphere.

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Doha, Qatar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have eaten here quite a few times with friends and family and we always enjoy it. It can be a bit tricky getting a table (small restaurant) and finding parking, but it's definitely worth the hassle. Great service and vegetarian cuisine. Would highly recommend this restaurant and the pineapple fried rice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?