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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, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 163
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A Delightful and Unique Dining Experience

Congress Street is in the heart of Portland, lots of hustle and bustle and positive energy! In the middle of all that is an amazing little oasis called "The Green Elephant". If you're a "meat and potatoes" sort, don't even look into the windows. This restaurant is strictly vegetarian with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
claudepig
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berlin nh
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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berlin nh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Congress Street is in the heart of Portland, lots of hustle and bustle and positive energy! In the middle of all that is an amazing little oasis called "The Green Elephant". If you're a "meat and potatoes" sort, don't even look into the windows. This restaurant is strictly vegetarian with a strong Thai influence. The appetizers (we favor the brussel... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Reviewing once again as I find my self in Portland this very snowy 2015! Happy to find the Green Elephant open on a Monday evening this trip to Maine. Mo-sat now it seems. I visit the city about 5-6 times a year and one meal will be eaten here always. Took my daughter and her beau and we braved frigid... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had other restaurants in mind for dinners on Valentine's weekend - especially because Green Elephant doesn't take reservations - but we were delighted to stop in for lunch and find a window table immediately. My wife and I split an order eggrolls and pad thai and both were delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again to try some other... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

From the local loose teas to the curry dishes, incredibly fresh and tasty. I met a group for lunch, and they were very accommodating while I waited for my party to arrive. The green elephant tea was amazing, but the Panang Curry Vegetable and Tempeh had great flavors. I brought the remaining sauce home with me (I rarely do doggy... More 

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USA3
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been going here for years. There's no other place to go for reliable, fresh authentic vegetarian food. We love it all!

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Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had lunch here recently because it was convenient, but we ate there again more recently because it was so good. The food was fresh, fresh, fresh and tasty, tasty, tasty. We have traveled a lot across the country and this is the best Vegan food we have had. The service was very good, friendly, and helpful. We are planning to... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

So glad that I brought my family here for a late lunch. What a find. Fresh, flavorful and tasty food. We started with edamame and spring rolls for the kids and some chive dumplings for us. Our plates were licked clean. We followed that up with pad Thai for the kids and hot & sour soup and Penang curry for... More 

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boston,ma.
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235 reviews 235 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ended up in the Green elephant last friday night and all 5 of us were glad we did! Three of us had a curry dish (excellent) and the other two had noodle dishes. The food was cooked to perfection, the service excellent, and I loved the atmosphere of the place. There were couples and families of all ages and... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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220 reviews 220 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
1,156 helpful votes 1,156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Superb meal all around – so much so that we returned the next night for our second dinner. After all, we were only spending two nights in Portland and didn't want to fool around with potential culinary mediocrity. Green Elephant clearly prides itself on being a high quality vegan restaurant with well-prepared dishes that even a cave man would enjoy.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wonderful food..I'm not vegetarian ... flavorful food nice variety, attractive setting, his wine..I'll be back

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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: Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?