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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Lunched here - great food and service!

We missed this place the first couple of times we visited Portland, but managed to catch it on a third visit. I had lunch with a colleague and it stood up to its rating/ranking/reputation. The food was good, tasty and felt different, in a nice way, from the same ol' same ol' Thai places. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
globetrottheworld
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We missed this place the first couple of times we visited Portland, but managed to catch it on a third visit. I had lunch with a colleague and it stood up to its rating/ranking/reputation. The food was good, tasty and felt different, in a nice way, from the same ol' same ol' Thai places. The service was quick, friendly, the... More 

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Thank globetrottheworld
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was tasty. I am vegetarian, my boyfriend is not, but we both had a nice meal. There are options as to how spicy you want it. The atmosphere is nice. The quarters are a bit tight, especially if you go when it's busy. Couples and groups of no more than 3 maybe 4 could sit at one table. Nice... More 

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Thank Tiffany C
portland, maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the options on the menu are for vegetarians. Imagine! This restaurant is always busy on the weekends so you should get there a little before six. Service is excellent and the flavors are smooth. A four-spice (the top spice range) is not very spicy, so go ahead and give it a try!

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Thank elainephoebe
Philadelphia
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109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to have a veggie restaurant option. Food was very good and service terrific Right on Congress St.

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Thank katiepenney
Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Every dish our party of four ordered was piping hot, deliciously flavorful, and generously sized. Even my confirmed carnivore was happy!

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Thank TKS1227
Lewiston, Maine
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I was absolutely amazed by my dining experience at The Green Elephant! The restaurant has an inviting, pleasant atmosphere; it is well decorated. The servers are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about the menu selections. The food? So many adjectives come to mind. Simply stated, even before leaving the restaurant, my wife and I were discussing our next visit. Additionally, I... More 

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Thank Dan F
Maine
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Every dish I tried was delicious (dumplings, fresh rolls, wontons, and the amazing "spare ribs"). I've heard that it can be hard to get in, but our party of four was able to get in immediately on a Thursday evening around 6 PM. The server was attentive, and I'm ready to go back and try everything else!

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Thank luvvacations83
Portland, Maine
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379 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I came in here with friends who were visiting recently from away. Normally this place is hopping and it is hard to get a table. On this night, we were seated about 20 minutes before they stopped serving. We were informed of this in a friendly manner and the staff were prompt and gracious, never giving us attitude for being... More 

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Thank James F
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

If I lived closer I would be here all the time!! Alas I travel here to visit daughter in college but every visit we come to Green Elephant and it never disappoints! Fresh rolls and g free dipping sauce...I dream about them, roasted Brussels amazing app! Had green curry medium spice loved it, others had peanut curry and Siamese noodles... More 

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Thank Susancara
Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a restaurant that never disappoints. The veggies are always fresh and crisp, the sauces (my favorite is the peanut) are delicious, and the rice is always perfect. Helping are generous but not huge, and the menu has a good variety. Gluten free items are marked.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings

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?