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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
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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    Very good
  • 9
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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
Delicious...and over far too soon

Dinner was delicious, reasonably priced, and served by friendly waitstaff. Since Green Elephant doesn't take reservations, we got there early and got a table. Within an hour of being open, there was a waiting list. The meal came soon after the appetizer and we were sad to have such a delectable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Roanoke, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Dinner was delicious, reasonably priced, and served by friendly waitstaff. Since Green Elephant doesn't take reservations, we got there early and got a table. Within an hour of being open, there was a waiting list. The meal came soon after the appetizer and we were sad to have such a delectable meal over so soon. We never felt rushed, but... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at the Green Elephant during a recent trip to Portland. Food selections were excellent and all were delicious! Staff could not have been friendlier. Keep in mind it's a small place and quite popular so you may have to wait a bit for a table, but the food and service make the wait worthwhile.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of our Portland favorites, The Green Elephant is a great place for vegetarian dishes. The restaurant serves as many local foods as they can, and are conscientious about maintaining great quality meals. The pad thai is fantastic, as are so many of their noodle dishes. And when they are busy, which is often, they give you a beeper so... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had the Tofu Tiki Masala curry and it was so delicious. The levels of spice are from 1-4 and I got a 4 and it was perfect. We started with the fried brussel sprouts and they were also very good. The atmosphere, service and food here are wonderful. This is a must visit when you are in Portland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great thai food and curries. We loved it so much we went two nights in a row. The staff was super. I love asking servers about their favorite meals. Sometimes you get boring responses such as "Well, x is a popular dish," but both nights the servers immediately shared with me their favorite dishes (and yes, they were fantastic). The... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great place for vegetarian food. I make it a point to visit every time I am in the Portland area. I am not vegetarian or a vegan but I do enjoy eating at this establishment. They take their food seriously.

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Palenville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and made two stops at this restaurant in one week. We stopped while staying in Portland on our way up to Acadia National Park. It was so wonderful, we had to stop again on our overnight on our return journey. Each night the place was full and there was a wait. The wait was well managed, as wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped here on a Sunday night and the place was very busy, half hour wait for a table. Takeout seemed the way go so we ordered and was pleasantly surprised how fast we got our food. Everything we ordered was incredible! I'm a vegetarian and my wife is vegan, so it's really nice to find a place like this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We loved this restaurant. We eat only vegetarian and consequently we've sampled many restaurants in many cities. Some places tend to the weird others seem like so many others. This place was intimate but not too tiny and the food was delicious without being either typical or weird. Can't wait to return when we next visit.

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Vegetarian never tasted so good. Conveniently located to the Museum of Art and other downtown locations, this place is a good pick for eating healthy.

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Additional Information about The Green Elephant

Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Asian, 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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