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The Elephant Walk

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2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Porter Square on the Red Line
(617) 492-6900
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We...
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature strong VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE menus! With so much depth and breadth to our menus, both exotic and familiar, we have something for just about everyone. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry. Our Cambodian menu features both traditional Cambodian dishes and originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. Consequently, our chef-owners were French-educated and grew up speaking French and enjoying French cuisine too. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
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Casual Elegant

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Service

Good food. Good service. But there was nothing really memorable about our meal at Elephant Walk. We would probably opt to try other ethnic Asian restaurants in the area before returning to Elephant Walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
alex261
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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San Francisco, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Service here is just awful. We used to walk to our branch of The Elephant Walk in Brookline on Beacon Street (no longer there) and have happy memories of the food and service. This branch is a disaster. Several waitresses were rude. One barked at my daughter to move her pocket book from the floor. It was not what she... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Good food. Good service. But there was nothing really memorable about our meal at Elephant Walk. We would probably opt to try other ethnic Asian restaurants in the area before returning to Elephant Walk.

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IPSWICH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Clean, reasonably priced, slow service, limited free parking. If you know and love Cambodian food you may be more impressed than we were.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My daughter requested the Elephant Walk for her birthday dinner and we had a lovely meal. Special orders to accommodate my wife's allergies weren't a problem. They had a candle for my daughter's cake. Loved the mixture of French and Cambodian food. Will go back again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

For more than a decade, Elephant Walk has been on my short list of favorite restaurants. Now it's off the list altogether. All lists. The last few times I've been I was disappointed, but wrote it off to a bad night, an anomaly. No more. Now it has officially made it into the "used to be great, isn't even good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is a nice clean restaurant with some interesting options. Try the short rib, very juicy and tasty. Beef bourguignon is kind of dry. Fixed menu is a good option to go.

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Concord, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had a chance to get behind the scenes at The Elephant Walk in Cambridge thanks to a cooking class done by the owner, Longteine de Monteiro (Nyep) for our non-profit organization that helps the disadvantaged youth in Cambodia. Well, I have eaten here before and so I know the food is good, but now I know just how fresh... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Royal Society of Arts, New England held their Fall 2014 Symposium for Fellows at the Elephant Walk on 10/24/2014. From the moment attendees arrived they were met by professional, accommodating staff ready to make the evening enjoyable. Our private room downstairs was set-up as we requested complete with the technology (large screen TV for presentations w/computer cable already hooked... More 

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PLANDOME
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent food, varied menu, great blend of Asian and French food. Had four entrees (beef, chicken, shrimp, salmon) and two salads (the tuna avocado was scrumptious) that we shared and all delicious. Friendly and attentive wait staff, in a great ambiance. Only drawback was the noise level in downstairs area where we were seated - could barely hear anyone who... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I hosted a group of 7 people for a business dinner. The service and the meal were excellent. We shared some great veggie spring rolls as a starter and then ordered seafood, chicken, beef, or tofu dishes, depending on individual preferences. All were extremely happy with their choices. We were seated in the basement in a somewhat quiet corner, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Public Transportation: Porter Square on the Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 492-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. We also feature strong VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE menus! With so much depth and breadth to our menus, both exotic and familiar, we have something for just about everyone. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry. Our Cambodian menu features both traditional Cambodian dishes and originals created by our Chef/Owners Longteine and Nadsa de Monteiro, a Cambodian mother-daughter team born and raised in Phnom Penh. Why French too? Cambodia was a French colony for a century, ending in the 1950s. Consequently, our chef-owners were French-educated and grew up speaking French and enjoying French cuisine too. In other words, our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of…us!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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