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The Elephant Walk

2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-6900
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Ranked #65 of 542 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Porter Square on the Red Line
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!
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went during restaurant week in Boston and were very impressed by the choice of dishes within the fixed price menu. Many restaurants just offer 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts but the Elephant Walk had 7 starters and 8 mains. My partner is vegetarian so there was plenty to choose from for both of us. The wine list... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recommended by a friend decided to try this place and am glad I did. Had never tried Cambodian cuisine. Appetizers were very tasty - the spring rolls were quite different and a pork simmered in coconut milk quire excellent. Had Lok loc (sp) for main, a great beef dish and everyone's meals at the table were also fantastic. Will eat... More

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Asheville, NC
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209 reviews 209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Five of us had dinner at The Elephant Walk on Mass Ave. in Cambridge. We enjoyed dinner, but in my opinion the restaurant seems a little tired and in need of an updating of its menu, decor and staff. In general, I'd say the Cambodian dishes are better and more interesting than the French. Although we chose the fixed price... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Elephant Walk offers a varied menu that mixes Asian and French cuisine, sometimes in the same dish. Its fish and seafood entrees are superb. Service is attentive and the restaurant staff understand the needs of someone with celiac disease, which is a must for our party. Menu choices include traditional Cambodian and French dishes. An adventurous diner has options... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I have been here a number of times. We love the unique melding of Cambodian and French foods. The decor has a sophisticated charm, and there's something comfortable and comforting about the layout of the restaurant. We've always had excellent service and have enjoyed the beautiful presentation of delicious offerings. This is a top-notch, high-end establlsihment. One... More

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Mercer Island, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We came here with friends for our 30th college reunion, at the recommendation of another friend. We were not disappointed. This was creative and memorable food--NOT the sort of place I would have eaten at in college, but that is what we were looking for. The tuna was particularly notable. Attractively presented in a two color sauce, and unbelievably good.... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I had walked past this restaurant many times as it is just 3 blocks from Porter Square. Finally went and wish we had eaten here earlier. Glad too that we made online reservations for a saturday night. Food and wine menu is eclectic combination of French and Cambodian Decor pleasant, noise level was moderate, and service was very efficient. We... More

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Derwood, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Elephant Walk is one of the few authentic high end French/Cambodian restaurants around. I have not been able to find one like this in the DC area despite a large Cambodian community. Our party of seven ordered several dishes, all delicious: the typically Cambodian Amok Royal, Crevettes Sur Mer (with tofu instead of shrimp), Crevettes Amrita with shrimp, and... More

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Additional Information about The Elephant Walk

Address: 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone Number: (617) 492-6900
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40

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