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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Northeast Calgary
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1808 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
+1 403-457-1172
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've said this once before but I'll say it again. I am not a service snob. Give me a glass of water, deliver my food in a reasonable time and I will be a happy camper. What happened at White Elephant was so bad, it's almost surreal. We arrive as a group of 6 just before 5pm and end up... More 

Thank Brandon B
Alberta, Canada
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192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the White Elephant from on-line reviews because we wanted Thai food and happened to be in the NE of Calgary. It was hard to find: it's on the ground floor of a dingy, creepy-looking 'hotel': the Airport Traveller's Inn (check out Trip Advisor reviews on this one and don't book it), accessed from the south-facing parking lot. The... More 

Thank amigadelmondo
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little Thai "diner" is located in a hotel just off 16th Ave. NE (the Trans-Canada highway.) It has very limited hours - only from 5 - 830pm. Also a limited menu. But the food is exquisitely fresh and plentiful for the price. The servers are general kind and gracious, and although the ambiance leaves much to be desired, it's... More 

Thank Dawn R
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of the reviews we were very excited to be here. When we arrived there were 4 people at one table waiting for their order. We were completely ignored. We had to wave down a waitress to get seated, and then it was at least 10 minutes later when a waiter rushed passed us and we grabbed him. Their menu... More 

Thank KOSacramento
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a place you go to for curry. It is always great! You don't go here for ambiance or for a romantic evening. It's a great place to eat. It fills up very fast and they ask you to either wait but for exceptionally heavy customer days, they've even asked us to come back another day...and we do. Their... More 

1 Thank Mygig
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious but clean set up, to the point prompt practical services with large portion of food in this hidden gem. From my experience I felt it was very good however if you are into spicy Thai food perhaps this isn't your place. As based on the food that I've ordered they were all quite mild full with flavours exactly to... More 

Thank Rubayed F
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My boyfriend and I found this place on google and thought we'd give it a try with so many good reviews. Contrary to the great reviews we saw, this place had poor service and okay food. Based on my observation, this place was family run and there were not enough servers or machines for payment. There was a nice gentlemen... More 

Thank Yoonjin Y
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Went for dinner Sept 5 and it was a terrible experience. I have been here couple of times to eat before so I have very low expectations for this place as far as not expecting good customer service but this time was just too much. I waited 30 min to have someone come and take my food order or ask... More 

1 Thank Nunee J
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116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting this Calgary institution and we were not disappointed. We had a small wait but the food was well worth it. Service was a bit slow as well. The satay's, pad Thai, and red curry were all winners. Cash and debit are the only ones accepted.

Thank Marc D
Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We found the White Elephant restaurant using TripAdvisor and we are so glad that we went! Best Thai food ever! Big of work to find it because it is located within a hotel. Great food, great service and a great value!

Thank CUL8R_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $16
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1808 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-1172
Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday

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