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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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160 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great price. Located inside a small hole in the wall. I'm definitely going back again.

Thank Rattanjeet V
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

The food was flavourful, and reasonably priced, however, it seems like a room in the hotel was made to be a restaurant which was very wrong. it had no proper ventilation and sound of every table conversation was vibrating in the room. I am surprised this has pass fire and safety inspection as obviously the emergency exits are blocked by... More 

3 Thank Lut L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is a bit of a hole in the wall but what an absolute hidden gym. Make sure you go early of you're planning to eat in as it can have a huge line up. The best mango salad and curries I've ever had.

Thank Dianne W
Calgary, Alberta
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The best Thai food I have found in Calgary. The coconut rice is simply amazing. The only draw back is it is deep in the bowels of a sketchy hotel.

Thank baldspice1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $16
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?