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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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Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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8 reviews
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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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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Ok, here's a restaurant that is open for only 3 hours per day for 6 days a week, 5-8pm. And you better be there at 5pm unless you don't mind waiting. It's worth the wait if you have to. The food here is absolutely delicious. The Panaang Curry is the best. The Tom Ka Kia soup is amazing. We love... More 

Thank Williz
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is so well hidden that I had was on foot, asking for directions to it, while standing right beside it! It's in the middle of an economy hotel with just a small sign outside the door. Worth the effort though. We had a yellow Thai curry, a pad Thai & a coconut rice that was served in a... More 

Thank YourTypicalTourist
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

AMAZING FOOD AND PORTION SIZE!!!! We went to dinner with a group of 3 in the evening. The restaurant was service was absolutely the worst. They don't come to check on you. We had to call our server to our table after a 20 min wait to take our order. Our server seemed very annoyed whenever we asked him questions.... More 

Thank Saron Y
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The food is okay, I have had a lot better, but the service is terrible and the owner is beyond rude. I have never dealt with anyone as arrogant as him. We made the mistake of letting our server know that one of our dishes was incorrect, he was taking it back to the kitchen when the owner brought it... More 

2 Thank Kerengerlach
Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

After travelling different times in Thailand north,south, east and west and trying a variety of foods in varying places I think White Elephant prepares the food as close to Thailand as any restaurant in Calgary. I have sampled a variety of dishes here, and there are a nice mixture of flavours whether it is appetizers, soups, or curries. The service... More 

Thank chrisakennedy

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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
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?