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The Elephant Shack

66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-1496
+1 808-638-1854
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (32 reviews)
“panang curry” (9 reviews)
“shrimp” (17 reviews)
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Fast Food, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-1496
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had a lot of Thai in my day and this food truck was impressive. The fried fish dish and pad Thai were what we ordered. Nice places to sit near the truck as well. Prices are reasonable

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting food. I loved the Lar Gai which comes with lettuce and a sweet chili sauce. I would definitely return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aloha-Traveler-Guy
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We didn't know about this restaurant and we just walked in, looking for some Asian food. I was rather surprised to find this quality Thai food at this location and at this price. It is self-service restaurant, yet the staffs there were very friendly and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jinhee K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We enjoyed a couple of the veg pad Thais and some cold beers. Food tasted fresh and had a good level of spice and flavour. The prices were fair, and the staff friendly. Will definitely venture back when we're next in Haleiwa.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Franklin S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

we were really excited to try their vegan dishes. Unfortunately, after 45 min there were no food to be seen. Staff was more preocupied with their friends, we canceled our order. They wanted to keep the tip. Amazing!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Juan D
theelephanttruck, Owner at The Elephant Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

in your square review you said 30 minutes and on trip advisor it became 45 minutes.. ? no one tried to keep any tip? aloha.

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for some good Thai fresh spring rolls and decided to give this place (which was highly rated) a try. Beer was cold but then we had to order our food from a separate section of the restaurant. Ok fine...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank M7460QFjayb
theelephanttruck, Owner at The Elephant Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

aloha, please read attached memo: "spring rolls" are fried, summer rolls are "fresh"... our spring rolls are made fresh, by hand.. people love em.. we can't make enough of em.. no false advertising. we never advertised shrimp spring rolls? lol. aloha.

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The Elephant Shack is so delicious! We ordered spicy chicken pad Thai, mild shrimp pad Thai and chicken Penang curry which was amazing. I love cilantro so I always ask for extra ❤️ its a must eat if visiting the North Shore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Courtneyab82
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend just before closing on a Wednesday and had food with a couple of drinks. The Pad Thai and Penang curry were both delicious, we eat Thai food a lot and this was right up there at the top. Best thing...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank A3400ZKandrewb
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We stooped for lunch here and we tried their food, the prices were not that bad for the island, we enjoyed some fried egg rolls and some salad with plenty of vegetables, the customer service was kind of dried but we still enjoyed our food.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

As someone who is struggling with the lack of good food on the island. I'm not a fan of American food. I was so excited for my trip to the north shore. My sister was in Hawaii a year ago & said this is the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jessica V
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August 12, 2016|
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Response from 444db1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry- saw your questions just now... I m not sure about the gluten free. As far as I remember the Pad Thai was gluten free. I would just give them a call. I can vouch for their Pad Thai which was outstanding . Have a try .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-1496 (Formerly The Elephant Truck)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Pupukea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-638-1854
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