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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sunny California
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying in Portland for a night on our way from Maine to New Hampshire. We stopped by The Green Elephant for dinner. They gave us a pager and told us that the wait was 45 minutes. And it was a very accurate estimate. We walked around downtown Portland for a couple of blocks and got back in time... More 

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Kennebunk, ME
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I look for any reason to dine at Green Elephant. Their menu is vegetarian, always tasty and creative, and their service is uniformly good. Curries and daily specials are my favorites.

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Thank Momvet
Rehovot, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not vegetarian but my wife is. We stopped at this restaurant for an early dinner, we had 2 entrees one was curry tofu with rice and the other noodles.. It was delicious! Later on we also took desert with coconut ice cream that was also very tasty. The service was good and we enjoyed the place. One thing... More 

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Thank MosheHaim
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great teas! Great curry! Great coconut soup!! Everything about the green elephant is great!!!!! Being a vegan going out to eat can be a challenge- the green elephant has made my trip through Portland sooo splended.. We would definitely visit again.

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Thank Jake M
Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simplicity of the menu belies the quality of the ingredients and how well the dishes are prepared. Although not a huge fan of processed meat substitutes, I really appreciate when and where The Green Elephant chooses to use the subs where it makes an impact. I had the skewered soy sticks, vegetable dumplings, roti chana, tikka masala and for dessert,... More 

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Thank esungus
Manchester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling around New England for a couple of weeks eating fairly stodgy veg fare this was a dream of a find! The restaurant was busy the whole time we were there and there was a good reason...the food was great, and the service was good too. There's a great selection of drinks and the mint tea was very refreshing.... More 

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Newport, NH
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. The food was delicious! The atmosphere was great. The service was friendly and fast. This was the best restaurant we ate at so far in Portland! You can not go wrong here!

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Thank SethandAnn
Caratunk, Maine
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was early June in Maine, so imagine my delight to find fiddleheads tempura salad on the menu! This delightful salad with sweet red peppers, red onions, a boiled egg, lettuce and a mild curry sauce on the side was perfect either the just fried fiddleheads. The vegetarian choices were all so tempting, but fiddleheads is a late spring green... More 

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Thank Rebecca Y
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neither one of us are vegetarians but we had been reassured that we would love the food at this restaurant. We were told that we would have a very long wait to get into this restaurant however this was not the case and we were seated immediately. We ordered an appetizer of Roti Canai which is an Indian style flat... More 

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Thank June D
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Fresh, interesting, tasty Asian vegetarian cuisine at very affordable prices. We have had everything on the menu, and it is all excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Description
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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