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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-347-3111
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After calling ahead and being told it would be about an hour to seat a party of two, we decided to get take-out. When we arrived 20 min later, we were told our order wasn't ready yet and paid. We were able to see that whatever serving plan they had was crazy -- half the tables were literally empty and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was good but not as attentive as we would have thought (took 15 minutes to get a refill on water). The samosa appetizer had four tiny samosas, meaning mostly greasy dough with minimal filling. We had two curry dishes (penang and peanut) which were very tasty. Most of the menu is stir-fried dishes, fried noodles, tempurah, or fried rice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice to have access to a vegetarian restaurant where you can enjoy not only well prepared food but also a nice glass of wine. Only downside is parking, which can be difficult on a busy street. But great place for lunch meetings or an enjoyable dinner dinner.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly servers, a wide selection and fair prices are the draw here. Four of us enjoyed craft beers,wontons, dumplings, pad thai and peanut curry and ate it all.Not fancy, just good. And for Saturday lunch there was a line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was delicious and ambience was also good. The location was very nice. Don't hesitate to order high level if you like spicy. We asked for Medium spicy and it was mild.

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Portland for a night and we're recommended to go to Green Elephant for dinner. We were so happy that we did! What a great place. It's busy and hopping with people, so that right there tells you it's great. People were waiting outside for others to finish eating and to grab a seat. The wait staff... More 

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Islesboro, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently dined at the Green Elephant again. I've never once been unhappy with the food or service. So great to have a solid vegetarian option in a city FULL of restaurants. From the roasted brussel sprout appetizer, the chilled glass of Vinho Verde & thetasty tofu entree, everything was served quickly by our friendly server & was delicious! Will... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always difficult to find a restaurant that satisfies my vegetarian tastes and my husband who eats meat, especially in Portland where the seafood is so fresh. The Green Elephant was perfect for both of us. The choices go well beyond salad or tofu. We were both able to find something interesting to try and everything was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With so many places to choose from in Portland we were so glad we ended up at The Green Elephant. The food was really yummy and well priced. Great service. I would eat there often if I lived in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best veggie restaurants that I have EVER experienced. Food is incredible - veggies are local and fresh. Dishes do not pretend to be meat imitations, they stand on their own. I had the Spicy Vegetable Stirfry, Tempurah Oyster Mushrooms; My wife had the Mushroom Rice Bowl. Quality and taste were fantastic! I have absolutely no... More 

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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 Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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 St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • 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?