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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice, small restaurant with about 15-20 tables. Very good, friendly service. Prices very reasonable. Great variety on the menu. Everything about our visit was good. And this is such a nice option (vegetarian Asian) that I have to give it 5 stars.

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Thank Andy C
Halfmoon, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was proficient and friendly. All of the steamed veggies (with peanut sauce) were fresh and cooked to perfection. And served hot! There was obvious pride in the preparation. I will be returning to sample more. Also loved the Thai iced tea. Go for it. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank LoveMaine2014
bloomingdale
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such great food! I am not vegan or vegetarian, but still really enjoyed the food! They were very accommodating in making a dish that I would like by substituting a few things. Wine bottles were reasonable. Appetizers all so good!! Highly recommended.

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Thank kelley b
Maine
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Green Elephant is not only the best vegetarian restaurant in Portland but also one of the best in New England. We have visited The Green Elephant in different seasons. It never failed to impress us. The menu is Asian inspired. Curry dishes like Tofu Tikka Masala, and tempura dishes like Asparagus Salad were outstanding. We enjoyed the appetizers -... More 

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Thank MainelyContemporary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am going to go back to eat as many things on the menu as I can ;). The peanut curry in coconut milk was so delicious that I might, without hesitation, say that it was the best meal I've ever had in my entire life. If it wasn't for my rather proper table manners, I would've probably licked the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For those looking for unique Vegetarian and Vegan options, The Green Elephant in Portland, Maine is the best possible option. With wonderful daily specials to amazing classics like wontons, spring rolls and more, this place has it all. Expertly crafted dishes with amazing flavors and great presentations the Green Elephant will have you wanting and wishing for more. The tempeh... More 

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Thank Wilson S
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a non vegetarian with vegan relatives it is hard to find places for all. The Green Elephant is amazing!

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Thank MaureenC212
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful meal at a reasonable price. Busy but not rushed. Friendly atmosphere. I plan to make this one if my "regulars".

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Thank Tassabee
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, 4 month old, and I stopped in while on vacation. We were greeted with a smile and had to wait only a few minutes to be seated (primarily because we had a stroller and had to wait for a booth that was out of the way) otherwise we could've been seated immediately. We ordered some appetizers which came... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide variety of menu items all expertly fixed left everyone in our party - vegetarians and meat eaters alike - delighted with the Green Elephant. Ingredients were fresh and well prepared, spices were perfect for the cuisines represented, and service was outstanding. We could not have been happier with our meals.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?