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Lucky Thai Elephant Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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807 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-5142
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this restaurant. It is the number one Thai place for my best friend and I. I usually have the Mango Delight, or the Cashew one right before it! Great soup!

Thank Sharon B
Gauting, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

After eating lots of good seafood for a few days straight, we wanted something different. The Lucky Thai Elephant looks like an abandoned building on the outside and we almost did not go inside because it looked so horrible. Since it was a recommendation from a local I checked inside and found the staff friendly and the restaurant inside clean.... More 

Thank Tracy H
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find location on Hwy. 101, yet we didn't notice any traffic noise. The atmosphere was nice. We ordered appetizer, dinner & drinks. The service was quick, friendly & attentive. The server made it a point to ensure the desired level of spice in the dish when taking the order. The food was excellent; quite delicious. The iced coffee... More 

Thank Cathy E
Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We really enjoyed dinner here, prices were excellent (our Pad Thai with chicken was $10.95, glass of Chablis $5, and pale ale, $4) and the dish was robust albeit not authentic Thai. Rather it was a Thai/Western fusion, as the Pad Thai noodles were based in a tomato sauce, typical of many North American restaurants but unheard of in Bangkok... More 

2 Thank Ingle
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This restaurant was recommend by the hotel staff and right next door. The recommendation was spot on. Food super as was the service.

Thank bajajo
Seoul, South Korea
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Another pleasant surprise!! In a small beach town, we found an Asian restaurant. We went for take out, not knowing what to expect. The food was absolutely fabulous!! Highly recommended for small or big groups- spacious!

Thank 25Irene1234
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We were sadly disappointed with the Lucky Thai Elephant Restaurant. My husband ordered the Pad Thai and the noodles all stuck together. The flavor was ok, but it appeared to be old and over cooked. I ordered the red curry. The flavor was good, very spicy, and the chicken was fine. I am sure the vegetables came from a bag... More 

Thank JulieV42
Swansea S.Wales
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96 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We would never had considered this place had we not seen the reviews, a classic case of not judging a book by it's cover but it's outside appearance does it no favours. Having said that we took a chance and were pleased we did, it's quite basic inside but clean and the food which is the main thing was tasty,... More 

Thank pandmg
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I have driven past this place many times and it never crossed my mind to go. The Thai restaurant on the bayfront was closed so we decided to go here instead. It blew my mind and I have never been back to the other place. The food is tastier, cheaper, and the portions are bigger. I love Thai food and... More 

1 Thank BizmoeFunyuns
Clackamas, OR
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

If you are staying in Newport, this is definitely worth a visit. We would have never stopped here based on location and parking lot appearance, but the good reviews convinced us. The interior is super clean and pleasant. The service was great. The sauces (as some reviews mention) are on the sweet side, which we were fine with. Pad Thai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-5142
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 541-265-2959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?