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The Elephant Walk

#185 of 2,355 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
Cambodian, French, Asian, Gluten Free
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1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
+1 617-247-1500
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4:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Smithfield, Virginia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was great. Servings were generous Would definitely come back.

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends in Boston in mid-June and had a fantastic dining experience at the Elephant Walk! The food, a fusion of Cambodian (similar to Thai) and French cuisine was delicious and perfectly prepared! We started with the rouleaux de ton cru (spring rolls with raw tuna & avocado), and for our main had seared tuna rolls encrusted with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Boston just for the evening. I had made reservation based on the reviews. Both my wife and I are vegetarian, the restaurant had very good options for us and very tasty. Enjoyed our evening.

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Thank ABSharma
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Had a great meal here at lunch. Very quiet and nice, very good food, particularly nice atmosphere: I enjoyed the whole experience. I was able to find several gluten free options (am coeliac). Felt a bit shy because the soup I had ordered wasn't at all enough to fill me up, as the waiter had previously suggested it would. But... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Had dinner here before a Sox game; not super-close to Fenway (about a 30 minute walk). Sat at a gorgeous table near the open front. We ordered a lot. It's nice that most entrees come with the option of ordering a small plate (which really wasn't that small) so you could try a lot of things. Everything was delicious. Service... More 

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Boston
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant when I have the time for well over a decade. I don't live near it so it's really just a treat.. The service is impeccable.. The food is really authentic.. At least the Cambodian flavors..(I don't eat much French cuisine). It's a staple in my reservoir of just good restaurants.. Keep up the... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice restaurant across from the Boston Cathedral. Nicely decorated. Great french - Cambodian cuisine, very flavorful. You can choose between regular or small plate which is great and allows you to try different dishes without wasting food. Strongly recommand.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Did you know that Cambodian cuisine tends to be gluten-free as wheat is not grown in Cambodia? That's what I learned at a most delicious, delightful dinner in this restaurant. Not only was the food practically perfect, the service was attentive and thoroughly helpful. Although my party dined well inside the restaurant, the street side windows were opened during our... More 

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Thank LizzieHeff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The Elephant Walk is an excellent Cambodian restaurant in the South End. The space is very nice and the service is excellent, but the real star is the food, which is tasty and inventive. One note: While I did not notice them on the online menu, there are actually many terrific vegetarian options.

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Boston
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was our first visit so we opted to go with the Cambodian menu. Started with the Rouleaux - pork spring rolls that you wrap with sprouts and mint leaves in lettuce. Outstanding and a clear crowd favorite. Followed with Khar Saiko (beef short ribs braised in tamarind, ginger, chili pods and soy, with cucumbers, red radishes and scallions) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Cambodian, French, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • Public Transportation: Accessible by the Saint Mary's T-stop on the Green Line "C" Branch
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-1500
Description
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine with extensive vegetarian and gluten-free selections. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia's Indian ancestry (but use fresh rather than dried spices). Our Cambodian and French selections encompass both traditional and original dishes created by our Chef Nadsa de Monteiro, who was raised in Phnom Penh speaking both Cambodian and French and subsequently lived in France for many years. Our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of our roots!

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

Neighborhood Profile
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.