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The Elephant Walk

#159 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
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1415 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2009
+1 617-247-1500
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful flavors. Well presented dishes. Relaxing atmosphere. Well worth a visit, even if you're unfamiliar with Cambodian cuisine.

1 Thank LeslieSeattle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! Having lived for several months in Cambodia, I know my Cambodian food. And I miss it. But now, I can always fly to Boston and get an exquisite, spicy, and innovative meal. It has been three days since we ate there and I am still thinking about the food. I also found the art quite interesting.

Thank DCMomInChief
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston but beware! Its not cheap! The off-street parking option can be a bit of a nightmare but you can get instructions from them on how to get valet parking if you call them in advance. The simla machou on this occasion was ordered in a big bowl but felt slightly watered down and... More 

Thank Madhawa P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite Cambodian-French cuisine, great selection in the menu for food, wine and beer. Cambodian dishes full of flavor, and quite generous servings as well. Very nice, prepared and friendly staff.

Thank Salvatore C
Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late in Boston on a Friday and needed dinner after traveling from Montreal! So using a Restaurant app I Found this place and reserved for four of us! I'm so glad I did, even though there was lots of snow around we were still greeted warmly and professionaly by Claire The food was outstanding - my first time... More 

Thank fiachradonn84
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Ambiance and service were excellent. The food was tasty but portions were small, especially for the high price. There is limited street parking.

Thank skhs14
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

August 23, 2016 This restaurant has excellent and innovative cambodian-french inspired food with a great menu. The appeal of this place is the food which was interesting. The wine selection was very diverse. Antonio was a very friendly and talkative bartender. The bar is also nice and a great option for dinner for one or two, just not a quiet... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend the short rib braised beef with Shanghai noodle, really enjoyed the source. Their duck starter is also very delicious, worth a try!

Thank Jessica Y
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, super friendly staff, amazing food, for vegetarians and meat eaters a like. The owner runs his restaurant with great pride which is evident from all the wonderful experiences we've had here. And the crispy tuna is the best.

Thank elle_in_boston
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The menu was wonderful and varied. They had a Prix Fix menu going for $33. I had a wonderful Cambodian salad, a spicy pork stew and a fruit marange for dessert. All delicious and a good value. Their wine list was very complete, but I truly enjoyed their draft beer selection. Easy to walk to from our hotel near Copley... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Asian, Cambodian, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2009
  • 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
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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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.
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