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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Northeast Calgary
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1808 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
+1 403-457-1172
17:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went there today and there was another Manager (Younger asian male in his twenties) his named was Dween and this was the worst experience I've had at the restaurant. Our order was put in 1 hour ago and still other people who came in after were getting their plates before us. We asked our waitress to check our order status... More 

1 Thank Lily T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've said this once before but I'll say it again. I am not a service snob. Give me a glass of water, deliver my food in a reasonable time and I will be a happy camper. What happened at White Elephant was so bad, it's almost surreal. We arrive as a group of 6 just before 5pm and end up... More 

Thank Brandon B
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We picked the White Elephant from on-line reviews because we wanted Thai food and happened to be in the NE of Calgary. It was hard to find: it's on the ground floor of a dingy, creepy-looking 'hotel': the Airport Traveller's Inn (check out Trip Advisor reviews on this one and don't book it), accessed from the south-facing parking lot. The... More 

Thank amigadelmondo
Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This little Thai "diner" is located in a hotel just off 16th Ave. NE (the Trans-Canada highway.) It has very limited hours - only from 5 - 830pm. Also a limited menu. But the food is exquisitely fresh and plentiful for the price. The servers are general kind and gracious, and although the ambiance leaves much to be desired, it's... More 

Thank Dawn R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Because of the reviews we were very excited to be here. When we arrived there were 4 people at one table waiting for their order. We were completely ignored. We had to wave down a waitress to get seated, and then it was at least 10 minutes later when a waiter rushed passed us and we grabbed him. Their menu... More 

Thank KOSacramento
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a place you go to for curry. It is always great! You don't go here for ambiance or for a romantic evening. It's a great place to eat. It fills up very fast and they ask you to either wait but for exceptionally heavy customer days, they've even asked us to come back another day...and we do. Their... More 

1 Thank Mygig
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious but clean set up, to the point prompt practical services with large portion of food in this hidden gem. From my experience I felt it was very good however if you are into spicy Thai food perhaps this isn't your place. As based on the food that I've ordered they were all quite mild full with flavours exactly to... More 

Thank Rubayed F
Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My boyfriend and I found this place on google and thought we'd give it a try with so many good reviews. Contrary to the great reviews we saw, this place had poor service and okay food. Based on my observation, this place was family run and there were not enough servers or machines for payment. There was a nice gentlemen... More 

Thank Yoonjin Y
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went for dinner Sept 5 and it was a terrible experience. I have been here couple of times to eat before so I have very low expectations for this place as far as not expecting good customer service but this time was just too much. I waited 30 min to have someone come and take my food order or ask... More 

1 Thank Nunee J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

First time visiting this Calgary institution and we were not disappointed. We had a small wait but the food was well worth it. Service was a bit slow as well. The satay's, pad Thai, and red curry were all winners. Cash and debit are the only ones accepted.

Thank Marc D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1808 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-1172
Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?