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The White Elephant

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144 Weld Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-6611
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We keep going back! Can't help it because this food is not only incredibly afforable, it is authentic and delicious!

Thank livewise27
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had a #2 Special and a Lucky Buddha. On this day it was crunchy chicken with peanut noodles. Almost didn't finish because it was so filling. Every question I had was answered and my order was filled quickly and delivered in front of me by the owner.

Thank hsteeves
Parksville, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a go to dinner spot for us. Never had a bad meal or experience. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the fried rice, spicy noodles or any curry. Make reservations.

Thank BobNala
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Wanted to find a local or close Thai place that has somewhat authentic taste. Did not try any curries so cannot comment on them but we did have the Tom Yum soup which has no physical evidence or taste of galangal root, lemon grass or kaffir lime leaves, which is the basics of this soup. What it did have was... More 

Thank travelguyCanada
Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food is good - sometimes nothing fancy but really good value for the price. THe place is small and fills up quickly so it is best to reserve a seat - or sit up at the bar and chat with the servers :)

Thank Christian M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I always enjoy this place....just wish it wasnt so cramped, but I guess its very busy and thats a good thing! Food is fresh and delicious.

Thank IslandGal1969
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived with no reservations after the Craig St market. We were late and they were out of some ingredients, but offered various substitutions. I left it to the chef's discretion to substitute and I was very pleased. My friend had the chicken curry and found it to be the right amount of spiciness for her liking. This was not my... More 

Thank Moiraine8
St. John's
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I biked over from our hotel so we were hungry when we got there. The servings are big and the food was yummy. Place was clean as well

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
Parksville, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Excellent to eat here or pick up and take home. It's a small restaurant and very popular with locals. Food is delicious and proportions are large, price is relatively low.

Thank FredandEthel99
Nanaimo, BC
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went for lunch last month and was a bit disappointed - asked if the panang curry that I was ordering was spicy and was told it was - it was not and was not offered anything to make it hotter - also found it a very thick sauce. We had a couple of appetizers - the Onion blossom that should... More 

Thank jlharp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Thai, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Weld Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-6611

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