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The Green Elephant

608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-347-3111
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (62 reviews)
“pad thai” (62 reviews)
“spring rolls” (32 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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1 - 10 of 548 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here for lunch, I had the special (Kung Pao Chickpea) and my wife had the Tikka Masala. Both were excellent. Service was prompt, courteous and efficient. Would not hesitate to go back.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many vegan options, so comforting knowing there is no meat in the restaurant at all. We have always had a great time and look forward to going back.

Thank yerpud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best vegetarian restaurants we have ever happened upon! The menu selection is excellent and we found it difficult to choose (often a rare experience for a vegetarian;)). Finally settled on Brussels sprouts, Fresh Rolls and various entrees (including the Singapore noodles and...More

1  Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was fabulous. Totally worth the short wait in line to get in!!

Thank jemunsie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a strictly vegetarian Thai restaurant. The quality of the food is excellent. The menu offers standard Thai offerings and some imaginative alternatives. Everything we ordered was prepared with care and was of excellent quality. A surprise to us was the dessert menu. I...More

Thank schota1
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My wife and I received a tip from some Whole Foods employees on where to go in Portland for a couple of traveling vegans. They recommended Green Elephant and we were happy they did! We ordered the Thai Ginger Noodles and Pineapple Fried Rice. We...More

Thank DJGMoney21
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Friendly waitstaff quickly answered questions and took our order. While they cater to vegans and vegetarians they don't have many options for those with allergies to soy, coconut, and nuts. My friend had a wonderful smelling soup which filled her up. I had fried spring...More

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We had great plant based options at the Green Elephant on our recent trip to Portland. The spring rolls and dumplings were both delicious.

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Overall, we had a great meal. Pan-Asian appeal, with tasty flavors and textures. Many vegan options, including classy and tasty desserts. Especially enjoyed the mushroom bowl that had locally sourced mushrooms.

Thank LAmeouw
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on our summer travels And were blown away at how good the food was. I would eat here every day if it wasn’t 6 hours away. I would recommend this to everyone.

Thank Davidjohn13
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Diana M
February 26, 2018|
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Response from LisaW6688 | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
Marlena W
June 4, 2017|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It's a casual and friendly place and the food is amazing!
Mary G
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Harley L | Reviewed this property |
From the middle of downtown portland you can walk over to Park Street and Congress where the cabs are. It will take about 15 min and $15 to get to the airport, there is no downtown shuttle. All are correct about this being... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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