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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%
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“tofu” (62 reviews)
“pad thai” (62 reviews)
“spring rolls” (32 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asian-vegetarian food in this simple, but pleasant restaurant in downtown Portland is worth hunting for a parking spot! I enjoyed the stir-fry vegetable with tofu dish with brown rice, although the portion was a little small for $12.50. It was well prepared and tasty,...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say enough great things about this fabulous place! The vegan plates that we ordered had a Thai spin on the spicy side and were so flavorful. Service was casual and excellent. Loved it and eat here frequently, lately.

Thank SonjaFraser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Portland from lower Hudson Valley in NY had a delightful, delicious & well priced dinner. Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

Thank Wu210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Green Elephant several times, it’s always been nothing less than amazing! Always great service, very clean, very pleasant. The food is outstanding! Each time I go, I try something new, and it’s always great!

Thank kathrynsZ6353GC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place this is. Great service and wonderful food. Well priced, warm and friendly staff. Our lunch (mine vegan) was full of flavour. Highly recommended.

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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 PhilipG426
Reviewed October 3, 2018 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 September 26, 2018 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

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank jemunsie
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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
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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 HarleyL588 | 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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