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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” (66 reviews)
“pad thai” (64 reviews)
“spring rolls” (33 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 6 days ago

We had a very pleasant and delicious lunch recently at the Green Elephant. The server was very nice and the variety of dishes was wonderful. Three of us sampled a variety of things and everything was good and beautifully presented.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very tasty meal reasonably priced and pleasantly served. Learned after I ate that I could have the same preparation with tofu instead of tempeh, which I would have preferred. Good to know for a future visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Thai food that is exclusively vegetarian (most dishes are vegan as well). As a comitted carnivore I was skeptical, but the food was very flavorful and tasty and the tofu was divine. Service was extremely quick as well. Plenty of food for a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bradr757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a casual restaurant offering first rate vegetarian and vegan Thai food. Prices are quite reasonable, and service is good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't realize this was a vegetarian restaurant, but weren't disappointed with the flavour or the portions. We left feeling full and healthy at the same time. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judah B
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We had good personal recommendations of this restaurant. We knew they didn’t take reservations so got there early on the Friday night, got a table quicky and the food was soooo good....on Saturday we could only think of more food from this restaurant so had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harshbutfair50
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

It was hard to choose from this expansive menu - they were nice to let me tack on a couple extra veggies to one dish to create my ideal curry and it was amazing. Really good appetizers. The vegan pumpkin cheesecake special was perfection, compliments...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank pondo17
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Due to health challenges, my wife has a very limited range of ingredients to choose from. Our meal at the Green Elephant was the first time in a long time that she was able to pick from the menu and eat with confidence. The service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SonjaFraser
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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!
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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