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The Green Elephant

608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (59 reviews)
“pad thai” (59 reviews)
“tikka masala” (17 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:30 - 14:30All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard the food here was good, and I was definitely not disappointed! We ordered the spring rolls to share and I wished I had my own order. Very crispy and delicate texture inside. The dipping sauce was delightful. We both ordered the broccoli and...More

Thank Aimee C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In from atlanta with kids and parents. Everyone loved it. Kids were surprised it wasn't meat. Fantastic spice level. Feast good and staff. One of the best !!!!!!

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a large variety of dishes for an office party and was thrilled with both the helpful staff and the delicious food. I was initially concerned with with getting a vegetarian meal for the full office crew, but it was so good I did...More

Thank taralaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh, interesting and very tasty. This venue has grown in popularity, so it is best to get there early regardless of...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant really knows how to tie flavors together. A good restaurant is not about the components, it's about the end result and the flavor. Was skeptical going in but I really liked it. Service was really good too.

1  Thank moormc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place located in a quite place not far from downtown Portland. All dishes are for vegetarian and many are gluten free.

1  Thank DrDR_TO_and_O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with friends for my birthday and my food was ok. I had the rice with tofu curry and the tofu was literally swimming in sauce, with a plain, mediocre flavor; and so much sauce!. After reading the reviews I was expecting much...More

Thank LSF8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Green Elephant had been on my list for years and I finally went. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it they way I was hoping. Flavors were good, not super spectacular and didn't live up to the hype. It was solid, but just not my...More

Thank surfnbpt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A vegetarian Thai restaurant that one might pass by not realizing all kinds of options are inside. Salads, gluten free food, vegetarian Thai and daily special that are authentic and/or creative.--but a regular menu as well. Small parties may have o wait. Yet, hand beepers...More

Thank grandmeggy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I absolutely LOVED this restaurant. The food was incredible! We got the chive dumplings, spring rolls, and the crispy wontons for apps; for our entrees, we got pad thai, peanut curry, and a banh mi sandwich. Everything was ridiculously good, probably some of the best...More

1  Thank Sara R
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Marlena W
4 June 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
3 February 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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