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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-347-3111
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Green Elephant is a casual vegetarian restaurant near the Museum of Art. The food is terrific: I had the spring rolls and the spicy stir fry medley, and both were excellent. Prices are modest, and service is good too.

Thank Mark P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food with a little Asian and Indian cousine and lovely place with very helpful staff. A great place to go after work for appetizers and drinks or great selection of entrees dorvdinner. Ample parking within close proximity of restaurant and within walking distance to historical Portsmouth restaurants and boutiques.

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Elmore, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly, I had higher expectations based on the glowing reviews. I thought the food was solid and tasty, but not anything that I found to be innovative or exceptional. The restaurant was quite crowded and required a wait. With so many great spots to choose from in Portland, it's a solid choice.

Thank migrantnative
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter, and I stopped at Green Elephant for dinner during our trip to Portland. Ive been to Green Elephant before and wanted to come back. We had to wait for quite awhile for a table. I think there was some sort of show across the street so that may have been the issue. The service and food was... More 

Thank LisaPunk01
Kennebunks, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been to this place in years, because parking in downtown Portland is a bit tough. But, I am sorry we havent been going more often. The dishes were special and many were just a bit different...in a good way. The waitstaff was very professional!

Thank lilac_gs
New Hampshire, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our party of three samples three main dishes and two desserts. Everything we ordered tasted fresh and was perfectly spiced. The service was prompt and courteous. The price was reasonable. I am looking forward to going here again.

Thank Diosa18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not vegetarian or vegan but this is hands down my favorite restaurant. The food is so packed with flavor and never disappoints. I enjoy every meal here and always end up bringing friends here just for the excuse to go.

Thank Jenna N
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We revisited Green Elephant on our second annual trip to Maine. And actually, we ate here twice this time around knowing the treat we were in for. This restaurant has become one of "our spots" when visiting Portland. The service is great and the food is outstanding. This time around we tried the 'Thai Ginger Noodles' and the 'Peanut Curry'.... More 

Thank takeROOT-27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and boy we weren't disappointed. We had such an amazing lunch. Very Fresh and light. We started off with the dumplings then split the pineapple fried rice and ginger stir fry. All were great!! Totally recommend eating here. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Scelica91
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I go to this restaurant several times a year. I am never disappointed by the tastes and freshness of the food.

Thank MaryDGreen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.

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