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The Green Elephant

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Stuffed with vegetable and shiitake mushrooms. Served with tamarind sauce
Crispy Wontons
Stuffed with soy cheese and spinach. Served with chili sauce
Vegetable Dumplings
Stuffed with mixed vegetables. Served with ginger-soy sauce and spicy chili sauce
Steamed Edamame
Organic edamame seasoned with Maine sea salt
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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

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
Reviewed October 28, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wu210
Reviewed October 23, 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kathrynsZ6353GC
Reviewed October 22, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank yerpud
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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
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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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