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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%
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“tofu” (60 reviews)
“pad thai” (59 reviews)
“tikka masala” (17 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here for lunch while driving through Portland. The service was great, she provided many suggestions. We had the spring rolls and steamed assorted vegetables with peanut sauce. The food was tasty, but the serving size on the entree seemed small for the price,...More

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter's friend had heard many good things about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. Excellent choice! I always enjoy a restaurant that has things that I've never tasted or even heard of. There were a number of those at the...More

Thank TravelTim88
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find! Our lunch was delicious and the plates were so beautifully arranged. The hot and spicy soy sticks blew me away: what a clever presentation and wow what a flavor-popping sauce! And I loved the pad thai with its many textures, eye...More

Thank live&learn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am surprised because vegetarian can sometimes be moderately tasteless. But this place hits on all cylinders. And they work spice levels with you so you get exactly what you want. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible food! Amazing choice for vegans and vegetarians!!! We also enjoyed tasty drinks from local brewers. And the service was fantastic! We were in town just for the day, and this place was the BEST choice for dinner! Wish we lived closer!

Thank jenthomp22115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family of vegans, we were so thrilled with our evening meal that we came back for lunch the next day before leaving for Boston. Every dish we tried, from appetizers to entrees, was exquisite. Even our daughter, a professional chef, thought that all...More

Thank 76rone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a town (Portland ME) with more restaurants than we could ever visit, the Green Elephant is one of our "go to" choices when we're looking for something different. It is a reliable, friendly, consistently pleasing spot that offers unique Asian/Thai vegetarian (and vegan) offerings.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy cafe style vegetarian restaurant that is anxious to please the dietary requests of all guests. The staff is casual but knowledgable and elegant. The food is excellent, and whatever you do, DON'T miss the Brussel Sprouts!

Thank cmccu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is becoming better known now that eating a plant-based diet is best for our health and for the environment - using only a tiny fraction of the land and water needed for the "Standard American Diet, or sad" Here is a restaurant with the...More

Thank Esther40541
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was wonderful. Service could have been a bit faster but it was worth the wait. I was under the impression that they had vegetarian dishes but it wasn't until I arrived that I realized it was only vegetarian. No matter, it was delicious....More

Thank MyTooCents
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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