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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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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

It was early June in Maine, so imagine my delight to find fiddleheads tempura salad on the menu! This delightful salad with sweet red peppers, red onions, a boiled egg, lettuce and a mild curry sauce on the side was perfect either the just fried...More

Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Neither one of us are vegetarians but we had been reassured that we would love the food at this restaurant. We were told that we would have a very long wait to get into this restaurant however this was not the case and we were...More

Thank June D
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We love this place. Fresh, interesting, tasty Asian vegetarian cuisine at very affordable prices. We have had everything on the menu, and it is all excellent!

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

We love this place so much, that we were in the area every other Friday for business, and we stopped to have dinner there every other Friday for 3 months straight. Get there right at 5pm when they open for dinner, this place gets packed...More

Thank caseylynn2001
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to eating at this well reputed restaurants. Sadly they do not take reservations. We had to wait 20 minutes. ( But occasionally we have had to wait when we have gone to restaurants having a reservation. ) The appetizers, veggie nuggets and skewers....More

Thank meyeg
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Located in the heart of downtown Portland, this vegetarian restaurant offers many dishes that will guarantee return trips to try more! Appetizers include samosas, vegetable dumplings, edamame, spring rolls, roti, and more. There are many noodle dishes and rice dishes as well as curry. I...More

Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had been meaning to try this restaurant for months after months. Every time I am passing through Portland at mealtime, I check on the wait. It's typically long, so I haven't had luck making it in. This past Friday afternoon, I found myself in...More

Thank charndram
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I dragged my husband here, and he thoroughly enjoyed every dish we chose. The samosas, and roti canai were wonderful. We also had a curry dish and Thai basil fried rice, so tasty and so healthy. The service was excellent too. Best vegetarian meal I've...More

Thank Janet I
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Tried the brown rice bowl which contained 3 types of locally sourced mushrooms, snow peas, cilantro and other veggies. It was accompanied by a very nice salad which featured locally sourced "fiddlehead" fern stems which were battered and fried. The coconut sauce was a nice...More

Thank argusdeux
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The food here was probably the best vegan food I've ever had. I'm a vegan living in London so have been to many vegan restaurants. The food here we so delicious and interesting. My meat eating husband loved it too. Great for veggies and meat...More

Thank Ian B
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
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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 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
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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