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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” (58 reviews)
“spring rolls” (26 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have been to the Green Elephant several times and I am never disappointed, even though I am not a vegetarian. Their entrés are always very tasty, nutritious and healthy. The service is very good. Because it is a popular place, get there early if...More

Thank Suzanne E
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went here with friends before a show . While we are not vegetarians - the food was amazing and we would certainly return!

Thank MJSB
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Small cute location downtown Portland. Good service, nice personnel and very cheap prices. Everything we tried was very good, well served and super tasty... not to mention super healthy of course :D We really loved this new type of cuisine...even the desert was delicious... This...More

Thank Valentina D
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Wanted a light fare for lunch as we were going to have a "heavy" dinner. Green Elephant advertised Thai/vegetarian food so we went. Excellent choices, small but very friendly and classy place. We had Pad Thai and Spicy Vegetable Medley, both delicious. Would definitely go...More

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We invited a friend to dine with us and found such tasty choices offered. I chose a Japanese dish that was unique to me and very delicious. We all enjoyed our choices.

Thank frenchswede2015
Reviewed 1 March 2016

First time trying vegetarian Thai food and pleasantly surprised. The vegetables cooked (whether sauteed, fried or even in the soup) were all fresh and well prepared. I especially love their hot and spicy soup. My parities all liked their dished, including pai thai and rice...More

Thank bookworm6971
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my husband. Got hot and sour noodle. Flavorful and delicious. He got pai thai and he said it was also tasty. Will go back again to try more dishes

Thank Juyoung S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A unique Thai restaurant-all vegetarian. Love the noodle and curry dishes. Great soup and salad as well. The tofu appetizer was fair, somewhat dried out. I like the fact that the food is fairly light and you're pleasantly full. They also have a restaurant in...More

Thank X5799EUdonnas
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Quaint, little restaurant serving delicious vegetarian cuisine. Fresh plant-based food, very light. Service was quick and friendly. It did seem pricy for the size of servings, but will def return.

Thank JP K
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We saw all the great reviews on Trip Advisor so we decided to check out the Green Elephant and was not disappointed. All our meals were great. We don't normally go to vegetarian restaurants but I might going to more if they are like the...More

Thank Brian N
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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