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Silk Elephant

) #297 of 1,747 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
1712 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1604
+1 412-421-8801
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin soup” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“thai food” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1712 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After finding out our favorite Thai place in walnut had closed, we were directed to the Silk Elephant. The service was good, the food was bland, and extremely spicy. I got the pumpkin soup, and my wife got rom kha soup-our favorite. It was good....More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, but the service fell short. Off night? We (5 people) waited 75 minutes before our food arrived, not including one dish that came out wrong. We asked twice to speak to the manager, but he would not/could not come out of...More

Thank mdh95070
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The atmosphere is fun-busy and trendy. The service has been good all three times I've been there. My only complaint, and also the reason I am unlikely to visit unless I hear this has changed, is that the food has become way too sweet. We...More

Thank 277rupam
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I've been wanting to go to this place for a while as I love Thai food. I finally made it after visiting one of the museums in the area on a lazy, cold Sunday in Winter. Nice place I had the Duck Curry and really...More

Thank Brett G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came in for dinner with the family. We had reservations but didn't need them since it wasn't very busy. Waitress was attentive but quiet. Ordered drinks and appetizers which came pretty quick. Dinners also came quick and were good! The portions were huge. It was...More

Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The inside of the place is very nice and I had high hopes. The food was just ok and the service was eerily quiet. Our server barely spoke. She waited until she had multiple orders to fill up meet tray and hit several tables in...More

Thank whereaminow14
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent lunch with a appropriate wide range of luncheon specials. The dishes were tasty, the variable spiciness was appropriate. The meals were preceded by a delicious appetizer of soup, spring rolls and small salad. The Thai iced tea was sweet and tasty. There's a reason...More

Thank nollik
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Everytime I visit Pittsburgh, I make a beeline for this restaurant. The food is delicious, good prices, and good portions. Of course, the staff is always shocked by this African American woman greeting and thanking them in Thai :).

1  Thank Mgbt1968
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love how you can tell the waitress how spicy you want your dish. Food is always delicious and warm.

Thank Njaire M
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love everything about Silk Elephant in Squirrel Hill except how extremely close the tables are to one another. This type of seating is common in cities but it is not one of the things I enjoy. That said, I love the food here enough...More

Thank Torrie N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
  • Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
  • Phone Number: +1 412-421-8801
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