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The Elephant Walk South End

#195 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South End
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1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
+1 617-247-1500
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16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because the website said there was a extensive vegetarian menu, however when we got there the selection was pretty limited. The dishes we got were decent but nothing special, don't think that we would go back.

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Thank DSKG84
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having recently found out that the Elephant Walk in Cambridge MA has been "closed for renovation" which I since learned is actually a permanent closing, I took my wife to the south end restaurant of the same name for her birthday. We were early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. We had the traditional Cambodian Trey Tuk salad... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner. The food is delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Friedly staff. One of the best Cambodian/French restaurant in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice set but service was terrible and with some chippy attitude. Waited 45 mins for more than one starter to come out and the order was wrong. Food was okay but the dumplings are vile. Not idea what people are going on about. All in all a bad experience and another overhyped place. NOT RECOMMENDED

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Thank copperbottom
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A wonderful spot for Cambodian Food. The staff are very nice and the food and drinks are very good. Prices are good too. Something different and well worth the visit

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very good Cambodian-French fusion restaurant. We ordered soup and five different entrees and all were very good. They offer good selection of beer. The ambience is quite nice too and service is fast and attentive.

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Thank Ron S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Pretty good Cambodian-inspired food in Boston. We tried crispy port spring rolls, beet salad, short ribs, soba noodles, kimchi pork, and Khar Saiko. Nice flavors and ambiance but a sense of delight is missing.

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Thank SRe411
Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful flavors. Well presented dishes. Relaxing atmosphere. Well worth a visit, even if you're unfamiliar with Cambodian cuisine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wow! Having lived for several months in Cambodia, I know my Cambodian food. And I miss it. But now, I can always fly to Boston and get an exquisite, spicy, and innovative meal. It has been three days since we ate there and I am still thinking about the food. I also found the art quite interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston but beware! Its not cheap! The off-street parking option can be a bit of a nightmare but you can get instructions from them on how to get valet parking if you call them in advance. The simla machou on this occasion was ordered in a big bowl but felt slightly watered down and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
French, Cambodian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • Public Transportation: Accessible by the Saint Mary's T-stop on the Green Line "C" Branch
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-1500
Description
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine with extensive vegetarian and gluten-free selections. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia's Indian ancestry (but use fresh rather than dried spices). Our Cambodian and French selections encompass both traditional and original dishes created by our Chef Nadsa de Monteiro, who was raised in Phnom Penh speaking both Cambodian and French and subsequently lived in France for many years. Our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of our roots!

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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