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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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“tofu” (63 reviews)
“spring rolls” (31 reviews)
“pad thai” (59 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main menu is full or Asian fusion staples and it is all great! They have a rotating specials menu with an entree that is always a crowd pleaser. My non-vegan friends and family love going here almost as much as I do!

Thank Hana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and Came for our anniversary. We are both Vegan. The food was amazing! I started with the Asian stew, then had the amazing soy “chicken “ on a stick then had tofu, rice & veggies!!!! Small place but they turn tables fast and...More

Thank Damian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Portland, ME for just a night and wanted somewhere to grab some take out. I ordered the Pad Thai and really enjoyed it! The restaurant was packed when I went in as well. Loved how the restaurant was vegetarian!

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Green Elephant is a vegiie restaurant that also offers vegan dishes. They food is oriental in nature and varies in levels of spicyness which you can choose when you order. There are an excellent choice of teas as well. The preparation of Tofu is...More

Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I was overwhelmed looking at the menu because I'm not used to being able to eat anything on the menu. Everything is vegetarian and it appeared that everything could be vegan. We went back a second time during our trip. Some of our selections included...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent choices! Went with a friend who is not a vegetarian but we both loved our meals. Highly recommend this place if you are in Portland. Seems that the secret is to takeout! Hard to get a table.

Thank MoodyMtnME
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Green Elephant is our go-to restaurant for vegetarian cuisine in Portland. The apps & entrees have a Thai-Inspired flavor. Everything is fresh, and the menu is just extensive enough to give you good choices without overwhelming you. It's small, so you may have to wait...More

1  Thank ME_Gardener6
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had dinner at the Green Elephant on a Friday night and were impressed with the menu choices and the efficiency of the wait staff. We got there a bit before 6 PM and the place filled up with people waiting in line not too...More

1  Thank Irene W
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Green Elephant is absolutely fine, and I love many things there. However, if you have someone in your group who wants meat, it's not suitable. It also tends to be extremely crowded.

1  Thank utilitarianatlarge
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This has long been a favorite restaurant of mine in the greater Portland area. I’ve found their menu to be reliable, consistent, and always rotating seasonally based on what’s available. My favorite dishes are the Brussel sprouts & spicy green leaf salad for starters and...More

1  Thank farfromhome2003
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Diana M
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
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
4 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-3111
Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
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