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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” (61 reviews)
“pad thai” (61 reviews)
“spring rolls” (30 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank utilitarianatlarge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank farfromhome2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Green Elephant! Great food, great service. Nice to see the different veggie options out there. Yum!

Thank kathrynsZ6353GC
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

So this place was great, but they seriously have ZERO meat on the menu.....zero. I’m all for veggies, but they don’t even really offer dishes without any phony meat. Everything on the menu almost has either tofu or “soy meat”. Both of which I’m kind...More

Thank Dougboat
Reviewed 1 December 2017

A friend suggested that we meet for dinner at the Green Elephant in Portland. My husband was dubious about a meal in a vegetarian restaurant, but agreed with the plan. We shared tempura mushrooms and spring rolls that we all enjoyed. The entrees were beautifully...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is THE restaurant I always choose my family stops in as most of them are Vegan. I am not vegan but fell in love with this place the first time I visited. The foods level of spicey-ness can be adjusted based on your comfortability/taste...More

Thank Sam_Nowinski
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We came here on a Friday night on this place's reputation. It held up! I'm not a vegetarian, but our meal here was spectacular! Started off with Spring rolls then I had the hot and sour soup entrée. Very good with a nice level of...More

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. We enjoyed the food though the atmosphere was too crowded and noisy. I suppose this isn’t fair to say but, it almost felt cafeteria-like.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was our first visit having been drawn to the Green Elephant specifically for the pad Thai. Our dinner was absolutely terrific! The flavors were fresh and memorable and the service couldn't have been better. We'll be back soon.

Thank TheRockyRacoon
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Marlena W
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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