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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-347-3111
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this place after a recommendation for the concierge, since I am vegetarian. I would call this authentic American Thai, as the atmosphere was modern and American, but the food had an awesome flavor, with some unique recipes. We got the Penang curry, ginger noodles and green collard wraps as an app. Even if you aren't

Thank sjmock
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Of course there was a wait, all good places have them. They have pagers so you can wander and grab a drink while you wait. The restaurant was dimmly lit, all good places are. The server was quick and friendly. It seemed like the wait staff worked well as a team. The food was AMAZING. I strongly recommend for starters... More 

Thank Mageek
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I live in Florida and travel 1000++ miles just to have a taste of this amazing place. Usually upon arriving there is a line of people waiting. I have multiple friends and family who are not vegan or vegetarian but love this place and continue to go here. It offers some of the most unique collection of tastes and the... More 

Thank Cassandra P
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We read great reviews on Trip Advisor and thought we would give this a try - it was FANTASTIC. Even my husband who is not a vegetarian loved it. Food is well seasoned & very healthy. Service was great - we really enjoyed our meal!

Thank Vicki802
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I go to the Green Elephant whenever I am in Portland. The dishes are flavorful and will please meat eaters and vegetarians alike. They also have many options for vegan and gluten free diners. I like the Green Elephant so much that my sister brought me here for dinner during my bachelorette weekend. They were great and accommodated our large... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I'm not a veggie, my wife is but I thought the food here was really good; very tasty with fresh seasonal ingredients. That have a good selection of wine and beer and the service was polite and attentive.

Thank Paul W
Islesboro, Maine
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

At the suggestion of my son we chose the Green Elephant for supper. All our choices were tasty and interesting, the service brisk and the environment cozy.

Thank Tom T
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent vegetarian food even for non vegetarians like me. The choices were interesting and tasty. My husband who is vegetarian could eat anything off the menu for a change.

Thank Luckycat07
North Carolina
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394 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

a lovely spot where consciousness and culinary flair come together. many vegan offers, as many local grown, sourced ,made products in maine offered. Asian vegetable stew very tasty, the spicy salad is delicious.

Thank rhamba k
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Was not my favorite. So many other choices in Portland! This gave a good spot for meeting ahead of a venue at the Longfellow theater for friends who prefer vegan foods.

Thank Cjackso7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?