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The Green Elephant

608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-347-3111
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 13 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a good choice if you want to explore Asian fusion cuisine with vegan flair. The penang curry with soya meat (tofu) was good along with soy nuggets. Service was prompt and courteous.

Thank Wunderluft
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The food here can be quite good and delicious. But both the food and wait staff can be unpredictable. I've had some meals that were dried out or over-cooked. And at other times, just fine. The owner seems to hire unfriendly wait staff.

Thank KatiesDaddy
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant understands food allergies and offers a wide variety of menu choices. Excellent for gluten free diners. The service staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Pad Thai is crisp, flavorful.

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a very good and popular Thai veg restaurant located near the art museum in downtown Portland. It is an excellent choice for lunch and dinner when visiting the art museum or downtown. We always manage to go there several times when we visit...More

1  Thank Dan1928
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I dream of their Ginger noodles. Spicy rice noodles, tofu and not oily at all, the perfect vegan meal. The food is attractive and I have never had anything that wasn't' great. I usually get take out, so I can't speak to the service.

1  Thank catzen
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Tasty, inexpensive vegetarian Indian food. Staff friendly but unobtrusive. Well presented table & dishes, a lovely clean, quiet restaurant.

1  Thank roknok
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The food was good and quite varied. My "beef" was that I am gluten free and mentioned that I needed the gluten free versions of the two items I ordered. BOTH came out wrong: wrong dipping sauce on the first so the waiter had to...More

1  Thank bj w
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We took my daughter out for her 30th birthday, along with her husband. We were seated quickly and the waiter thanked us for coming to the restaurant. The restaurant was smaller than I expected, but had a very nice feel to it. My choice would...More

1  Thank Roy C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My daughter, 2 granddaughters (who have been gourmet eaters at an early age) and myself recently had lunch here. It is a Pan Asian vegetarian restaurant. One had Pad Thai which she thoroughly enjoyed, and I had the spicy vegetable medley stir fry entree. We...More

Thank soon2retire2012
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Green Elephant is consistently good! The food, service and selection is always great, and I love that they inform customers of the local products they use.

2  Thank sarahlikesthat
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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