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Silk Elephant

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Squirrel Hill South
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1712 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1604
+1 412-421-8801
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go to this place for a while as I love Thai food. I finally made it after visiting one of the museums in the area on a lazy, cold Sunday in Winter. Nice place I had the Duck Curry and really liked it. Prices are very reasonable and the servers working were friendly. I will agree... More 

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Thank Brett G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for dinner with the family. We had reservations but didn't need them since it wasn't very busy. Waitress was attentive but quiet. Ordered drinks and appetizers which came pretty quick. Dinners also came quick and were good! The portions were huge. It was our first visit to this restaurant and we will definitely go back.

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Thank kiwizoe
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The inside of the place is very nice and I had high hopes. The food was just ok and the service was eerily quiet. Our server barely spoke. She waited until she had multiple orders to fill up meet tray and hit several tables in on trip. Not a bad idea but the wait times varied by table quite a... More 

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Nahariya, Israel
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Excellent lunch with a appropriate wide range of luncheon specials. The dishes were tasty, the variable spiciness was appropriate. The meals were preceded by a delicious appetizer of soup, spring rolls and small salad. The Thai iced tea was sweet and tasty. There's a reason the Silk Elephant has been a Pittsburgh standard for years.

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Thank nollik
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Everytime I visit Pittsburgh, I make a beeline for this restaurant. The food is delicious, good prices, and good portions. Of course, the staff is always shocked by this African American woman greeting and thanking them in Thai :).

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Thank Mgbt1968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love how you can tell the waitress how spicy you want your dish. Food is always delicious and warm.

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Thank Njaire M
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I love everything about Silk Elephant in Squirrel Hill except how extremely close the tables are to one another. This type of seating is common in cities but it is not one of the things I enjoy. That said, I love the food here enough to return again and again. Compared to most Thai restaurants in the area the food... More 

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Thank Torrie N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice...both times great food, prompt and courteous service, very nice potion size. I recently returned from Thailand and still craving the cuisine/ spices, and this restaurant did not disappoint.

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Thank mbg1968
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

There are a lot of Thai options in Squirrel Hill, but Silk Elephant is usually my go-to. If the tapas idea doesn't appeal to you, there are still lots of great entree options. Friendly staff and atmospheric setting.

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Thank Ben K
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Awesome tapas, great wine and drink list, best I have ever seen for Asian restaurant actually. Enjoyed dinner with my wife and 2 yo daughter. Friendly staff and all of our food items were so tasty! Will be back for sure. Try their tapas for sure and their speciality cocktails, their bartender was skilled!

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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
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
  • Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
  • Phone Number: +1 412-421-8801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?