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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

££ - £££
Northeast Calgary
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1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
+1 403-457-1172
17:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend recommended and I had to wonder when I saw the location BUT this is definitely a hidden gem. It is a small, busy restaurant and only open from 5PM - 9 or 9:30 so your timing is essential. The staff were busy but attentive and the food is exceptional. Highly recommend the White Elephant and tell all my friends... More 

Thank Tracey F
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've tried other Thai restaurants in Calgary and White Elephant stands out as the best. The quality is consistently high. You can really tell that whoever is cooking has a love for the food and cares that every meal is memorable. Service is not perfect, so be patient. Get there early so you can be sure to get a table.... More 

Thank Heidi D
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love the Thai food here, very authentic, you can pick your spice level. Very busy Place, often just call and take out. My all time favorite dish is the Penang curry with beef, pad Thai and drunken noodles are also very good.

Thank Momof3loves
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin recommended us to come here for Thai food. We never really had Thai food before so we said why not. It looks like a really weird & hidden location. We tried shrimp pad thai and a few other dishes. It was really good service and not rush for a tiny place. Good food good service. Wed be coming... More 

1 Thank maplepoon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Delicious authentic Thai food. So glad I found this place! Nice atmosphere and huge portion sizes, definitely bring an appetite. Worth the money but the service was something left to be desired.

Thank Annabelle A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Chicken cashew, it is so amazing I can't get enough. All the other food on the menu is pretty amazing as well, just make sure you are hungry when you come here.

Thank Not_easy_being
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went with friends to this little hole in a wall restaurant. We knew in advance that it would be slow service and the atmosphere / decor sub-par. But worth the wait - the Thai food is amazing! Incredible freshness, flavour, portions. Great value! It's strange that they don't upgrade their location or fix the place up. But that may be... More 

Thank MaggieRoseZ
Brandon, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The food is unbelievably good! Some of best Thai food I have had. Very friendly and fast. We came in at about 8pm.

Thank chris s
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Let's start with the complains. The place is hard to find(It is actually inside the Airport Traveller's Inn) and the place is quite small. That is all the complaint I have for this place. The food is amazing!!!!! I have tried to find good Thai food in Toronto but nothing compare to this one. If I ever go back the... More 

Thank MapleLeafsfanforever
Revelstoke, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Took us 10 minutes to find the place from 100 yards away on our GPS, and when we did find it we did not know we were at the right place. It's in the back hall of an ageing motel/hotel, enter through lobby. Very small family run place that they are obviously renting on the cheap. Ceiling light fixtures hanging... More 

Thank Arvid Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1808 - 19 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-1172
Dinner only Monday 5 PM-8.30 PM Closed every Sunday

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