The Golden Elephant Thai Restaurant

The Golden Elephant Thai Restaurant

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+44 28 9079 6699+ Add website
Hours
Sun
16:00 - 21:00
Thu
16:00 - 21:00
Fri
16:00 - 21:00
Sat
16:00 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles121 reviews
Excellent
60
Very good
28
Average
14
Poor
7
Terrible
12
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Cinders
Belfast3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
I cannot fault this place.. staff, food always excellent... always remember us, even if it’s been months between visits. Very accommodating... i can almost taste the food... in fact it’s made me want to go right now
Written 15 February 2020
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Belfast_Bowler
Belfast475 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 solo
I always try and be very honest when making any review and it also has to do with similar experiences I have had so here goes..Due to a planned trip to Thailand and doing lots of research I have started to try Thai food.. I recently tried Phad Thai from Kanto in Lisburn twice and loved the flavours..I realised this place while great did not specialise in Thai food so I decided to try "The Golden Elephant" to see how it matched up..I really wish I did not have to say this but it was nowhere near as good as the same food I got at Kanto. The portion was bigger but I was a little disappointed at the lack of flavour. Kanto is the same price with less food but the flavour wins hands down.
Written 20 June 2021
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lovelylola
Belfast51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Authentic light Thai food. We had the king prawn Penang curry, chicken with cashew nuts, duck in hot, sweet and sour. Stir fried veggies, noodles, fried rice and chips. It was delicious. Very light sauces so weren’t gloopy. Fresh and tasty. It came out quickly and was piping hot. The atmosphere in the restaurant was a little quiet. There wasn’t any background music which would have been nice. Over all a great experience.
Written 30 April 2023
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Vanessa L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
Today three of us went to Golden Elephant to have our dinner, my boyfriend, I and our friend. We just came from an art exhibition our friend held for a local charity. Everything went well so we were very happy until we got this restaurant. My boyfriend and I have been here for 7 years, and our friend has been here for over 30 years. However, all of us are Chinese. Why I said so? From we went into the restaurant, the waitress treated us very rudely. What's even more ridiculous is after serving us with extremely bad attitude, she then served other local customers with happy face. Moreover, the portion of each dish we got was ridiculously small compared with when we came with our local friends. Also, they were really in a hurry taking our plates, which made me very nervous. For example, when one of us haven't finished, they would cone and take the plates of the other two. Finally, just ten minutes after we paying the bill, the waitress came and said to us that we cannot sit here anymore, although there are plenty of tables available in the restaurant. I really wanted to ask them why treated us in such a rude way. Just because we look very much like them? We do research here, we do charity here, we live here and love here as everyone else. I can't believe that racism still exists today, happened between Asian and Asian. This is really a bad experience. I'll tell all of my friends about this experience. If you don't want to serve anyone from Asia, I can help.
Written 25 February 2023
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Brian E
Broughshane1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Had a business meeting nearby and had an hour or two to kill so went looking for somewhere for lunch. A little coffee shop offering not an extensive menu , a Subway and then I saw this establishment "Golden Elephant ". My wife and I decided to try it. We were immediately welcomed and courtsied on enter and shown to a table. They had a lunchtime special menu on , quite a few choices. Difficult to choose as everything looked and sounded delicious. I had the Hot and Sour Coconut soup which didn't disappoint. Very very tasty , then for main the Golden Elephant fried rice , with Satay kebab. The presentation was amazing, and I can honestly say it was delicious . Clean premises , courteous staff in Thai clothing added to the experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal ; as did my wife. I will certainly return to this hidden gem.
Written 10 July 2021
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Peter_Mercer
Belfast44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
One of our favourite restaurants. Very consistent quality, friendly staff, and Thai customers which is always a good sign. Hadn't been there for a while until tonight - brilliant sizzling beef, crispy tamarind chicken and the best satay I know. Served very promptly and efficiently. Highly recommended.
Written 2 February 2024
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Rachel M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We ordered a pad thai and a curry. The chicken was actually inedible. It looked and tasted revolting. It actually turned my stomach. I complained and was just told that that was the way that they cooked chicken, it was 'so soft'. I couldn't stomach it at all and if I did I believe I actually would have got food poisoning. Extremely disappointing food on a rare night out. Should have ordered a pad thai kit from Tesco.
Written 19 February 2024
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DHark
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
It was okay. Really wanted squid starter and they didn’t have it. Had fishcakes instead which were very soft and rubbery not nice. My main was again okay just a bit bland.
Written 20 January 2024
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Michael C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
Mr. Kong, my wife and I really enjoyed your hospitality and delicious Thai dinner. The meal, atmosphere and service at the Golden Elephant were all excellent!
Written 8 December 2022
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YesChef89
Portadown122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
Never had Thai food before and I can absolutely, 100% say that I will definitely be back! This place was so good!! Extensive menu that doesn't lack in flavour! The menu is a bit overwhelming at first but this just means that there is so much more to come back and try! My advice, order a couple of different meal and split them! Also the price, cheap for what you get!!
Written 4 September 2021
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FRANK O
Belfast172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Set just back from the Main Saintfield Road and a Bus Route Stop. Service was 1st Class, Food was Beautiful and Plentiful...We will be back.
Written 13 January 2020
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paulkidsstore
Dubrovnik10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Great walk-in Thai restaurant. Forget the Chinese and try Thai. Clean, comfortable, warm, attentive service and excellent food. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 October 2019
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CiaraSlevin
Northern Ireland2385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
Really lovely Thai food with good range of vegetarian and tofu dishes. Large portions which compensate for Golden Elephant being a little bit more expensive than some other Thai restaurants in Belfast. Vegetable Massaman Curry and Tofu in Hot Sweet Chilli Sauce were delicious, as were the Vegetable Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce. You will need to ensure you ask for food to be cooked without fish sauce if you are vegetarian. Great for a casual dinner. As restaurant was very brightly lit and had a couple of noisy family birthday groups when we visited - wouldn't be good for a quiet, chilled, relaxed meal due to noise levels and glaring brightness - but still is a nice spot.
Written 6 October 2019
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Carole123F
Northern Ireland16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Delicious! Lovely ingredients cooked beautifully and service was superb. Had duck with plum, garlic prawns & curry. Will be back!!
Written 10 August 2019
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Su M
Bexleyheath46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
GREASE was the word. we were visiting from london got take away to take back to our accommadation. Could nit believe it when we opened it. The chips were horrendous...like putting pure fat in my mouth. It wasnt cheap either. I had rice and prawns which was ok but not the best I have tasted. The sweet and sour was really thick..... but we were so hungry we had to eat some of it. The prawn crackers were brown ?..never seen brown ones before like they had been cooked in old fat.... one bite was enough of them. tasted fatty too.... sorry wont be going back there when we visit next year. and the lady taking our order was impatient and not helpful.
Written 7 August 2019
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