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The Green Elephant

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608 Congress Street, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great food and gluten free selection, along with funky tofu shaped walls! Spring rolls and Mango Sticky Rice are the best! Love the Pad Thai as well.

Thank Erich C
Portland, ME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family member who is vegetarian has long sung the praises of the Green Elephant, so we finally visited the night of a nearby play. We expected to struggle to find things to interest us omnivores, but we needn't have worried. From appetizers through entrees and desserts, the Elephant had delicious options that I sometimes needed to be reminded were... More 

Thank PeripateticTwo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, Wonderful Staff, Best of all, for a really fussy eater like me, it is next to impossible to find tins I can actually on regular restaurant menus. In the Green Elephant I have started going down the menu, choosing things I haven't tried before. I've yet to be disappointed. Sometimes I can't make up my mind and ask one... More 

Thank junkheap
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I'm heading to dinner with a variety of people, Green Elephant has become one of my favorite places to go because there is something for everyone....gluten free, dairy free, vegan, etc. Everything is prepared so beautifully and the Thai inspired food is so perfect every time. I especially love the brussels sprouts, Chinese broccoli with crispy soy filet (you... More 

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to The Green Elephant on multiple trips to Portland, and each time has been terrific. The vegetarian and vegan choices are superb, and prices are reasonable. The dining room is casual, open and quite pleasant. We will certainly be back.

Thank Mark P
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love The Green Elephant! Delicious vegetarian food in a comfortable quaint setting. We've never had a bad meal and we've never had bad service. We always look forward to date nights at The Green Elephant! We highly recommend it!

Thank Jami H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible food with vegan meats. Just make sure that they are open. They close for a break between lunch and dinner.

Thank shanebikes
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will be amazed at the variety of wonderful flavors you will enjoy at this place. We enjoyed the Indian bread and the dumplings as appetizers. For entrees we tried the peanut curry, the ginger noodles, and the pad thai. Everything was delicious. Don't miss the coconut ice cream dessert. Enjoy!

Thank DuffyNC
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hamburger and fries lovers, go elsewhere! This is vegetarian and vegan food at it's best. As vegans, we had already scoped out The Green Elephant in Portsmouth NH, so on a short trip to Portland, we headed right over. You don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy a meal here. You won't even miss the meat or cheese and... More 

Thank dontforget2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a lunch with friends. I got a curry dish with tofu. It was very delicious and everything else on the table that came out looked great also. Only issue I had was the price was a bit more for the type/amount of food. However if you are looking for a restaurant that has tons of dietary options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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 Street, 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?