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The Green Elephant

608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-347-3111
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tofu” (61 reviews)
“pad thai” (61 reviews)
“spring rolls” (30 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was overwhelmed looking at the menu because I'm not used to being able to eat anything on the menu. Everything is vegetarian and it appeared that everything could be vegan. We went back a second time during our trip. Some of our selections included...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choices! Went with a friend who is not a vegetarian but we both loved our meals. Highly recommend this place if you are in Portland. Seems that the secret is to takeout! Hard to get a table.

Thank MoodyMtnME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Green Elephant is our go-to restaurant for vegetarian cuisine in Portland. The apps & entrees have a Thai-Inspired flavor. Everything is fresh, and the menu is just extensive enough to give you good choices without overwhelming you. It's small, so you may have to wait...More

Thank ME_Gardener6
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had dinner at the Green Elephant on a Friday night and were impressed with the menu choices and the efficiency of the wait staff. We got there a bit before 6 PM and the place filled up with people waiting in line not too...More

1  Thank Irene W
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Green Elephant is absolutely fine, and I love many things there. However, if you have someone in your group who wants meat, it's not suitable. It also tends to be extremely crowded.

Thank utilitarianatlarge
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This has long been a favorite restaurant of mine in the greater Portland area. I’ve found their menu to be reliable, consistent, and always rotating seasonally based on what’s available. My favorite dishes are the Brussel sprouts & spicy green leaf salad for starters and...More

Thank farfromhome2003
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Love the Green Elephant! Great food, great service. Nice to see the different veggie options out there. Yum!

1  Thank kathrynsZ6353GC
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

So this place was great, but they seriously have ZERO meat on the menu.....zero. I’m all for veggies, but they don’t even really offer dishes without any phony meat. Everything on the menu almost has either tofu or “soy meat”. Both of which I’m kind...More

1  Thank Dougboat
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A friend suggested that we meet for dinner at the Green Elephant in Portland. My husband was dubious about a meal in a vegetarian restaurant, but agreed with the plan. We shared tempura mushrooms and spring rolls that we all enjoyed. The entrees were beautifully...More

1  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is THE restaurant I always choose my family stops in as most of them are Vegan. I am not vegan but fell in love with this place the first time I visited. The foods level of spicey-ness can be adjusted based on your comfortability/taste...More

Thank Sam_Nowinski
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Diana M
27 February 2018|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No clue, sorry. Also sorry that I just saw this question!
Marlena W
4 June 2017|
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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
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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