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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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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great staff and delicious vegetarian food. Even my husband, the carnivore loved it. Green curry was fabulous.

Thank Mainiac39
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate at this restaurant many times but also recently. I am not a vegetarian but can say that the food here is great for everyone. A must here in Portland for an Asian flare!

Thank MLuisa70
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely vibe, wonderful and good sized portions, delicious flavors, plenty of drinks and the orange chocolate mousse is incredible. I will definitely be returning here for some great, vegetarian food and a great cozy atmosphere

Thank Anna O
Oswego, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and very accommodating to dietary restrictions. I cannot exclaim to you how much I enjoy this restaurant.

Thank eatsout11
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887 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The Green Elephant is a casual vegetarian restaurant near the Museum of Art. The food is terrific: I had the spring rolls and the spicy stir fry medley, and both were excellent. Prices are modest, and service is good too.

Thank Mark P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wonderful food with a little Asian and Indian cousine and lovely place with very helpful staff. A great place to go after work for appetizers and drinks or great selection of entrees dorvdinner. Ample parking within close proximity of restaurant and within walking distance to historical Portsmouth restaurants and boutiques.

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Elmore, Vermont
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83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Admittedly, I had higher expectations based on the glowing reviews. I thought the food was solid and tasty, but not anything that I found to be innovative or exceptional. The restaurant was quite crowded and required a wait. With so many great spots to choose from in Portland, it's a solid choice.

Thank migrantnative
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband, daughter, and I stopped at Green Elephant for dinner during our trip to Portland. Ive been to Green Elephant before and wanted to come back. We had to wait for quite awhile for a table. I think there was some sort of show across the street so that may have been the issue. The service and food was... More 

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Kennebunks, Maine
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had not been to this place in years, because parking in downtown Portland is a bit tough. But, I am sorry we havent been going more often. The dishes were special and many were just a bit different...in a good way. The waitstaff was very professional!

Thank lilac_gs
New Hampshire, USA
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our party of three samples three main dishes and two desserts. Everything we ordered tasted fresh and was perfectly spiced. The service was prompt and courteous. The price was reasonable. I am looking forward to going here again.

Thank Diosa18

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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
USD 10 - USD 15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?