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US$32 - US$58
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Asian, Thai, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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I was one of their first customers in 2014. I was a regular customer. I have spent thousands at this restaurant. I am celiac it is limiting to where I can eat. I quite liked the restaurant to begin with and was regular several years....I did attend at times 3 times a week sometimes ordering 3 different dishes, but usually 2 dishes for take away. Of course in those times, things weren't always satisfactory. One time back in 2016/17 I had ordered 3 dishes of my regular and was never informed how the tofu which I loved had been changed to the more bland non crispy type. The point is as such a regular customer there may of been a several times I made a minor complaint and it was dealt with satisfactorily . I remember waiting outside for nearly a n hour in the car with my new baby when I was told 15 mins. These all were minor thongs I brushed aside. However I feel worth mentioning after my treatment from restaurant yesterday. Yesterday I ordered a dish that I have eaten twice in restaurant before, and had at least twice for take away. So I knew and liked it. This time however is was so laden with salt I couldn't eat it. I had only eaten a couple of bites it was so salty. I was annoyed, as I don't eat there much now these days and I don't see why i should pay for something that was not fit for consumption. I called waiter, he said sorry. I expected to be refunded so emailed instead. My phone was off when I turned it on I got 3 missed call and a text. I called the number of text message. It was waiter he was pleasant and refunded and I thought that was the end of that. I called the missed call number because at that stage I did not know who it was. It was the owner who asked did I have chili paste mixed in with dish. I didn't and told him that the paste was fine, it was the dish. I explained it was way too salty. He disputed this, said I complained before. I said I don't think I ever asked for a refund. He basically was telling me I was wrong. He said Cheft pre made it and would have tasted it. I said well I have had this dish before and it was fine. I felt he was a little irate and critical. I have been one of their best customers for first few years. I say I spent more in there than any regular customer. I am a big foodie and visit a lot of restaurants. I rarely go to this restaurant in last few years as standard has slipped. Its definitely not on same level as it was in 2014. I didn't feel it was necessary to be so critical to a once very good customer. Its unlikely I will return again. Pity as I had some nice memories there, but I won't be spoken to in such a way. I said fine you want to tell me I am wrong and you are right. The best of restaurants will get it wrong at times, and criticism is always good. I would sincerely say the level of salt in that dish was far too much and I stand by it. As the old proverb goes 'the customer is always right'. That would have gone such a long way. I had recommended this place to many when it opened, now Id say don't bother.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food and nice atmosphere! They put effort into the food they cook. The quality is good compared to other Thai restaurants in Cork, thank you and we will be back

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my went to golden elephant to celebrate our anniversary dinner. We were warmly greeted by a lovely waitress, who catered to our needs. The food was so good, a wide variety menu. The smells coming out of the kitchen were amazing! It is...a cleat that this restaurant uses fresh food and high quality spices etc. I will definitely be visiting again soon as I am already craving their spring rolls!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Finally visited this restaurant after years of hearing about it being one of the best, if not the best, Thai restaurants in Cork. Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed. There was nothing really wrong with it, the staff were friendly, the food tasty enough but the...prices are very expensive for what you get and it's not better than some of the other Thai restaurants in Cork. I won't be rushing back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food, helpful staff, everything is top quality! It’s just that ‘mild’ was actually hot for me but that’s personal. The only thing that wasn’t very nice was the ding noise every time there was an incoming order for take away (which was every 2’).... It was really loud and I’m sure a workaround can be found.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed a family take out meal recently. Good food, pleasant staff. Would recommend the chicken cas-nut. Will return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Great experience. Covid checks on the way in. Pad Thai and sizzling peppercorn were delicious meals. I would Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

This was our first visit into the restaurant since indoor dining reopened and I can say it is still fantastic! Throughout the closure of indoor dining they provided us with great food at home but it was lovely to sit in again! Golden Elephant is...always consistent and never disappoints. The staff are very friendly and their food is always delicious!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 August 2020

I've had quite a bit of takeaways during lockdown and this is by far the best one! Delivery came perfectly on time and the food was brilliant. I've been into the restaurant a few times before and safe to say they haven't dropped their standards...during these difficult times! Well-done, keep up the good work!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent take away. The masaman curry is insanely nice! Can’t recommend it enough. Such a good quality take away.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Response from hoteldivaCork | Reviewed this property |
Lol! The city is not full of amazing restaurants. There are currently no Thai restaurants in the city centre, only Asian Street food rubbish. Bus will take you to restaurant from city centre for under 2 euro.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Elephant

Yes, Golden Elephant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Golden Elephant offers delivery services.

Golden Elephant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5