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Elephant Bar Restaurant

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12002 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
+1 562-803-9910
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Pico Rivera, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was going to meet my girlfriend at this place, she was there first and sitting in the bar. When I arrived I was expecting someone to come to the table, waited over fifteen minutes and no one ever came to the table. The bar wasn't busy at all , they had 2 bartenders and 2-3 servers in the bar... More 

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Thank Bob H
Hawthorne, California
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking in the rear and the entrance directly on Lakewood Blvd. And the outdoor patio faces the boulevard with the noise of all the bells & whistles. The interior music with an array of screaming was not very comforting at lunch time. I will never return to this location.

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Thank eacollinsjr
Avalon, California, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a quick bite but ran into overserved, drunk sports fans......sure the bartenders mading money but it was impossible to hear my friend even when shouting.....spoiled the experience and will not ever be coming back....AVOID during any sports activity unless you want to be rowdy too. Food was okay but nothing exceptional and the appetizer portions were small... More 

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Thank momcat117
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

went in for a take out order, the girl at the front counter state that she was new which is fine and ok with us. she seem like she didn't get any training at all. she didn't know the menu and had to run to the back to asked someone else for answer. We order the Tempura Salmon Roll and... More 

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Thank Michael T
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Take in consideration this happened when Elephant Bar opened up (years ago). We were seated outside. Once the male waiter took our order, he had counted his tips in front of us. After he took our order, an hour passed by and our food was not served. I kindly asked the bartender lady who happened to be the closest Elephant... More 

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Thank preciadogeli
Colorado
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We met friends for dinner at the Elephant Bar. The menu was diverse and the food was very good, but the service was so-so.

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Thank Susanne L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Staff was wonderful. My steak was "meh"... I had better. My sides weren't all that seasoned, I just wasn't impressed. My drink though, was amazing. It was called the tiki something. It had fireball in it. LOVED it! I'd return for the drinks... The food, not so much.

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Thank Timothy M
Wasilla, Alaska
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Nice ambiance, rewards program and attentive service. Food ordered was good and filling and recommended but nothing stood out that would make me come back specifically on my next visit from out of state. California roll was tasty but felt ahi appetizer was the better of the two; it came with tasty greens, rice noodles & ponzu sauce. Moroccan shrimp... More 

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Thank GINayner
Downey, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This restaurants food is excellent. The service is on check. Great parking close to the restaurant. The drinks at the bar are quality and NOT watered down. Must go if you want an evening with quality food and service.

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1 Thank Ivette E
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I've written hotel reviews, but this is my first restaurant review. (We eat out about 3 times a week.) I felt compelled to write it after last night's fiasco. Our son graduated from South Gate High School yesterday. I called Elephant Bar in Downey at 7:00 PM and made an 8:00 reservation for 13 people. We were on time. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Pub, American, International
Meals
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12002 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-803-9910
Description
Elephant Bar Restaurant is a scratch-kitchen specializing in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. Our food is all made from scratch using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of our cocktails are made fresh when you order, handcrafted in-house by our mixologists. Brunch is offered on weekends 10am-2pm with brunch cocktails, patio dining, and delicious specialty brunch entrees. We've kept the same, great Elephant Bar Restaurant exclusives you've come to love...but made them better, using only made-from- scratch methods and high-quality ingredients. Better menu items, new craft cocktails, new wine list, and new brunch cocktails. We've completely evolved.We can't wait to see you soon!

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