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Thai Golden Elephant

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712A Higgins Rd, Between N.Cumberland and Canfield, Park Ridge, IL 60068-5716
+1 847-698-1168
11:30 - 22:00
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Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here last year with close friends. I really like this place, the food is delicious!

Thank erivero63
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visited the restaurant recently for dinner and it was a weak experience. The place was virtually empty and service as others have said was haphazard. Food selections are vast but portions and presentations are more on the small side. Food was fresh and flavors good but proteins were very non existent. Pricing is on the low side - where can... More 

Thank BigMikeFoodie
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fast and pleasant service for carry out orders. Food is good, nothing spectacular, average menu, pretty much what would be expected from a neighborhood Thai restaurant.

Thank David H
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Family run business, the food is quite good. It is more popular for take away. I will definitely visit again if I'm in the area.

Thank Lambo-Insecta
Vienna, Austria
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I can't stand that any Thai restaurant will substitute lemon juice for lemongrass in the main contribution of Thai cuisine to the world, Tom Kha Gai. Insult was added to injury when they brought a stir fried dish heated in the microwave one side scalding hot and the other cold. Poor service that would be cute if food was good.... More 

1 Thank Warrior2Warrior
Carson, California
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166 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Golden Elephant has very good Thai food in a nice setting with good service. It was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel, Marriott Springhill Suites which is 4 miles from O'Hare Airport. If you are staying in this area, this would be a good choice for Thai food.

Thank SeniorTraveler65575
Chicago, Illinois
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2,752 reviews
2,138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Located on Higgins Rd., just east of Cumberland Ave., this is a small restaurant that is apparently family-owned. We had the Thai spring rolls with peanut sauce, as well as the deep-fried spring rolls for appetizers. Then we had the Thai combo fried rice and a glass noodle dish. The staff [a server/hostess and her mother(?)] were very friendly. Reasonably... More 

Thank Allen21096
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360 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Lunch special was served with soup which was soooo good! Rolls were excellent as was the Thai fried rice with chicken. Nothing fancy, just good food. Small establishment with few tables. Immediate, friendly service.

Thank chicagotoots
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

sweet and sour chicken was 8.95, had MAYBE five pieces of chicken that were small strands,,,largest piece about 1/4" x 1/2". kung pao shrimp dish was 8.95 + 2.50 additional charge for shrimp.....total shrimp 4, size about 1" each, including tail. very disappointed, will not order again.

1 Thank Linda L
Redditch, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stopped into the Golden Elephant on a whim and had a lovely meal. The food is flavoursome and enjoyable, which is perfect. It's a no-frills restaurant, but offers good, well prices food and a fun atmosphere thanks to the owner & her 70's/80's music playing in the background! Just remember it's a BYOB restaurant.

Thank 356speedster1975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 712A Higgins Rd, Between N.Cumberland and Canfield, Park Ridge, IL 60068-5716
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 847-698-1168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?