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“one of the best vegetarian restaurants in New England”
Review of The Green Elephant

The Green Elephant
Ranked #5 of 640 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Asian-inspired cuisine made with love.
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Green Elephant is not only the best vegetarian restaurant in Portland but also one of the best in New England. We have visited The Green Elephant in different seasons. It never failed to impress us. The menu is Asian inspired. Curry dishes like Tofu Tikka Masala, and tempura dishes like Asparagus Salad were outstanding. We enjoyed the appetizers - Spinach Wontons and Vegetable Dumplings with chili sauce. Indian flatbread served with curry dip is delicious.

The wine menu is modest but it does have acidic white wines that pair well with Asian food. We tried Gobelsburger Gruner Veltliner from Austria, and Spiropoulos Moschofilero from Greece, which were both good. The venue is comfortable. There are no reservations but the wait is typically half an hour. The service is polite and friendly. The prices are reasonable given the quality of the food offered.

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Thank Alper C
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I am going to go back to eat as many things on the menu as I can ;). The peanut curry in coconut milk was so delicious that I might, without hesitation, say that it was the best meal I've ever had in my entire life. If it wasn't for my rather proper table manners, I would've probably licked the bowl clean.

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Thank Monika R
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

For those looking for unique Vegetarian and Vegan options, The Green Elephant in Portland, Maine is the best possible option. With wonderful daily specials to amazing classics like wontons, spring rolls and more, this place has it all. Expertly crafted dishes with amazing flavors and great presentations the Green Elephant will have you wanting and wishing for more.
The tempeh dishes are amazing and great for those wanting meat substitutes, while to curry dishes are enough to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. If you are going with a unadventurous meat eater just do them a favor and dont tell them its vegetarian/ vegan. Order them any of the "mock meats" and they will be pleasantly surprised. Pair any of the dishes with a local maine bottle of beer and prepare to have your taste buds amazed. For the specific fare and specialty of the dishes the price is unbeatable.

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Thank Wilson S
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

As a non vegetarian with vegan relatives it is hard to find places for all. The Green Elephant is amazing!

Thank MaureenC212
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal at a reasonable price. Busy but not rushed. Friendly atmosphere. I plan to make this one if my "regulars".

Thank Tassabee
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