Thai Elephant

★★★★☆
  • 2225 NW Allie Avenue

    Hillsboro, OR 97124

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  • 503-645-5959

About Thai Elephant

Hours
Mon: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Tue: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Wed: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Nauseating in every respect. A filthy dirty establishment staffed by uncaring unfriendly people. The menu is overpriced and the quality abysmal. Save yourselves a handful of tums, find anyplace other than Thai Elephant.

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★★★★★

Nauseating in every respect. A filthy dirty establishment staffed by uncaring unfriendly people. The menu is overpriced and the quality abysmal. Save yourselves a handful of tums, find anyplace other than Thai Elephant.

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This is the worst Thai restaurant I have visited.The location of this restaurant was the deciding factor for us to chose it. ( Its besides Macy's in Tanasbourne, really commercial place).The place is huge, however has a poor service.

3
★★★★★

This is the worst Thai restaurant I have visited.The location of this restaurant was the deciding factor for us to chose it. ( Its besides Macy's in Tanasbourne, really commercial place).The place is huge, however has a poor service.

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There is a reason this restaurant is always busy. The place is clean, the staff is very friendly, and the food comes out in a quick and timely manner even when it's busy! The food was pretty good, a 4/5 for me. However, the curry is a bit

3
★★★★★

There is a reason this restaurant is always busy. The place is clean, the staff is very friendly, and the food comes out in a quick and timely manner even when it's busy! The food was pretty good, a 4/5 for me. However, the curry is a bit

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I just got back from here for dinner and it was excellent. My friend told me he had a great dish of pineapple fried rice and that I would like this place. Both of us have worked in professional kitchens for years.
We started off with their half priced appetizers. We got the golden purses which where wontons stuffed with a fish stuffing served with sweet chili sauce. The wontons were perfectly crispy while not being hard. The stuffing tasted very fresh and plenty of arromatic additions to the fish to make it very flavorful. The best past was the texure of this dish.
I had the red duck curry. I get this at other restaurants so I wanted to compare it. This was hands down above and beyond what I have had. The duck was presented on the bone with crispy skin and melt in your mouth tender meat. Lychee, grapes, peaches and cherry tomatoes were displayed with a not too sweet red curry sauce. Some other thai places rely on added sugar to their sauces but here the lychee added the sweetness which played so well with the duck. I did not expect the fruit choices but found them to be wonderful with the spice of the sauce.
I will make the voyage from portland again to try some other dishes.
The service was ok but not friendly while not being rude.
The interior was very modern and looked great with asian elephant statues and shelving inset in the walls with back lighting. Open kitchen where you can see through the glass into their walkin cooler where they had their prepped ngredients in clear containers.
Surprised the reviews aren't better.
Unsure why some reviewers only give three stars when they describe the food as "great".

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★★★★★

I just got back from here for dinner and it was excellent. My friend told me he had a great dish of pineapple fried rice and that I would like this place. Both of us have worked in professional kitchens for years.
We started off with their half priced appetizers. We got the golden purses which where wontons stuffed with a fish stuffing served with sweet chili sauce. The wontons were perfectly crispy while not being hard. The stuffing tasted very fresh and plenty of arromatic additions to the fish to make it very flavorful. The best past was the texure of this dish.
I had the red duck curry. I get this at other restaurants so I wanted to compare it. This was hands down above and beyond what I have had. The duck was presented on the bone with crispy skin and melt in your mouth tender meat. Lychee, grapes, peaches and cherry tomatoes were displayed with a not too sweet red curry sauce. Some other thai places rely on added sugar to their sauces but here the lychee added the sweetness which played so well with the duck. I did not expect the fruit choices but found them to be wonderful with the spice of the sauce.
I will make the voyage from portland again to try some other dishes.
The service was ok but not friendly while not being rude.
The interior was very modern and looked great with asian elephant statues and shelving inset in the walls with back lighting. Open kitchen where you can see through the glass into their walkin cooler where they had their prepped ngredients in clear containers.
Surprised the reviews aren't better.
Unsure why some reviewers only give three stars when they describe the food as "great".

Pros: food presentation and flavors

Cons: unfriendly service

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But like a previous reviewer, they never answered the phone. So I ordered from Zab Thai in Hillsboro instead and it was excellent!

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★☆☆☆☆

But like a previous reviewer, they never answered the phone. So I ordered from Zab Thai in Hillsboro instead and it was excellent!

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I am writing this right after I started eating my to go pad thai - disgusting no flavor watery sauce, all I see is noodles and oil! I wont be back, really gross! If I could give zero stars I would -

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★☆☆☆☆

I am writing this right after I started eating my to go pad thai - disgusting no flavor watery sauce, all I see is noodles and oil! I wont be back, really gross! If I could give zero stars I would -

Pros: none

Cons: everything for this visit

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This place has amazing Thai food. I have traveled to Thailand a few dozen times and this place matches the taste perfectly. It is a busy place at lunch time so try to get there before 11:30.

4
★★★★☆

This place has amazing Thai food. I have traveled to Thailand a few dozen times and this place matches the taste perfectly. It is a busy place at lunch time so try to get there before 11:30.

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Busy at lunch time, but you can still get in and out on your lunch hour. Love that you can get the food as spicy as you want... even spicier than the other Thai restaurants around.

3
★★★☆☆

Busy at lunch time, but you can still get in and out on your lunch hour. Love that you can get the food as spicy as you want... even spicier than the other Thai restaurants around.

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I've been to Thai Elephant quite a few times for lunch and have never been disappointed. They have daily specials which are pretty cheap (under $10) and are lots of food. (They usually come with a side of pad thai and vegetables.) Good atmosphere and staff. Sometimes it can get a bit crowded at lunch, but I've always gotten seated right away so it's not too bad.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Thai Elephant quite a few times for lunch and have never been disappointed. They have daily specials which are pretty cheap (under $10) and are lots of food. (They usually come with a side of pad thai and vegetables.) Good atmosphere and staff. Sometimes it can get a bit crowded at lunch, but I've always gotten seated right away so it's not too bad.

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I found their listing in my Entertainment book and decided to try them out tonight. I convinced my kids to try something different and we called them. Their phone rang and rang and no one ever answered. Well, I will just go back to my favorite Thai restaurant in the area.

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★★☆☆☆

I found their listing in my Entertainment book and decided to try them out tonight. I convinced my kids to try something different and we called them. Their phone rang and rang and no one ever answered. Well, I will just go back to my favorite Thai restaurant in the area.

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Certainly if you?re from Thailand you can appreciate the name of this Thai restaurant since the Elephant is the country?s national symbol.
Located in the Streets of Tanasbourne outdoor mall, I stopped in for lunch and I was hoping for the portions to be more Elephant-size. I wouldn?t say it was a small amount of food my colleague and I received but I?d like to seen a little more food.
That said, the food was good, the service prompt and responsive, and the price was right. It was $21 for lunch which included two entrees and four spring rolls to start our meal with. I had the Massamun Curry Beef and ordered it medium spicy, which barely even got my sweat glands going. I would have been curious to know if the very spicy as listed on the menu would have knocked my socks off. Regardless I enjoyed the beef and potatoes in this Southern Thai dish. The pieces of beef were pretty large so I did like that, although there didn?t seem to be enough peanuts at the bottom of my bowl. There were plenty of onions, though. Maybe too many. All in all though, the food was good.
I really liked the look and feel of this place aside from the entrance. It had the Asian decor with some cool orange and yellow colors mixed in. However, be prepared as you enter, because when you do, you feel like you could almost eat off another patron?s plate. The distance from the entrance to the first table is small. You walk in and boom, there you are. You?ll see what I mean when you visit this place.
I don?t get over to this part of town too often but I?d come back to Thai Elephant again. Nice people, good price, good food, good service, and clean. It didn?t completely bowl me over to where I?m dying to go back, but nonetheless I would.

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★★★★☆

Certainly if you?re from Thailand you can appreciate the name of this Thai restaurant since the Elephant is the country?s national symbol.
Located in the Streets of Tanasbourne outdoor mall, I stopped in for lunch and I was hoping for the portions to be more Elephant-size. I wouldn?t say it was a small amount of food my colleague and I received but I?d like to seen a little more food.
That said, the food was good, the service prompt and responsive, and the price was right. It was $21 for lunch which included two entrees and four spring rolls to start our meal with. I had the Massamun Curry Beef and ordered it medium spicy, which barely even got my sweat glands going. I would have been curious to know if the very spicy as listed on the menu would have knocked my socks off. Regardless I enjoyed the beef and potatoes in this Southern Thai dish. The pieces of beef were pretty large so I did like that, although there didn?t seem to be enough peanuts at the bottom of my bowl. There were plenty of onions, though. Maybe too many. All in all though, the food was good.
I really liked the look and feel of this place aside from the entrance. It had the Asian decor with some cool orange and yellow colors mixed in. However, be prepared as you enter, because when you do, you feel like you could almost eat off another patron?s plate. The distance from the entrance to the first table is small. You walk in and boom, there you are. You?ll see what I mean when you visit this place.
I don?t get over to this part of town too often but I?d come back to Thai Elephant again. Nice people, good price, good food, good service, and clean. It didn?t completely bowl me over to where I?m dying to go back, but nonetheless I would.

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While eating lunch here, I found the atmosphere to be warm, the interior upscale and the bamboo tables quaint. They start each table off with a delicious soup, which was a nice touch. The service was prompt and attentive and when we asked questions regarding the menu, they knew what they were talking about. The panang curry with beef was excellent, however the thin noodle and chicken dish that my partner had was only average. We will be back, but will try a different entree next time.

2
★★★★☆

While eating lunch here, I found the atmosphere to be warm, the interior upscale and the bamboo tables quaint. They start each table off with a delicious soup, which was a nice touch. The service was prompt and attentive and when we asked questions regarding the menu, they knew what they were talking about. The panang curry with beef was excellent, however the thin noodle and chicken dish that my partner had was only average. We will be back, but will try a different entree next time.

Pros: Excellent panang curry, nice atmosphere, location

Cons: One chicken and noodle entree lacked flavor

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I have been to many thai food resturants and this is one of the best. Prices were average but the food was well above average. Good portions, very fresh, well presented, and YUMMY! The tofu was done perfectly. The service was good, not great. The restuarant was clean and comfortable and in a great location. I will definitely be going back for their spring rolls, yellow curry, and pad thai!

2
★★★★★

I have been to many thai food resturants and this is one of the best. Prices were average but the food was well above average. Good portions, very fresh, well presented, and YUMMY! The tofu was done perfectly. The service was good, not great. The restuarant was clean and comfortable and in a great location. I will definitely be going back for their spring rolls, yellow curry, and pad thai!

Pros: ambiance, parking, yummy

Cons: ok service

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Food service was prompt and attentive, that?s were everything went wrong. After ordering three dishes, and an appetizer the food was not as good as some said. At the end of our meal I tried to use a Visa gift card, the manager said that he was unable to use the card and said it was declined. Turns out that he charged the gift card and lied to us and said that he was unable to use that card. After below average food and bad service I would not recommend this establishment.

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★★☆☆☆

Food service was prompt and attentive, that?s were everything went wrong. After ordering three dishes, and an appetizer the food was not as good as some said. At the end of our meal I tried to use a Visa gift card, the manager said that he was unable to use the card and said it was declined. Turns out that he charged the gift card and lied to us and said that he was unable to use that card. After below average food and bad service I would not recommend this establishment.

Pros: Decent prices

Cons: After meal customer service

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So the food was great and the thai tea is so good. My only problem was the customer service. It seemed like everyone that worked there was having a bad day.

2
★★★★☆

So the food was great and the thai tea is so good. My only problem was the customer service. It seemed like everyone that worked there was having a bad day.

Pros: Good food and Thai tea

Cons: poor service

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The food is great, all the curries are wonderful, the crab fried rice is good and there are big chunks of crab too. The coconut ice cream for desert is good. I am getting hungry just writing this.... The price is not bad either and if you go for lunch there is a cheaper lunch menu.

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★★★☆☆

The food is great, all the curries are wonderful, the crab fried rice is good and there are big chunks of crab too. The coconut ice cream for desert is good. I am getting hungry just writing this.... The price is not bad either and if you go for lunch there is a cheaper lunch menu.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: That I can't get there every day.

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For a good Happy Hour...flavorful plates of spring rolls, shrimp gold purses and salad rolls..this is the place to come. Their happy hour requires the purchase of an alcholic beverage but you can order it virgin for the price of the alcholic beverage. Good location in the Streets of Tanasbourne...not as authentic since this is a "refined place", but good overall!

PROS: Good Happy Hour!
CONS: Pricey and bad parking

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★★★☆☆

For a good Happy Hour...flavorful plates of spring rolls, shrimp gold purses and salad rolls..this is the place to come. Their happy hour requires the purchase of an alcholic beverage but you can order it virgin for the price of the alcholic beverage. Good location in the Streets of Tanasbourne...not as authentic since this is a "refined place", but good overall!

PROS: Good Happy Hour!
CONS: Pricey and bad parking

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I was very happy with the food, menu, wine selection and the cafe-"ish"/bistro decor and atmosphere. I was hoping for something with a little more ambiance but it did have a cute charm.
The service was sub-par. I'm being nice. But if you don't really need to be babysat and want to enjoy the company you are with without needing much outside influence, you'll be fine. The night we were there one server short and it seemed there was neither a manager nor a host/hostess to seat people so the 3-4 servers there were doing everything. The kitchen is wide open to the dining area, the bar is in a little corner near the front with a TV for sports enthusiasts. I enjoyed Thai Elephant. Staff was friendly, but definitely overwhelmed. Certainly worth a casual night out for Thai, as long as you don't have to be pampered.

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★★★★☆

I was very happy with the food, menu, wine selection and the cafe-"ish"/bistro decor and atmosphere. I was hoping for something with a little more ambiance but it did have a cute charm.
The service was sub-par. I'm being nice. But if you don't really need to be babysat and want to enjoy the company you are with without needing much outside influence, you'll be fine. The night we were there one server short and it seemed there was neither a manager nor a host/hostess to seat people so the 3-4 servers there were doing everything. The kitchen is wide open to the dining area, the bar is in a little corner near the front with a TV for sports enthusiasts. I enjoyed Thai Elephant. Staff was friendly, but definitely overwhelmed. Certainly worth a casual night out for Thai, as long as you don't have to be pampered.

Pros: Food, Menu, Wine

Cons: Slow service, short on ambiance, slightly noisy

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I am a regular here and love the food. But the past few times the service has been horrible. I am not a difficult customer. They need to step it up a notch or they are going to loose a loyal customer.

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★★★★☆

I am a regular here and love the food. But the past few times the service has been horrible. I am not a difficult customer. They need to step it up a notch or they are going to loose a loyal customer.

Pros: great food

Cons: service

 

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