Asian Inspired

Vegetarian Bistro

Made With Love

About

The Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro was created in 2007 and opened as Portland’s premier haven for mindful dining. Established by chef and owner Dan Sriprasert, the Green Elephant offers to its friends and patrons a degree of culinary balance that is often elusive in today’s world; compassion and indulgence, health and gratification, food for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

The inspiration for our food began in Thailand and grew to include numerous Asian influences as Dan continuously sought to bring a spirit of equality and inclusiveness to his menu. No borders. No hard lines. Dan united ingredients and flavors from Malaysia, Japan, China, India and Thailand into a meat-free menu with something for everyone.

In keeping with Dan’s principles, the Green Elephant sources and provides as many local products as possible. We offer Portland beers, hand-mixed home-grown teas, coffee roasted locally, sweet sodas from Maine, and an entirely organic and sustainably farmed wine list.

We invite you to join us with your best formal attire or in your favorite pajamas as it is always our pleasure to provide you with our Asian-inspired vegetarian cuisine.

Made with love.

Hours

Monday – Saturday

Lunch
11:30 – 2:30
Dinner
5:00 – 9:30

 

Sunday

Dinner
5:00 – 9:00

We stop seating 15 minutes before we close.

We do not take reservations.

Press

  • TWIN CHANDELIERS, STONE WALLS, AND A MIX OF WOOD TABLES AND LEATHER BOOTHS PROVIDE THE SETTING FOR ASIAN-INSPIRED MEALS AT THEIR DOWNTOWN BISTRO. STANDBYS INCLUDE STEAMED EDAMAME, SPICY STIR-FRY, AND VEGGIE TEMPURA. READ MORE >>

    SARAH L. STEWART, TRAVEL + LEISURE
  • SISTER TO PORTLAND’S BODA, GREEN ELEPHANT PROVIDES INNOVATIVE, DELICIOUS, AND HEALTHY ASIAN INSPIRED FARE FOR VEGANS AND OMNIVORES ALIKE READ MORE >>

    JOE RICCHIO, MAINE MAGAZINE
  • PROVING THAT A VEGAN DISH NEVER HAS TO BE BLAND OR BORING, BUT CAN BE BOLD AND INVENTIVE, THE GREEN ELEPHANT BISTRO’S MENU IS FULL OF FLAVOR. READ MORE >>

    Francis Flisiuk, Bangor Daily News
  • EVEN CARNIVORES SHOULDN’T MISS THE BRILLIANT VEGETARIAN FARE AT THIS ZEN-CHIC, THAI INSPIRED CAFE. READ MORE >>

    LONELY PLANET