Elephant Walk South End
Not a good place for vegetarian options (contrary to what is written elsewhere) not a good value
From the moment we walked in, we knew we'd be glad we found this place. We were in Boston on business, and wanted something besides hotel food.
We were welcomed so warmly, and the staff made as feel like regulars.
The cocktails were amazing, the wine, too.
And the food....oh, the food. Every bite was amazing. We ordered The Amok Royal and the lamb curry specials. So perfect.
A member of our party has celiac and the restaurant was very accommodating.
I've already recommended this restaurant to my husband for his business trips to Boston.
I hope to go back soon.
One bad meal - I hope.
I've been dining at Elephant Walk for many years and my favorite dish is their Loc Lac. Last Saturday night, the meat was so dry, that I literally almost choked swallowing it. What a disappointment! I certainly hope that is a total exception and that it won't happen again. Also, whenever I make a reservation, I have requested a table towards the front/window and it has always been given. This time, our table was all the way at the back, near the bathroom door and to make matters worse, every time the front door opened, we got a real blast of cold air straight to our table. So the ambience was certainly not pleasant either. Please, please fix these issues!
The food was excellent--flavorful, fresh, and attractively presented. Portions were right-sized. Our server was attentive and efficient despite the full house.
Excellent restaurant! The food was delicious. The server was knowledgeable. I will return!
love the food here. they also have vegan and vegetarian options that are so good!
Delicious blends of French and Cambodian dishes. An appetizer with a salad and main entree was the perfect amount of food for a date night.
Lovely service and fantastic, interesting food. The tuna and avocado spring roll might have been the best app I’ve ever had!
One of my favorite spots in Boston—great gluten-free options with lots of great, nuanced flavors. It’s cozy and tasty and has a great cocktail list. My top choice for a special occasion meal.
A favorite for over 2 decades!
Very friendly staff, great food & service. Will return when in Boston !
A welcoming environment. Its nice to find a place that caters to vegans without needing special requests. Service was friendly, helpful, and prompt. The grilled tofu with squash and portabello dish was heavenly. Highly recommend.
Taking my College Daughter out for Dinner and we found this gem in Beantown. Great experience. Staff was very attentive and the meal was very memorable. If you are looking for a change from the typical New England Lobster or Great Italian in the North End head to The Elephant Walk for a delicious asian meal. Will definitely be back.
This was one of the weirdest dining experiences ever. I'm a LONG time patron of The elephant Walk. (Like nearly 20 years). I was taking 3 people out for lunch. After our order was taken, two young women came to our table saying that they were collecting $ to help cover their nephew's funeral. I figured they were part of the restaurant (why else would they be there?) so we gave them cash. About 5-7 minutes later, the mgr asked them to leave. Why did it take that long to notice this? Then when I went to pay, I had a gift certificate for The Elephant Walk. I gave it to our waiter (who was quite disinterested in serving us the entire time). About 5 minutes later the mgr came over and said, "We can't accept this. We're totally different institutions." So the logo is the same, the name is the same, and the menu is the same but you're totally different institutions. OK. Right. Last time ever going here.
Great restaurant for its interesting menu and quiet ambiance. The entrees were uneven this time, although they have not been in the past. Desserts were all excellent.
My spouse and I have been patrons of Elephant Walk for decades, and we were excited to visit the last remaining restaurant. In fact, we even have the cookbooks so this visit was a bit special in that we hoped to relive some of those memorable recipes from the past.
On the balance the food was good. We found the appetizers were spot on - namely the Rouleaux and the Soupe Phnom-Penh. The Avocat Kanthor (tuna & avocado) salad was a bit heavy on the fish soy. While certainly tasty, the main dishes we selected didn't taste Cambodian as we remembered. I had the Khar Saiko Kroeung (beef short ribs) and my spouse had the Trey Tuk Peng Pah (crispy catfish). Again, they were good but not standout. We'll go back again and try the other standby dishes like Poulet À La Citronnelle.
Desert was good with the Le Péché Au Chocolat, which is alway delicious.
We'll go back. Nice ambience and the service was really good. Just hoping for more of the Cambodian flavors in the mains next time.
Service was terrific. Food was fresh and tasty.
We used to love the original Elephant Walk on Beacon Street but then it disappeared. We were delighted to find out that it had actually moved to the South End.
It looks very different now, modern, millennial appearance not like the one I remember with elephants and Cambodian artifacts. We came for a late lunch and the restaurant was quite empty. The service was great. The server told us that most of the staff, including the chef had worked in the previous restaurant and that the menu was very similar. We truly enjoyed our meal though we ordered from the more limited lunch menu. The food is delicious. The desert, out of this world.
We will certainly go back.
Great food and good service in a low key environment.
THE DINE OUT MENU WAS QUITE NICE. THE FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL FOR THE PRICE. THE WINE LIST THOUGH MODERATE IN SIZE HAD SOME UNUSUAL OFFERINGS AT MODERATE PRICES.
The food taste good, but portions are small. Overall it is still a good experience for trying something new.
Loved the food. I used to go to Brooklyn spot and thanks to Dine Out Boston, I found you in the South End. I will be back!
Fabulous time having dinner here during Boston Restaurant week. Nice low key quiet ambience and very efficient service made for a relaxing evening. Dined from the special menu for Restaurant Week. Ample choices. Food for all 3 courses was very complementary mix of Asian sauces and spices with traditional ingredients. All 3 courses for the 3 of us who were dining were very good.....not one complaint as we tried each other's appetizers and desserts. All 3 had the short rib entree -- very good! Definitely want to go back to try other menu items.
Service, food, ambiance were all outstanding. Will definitely return.
We love it here! Always delicious,our food and waiter were fabulous. Our out of town guests found the food and menu unique as well as delectable.
Everything was delicous. Atmosphere was interesting and the service was spot on.
Love the Elephant Walk cookbook and food was as expected... perhaps the atmosphere deficient.
Great food and service was lovely. They accommodated for additional guests and had no issues with kids.
Great vegan options!! The citrus avocado soup is amazing !!
The food at Elephant Walk is always great, flavors and combinations of ingredients that surprise and satisfy. Service was excellent, friendly and efficient. Pricing is moderate for such interesting and satisfying meals. We had Dumplings Croustillants Au Porc Epicé, Avocat Kanthor, and Boeuf Bourguignon. All were perfect.
Always a great option in the south end. I always walk away feeling like the food was better than I expected. And the drinks and service are also quite good. I personally recommend sticking to the Cambodian side of the menu. The rouleaux spring roll appetizer is a must, wrap it in lettuce, add some mint and dip. So good. I also love the stir fries, the veggie curry, the crispy catfish and the Amok, which is a very classic cambodian dish that you can't find at many places. Once again, the service is always A+
Tasty, innovative Cambodian style dishes at a fair price. If you like Asian flavors you'll like this place.
Very, very good food. Very interesting menu. Very nice ambiance and service. However, like many restaurants these days, overly expensive for the quite small portions. For example, Loc Lac entree included six or eight small pieces of beef tenderloin, on the menu as 8 oz. but I can't see how that is possibly true, for $26. Delicious, yes, but way overpriced for the portion received.
Food always creative and fresh, service was great....We actually ended up closing the place...
The food had no flavour and no taste....we were there for a Sunday lunch.
A great Asian Cambodian restaurant in South End, easy to reserve, food always amazes me with rich flavor, a nice bar with good cocktails too.
My wife and I always enjoyed the Brookline location and living in the South End the newish location is very convenient. The space is great, the hosts and servers are right on and the food is amazing. Great tastes, french cambodian dishes are presented beautifully and they are all extremely tasty. Good beer and cocktail list. The portions are substantial everything is super fresh.
Really enjoyable restaurant. Our server, Wayne, was knowledgeable and efficient. Go!!
Food was excellent, drinks were refreshing, and service was excellent.
Our mother was out of town for Mother’s Day so we had a belated celebration. Wayne was our server and made our experience absolutely amazing. He was so personable, witty, and made sure we had fun. The food, of course, was amazing, but it was ultimately Wayne’s service that made this day even more special.