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Elephant Walk South End

4.7
4.7
667 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cambodian
The Elephant Walk serves Award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine with extensive vegetarian and gluten-free selections. Cambodian cooking is beautiful and delicious, but still rare in America. Less hot and sweet than Thai, richer and more complex than Vietnamese, the complex spice pastes that are the foundation of many Cambodian dishes reflect Cambodia’s Indian ancestry (but use fresh rather than dried spices). Our Cambodian and French selections encompass both traditional and original dishes created by our Chef Nadsa de Monteiro, who was raised in Phnom Penh speaking both Cambodian and French and subsequently lived in France for many years. Our Cambodian-and-French theme is an authentic reflection of our roots!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cambodian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-1500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Pelham Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 667 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. T

    Tylf123

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always staff and food was fantastic . I would highly recommend!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love all the gluten-free options
  3. d

    deee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was tasty. It was great to have several gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. The coconut custard was exceptional.
  4. NE

    NorthEnder

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time dining at The Elephant Walk. The dumpling appetizers were tasty with the spicy dipping sauces. The spicy pork entree with habenero was not spicy really but was good. The Cambodian fried catfish was delicious as was the shrimp with vegan curry. The highlight was the passion fruit mousse with rum pineapple sticks and the chocolate truffle cake. Delicious!
  5. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service and was enjoyed by all.
  6. SK

    SibelK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Boston! Good and service both incredible.
  7. KD

    KathleenD

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff are amazing! Best neighborhood restaurant!
  8. JT

    JeanT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu… we were in a hurry to get to the theater and they made it work…. Big thanks
  9. L

    Lily

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Tuna roulette appetizer, the lemongrass chicken and ribs with noodle entrees ( sorry these are not the exact names) and everything was so delicious
  10. MP

    MargaretP

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, The Elephant Walk was superb last evening. The food is imbued with marvelous spices and flavors. Service is prompt, friendly and excellent. We’ve been coming for years and will return very soon. Thank you to all the great people who work at Elephant Walk.
  11. SL

    SherLynn

    New England

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had never been there and decided it would be a good choice and a short walk from the Calderwood after seeing a matinee of "Common Ground Revisited". We had the delicious tuna spring roll. For entrees we had catfish in sweet sauce and beef bourguignon. Everything was delicious.
  12. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and drinks where excellent! Very friendly staff
  13. SG

    StephenG

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had old time favorites chicken citronelle; pork; avocado soup; rouleaux. All were delicious
  14. LF

    LeslieF

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Everything was beautiful on the plate and as delicious as it looked. The portions were generous. Service was top notch. We had some of the specialty cocktails and they did not disappoint. The Rose Bulle apéritif was superb. We’ll balanced and refreshing on a warm night. We very much enjoyed it and would go back in a heartbeat.
  15. p

    pruscini

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wayne is a terrific server
  16. AP

    AlyssaP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was an amazing culinary experience- the food was unique and tasty and unlike anywhere else I have been. The psychedelic cocktail was one of the most unique cocktails I've ever had. Absolutely recommend
  17. a

    alaing

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Overall, the food was excellent. Cocktails, French fries, and the coconut-based dessert are amazing. I just felt that this restaurant is a little bit overpriced and the portion are small. less sauce and more meat would be perfect. We were 6 on a small table, although I booked since a long time... And it was hot in the restaurant.
  18. LD

    LDFoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. The food and staff was amazing. When I visit Boston it will be on the must go to list !
  19. SK

    ShirleyK

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, and the staff was very friendly
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed being back at the elephant walk, the first time at this location. The quality of the food has not changed over the years and is top notch and really a pleasure to eat. The service was very good and the host was very accommodating to our seating preferences
  21. KP

    KaseyP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots in Boston! Have been there half a dozen times with groups and tried everyone's dishes and have yet to meet one I didn't really like. Also really great vegetarian and pescatarian options. Wayne is the best server, attentive and entertaining. The cocktail menu is so fun, I cannot pick a favorite drink but there's something for everyone. Leave room for the passionfruit mousse dessert, it's perfect!
  22. MB

    McBerg

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, pleasant staff What's not to like? If I had to find a flaw? The table tops are a little sticky.
  23. RG

    RaviG

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great place, service by Wayne was perfect, food is excellent, tables at the back lack the character of front of house but once full by 7,30 this was not an issues. Would go back
  24. SC

    SteveC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in Boston. Great food, inspired drinks, awesome service!
  25. MM

    MarieM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent with his recommendations and his descriptions. He provided some great descriptions when deciding between entrees. I had been to Elephant Walk at the other locations in Cambridge and Brookline. I’m so glad this location opened. The food and service was excellent. I wish there was an option to sit at a table with chairs along with the option of booths, especially for parties of 6.
  26. MM

    MMcT

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I hadn't been to the Elephant Walk in years. Although the menu has changed a bit, the Cambodian fare is incredible. I love the flavors - poulet a la citronnelle never fails to disappoint after 20 years!
  27. A

    Asian1996

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is great.
  28. SM

    SusanaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely ambience, I could even hear myself and the other people in conversation. What a treat!
  29. LA

    LAN62

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always - fantastic!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our server was enthusiastic and hospitable. We got the cocktail special, delicious. I had a vegan salad and the vegan rice noodles and everything was really really tasty. Would definitely go back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As lovely as always
  32. P

    Pasina

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, as were the cocktails! Our server was gracious, witty and polite.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I was surprised that despite having a reservation, we were seated in the back at a table next to the kitchen instead of at a booth in a much nicer part of the restaurant.
  34. n

    nowthatithinkofit

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I couldn’t believe this was Elephant Walk. Dirty carpet, very shabby, greasy, tables feel dirty, bathroom was gross, paint scraped off everywhere. Add to that I was waiting inside for my party, but ignored over and over and over again by the snotty waiter as I waited to check in for my reservation. I literally had to raise my voice for someone to acknowledge me!!! My tofu & veg w curry sauce was cold, veggies were undercooked, tasted bad, slapped on the plate. They took my flatware after the starters, and since all the staff kept walking by without looking at us, I had to shout for flatware for my meal. Pate was ok. Mushroom galette was super tasty. No one was raving though. I walked out disgusted. And I will note, they weren’t super busy. The brand should be ashamed to be associated with this dump.
  35. P

    Phepsie

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love everything about Elephant Walk- the amazing and creative flavors, the friendly service, the low-key environment.
  36. DL

    DianeL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and our server was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
  37. KT

    KarenT

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!! Definitely one of our family favorites !!
  38. H

    Herb

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elephant Walk is a satisfying neighborhood restaurant
  39. IB

    IsaB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I loved Elephant Walk in Brookline especially and Cambridge. This is not as special as I remember it. It was okay.
  40. P

    Prudala

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This was my first visit here. My family and I had our Easter brunch here. The food was delicious and as excellent as I recalled from the original Elephant Walk in Cambridge two decades ago. The service and the table that my family of three was given left much more to be desired. From the moment we checked in, the host and server (same person) was cool and aloof, not welcoming. We even wondered aloud if should stay there. If the service had been more hospitable, I would have awarded five stars for the fresh and very tasty and flavorful food.

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Elephant Walk South End offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 247-1500.

Elephant Walk South End is rated 4.7 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.

Elephant Walk South End does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Elephant Walk South End

1415 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pelham Street

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cambodian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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