Elephant Walk South End

4.8
520 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ReynoldB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and desserts were amazing. Entrees were very good. Love the Cambodian/French combination of menu items. Excellent service and nice ambiance.

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AustinEater
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant was just ok. Not a ton of flavor. After reading many reviews we were hoping for better.

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vipadam
New England
124 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a very solid, wonderful choice. The staff here has been a team working together for quite some time and you can tell. They are pleasant, efficient and make everything seem seamless. Our food was also delicious. The rouleaux are always a treat. A must have to start! We also love the duck and polenta, if you are a duck and mushroom fan, I recommend this. All of our entrees were delicious. They are flavorful and fresh while also feeling healthy. We loves the Catfish, the pork and shishitos and the lemongrass chicken special. All were excellent. We will be back many times!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun cocktails, delicious and interesting food and wonderful service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was meh. Some items were super salty and others were bland. Our waiter was nice, but the rest of the service was terrible. The person who seated us acted like if we are inconveniencing their schedule. Not sure how this place got so many positive reviews.

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BASI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! I had forgotten how much I love it there!!! Egg rolls, dumplings, hearts of palm salad and 6 entree’s were fabulous. Everything is light and fresh and such nuanced flavors. Also had yummy desserts. Excellent and friendly waiter! We couldn’t stop texting each other about how unique our time was. Can’t say enough!

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MrandMrsSuburban
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Dinged for service because bright the wrong entrees, sent them back, brought one correct and one wrong entree back, brought the correct entree after I started reading the incorrect one. Management was very nice about it and gave us the most delicious free desserts.

An outstanding restaurant!

JT
JohnT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't overlook Elephant Walk. Have never had anything less than an amazing meal and experience.

PG
PrivilegedGlobalEater
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food! Great for small or large groups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are amazing! Great neighborhood spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and about half the menu is gluten free!

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maxdaddy
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still a reliably fine meal, still the same appealing mix of cuisines.

We went with two Indian vegans who both pronounced their meals ''excellent.'' My wife and I always say after eating here--we don't go that often--we really should come again soon.

Our poor waiter, seemingly alone the Tuesday night we were there, did yeoman work.

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vipYelapadiva
New England
39 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time to the Boston restaurant. I had frequently been to Brookline & Cambridge in the past. I was a little disappointed in the food. My friend ordered the catfish and he said it was just alright. It came with the head and was a lot of skin but little fish. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I’ll give it one more try and hopefully it will be better next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food from an under-appreciated cuisine. Also, the best service!

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Teresa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Elephant Walk was absolutely delicious! My partner and I went here for our anniversary so we were definitely looking to splurge. We ordered the Dumplings Croustillants au Porc Epicé to start and Mee Siem and Khar Saiko Kroeung (boneless short ribs) as our entrées. The Khar Saiko Kroeung was definitely the best! We also ordered Le Péché au Chocolat as a dessert with a scoop of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, which was a great way to end the meal. Oh, and for drinks, we had the Tropical Heat and Cambodian Mule. My partner says the Tropical Heat was the best margarita he's ever had, which is saying something! Entrée prices were $21-29 which is a little more on the expensive side in my opinion, but the quality and quantity of food were worth it!! Would definitely come back!

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MariaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Elephant Walk for years. While I am sad to see they have scaled down to one location and no longer offer my favorite brunch, I am happy to say that the food quality, service and overall experience are still excellent! I hope more people will give it a try and the restaurant can make a big comeback in the coming year!

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BrynnF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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ThomasW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked our meal. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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SamA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Elephant Walk South End. Don and Jason are our two favorite servers. The drinks are amazing, especially the Smoke and Fizz. The food is great, and very dietary/allergen friendly! We are vegan, and they are so mindful of all our needs.

The spring rolls are one of the best apps in all of boston. The combination of warm crispy spring roll, and the cool lettuce you wrap it with is amazing! The main courses are always delicious and beautifully plated!

We hope to become regulars!

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RobertC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service, amazing food, fantastic drinks. Ambiance was very pleasing. It was our first time there, but will not be our last. We will be returning soon.

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vipPhepsie
New England
37 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal-wonderful flavors and combinations served up in a vibrant and casual environment.

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Taylor
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent menu. Great service. Cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out after getting vaccinated and it was a fantastic meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

High top was at the bar is not a desirable location

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Pilar
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to The Elephant Walk for the last 10 years for special occasions. After a pandemic year, they are still the best. Loved being there one more time. Food was superb, ambiance and service awesome and manager just wonderful. Can’t wait to go again!

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BryanC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dining places for twenty years. Go for the spring rolls a real treat!

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vipCoffeLover
New England
44 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious and would qualify for healthy (lots of veg) but for the cream sauces, etc.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be back.

JB
JamesB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place where the food and stall are great.

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vipMinnie
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed dinner at Elephant Walk - I hadn’t been since they moved from their Beacon St location, and had forgotten how lovely the French and Asian flavors blend! Will definitely be back soon!

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SamA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GREAT dinner here. Don made navigating the menu a breeze for us Vegans. The food was exquisite, especially the mushroom spring rolls, WOW. The drinks were awesome and service was impeccable. Cant wait to come back!

JA
vipJoAnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t recall the bartender/servers name but he was amazing. He really made our experience. The food was fantastic.

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vipkens
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had not been to The Elephant Walk since it moved.
So happy we found it again.
Food was great and our waiter was fantastic.
We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual!

JJ
vipJJWLWW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous food and amazing service.

BP
BrookeP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Dune Out Boston and are officially hooked. The fish, soups, and cocktails were particularly delicious but everything was amazing. Service was attentive and staff observed all safety protocols. We will definitely be returning!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely all around

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BarbaraL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Boston's finest restaurants decade after decade! SE Asian is my favorite cuisine, so elegant esp. when combined with its French influence, subtle and melding such interesting flavors. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive but not intrusive. Every dish and drink is superb. You can only go right here.

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Iryna
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My friend and I went for restaurant week, and it was honestly a disappointing experience. The lettuce wraps were delicious, but the chicken salad was dry and tasted like a chicken salad from the supermarket, minus the mayo. The main dishes were great--we got the boeuf and the catfish. And finally, the chocolate cake was good but the coconut custard was truly awful, it tasted like scrambled eggs with sugar. The cocktails were all-right--I recommend their gin cocktail (first one on the menu) and their vodka and rosemary cocktail.

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Kvals
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for Dineout Boston and it was wonderful, great food, excellent service, however even though it was for Dine Out Boston I found it was fairly little food for a lot of money.

FAQs

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

Elephant Walk South End is rated 4.8 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Elephant Walk South End does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://elephantwalkboston.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.