Elephant Walk South End

4.7
577 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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mscfm
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

dinner with my dear cousin

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CynthiaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Elephant Walk since mid-90s and this location is true to to the old Beacon Street experience. Old and new menu items did not disappoint. THe service was outstanding. The Rouleaux app is amazing. So much flavor in each dish. The wine and cocktail lists are interesting too. Put this in your standard rotation.

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ZachP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time in 15 years. Like the location.
Love the food, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent!

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luvs2eatout
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to dine! Don’t let the French/Cambodian thing confuse you. Just know that whatever you order will be delicious. The Loc Lac and duck breast were absolutely perfect. The atmosphere was so nice and the staff made us feel like we were dining in there home. It has a casual feel but the staff was so professional and attentive. Looking forward to coming back!

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vipJeffreyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the cocktails at Elephant Walk are reliably fantastic, which is why we keep coming back. Unique, underrated spot!

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vipILB55
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a carnivore, pescatarian and a lapsed vegetarian eating together. We all agreed it was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Don't hesitate to try it.

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vipjamie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great flavors and interesting menu. Will go back.

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PattiL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I enjoyed our cocktails and delicious meals. Elephant Walk never disappoints.

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vipCharlesC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time here! Great food, terrific attentive service, and nice ambience suitable for conversation.

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Peter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, the staff (special shout-out to Jason), the food and drinks. Great experience all around!

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PeterE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s a really interesting restaurant from a food standpoint. The French and Cambodian food existed separate from each other, with seemingly little crossover or fusion. We tried food from each sphere of influence and both were fantastic. It would be nice if they came up with a better way of preventing peanut cross contamination in the fryer, as we couldn’t try anything deep fried (half the Cambodian menu) due to this.

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vipMarkT
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here in a long time. It was soooo good. Food was excellent, fast, and service was outstanding. They have plexiglas dividers, not close to anyone. Enjoy being able to talk in a normal voice and hear well.

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Katie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Elephant Walk are amazing! The food and ambiance are second to none too! Love this place!!

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CarolK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the recommendations of the server and they were excellent.

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LizF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server in the hadestown shirt was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but didn’t blow me away. Duck was not evenly tender and for the value we probably wouldn’t go back again. Service was extremely friendly.

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viphungrymasshole
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don is fantastic. Great food and mocktails. Very welcoming environment.

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vipNeverabs
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server and everyone who brought items to our table were incredibly kind and hospitable and also excited about the food and happy to help, providing great suggestions. No one rushed us, and everything we tried was fantastic. I have nothing to compare French Cambodian to, but if you want a great night, cozy food, and to be taken care of by a staff who love that you're there, this is the place.

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MargaretM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Elephant Walk. It continues to be one of my top choices for a South End restaurant. Amazingly, it has ended up being a site of a graduation announcement, an engagement announcement, and many other special times for my family. Great food, relaxed ambiance, just a lovely place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out to dinner with kids after Hadestown performance. Our waitor was very attentive and funny!

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Marty
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time sitting in the back of the restaurant at a cramped table, and a party of about 20 people seated near us. They were loud and kind of obnoxious. Other than that, everything else was wonderful as usual.

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BryanC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely place to spend a meal with friends, great food consistently good service. God for the spring roll ; )

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NatalieB
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful: Great food, terrific service. Wonderful artwork.

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abhdines
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice evening and the food was fabulous!

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MarB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a solid conversation without shouting or ruining the vibe.

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Reallylikesfood
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this. We mostly stayed on the Cambodian side of the menu, and it was all very good. We had one French meal and it was also good. Dessert was delightful and the drinks were very nice. Highly recommend.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and we enjoyed the outdoor dining experience. The next to the street, we didn’t even notice the traffic

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vipRichardM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent.

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vipNewtonville
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason took care of us and he really made the meal, which was absolutely delicious. We will be back!~

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ClarenceC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was good but service experience was unacceptable. When someone in our group asked about the ingredients in a dish that was served because of an allergy the waitress curtly pointed to us and said “if anything happens that’s your fault.” Seriously? We really wanted to like this place but we came for the meal, not the attitude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff & food as always!

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StephenC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

everything was perfect until a mouse ran out from under my table....

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OlgaV
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Elephant Walk. Definitely a staple of the South End

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vipKarenT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal!! One of our favorite restaurants for sure!!!

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OutofOcala
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff. Fun combo of Cambodian and French dishes. Be sure to check out the specials.

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MargaretP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Elephant Walk never disappoints. Service, food, cocktail, wine and ambiance are all superb. Richard, Don, Michael and Sylvain always ensure that everything goes well. Furthermore, ALL employees have been fully vaccinated which is a great aspect of service. 5 stars for everything at Elephant Walk.

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vipPhepsie
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great flavors, as always!

We tried 3 new dishes and they were all scrumptious. Elephant Walk is never a disappointment.

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vipLivetoEat
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived hungry and were happy to try both types of spring rolls, the crispy dumplings and a special appetizer of soba noodles. Each item and sauces was different and extremely flavorful. When they offer you hot sauce, say yes! They didn’t “need” it but it definitely enhanced things. Each of the entrees -tuna, catfish, steak and a shrimp special drew raves as did the non-alcoholic drinks. For dessert we tried the isles flotante, fruit mousse and coconut custard. Although we enjoyed them all, the fruit mousse was the favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Definitely will be back.

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 4.7 stars by 577 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.