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Elephant Walk South End

4.7
4.7
683 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 55 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 683 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. g

    gf502

    New England

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Salad Cambodgienne is so good and is gluten-free! Had a great experience here!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent interesting menu
  3. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very tasty. My lok lac meal could have been hotter. It was only warm. The flavor however was delicious and the meat was tender. The servers and the bartender were great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous prompt service with great suggestions;reasonably priced wine selection. Overall just a great time. Look forward to going back.
  5. c

    claudiat

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Fantastic service and the food AMAZING! Can’t wait to go back! My favorite dish was the beef bourginon ( not the write spelling I’m sure ) but it was so good and tender .
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Elephant Walk’s menu is outstanding. It is my soul food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding! And our food was lovely. We really had a wonderful time, we were taking our time chatting and we never felt rushed. Everyone there took wonderful care of us.
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Awesome service.
  9. G

    Grambi

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and relatively quiet place to visit.
  10. M

    Mamallama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I was so excited to take my daughter to eat here. I remembered how great it was 20 years ago when i was at school in Boston. Sadly, each dish was disappointing in flavor and texture. We ordered duck with polenta, raw tuna salad, a noodle dish, and beef skewers. Service and ambience were great. Parking was easy. The drink, a whippet, was delicious and refreshing. It was 430 on a Tuesday, maybe it's better on the weekend? We won't be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crispy polenta was a highlight and the Timbale De Légumes Grillés was a delicious start to our lovely evening. Highly recommend this lovely place…brought me back to fond memories of my time in Cambodia…the decor lends an authentic nod to the experience.
  12. DP

    DanielaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, the staff was great. I will be coming back for sure!!!
  13. CH

    ChaseH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite food and drinks in Boston! The service is amazing, and the food tastes great. Such a unique menu! We love it.
  14. JS

    JeffreyS

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is still interesting and quite delicious. Friend items seemed a little overcooked at times. Servings were ample. Prices a bit high (especially compared to the wonderful specials they used to have). But to us, there's a sense here that the Elephant Walk is past its prime. It's fading. Space was dark and a bit dreary. (We long for the light-filled inside patio when the restaurant was on Beacon Street.) A few hangings on the wall, that's it. Bar space is lovely. Service not terribly friendly; an attitude, it seems, that customers are something of a nuisance. We will probably be back (the roleaux can't be beat anywhere!). But not with the same sense of excitement and eagerness with which we used to go.
  15. TA

    ThomA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique menu with fresh ingredients and overflowing with flavor. Fun cocktails, good wine list, great service, relaxed ambience.
  16. SR

    SharonR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many unique tastes and the quality of food was excellent. Our experience was delightful from start to finish, due to our most hospitable waiter and the ambience - a beautiful, open space-not crammed.
  17. T

    Tylf123

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love all the gluten-free options
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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
  25. L

    Lily

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

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

    StephenG

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had old time favorites chicken citronelle; pork; avocado soup; rouleaux. All were delicious
  30. 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.
  31. p

    pruscini

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wayne is a terrific server
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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 !
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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!

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 683 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 55 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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