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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

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50 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Thai I've had in years! Wonderful personnel, great service and prices are reasonable. The hostess/waitress/cook was amazingly efficient. She added a little of her style of cooking to each dish making them unique.

Thank Karen D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food was just OK. Service was friendly. I probably wouldn't go back though. There seemed to be quite a few people ordering take-out, so maybe I just had a bland dish.

Thank AtlKev
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I almost always order Pad Thai and this was excellent and spicy. What makes the experience unique is that we were served by the owner/chef. I enjoyed speaking with her, and she spoke with each table thruout our meal. My wife tho found her smothering. The coconut ice cream was a real treat.

Thank Herb1953
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants on the west coast. Have to come here every time I am around. Pam is so down to earth and such a great owner. The food is awesome, especially the coconut custard dessert. I usually get a couple to bring back home.

Thank Nazar D
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Being from the South East Asia region, I am very familiar with Thai food. In my travels I usually look for Thai restaurants. I stumbled upon this restaurant driving to Half Moon Bay. We were a party of 6, ranging from Thai food lovers to new to Thai food. I met the owner, Pam and she was very accommodating. Dishes... More 

Thank FordTraveller
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Having had experiences amazing Thai food else where. It's upsetting to move to a small town with 3 Thai places and so far 2 out of the 3 have sucked. The Phai Thai here was gross. Tasted like water downed spaghetti noodles with some spices. Our table was broken. Our cups were dirty. Our service sucked. Heart broken over trying... More 

Thank Jesscali89
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We have eaten here several times and have always had excellent food. The owner also grown her own herbs and will often have hand-crafted tea available. It's delicious. We look forward to returning.

Thank Teisha H
Half Moon Bay, California
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I say "puzzlingly" because I saw several bad reviews for this restaurant. I brought a group of eight of us there, and it was delightful. The food tasted excellent. They were very accommodating to prepare several gluten free dishes. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were there early (about 6pm) and it wasn't very crowded. We had a very... More 

Sammamish, Washington
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128 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We came by here for a family lunch after a trip to the beach and definitely will not come back again. Pros: * The menu was reasonably extensive with authentic sounding dishes * Its a good convenient location near the freeway and beach Cons: * They must have tried to save money on hiring a waiter because the one we... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

One of my favorite treats is mee krob, but it is very hard to find as it is difficult to make. Sompeet (sorry for the lousy spelling) makes a great mee krob. I really enjoyed my pad kee mao also.

2 Thank Maevilyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Brand new restaurant -- opened 12/17/2010. In the Safeway plaza in Half Moon Bay, CA. 650-726-6610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?