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Elephant Bar Restaurant

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24177 Southland Dr, Hayward, CA 94545-1536
+1 510-266-0400
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Castro Valley, California
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally I've had to go to San Francisco for haut cuisine but have found that Elephant Bar's menu up to the task! Their selections are always fresh, attractively served, and new! I don't go here for Mother's comfort food but for new treats to try. Very good bar, too. Décor is charming! Service is excellent by a caring staff.

Thank Michelle P
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice and attractive restaurant. The two dinner dishes we ordered to go (first timer here) were pretty good - shrimp/chicken jambalaya (pretty good) and Mongolian beef (a bit on the salty side) came with nice portion plus brown rice. The price is reasonable. Unfortunately, usually you would expect for take out, BUT they didn't give us the utensils,... More 

Thank Kentotchii
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165 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Everything works for the Elephant Bar. Excellent decor, location, service, sound level, menu choices and preparation. I just dropped in for lunch and will bring my family back. The Jambalaya was excellent. Ask for the spicy rice not on the menu. Very rich flavor, quite spicy just as I love it. The sound level was just right. It covered up... More 

Thank K6KN
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If your going to eat and be full then go elsewhere. There portions are soooo small!! I usually say portions are adequate or too big. Never too small!

Thank John V
SF Bay Area
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Their menu had a makeover with fewer menu items and pictures. Ordered the soup (chicken tortilla) and salad (garden) but got a Cesar salad instead. Good and hearty. Just be sure to be on top of things, as the service was spotty with training new staff.

Thank jpanda168
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ok it's another chain! BUT they have a number of different dishes. I like the jambalaya or Mongolian beef or even the ribs. They all have a slightly different twist to make them unique

Thank Bill W
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127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Not very busy tonight so rapidly brought to a table. Our server, she was nice, smiling and present when needed. Cold beers and cocktails,are pretty good. We ordered the crispy chicken teriyaki and fried rice, it was very good. Tasty and crispy. The chicken and shrimps jambalaya is excellent and not spicy at all. A little bit disappointed about that.... More 

Thank arnese13
Mountain View, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I took my daughter out for Friday dinner and was so surprised with the dinner most of all the Calamari it was so good we wanted more, dinner was great I had the chicken & sausage jambalaya with rice OMG so good, we also had the Starburst cocktail very good.

Thank Gladys56
Hayward, California, United States
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Reasonable fusion dishes, including lamb shank stew --the US contribution?--eith a large bar. Incredibly busy and noisy singles scene with senior citizens in the booths. Ample shooing mall parking.

Thank John C
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The Elephant Bar used to be one of our favorite restaurants in the area when visiting relatives - but we've noticed that the experience seems to be slipping over the last year or so. The menu has been greatly simplified - and retains excellent calorie notes for each meal - but has lost some of the variety that made it... More 

Thank LightFighter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, American, Bar, International
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24177 Southland Dr, Hayward, CA 94545-1536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-266-0400
Elephant Bar Restaurant is a scratch-kitchen specializing in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. Our food is all made from scratch using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of our cocktails are made fresh when you order, handcrafted in-house by our mixologists. Brunch is offered on weekends 10am-2pm with brunch cocktails, patio dining, and delicious specialty brunch entrees. We've kept the same, great Elephant Bar Restaurant exclusives you've come to love...but made them better, using only made-from- scratch methods and high-quality ingredients. Better menu items, new craft cocktails, new wine list, and new brunch cocktails. We've completely evolved.We can't wait to see you soon!

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