I read about this place on happycow, and when worked called to come to Long Beach, I jumped at the chance to grab a meal here (Jan 2015). Here's my Happy Elephant review.
It's a little cafe on Broadway with street parking only. Unless you have car karma-luck, expect to park further to get a space.
The interior is small and simple. A waitress greeted us while a chef stands behind the counter making sushi rolls.
On the menu one side is Japanese food the other Thai food. From what my friend and shared, I would highly recommend the sushi rolls ($8 each).
We had rolls with brown rice, avocado, veggies -- one kind even had a caviar (made from seaweed) that gave the rolls an exquisite flavor.
We also tried the Thai appetizer endive leaves with minced cashew nut ($8). Spicy and delish though expensive for the small portion.
Finish the meal with hot sticky rice with sweet mango. Yum.
Happy Elephant is a nice little addition for Long Beach. Finally, good vegan sushi at fair prices.
PS. Food is served in disposable-ware only (maybe due to permit reasons).
Cons: appetizer portion too small