• The Smiling Elephant

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Little restaurant cooking Thai cuisine. Some dishes can be made vegan vegan upon request. Offers tofu, vegetables, green bean noodles, rice and rice noodle dishes. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 4:30pm-9:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by dr.d


Points +1318

12 Jun 2023

Kind of bland

The two times I've ordered the food has been lacking in flavor. I even tried ordering something described as spicy to see if I would have better luck and it was still just kind of bland.



Points +821

05 Mar 2023

Best Pad Thai!!

The Pad Thai was amaaaazing. Make sure to ask them for no fish sauce and eggs if you are vegan😄


Points +391

14 Aug 2022

Best in Nashville (at least we think so)

The main dishes can all be made vegan. Been coming here since 2020 and has never let us down. Fav dishes are Pad Kee Mao, cashew tofu and peanut rolls.


Points +71

06 Apr 2022

Okay but double check your order

Saw another vegan raving about this place online and decided to check it out when in town. The red curry with tofu was good and the stir fried collard greens dish was delicious, but our Pad Thai came with both eggs and fish sauce even though we specified to not include those. Once we got it made vegan, it was much different than anyplace else’s and not as good. It was sweet, didn’t have many veggies, and had wide flat noodles. We found the food also a bit more oily than some other places.

Also, if you park in the back, walk to the front door. We ascended the back stairs because we could see there was a sign on the back door. When we got up there, it said to use the front door. They really need a legible sign down on the parking level.


Points +45

24 Jan 2020

Great Thai find!

Great Thai find! My husband and son and I had lunch here today. My husband had the special of the day which was a red Thai curry, my son had Thai vegetables, and I had tofu cashew. We also had their vegetarian dumplings and my husband had their coconut custard dessert. We also tried their coconut soup. Everything we had was vegan and it was fantastic! Served quickly with a smile. Way too much food and had to take some home for dinner… 👌

Pros: Happy service , Quick service, Quick service Excellent vegan food

Cons: Hard to find a parking place

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