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The Smiling Elephant

2213 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

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(615) 891-4488


  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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4.6 of 5.0 from 30 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Blogger Reviews of The Smiling Elephant

  • Spinach Tiger on Jun 20, 2013

    We were lucky enough to go early, and claim a table on their small patio, which they didnít seem to plan to use. Good thing, because we hung for a few hours just enjoying the great food on a warm evening...

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  • Yuvaraj S.Best thai fried rice

    55555 by Yuvaraj S.

  • theDr0uxIve tried almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. If you want a light lunch try larb lettuce wraps. Gai Jee is my favorite and the Pad Thai will make you never get it anywhere else.

    55555 by theDr0ux

  • Min K.Everything guuuud:-)

    55555 by Min K.

  • Liz S.The Spring Rolls are great. Just get them.

    55555 by Liz S.

  • Nancy V.Get there early - by noon there is a 30 min wait.

    33333 by Nancy V.

  • Chris L.This is the best Thai I've had in Nashville this far

    55555 by Chris L.

  • Connie B.They don't serve booze

    33333 by Connie B.

  • theDr0uxGai Yang and cashew chicken are my favorites followed by pad kra pow. Steamed veggie w/peanut sauce app is great.

    55555 by theDr0ux

  • Caleb B.The Lemongrass soup is an absolute must.

    55555 by Caleb B.

  • David S.Just had the Cashew chicken and it was amazing!! Highly recommend!

    55555 by David S.

  • Jason V.The Pad Cao something or another, with pork. Nailed it. You should too.

    55555 by Jason V.

  • Catharine W.Come see Christina and Khan they're almost as awesome as the food!

    55555 by Catharine W.

  • Jerry L.Get the "Dinner Set" the Coconut soup is AMAZING! Also, the curry is top notch!

    55555 by Jerry L.

  • Andrea F.New Chicken Satay entree is delicious!

    55555 by Andrea F.

  • City SaverUse your Nashville City Saver coupons to receive 50% off any lunch or dinner entr√©e¬†(up to $5.45 value), or a free green tea or jasmine tea with the purchase of any entr√©e.

    55555 by City Saver

  • National Car RentalBEST THAI FOOD

    55555 by National Car Rental

  • Makaili D.Definitely overrated... one note flavor. I would not recommend it.

    33333 by Makaili D.

  • Chris A.Lemongrass soup = awesome.

    55555 by Chris A.

  • Meredith M.Cashew chicken dish is the BEST!

    55555 by Meredith M.

  • Raymond L.They don't take reservations so come early because they're popular!

    55555 by Raymond L.

  • Luna N.We love this place:) Come try us for lunch or dinner if you like Gourmet Burgers and Fresh Fries and comfort food. We make it fresh daily:) Eat*Live*Love*Luna

    55555 by Luna N.

  • Wendy M.The owner grows his own bean sprouts. He'll give you a handful to try if you say you love bean sprouts (at least it worked for me:)

    55555 by Wendy M.

  • SchuylarIf you really want hot, tell them you want the hottest with more side hot. So good. So hot

    55555 by Schuylar

  • Wendy M.The small soup is $3.95, but the large is $10.95. You've been warned.

    33333 by Wendy M.

  • Scott R.It's green curry tonight! Red is the best but Green is a tight 2nd.

    55555 by Scott R.

  • SchuylarPad kra paw is awesome, but spicy

    55555 by Schuylar

  • kiran g.No Amex or discover here

    33333 by kiran g.

  • Tristan S.Everyone is always raving about this place so I tried it. Not impressed! The food is just hot... No flavor. My favorite thing about Thai food is the balance of all 4 flavors. Do not recommend

    55555 by Tristan S.

  • Mitch Grissim & AssociatesGet in early for dinner; the restaurant's seating capacity is fairly small. Lunch portions are the same as dinner portions, but a bit less expensive-- consider picking up your takeout dinner at lunch.

    55555 by Mitch Grissim & Associates

  • Logan B.They don't take AMEX so be prepared!

    33333 by Logan B.

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