Pink Elephant is a chic, modern Thai restaurant serving up traditional cuisine from all over Thailand.
Decided to try this restaurant as I am in the area often.
Had the laska soup with mussells and clams, fried rice, spiced pork cheek, and black cod. Everything was nicely cooked and very tasty.
Service was very good too.
Also I thought the prices were quite reasonable. For example the pork cheek dish was only about $7.
Tried this restaurant for lunch during mid-week with a group of colleagues. Food quality and taste were terrible, menu descriptions inadequate, prices high and servers indifferent. All meat/poultry/fish were overcooked and sauces over-sweet, greasy and under-flavoured.
Pink Elephant is definitely not authentic or even traditional-esque Thai cuisine. Within a few short blocks Thai House, Tropika and Salathai all offer more appealing Southeast Asian cuisine at lower prices.
In this neighbourhood there are simply too many quality choices for this restaurant to last.
Living in Downtown we have become used to very good Thai Restaurants, both take away and eat in. On the opening of Pink elephant we were very excited at having, what looks like an impressive place! Oh how appearances can be deceptive! The food was awful! Please on gods green earth do not have the osterich Kebob! 3 little bits of red meat and some charred pineapple does not translate to a appy in my book, and $6 on top of that!!! Then comes the Tempura PrawnS I emphasize the S because in my book prawns is plural, meaning more than 1!! But u guessed it 1 prawn was all that was received with this so called Appetizer!
As a chef myself i would have been ashamed to send such food out.
I will not be returning! even if someone paid for me!
New restaurant in the area, restaurant decor is fantastic and fun, the colour pink is cute. Its menu ranges way beyond the standard Thai eatery, offering bold, authentic Thai flavours.
We had spring rolls and tiger prawns as appetizers, spring rolls was exceptionally good. As for main courses, we tried one of their signature dishes, Hainan Chicken Rice, very delicious. Service was good, food was excellent and fun atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends & family.
We had a take out from Pink Elephant and were surprised at the poor quality & value for money. I am not a fussy eater and can never remember throwing my dinner away but I just couldn't eat my fish curry. The fish fillets were not de-boned, it had skin on it, it tasted fatty and generally had a horrible texture. The sauce was not nice & a bit stomach churning. This is a Thai dish I've had many times and is one of my favs but it has never tasted like that. My partner had a chicken noodle dish and I had some of that instead. It was edible but dry and a bit tasteless. The food was very over-priced. Actually you shouldn't have to pay anything for food that isn't edible. Good points - the staff were nice and the decor pleasant.
I have been here twice, and I can't say that it has impressed. I mean lunch for $10 is a good deal, except the food is rather lacklustre. I love Thai food and will go to the ends of world for great Thai food. Sadly, while the owners are clearly trying hard, it is just not good enough. We are spoiled for choice in Vancouver, so why go where it doesn't measure up.
Also, what's with electronica blasting away in the background. I like house and trance music, but in clubs not restaurants.