Elephant Walk (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 Directions

(617) 492-6900
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    December 29, 2016

    Always a really great selection of gluten free options and very yummy food. I've been here maybe 3-4 times and usually have a great experience. However, I feel like I should note that the last time I was here, I had an extremely negative experience with bad service. First of all, we were seated in the basement--which is dark and claustrophobic, definitely not as nice as the upstairs dining room--and placed next to a large group with lots of young, loud children. Secondly, I know waitstaff have a hard job and I'm generally not bothered by slow service, but the service we received was unacceptable. It took more than 2 hours to eat (we were a group of 3). Our waitress kept disappearing for long lengths of time, and we had to flag down a second waitress (who was much better than ours) several times to check in on our food, retrieve our credit card after our waitress disappeared with it for 15+ minutes, etc. Our waitress never apologized to us or explained the delays. The second waitress did apologize and told us (after we had given our credit card) that we'd be comped for our meal due to the poor service, which was nice of her, but the manager was also MIA and we'd been there for hours so we ended up just paying and leaving. I have no idea what was going on, but it was very disappointing especially as I had an out-of-town guest with me and wanted them to have a nice meal. The GF food is good, and I've had a positive experience here the other times I've been, but I'm bringing my rating down to 4 stars because of the poor experience. I'm hoping it was just a one-time thing and they were having a particularly bad night, but I have not been back since so it's hard to know.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 08, 2016

    Our waiter Candido was wonderful - great GF menu and thoughtful service

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 15, 2016

    I was actually very disappointed with their GF offerings, especially items that should have been GF naturally that were on the regular menu but were not on the GF menu. When I asked about one item in particular, I learned that it is because they use pre-packaged sate indian spice mix. I expect more from a restaurant of this caliber.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 24, 2015

    excellent food! I went to the one in the south end and it was great. huge menu, very knowledgeable staff - loved it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 01, 2015

    Great food. Gluten free menu is not that much smaller than the normal menu and seems just as delicious. The curries are delicious. They have cooking classes that are designated as gluten free also (and a great time). Highly recommended.

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    4 rating
    September 27, 2013

    Very goooood!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 01, 2013

    what a great experience. the atmosphere and the staff were great. we went on a surprisingly busy tueaday night. i had been before and tried items off the gluten feee menu, so i decided to try a new app and main course. i also have an allergy to casein/dairy, but this didnt hinder my ordering as their ethnic recipes use no butter or other dairy. curries are made butter free with coconut milk. the flavors of everything ive tried here are amazing. will return, often.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    January 27, 2013

    The food was very tasty, and the gluten-free menu is extensive. The puffed rice appetizer is amazing! The downside was that a gluten-free dish was served with gluten! Luckily my boyfriend, who is not gluten-free but had ordered gluten-free so that we could share, noticed that there were fried, battered scallions on his fish before I took a bite! These scallions were the difference between the fish dish on the regular and gluten-free menus.

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    4 rating
    November 15, 2012

    Been here twice & both times it was a very good experience. Unique delicious gourmet meals presented beautifully. Gluten Free equals variety and spice here.

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    5 rating
    July 08, 2012

    One of the best gluten free friendly places wee been to. Upon arriving we asked for their gluten free menu and were told "oh, it's the right hand side of our REGULAR menu!" they had TONs of options and our waitress even had celiacs herself so she was incredibly helpful!

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    5 rating
    March 24, 2012

    Nice selection of GF dishes including appetizers, entrees and desserts, very tasty

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    5 rating
    July 09, 2011

    Nice selection of GF food and the grilled steak was amazing.

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    3 rating
    September 16, 2017

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Although the food was very yummy and over 2/3 of the menu was gluten free/gluten free on request, I found the service frustrating. I stated before ordering any food that mine would need to be gluten free and also reminded the server after each order that it would need to be gf by when I got my main dish (lemon salmon), it was made with breadcrumbs! I sent it back to the kitchen and waited 15+ minutes for a new dish to be made for me without the breadcrumbs. I expected the server to at least discount my check due to the mess up but he barely even apologized for it. Unrelated to gf: the same server never asked if we needed anything more of it if we would like more drinks, etc. To:DR: yummy gf uuu

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    5 rating
    July 15, 2017

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Exceptional food and most extensive gluten free menu I've seen.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 16, 2017

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Amazing food and completely safe. Many gf options!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 30, 2016

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Great place that clearly is very careful with gluten. GF items are marked on their regular menu and ate here several times without an issue.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 03, 2015

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    Excellent food. Items are listed as gluten free or available as gluten free. The waiter explained what changes would be made to a dish that had to be modified. They have a 'taste two' (dishes) option at lunch. Had the naiting (which is a starter but technically not on the taste two menu) and the avokat dish. I will return.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 24, 2015

    1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    excellent food! I went to the one in the south end and it was great. huge menu, very knowledgeable staff - loved it!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 09, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    I believe one of the chefs here is a celiac, which is one of the reasons they are so good at handling gluten free food. I recommend this restaurant very highly--everything is delicious!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 16, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Delicious and gluten free.

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    5 rating
    May 05, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    This is one of my favorite restaurants to go with a group of people! The menu has normal enough items for the picky eaters but interesting items for the adventurous eaters. Many restaurants I find myself saying needing to say "gluten free means no bread, croutons, wheat, soy sauce..." But they need no education here. Every server is well versed in the ingredients and will always check/work with the chef to be sure (I have allergies to wheat, nuts, and dairy). The best part - their gluten free selections aren't simply chicken or salmon with no sauce but dishes designed to be gluten free (my favorite is a coconut milk seafood dish steamed in banana leaves).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 13, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Came here for final dinner after PAX East 2014. Oh my god. The food here is incredible. Hands down one of the best restaurant I've been to EVER.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 27, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    So delicious. Love it here. Very good about gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 23, 2014

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Great menu selection. I felt very comfortable eating here based on the menu and the servers knowledge of cross contamination and allergens.

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    5 rating
    October 26, 2013

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Great gf options, great service. Had no problem finding options on the menu and staff was helpful and patient answering ingredient questions. Bonus points for their dessert menu!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    September 18, 2013

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Varied types of meals, well presented. One of the best GF dining out experiences in the Boston area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 27, 2013

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    No issues with glutening, had a delicious fresh-tasting meal. GF options listed in a separate section of the menu, many vegetarian options as well. Edit: above original review from 5/30/13, have eaten there 2 more times since then, and each time was delicious & safe for celiacs.

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    5 rating
    January 05, 2013

    663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453

    Delicious and creative meal! Even had GF chocolate cake, though it was more like fudge. I would definitely return if in the area!

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    4 rating
    December 01, 2012

    663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453

    Great food. Great service. Wonderful restaurant. Portions smallish, plan on an appetizer AND an entree if you are hungry

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 25, 2012

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Delish gluten free menu of cambodian food. Good spot for a nice dinner out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 22, 2012

    663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453

    Lots of gluten free options and great food! GF Sunday brunch menu too.

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