The Smiling Elephant

3 recent ratings
$$ • Thai Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers
2213 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

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I am a severe celiac. I only eat out once every few years. I got the gf pad Thai with duck today. It tested gluten free with my Nima sensor. No reaction ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 days ago read full review

Not celiac

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They do have gluten free options but there was a roach cruising around the dining room. The food wasn't that great.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here several times and never gotten sick! I always get the curry (there’s only one that isn’t GF)! They understand GF and accommodate

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


GF Thai Fried Rice with Crab Meat
Shrimp dumplings (made with rice paper) super good!
Chicken pad Thai
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Celiac

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Yummy food. I’ve had both the chicken and vegetable pad Thai without issue. Not sure what else on the menu is gluten free.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wasn't sure when we walked up, but sooooo happy we did. The food was amazing. Just tell them your allergies and they are happy to accommodate.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Top Tier gluten free option in Nashville. The food tastes. So. Good. And they take your allergy very seriously!! I only wish they were open more often ;-;

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Gluten Intolerant

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Had the signature pho with green bean noodles. So good. Another reviewer said no peanuts, but I asked my server when I saw what looked like crumbled peanuts on top and she assured me it was OK. I also had the Thai iced coffee, which tasted amazing!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great food! The waitress was knowledgeable once I said celiacs. She offered suggestions of her favorites and was ok with having my boyfriend's meal prepared gluten free so I could steal some of his food! I definitely will come again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great food! Never had a problem eating here. Staff knows what is GF on the menu or makes a point of checking.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I lived in Asia for 5 years and this is one of the best and most Authentic Asian restaurants I've been to in the states. Had the GF Thai fried rice with crab meat and Pad Thai and it was all excellent and no gluten issues. Will be back next time we pass through town for sure. Give it a try.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have been here twice when visiting Nashville. I am gluten, dairy, soy & egg free but choices here abound. I had amazing Pad Thai that they use no soy sauce in at all. Then the coconut custard is yum! Wonderful food and knowledgeable staff. They can make anything to meet your allergen needs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great gf options and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent, , I had Pad Thai chicken and it was so so so delicious! The staff are super friendly and go out of there way to help! I would definitely go back again... and again..... and again!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very yummy! The server was fantastic and was able to tell me why items were not gf! The pad Thai was super good! Large portions! I ado got the shrimp dumplings which were good too! Menu is marked for gf items! Great dinner!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Best pad thai I've ever had!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The Pad Thai was some of the best I've ever had. They list which dishes are GF on the regular menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My VERY FAVORITE celiac-friendly restaurant in Nashville! Love their GF Thai fried rice! Have never gotten sick here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best Pad Thai ever! Several items on the menu can be made gluten free by request.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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