The Smiling Elephant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Appetizers + 4 more
100% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2213 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204 Directions

(615) 891-4488
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gf options and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best pad thai I've ever had!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Thai
Monday
4:30 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9 pm
Sunday
Closed
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