The burgeoning Harwood District has added another restaurant to its ever-growing list of amenities. Elephant East is the latest concept from the Harwood Hospitality Group located at 2850 N. Harwood St, on the backside of Harwood Arms. If you've driven down Harwood Street you've no doubt noticed the red bamboo forest with the large ornamental elephant.
Chef Thomas Griffin spearheads Elephant East in the kitchen. Dishes are inspired by his years of traveling to Bangkok, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Shanghai, Vietnam and Taipei. Griffin spent time under the tutelage of James Beard-nominated chef Philip Tang, where he, according to a press release, "learned the art of Asian noodle and breadmaking along with wok cooking and dim sum production."
Entrees include Singapore noodles made with egg noodles, Chinese sausage, Napa cabbage, snow peas and yellow curry. Their papaya salad is made with sweet potatoes flakes, green beans, peanuts, tomatoes, chili lime vin and herbs. Galbi boneless Korean short ribs come with sticky rice, kimchi in a sesame apple demi.
For dessert, diners can have Chinese doughnuts with red sugar or a bubble waffle sundae.
Elephant East, 2850 N. Harwood St. #120. Closed Monday and Tuesday; 5-10 p.m. Wednesday; 5-11 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday.