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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Funky Elephant

  • 1313 9th St., Berkeley, 94710, United States
  • 15 - 25 USD • Thai
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Enjoy Thai food at home for lunch or dinner when you order directly for pick-up or delivery Tue-Sun.

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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Funky Elephant

  • 1313 9th St., Berkeley, 94710, United States
  • 15 - 25 USD • Thai
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Look completely past the strip mall location and head into this storefront for some of the more nuanced Thai cooking around. Pop music and colorful plastic tablecloths create a leisurely, relaxed mood. This kitchen is helmed by an ex-Hawker Fare chef, so expect spice blends and house-made curry pastes at the base of each dish.

The menu is small but mighty, with items that exude a playful spirit. Nowhere is this clearer than in the “party wings,” which sound like a good time but in fact have great depth of flavor. Nam kao todd is coated in a house-made red curry paste, fried until crispy, hit with fish sauce and layered with tendrils of pork skin and crumbles of fermented pork for a vibrant taste with just the right amount of heat.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 510-356-4855
Opening hours
Closed: Monday

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