About The Elephant Walk
The three Elephant Walk restaurants are family-owned and operated. We have been serving award-winning Cambodian and French cooking
since 1991. With locations in Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham, The Elephant Walk restaurants are convenient to Bostonians in many
neighborhoods. Our Cambodian and French cuisines are authentic reflections of our founders’ Cambodian ethnic and French cultural heritages.
The award-winning wine lists at the Elephant Walk restaurants complement the global cuisine and enhance your dining experience.
The Cambodian and French dishes at The Elephant Walk include a broad range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. We never cook with MSG and our chefs strive to create healthy, nutritious and creative cuisines.
The diversity of menu options makes The Elephant Walk perfect for special events, both personal and professional. We have several private dining rooms, as well as intimate seating in our bar areas for any size group. Our restaurants serve parties for as many as 250 people and we never charge room fees. Weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, and family gatherings can be held at any of our three restaurants.
For those interested in learning more about our culinary and cultural influences, our chefs teach a broad range of cooking classes year-round, introducing Cambodian, French, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Fusion cuisines. Classes are taught in both our Boston and Cambridge restaurants.
Corporate team-building, anniversaries, and birthday parties are a great excuse to enjoy a cooking class with our Executive Chefs. Longteine de Monteiro also teaches classes that begin with an excursion into local markets to procure the essential ingredients for nutritious Cambodian cuisine.
Our Benefit Restaurant
The Elephant Walk in Waltham is committed to the Benefit Restaurant Project. A Benefit Restaurant™ selects a non-profit each month to receive a percentage of its sales for that month, with a smaller percentage of sales held in reserve to assist in an emerging humanitarian crisis.
A Remembrance of Kenthao de Monteiro, co-founder of The Elephant Walk
Our dear Kenthao passed away on February 25,2006. Kenthao had a very full and illustrious life in Cambodia, France, and several other countries, working as a diplomat, civil servant and also a restaurateur.
Kenthao earned a political science degree from the University of Toulouse and a law degree from the University of Paris. Upon his return to Cambodia, he worked as a law professor and journalist, before rising through the ranks of civil service. Kenthao held many positions in Cambodia: as a judge, a congressman, the Minister of Education, and as Vice President of the National Assembly. Subsequently he was appointed to diplomatic service in Yugoslavia, Egypt, the Philippines and Taiwan. When the Khmer Rouge took over his country in 1975, Kenthao was the Cambodian Ambassador to Taiwan. Among the many honors he received throughout his distinguished career, he was most proud of the one bestowed upon him by French President Charles de Gaulle: Commander of the French Legion of Honor.
Kenthao always had a strong and proud appreciation of his family's roots.The de Monteiro family came to Cambodia from Portugal in the 1700's. Kenthao's grandfather, Kol de Monteiro, was a counselor to Cambodia's King Norodom. His father, Pitou de Monteiro, served as special Counsel to the King and Minister of Justice and Education. Kenthao acquired his deep sense of devotion to his homeland from his ancestors and served his country with great distinction for many years.