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Blue Elephant

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Neighbourhood:
Bastille / Oberkampf
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43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 42 00
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Dilbeek, Belgium
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168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall disapointing! 6 persons on a square table means half have too little space. We all took menu's for the sake of ease but quality was disappointing : big mussels but not tasteful. 4 starters and 4 mains served together but all dishes remained half full ..... Brussels was much better!

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Thank paulnys
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very nice, quite exotic, and the quality of food is very good. To improve : kindness!!! And perhaps portions are a bit too little. Everything is good but desserts, but we must admit that it s not in their tradition.

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Thank Leonty77
Zurich
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The franchise Blue Elephant should have a serious close look at this restaurant. To start: Sawadee anyone ? It is the first full page in the menu about a warm welcome. Just wishful thinking as the greetings were non existant from 3 staff member. Food: where did the cook get lost on the globe ? We were not in Thailand... More 

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Thank AVBZurich
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We've been fans of Blue Elephant since it first opened in Brussels over 30 years ago. It has since expanded to 9 locations around the world. In fact it's turned into a franchise with most of the downsides associated with restaurants of this nature. We had lunch in the Paris restaurant today. Starters and main meals were poor, close to... More 

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Thank maxwema
Paris
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225 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Strange scene rue de la Roquette on a VD's evening a few years ago : a long queue of couples waiting to come in Blue Elephant. All having pre-booked, smiling, very diverse. It was our first time in this restaurant. First we saw the amazing tropical garden. We sat under a canopy among palm trees, rocks, bamboo, waterfall, a small... More 

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Thank Christophe M
Trondheim, Norway
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Blue Elephant has always delivered the little extra in terms of great food, extraordinary service or atmosphere. This time it was good, but then nothing more. Is it "over the top" and lost it passion for great customer experience?

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Thank Magnar M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A local cafe which caters for locals and tourists alike - great for breakfast, coffee or a meeting with friends.

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Thank Eor O
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

coming to blue elephan here year after year its a treat. best thai in town for me. also nice and relaxed place

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Thank khaniya2016
Charing, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Chose the Blue Elephant for what I hoped would provide a tasty final meal of a three week holiday. I'd eaten at its sister restaurant some years back in London and had greatly enjoyed the dining experience so I had high hopes. Sadly, our Paris experience was a shadow of what we remembered. The concept is the same, the restaurant... More 

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Thank Stephen J
Paris, France
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was a return to this Thai restaurant after many years, same blue decor, good service, nice food but pricy in my view.

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Thank Patrice P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 106
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 00 42 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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