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Blue Elephant

Bastille / Oberkampf
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43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 42 00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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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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Paris, France
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real nice restaurant if you love Thai food. Royally delicious! A Great place to have dinner with your loved one. ( Don't forget to reserve.) You will appreciate the ambience too. You will certainly enjoy their super Sunday brunch. Even if it seems costly, the price is definitely worth it. Eat as much as you can. A great treat... More 

Thank AJR0598
Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I been there for dinner and enjoyed the amazing atmosphere of the restaurant I lived 5 years in Bangkok and married to a Thai so that I consider myself to know how the food should be done to call it Thai food Surely the food is adjusted to European taste but still keeps the Thai flavour I was a little... More 

Thank Holger B
Dilbeek, Belgium
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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!

Thank paulnys
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

Thank Leonty77
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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 

Thank AVBZurich
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank maxwema
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251 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

Thank Christophe M
Trondheim, Norway
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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?

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.

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

Thank khaniya2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$106
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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