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Blue Elephant

70 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 17 50 00
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Ranked #374 of 2,039 restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Description: A Lyon-based outpost of the exotic Blue Elephant fleet of restaurants, Blue Elephant Lyon showcases luxurious Thai cuisine from a fleet of celebrated native chefs. Centuries-old recipes have been passed down through generations, and Blue Elephant's rare herbs, spices and fruits are sourced direct from Bangkok. In the Blue Elephant dining room, nestle in a lush alcove or sit beside the rushing waterfall, while encircled by sprawling plans, tress and elegant orchid arrangements.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Description: A Lyon-based outpost of the exotic Blue Elephant fleet of restaurants, Blue Elephant Lyon showcases luxurious Thai cuisine from a fleet of celebrated native chefs. Centuries-old recipes have been passed down through generations, and Blue Elephant's rare herbs, spices and fruits are sourced direct from Bangkok. In the Blue Elephant dining room, nestle in a lush alcove or sit beside the rushing waterfall, while encircled by sprawling plans, tress and elegant orchid arrangements.
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent Thai restaurant with great service and good ambiance. They have a good choice of authentic Thai dishes and they are served beautifully.

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Lyon, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We use to love this place, but since two years, despite a great welcoming service, the food went down constantly. This week the bottom has been reached : an overcooked salmon with a few brocoli looked and tasted more like at school cafeteria 30 years ago. No problem for having stiff legs as we had to go twice to get... More

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Lyon, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Not the usual Thai menu - somewhat adjusted to the local taste. Generally worth a visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Blue elephant is an international chains of Thai food. Server is friend, however, i recommend that they hire more staff as we waited a long time for everything. It is even slower then the average service. We did have plenty of time for dinner and have seen the restaurant filled up. There are customers whom sat down and left because... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you like Thai food and you're in the Lyon area, this is clearly the place to go. However, I do have just a couple of downsides. They kind of listen to the order. I asked for no mushrooms and got extra mushrooms. I told them I was vegan and the first dish had chicken. But once all this was... More

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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were a little tired from travel, and there is this restaurant right in our hotel, the Lyon Hilton. We love Thai food so what the heck... We were in for a real treat. Excellent service and a large menu. We would have gone three nights in a row but they are closed on Sunday. On Saturday we shared three... More

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Midwest
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142 reviews 142 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My husband and I tried the two tasting menus - the regular and the Royal. The Royal is just a few Euros more and includes two extra dishes and a more elaborate dessert. The food was excellent and the service is impeccable. Come hungry!

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Lyon, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Reservation : you would think you are welcome, but the reservation is through Hilton Hotel desk where they just tell you they are to busy to take it call later, or go on the website, that, BTW, does not work with our browser. Service : just great, people are very friendly and helpful, quick, professionnal and efficient. Menu : great... More

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Aberaeron
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This restaurant is one of the best. The service is extremely good and the food is exceptional. I would eat there everytime I visit Lyon.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Interesting menu, good service. I would have preferred a greater degree of heat in the spicing. A convenient pace to eat if you are staying in the Lyon Hilton.

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