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Blue Elephant

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233 Thanon Sathon Tai, Yannawa | Yannawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
+662 673 9353
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 600
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  • 316
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  • 167
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  • 77
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top class food with one slight quibble

Ate twice here during my stay and the food and service standards were well above expectations. The servers explained the menu made recommendations and detailed everything that came out on the plates. It's not cheap but worth the price. The only quibble was on the second night our reservation was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
JohnVCollins
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Warsaw, Poland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This was supposed to be our best of meal of trip and turned out to be the worst! So first off the restaurant is nice, very rustic and elegant. Service was excellent throughout the whole meal. Ambiance was kinda ruined by how close everyone was sitting, and we happened to be next to a crying baby which for some reason... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ate twice here during my stay and the food and service standards were well above expectations. The servers explained the menu made recommendations and detailed everything that came out on the plates. It's not cheap but worth the price. The only quibble was on the second night our reservation was for 7.30. The front of house guy made us quite... More 

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New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was twice at Blue Elephant during my vacation in Bangkok. The restaurant is beautiful in its decor, the staff is friendly with a super service, but the food is absolutely delicious and the presentation of the dishes is outstanding. Top in Bangkok Susanna A.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Blue Elephant is an institution: atmospheric, unusual dishes, with pictures of presidents and VIPs on the walls. Where the restaurant surprised us the most was with its service, and not in a good way: it seemed as if the waiters hadn't completed waiter school, or were having a bad night. To begin, our waiter felt as if we really needed... More 

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BlueElephant_Bangkok, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write about us on Trip Advisor. We are truly sad to learn that your experience was below your expectations. Please accept our apologies. Blue Elephant, as you rightfully mentioned above, is an institution with over 10 restaurants around the world. As a Thai culinary ambassador we strive to deliver the freshest... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Went here with great friends for a special night out whilst on holidays. Beautiful old building with spades of charm but that was sadly about it. Waited 30 minutes just for some table water at which time my wife was already over it, after becoming somewhat short with the waiter about getting some water when food started to arrive we... More 

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BlueElephant_Bangkok, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant in Bangkok and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our building, at the same time we regret to learn about your disappointment. It is true we are not the cheapest Thai restaurant in town and it is truly justified by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A fantastic selection of Thai cuisine in a colonial setting. Exquisite original and classical Thai dishes served and presented to perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had dinner here and it was a delicious meal. The environment was nice and there was a beautiful sitting area with a lovely flower arrangement. There is also an area where the sell the famous Blue Elephant spices and products. Overall a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

food is delicious, facility is vintage and aesthetically pleasing, and best of all it also houses a cooking school. spent a day taking a cooking class with my wife, most enjoyable. we are both good cooks, but not familiar with thai cuisine - spices, preparations, ingredients. learned ALOT, had fun (there were about 6 others in the class), we prepared... More 

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were in Bangkok last week for four days and we were on a trip and the representative recommended that if we had time to take a meal at 'Blue Elephant' I duly booked for Sunday the 16th August and was not dissappointed. We chose from the A La Carte menu and was the best Thai food we had on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we went to the restaurant coz its reputation and it's right across street from our restaurant. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant were nice and elegant. The staff were polite and professional, however a bit cold. The food was good but just not too remarkable for the price we paid. I especially dont like the plastic container they use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Thanon Sathon Tai, Yannawa | Yannawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
  • Phone Number: +662 673 9353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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