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Blue Elephant

Bastille / Oberkampf
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43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
01 47 00 42 00
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Trondheim, Norway
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank khaniya2016
Charing, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Stephen J
Paris, France
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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.

Thank Patrice P
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The starter wS good fish soup and tofu chat I street food style. Had the fish curry for mains could have done with more spice. Decor was authentic and the place was busy.

Thank Raj R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Good good. excellent service. For vegetarians like me, had a separate menu to choose from. Portions are generous for an individual. Definitely worth a visit !

Thank pganesh80
Paris, France
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the first Asian restaurant that I would actually want to return to. The flavors are very interesting and can be quite intense. As we know close to nothing about Thai cuisine, we took the entree that allows you to sample 5 or 6 different items. The restaurant is clean and calm and the service is very good.

Thank wjsinfrance
Trenton, New Jersey
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is much talked about. The place was good but we felt rushed through dinner. Good was good but nothing exceptional. Our local Thai place is far better

Thank arndtheworld
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had a family dinner here after visiting the 'old' Blue Elephant in London several years ago. The interiors are very similar, 'Thai Kitsch Bazzar' would be a good description, but it's all great fun and adds to the experience. We visited on a Thursday evening at 8pm and by 9pm every table was full - but our waiter was... More 

Thank Naturalskincarelover

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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
$27 - $109
Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighborhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: 01 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 neighborhood.
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