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Blue Elephant

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Bastille / Oberkampf
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43 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
01 47 00 42 00
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 !

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Paris, France
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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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 stars 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

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Thank arndtheworld
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Naturalskincarelover
Paris, France
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Dinner for two, we did not beat around the bush and ordered the Royal Menu with an assortment of 6 starters, 6 main courses and desserts. Everything was great, the food was fresh, aromatic, spicy, sweet, succulent... you name it! We 'washed' everything down with Singha beers. The service was also flawless and discreet, and the ambiance is airy, roomy... More 

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Thank K P
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My husband and I wend there last Friday and had huge expectations because we know the fabulous Blue Elephant restaurants in Dubai and Malta. The restaurant is located in the busy Bastille district and you should not arrive by car (Metro or Uber is a good option) - the welcome at the entrance is warm and professional. Unfortunately the restaurant... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Blue Elephant used tp be one of favourite experiences, but unfortunately did not meet our expectations any more when visiting the Place again after many years. Quite average Thai food, menus prepared in "fast food" style making sure the turnover in the restaurant is as high as possible, nothing unique any more what used to be the restaurant´s signature

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Thank KittyEspoo_Finland
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

what a difference to the usual European adapted Thai restaurants. They even helped by making the food really spicy. A real find for Thailand lovers.

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Thank Burkiu
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Second time in Bastille and first time in this original Thai restaurant. It's a nice place, the food is good and the atmosphere amazing,

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Thank Wallis R
Paris, France
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Food suggestions: -Royal plate -Sorbet (coco, passion fruit) The food was very good I had a "Royal plate" in which you can try a bit of everything. Everything was good and by far real thai food. The atmosphere was not cozy the lights were to bright, it would be better a bit more dark and more candles. The ice cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $113
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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Staying in Bastille / Oberkampf

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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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