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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Elephant Brussels

Blue Elephant Brussels
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Ranked #13 of 102 Restaurants in Uccle
Price range: $22 - $70
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Blue Elephant Thai restaurant just south of Brussels City was the first of the celebrated group that may eventually take over the world -- to general applause. This is a chic Thai fantasy, an Eden of exotic flora to take you far from the busy metropolis outside. During the day the stunningly-appointed dining room is naturally lit from the skylight above, while in the evening candles and lamps take over. It is lushly decorated with exotic plants, beautiful orchids, Buddhas, Thai woodwork, comfy bamboo chairs, and smiling Thai-costumed waitstaff.
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Did not compare well with other Blue Elephants I have visited. The table was crammed in to a long narrow area and service was fairly average which matched the food. Many better choices for Thai food these days.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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6 Thank Cognac001
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Brussels, Belgium
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Thai experience in Brussels”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you like Thai food, you'll like this little restaurant. The food is good, the service is efficient and although I hate the decor, I guess it helps with the authentic atmosphere.
They have a open buffet night on Thursdays and a Sunday brunch, and they are generally quite popular, so reservation is a good idea. The client is more European than Asian, so I believe they go easy on the spices, but overall the food is tasty and portions are good. This restaurant is expensive compared to other Thai's in the city but I have to say the menu is more comprehensive than most.
Don't have huge expectations and you'll have a good experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Deniz13
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing cooking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a very pleasant dinner in this nicely decorated restaurant. The atmosphere was pretty relaxing.
The service was efficient, not too fast not too slow.
A good choice of Thai food well presented but unfortunatly without the expected Thai spices and flavor. Even the courses listed as very spicy were not.
Wine selection was good and prices were reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Helena B
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Tienen, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“NOT good!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I found it not clean, service wasn't friendly en the food was very moderate!!! a very expensive and no good thai!!! white wine 8€???

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Wim123
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Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic and tasty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

I use to live and work in Bankgok for about 6 months and I lived a total of 13 years in Asia, and this restaurant made me smile. One of the most authentic Thai restaurants in Europe. One must be careful with most Thai restaurants are altered and they tone down or eliminate fish sauce, or don't use the right ingrediants, or worry about burning their customers mouths. Well, I have had spicier and stinkier fish sauce, but the quality of the food itself was excellent. Penang Curry was great. Dong was great as our waiter. Food was pricey, but then so is most of the Belgian restaurants I eat at each day for lunch. Wish they had Thai iced tea though.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HobartMJD
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