One of the top Thai cuisine restaurants chains in the world, Blue Elephant is known by food lovers the world over for its authentic Thai taste, its consistently high standards of quality, and its promotion of the best in Thai culture.
Walking into a Blue Elephant restaurant brings you back into time of the colonial ages. Blue Elephant is a total sensory concept based on the very best of traditional Thai Beauty, charm and courtesy. Superb Royal Thai cuisine sets the standard of dining excellence requiring expertly trained chefs endowed with great patience, The result is a deliciously diverse, colourful and delicate menu. Blue Elephant takes restaurant dining to new heights and ensures a most memorable occasion. The restaurant is available for exciting theme parties and complete takeovers.
Thai chefs prepare dishes with ingredients of the highest quality. Most recipes are centuries old, faithfully handed down through generations. Others are new, creative and unique variations on traditional themes. Visually stunning dishes artistically presented with carved fruits and vegetables.
The History of the "Thai Chine Building" The Thai Chine building was built in 1903 and originally opened as the Bombay Department Store, in what was then most exclusive and posh Bangkok neighborhood of its times. The building was conveniently located within walking distance from what were the two best hotels in Siam, The Royal Hotel (the former Russian Embassy on North Sathorn Road) and the illustrious Oriental Hotel.
In 1928 the Thai Chinese Chamber of Commerce was founded by group of affluent Chinese tycoons. These businessmen purchased the Bombay Department Store at a bargain price, and, in January 1930, His Majesty King Rama VII inaugurated the new Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters.
During World War II the building was taken over by the Imperial Japanese Army who made it their Command Center. After the war the building once again was the headquarter of the Thai Chinese Chamber of Commerce, who used it for offices and later for functions until the opening of their TCC Building, which sits behind the Thai Chine Building.
Cited by the Fine Arts Department, the building is an exceptional example of the colonial era architecture. Partially renovated in 2000, the building has now been fully and totally revitalized and restored by Blue Elephant for its wondrous rebirth as the Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant.