D’Elephant Thai Restaurant, Chadstone – a Review

If you read my restaurant reviews, you would have figured out by now that Chadstone is one of my fave shopping destinations in Melbourne. Yes, it is pricey….not that I have a lot of moolah or spend it either (a considerable amount is spent window shopping)! But, there are shops/brands/boutiques that fit right into your budget; it’s just a matter of figuring out the right ones. And no; this is not a sponsored post for Chadstone shopping centre.

This introduction is just to give you an idea how I end up eating at the many food joints/restaurants in Chadstone in comparison to other places. And last week, it was the D’Elephant Thai Restaurant that I walked into after a rather satisfying shopping experience.

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Situated in the vicinity of Pappa Rich and Oriental Town, D’Elephant has a distinct feel to its décor and ambience. It is modern Australian with a touch of Asian interspersed. There is a beautiful al fresco dining space; make sure you get seated there if the weather permits. It’s really a great spot.

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There isn’t a great beverages list but there is a good one especially with some Thai favourites which go really well with the food. We chose from the cold pressed juices selection; Pina Colada and Berry Thai. Delicious, refreshing and matched well with the food.

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I wasn’t coming away without having a taste of their Tom Yum, so got a single serve seafood tom yum. Delicious! Everything that I hoped it will be – a medley of all kinds of flavours with a good kick of heat. I would go back and eat just this again. Truly recommended.

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I wasn’t coming away without having a taste of their Tom Yum, so got a single serve seafood tom yum. Delicious! Everything that I hoped it will be – a medley of all kinds of flavours with a good kick of heat. I would go back and eat just this again. Truly recommended.

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The deep fried barramundi sounded delicious so we ordered a Pla Sam Sa Hai (deep fried barramundi fillet with lemongrass, chilli and garlic). The barramundi was cooked to perfection and I loved the tangy, sweet and sour flavours with just the right amount of chilli to boot. Again, totally recommended.

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And to satisfy the carbs craving, we also got the Thai chicken fried rice. Again, quite delicious and flavourful; especially recommend it for children as it is a complete meal with the meat and veggies.

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A thoroughly delicious and satisfying experience that left us hardly any room for dessert. The D’ Elephant is definitely worth a visit; it might not be the most authentic Thai experience but it is pocket friendly and delicious with good customer service. What more could you ask!

Rating – 8/10

D’Elephant Thai Restaurant

Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Rd Chadstone,
VIC 3148

Phone no: 03 9568 6600
Website: http://delephant.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delephantthai

Opening Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 10.30am to 9.00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10.30am to 10.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 9.00pm

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Disclaimer – This is not a sponsored post; all the food and drinks were paid for by me.

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10 thoughts on “D’Elephant Thai Restaurant, Chadstone – a Review

  1. elsonsequeira May 5, 2015 at 11:23 am Reply

    The green curry looked nice and I’m sure it tasted good too!! And lovely pics..

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    • vanyadhanya May 6, 2015 at 1:35 am Reply

      It was really good Elson; overall a great experience. Been busy, haven’t seen much of an online presence?

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      • elsonsequeira May 6, 2015 at 5:05 am

        Im sure it was… Just hoping I can plan a trip to Oz sometime this year. Yes! lots of things happening on the personal front. so have been occupied.

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      • vanyadhanya May 6, 2015 at 7:34 am

        That would be awesome; do let me know if you are coming to Melbourne.

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      • elsonsequeira May 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

        Sure will!!! How have things been with you.. Your putting up some lovely posts.. Must appreciate 🙂

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      • vanyadhanya May 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

        thanks a lot Elson. There’s a big seafood project with a company in Chennai – to date, my biggest work so really excited and more because I get to cook and eat a lot of seafood.

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      • elsonsequeira May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        Nice!!! WIsh you luck with your project. And pls send over some seafood here 😛

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      • vanyadhanya May 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

        ha ha….really wish I could, though.

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  2. Lynda @ Rustic Bites May 4, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply

    Looks good. Next time we are out that way we will check it out!

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    • vanyadhanya May 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm Reply

      I liked the place a lot; if you happen to visit, do let me know your opinion.

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