Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
8200 Stockdale Hwy suite m-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311, United States
Review №1

Love this place! My absolute favorite restaurant for green curry! They do such a good job, good prices, great service! Restaurant could be a bit bigger if I had any gripe, but never had trouble getting a table!

Review №2

Delicious, hot and fresh Thai food. Service was very pleasant and quick. I happen to discover this restaurant while visiting from the SF Bay Area, and am certain it could compete there or in the LA area. Clean and crisp linen table cloth was pleasing touch albeit the atmosphere could be improved with lighting and decor. I enjoyed the lunch special Veggie Lover with tofu which was exceedingly good with a nice garlicky kick complimented with a depth of spices in a light and healthy sauteing sauce..I shall definitely return for dinner.

Review №3

Great little Thai food restaurant. The restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese dishes that are sure to please.The restaurant is warm and inviting although a bit small so you may have to wait on a busy weekend. The kitchen's flexible on how they make the dishes which makes great for people with food allergies.The prices are moderate and in line with other Thai restaurants. There's always plenty of parking and togo orders are just as good as dine in.

Review №4

Good food but orange chicken was tough. The shrimp was tough too, must be frozen not fresh. Hotpot soup was good.

Review №5

Such Tasty Thai FoodVery authentic Thai food. Very delicious and fresh. We ordered tom yum soup, duck panang curry, and chicken cashew stir fry. Everything was tasty. The steamed rice was piping hot. Satisfying meal for Asians craving hot food and I'm sure non-Asians too. Service was friendly.

Review №6

Amazing food!! The chicken sate was my favorite appetizer. It was absolutely amazing. The shrimp pad Thai is full of flavor and very satisfying. My favorite dessert was the Thai coconut custard but I tried the BBQ sticky rice and the mango sticky rice and they were very good also. This is a must try restaurant.

Review №7

The food was okay but when we sat with our to go food outside, he wanted to take the food and plate it so it looked nice outside or we couldn't stay there, I thought that was very rude, we were in a corner not hurting anything, wasn't even busy, but still we weren't allowed to stay.

Review №8

Great ambience and very welcoming service. The meals were fresh and enchanting. Will clearly recommend this place to friends. Fair rates and generous meals. Keep it up.

Review №9

Been looking for a good thai place in Bakersfield, this is my new favorite! I got the chicken pad thai, thai tea boba, and sweet mango sticky rice. All three items exceeded my expectations by a landslide. Im a very harsh critic of thai tea boba, and I have to say theirs is DELICIOUS!!! The chicken pad thai is amazing, truly one of the best ive had. The sweet mango sticky rice is insanely delicious as well, although I would recommend sharing it because its a big portion ;)

Review №10

We had lunch here while coming from Yosemite to LA. one of the best Thai food I ever had! The ambience and the stuff are first class. not only I had lunch I also packed my dinner from here Also price is reasonable.

Review №11

Food and service is amazing. Outside dunning was comfortable despite being 95 degrees. A+

Review №12

This was good food. My friend and I started with chicken sate. The peanut sauce was sweat and creamy and came other diced pickled cucumber. Our drinks were the Thai iced tea which we both enjoyed. For dinner we had Chicken Panang with sticky rice and an order of chicken Pad Thai. I would have liked to have a few lime wedges for the Pahd Thai, but it was flavorful even with out the lime. The Panang was mild, my friend doesn't do spicy, but rich in flavor. We finished of out meal with a slich of Blue Berry Cheesecake. Not a Thai dish I know, but I nice end of the meal. I'll definitely be back!

Review №13

If I only had one word to describe my experience at Blue Elephant it would be "breathtaking."

Review №14

We stayed one night at Bakersfield on the way to Kings Canyon during long New Year holidays. We went to this highly-rated Thai restaurant in town. It was a great choice for us to go for authentic Thai cuisine which we have not had for some time.Their staff are super nice and the cleanliness is top-notch.We ordered spring roll and deep-fried wonton stuffed with crab meat and cream cheese as starters. They were very fresh and crispy. The kids love them very much. We also had pan-fried pork and basil, Pad-Thai and crispy fried red snapper with three flavored chilli. They are all very good. The fried red snapper was our highlight for dinner. Highly recommended. The fried fish is topped up with Blue Elephant's fresh Thai chilli/pepper gravy sauce. The gravy sauce was so good and authentic.This place is highly recommended! we will come back again for sure. Its location is perfect for stopping by and having a delicious meal on the way to Yosemite. They open for breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Review №15

I can't say enough about this restaurant! Chom was our host. Great personality, very helpful in explaining the dishes we had questions about, just an all around nice guy! The food was outstanding and top of the line. So fresh tasting. I'll go again and again!

Review №16

Very very tasty! Everything we ordered was excellent.

Review №17

Wow!! So delicious! Orange chicken, Spicy Basil Chicken, Pad See-Ew (beef), Cashew Nut ( chicken) were all amazing and service was exceptional!

Review №18

The food was all good and the service was good as always. Always a nice place to eat. Prices are reasonable

Review №19

This place was amazing the Spicy Basil with pork had a nice slow burn, sooooo tasty and the Green Curry with pork tasted as good as it looked. Taste a dessert and their Thai Tea, like I said amazing. Loved the service as well.

Review №20

Food was amazing here specially the spicy eggplant curry and eggplant crispy tempura

Review №21

We ordered pad thai noodles and chicken satay.Excellent food.

Review №22

Excellent food and alcohol.Listening to Jimmy and Maria is the best reality show ever.

Review №23

I was excited to see that they have Hainanese Chicken Rice on their menu. Thailand have their own chicken rice with either steamed chicken or fried chicken. The sauce is dark brown with a lot of ginger. Unfortunately, this was different. And it is not exactly the Hainanese version either. The rice doesn't have enough chicken broth flavor. Depending on how much time I have here in Bakersfield, I may try this place again for the standard Thai menu, but for now, it is not authentic Thai flavor.

Review №24

Absolutely fantastic, I think I found my new favorite Thai place!

Review №25

Really good shrimp fried rice! They messed up on my friends delivery order and when she called to let them know they politely apologized and sent her a gift card for her inconvenience.

Review №26

We came to this restaurant for lunch. we heard about this restaurant from many people. Well, we were not disappointed. The crew welcomed us with a smile and we had an excellent feeling. The food was just great. We had a great time and we will visit this place again. Recommended.

Review №27

Delicious Thai food, the tom kha, chicken pad thai, and the satay are my favorite.

Review №28

I really love their food. I always get excellent service here. The place is clean and the cashiers are always very welcoming. Will come back again.

Review №29

One of my go-to places to grab some food. good location, well organised, and good customer service. Highly recommended!

Review №30

Delicious food, they used gluten free soy sauce, so no problem for my celiac issues. Great service as well as food

Review №31

This place is worth trying. They have large portions for fair rates. Always clean and with great ambience. Highly recommended.

Review №32

Ordered the seafood soup and it was delicious. The food was served quickly and the service was good too!

Review №33

There is a reason this restaurant was voted the best Thai restaurant in 2019. The service is excellent and the food delicious.

Review №34

A favorite place when I'm in Bakersfield. The food is fresh and very good. The Pad Thai is my favorite, but their menu includes so many options. It's always a treat when I'm in town.

Review №35

To expense place for eating

Review №36

Delicious food, generous portions.

Review №37

So good!!!!! Like beyond delicious!!!! My new favorite!!! The service was also fantastic!! Very nice people!!

Review №38

The place offers a fantastic range of fresh food. I like dining here. Employees are always kind, rates are reasonable and the spot is always well organised.

Review №39

Thai food, very delicious. I will probably become a regular. The prices are fair for the quality of food.

Review №40

My favorite place for lunch!

Review №41

The place was very clean,staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting in what to try. The food was excellent. We will return.

Review №42

Love this place, food always so flavorful and fresh.

Review №43

Great food and service

Review №44

This place has to be one of my top 3 favorite Thai places in Bakersfield. Great food at a decent price. Easy to recommend!

Review №45

Love, love, LOVE Blue Elephant. Awesome food. I just wish they would bring back this dessert they use to have. It has rice balls with bean paste in ginger tea (I think that's what it was). Soooo good.

Review №46

Thai food and service here is quality. You will not be disappointed in the menu and service. Next time I'll be back with my coworkers. Menu is like a cafe in Boston I loved.

Review №47

Good food good service

Review №48

Can't stand this place in any way, will never come here again

Review №49

My favorite restaurant in Bakersfield! There isn't anything I've eaten here that I haven't loved! My family knows where I want to go for my birthday.

Review №50

Best Thai food in town. A little pricey but worth the extra couple bucks per plate. Quick and friendly service. Order off-menu and try the pad woon-sen. No full bar, only complaint.

Review №51

Overpriced and the food quality was just ok. Customer service was good.

Review №52

Great service and food. If you like it spicy, ask they'll take care of you

Review №53

Fine spot for tasty Thai food. everyone at our table was glad to be there. the staff was friendly and observant. they have a lot of positive reviews for a reason.

Review №54

I love all the vegan options. My favorite is the veggie yellow curry & the mock orange chicken

Review №55

My fiance and myself have been going to Blue Elephant for 3 years now, and we have never had an experience less than perfect. The food is outstanding, the service is timely and accommodating, and the ambiance is lovely. Prices are surprisingly affordable. I definitely recommend ordering family style so you can try as much as possible.

Review №56

I give the 2 stars to the waitress because she was trying her best. But, here's what happened...we tried to order the curry sampler which is on the menu, but we were told they weren't doing it today. Strange. Ok, we ordered 2 full size curries, and that seemed to be ok. A couple of minutes later, the waitress brought the curry sampler to the table 2 feet away from us! So, we asked why we couldn't order it. She says because they have so many Uber Eats to go orders that the kitchen decided they don't have time to do the sampler for people dining in. Obviously, that's not the right way to run a business. Apart from that, we just didn't like the food. The curry was greasy, and gritty. The fried rice was mushy and had no seasonings. The orange chicken was more sweet and sour. Add to that the fact this place is way overpriced, and it all adds up to a bad experience. Will not go back.

Review №57

The service is terrible as well as the food. They took way too long to serve the food, the food does not even taste good, the orange chicken is bathed in ketchup, and the waitress was in a bad mood. I reccomend Thai Kitchen or Thai House

Review №58

Just finished a lovely diner here, and I can't wait to go back! We had people that were gluten free, as well as vegans in our party. Everyone ordered something different, and EVERYONE LOVED their meals! The flavors were outstanding! Not over powering or lacking in anyway! Th portions sizes were perfect. Everyone left full and happy! I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! The service was awesome and the staff was friendly! I simply cant wait to got back!

Review №59

Just had a wonderful dinner here with my family. We ordered the whole fried fish, crab cakes, drunken noodles and red curry. Everything was delicious and we could taste the authenticity in each of the dishes. The owner and the servers were all very attentive and friendly, we were beyond satisfied with the service. We finished with the delightful mango sticky rice which had a delicate balance of sweet and savoury, as well as a made-from-scratch coconut ice cream which had real coconut chunks. Overall extremely impressed and would highly recommend going here. We were very happy to find this little gem in Bakersfield.

Review №60

Fantastic service and food. Love the yellow curry, and angel wings. Great small local business bring Bakersfield the best Thai food in town.

Review №61

I was very pleased with the food and service here. Everything was better than I thought it would be

Review №62

Good noodles and whatnot, but curry dishes are pretty bland. Nice atmosphere.

Review №63

They have a lot of really delicious cuisines. The service is always good here too. I would definitely recommend.

Review №64

Best Thai food. We are vegetarians. We love their basil eggplant. Curry sampler is great too. Green curry was outstanding

Review №65

Fantastic food. Really amazing Thai flavors.

Review №66

A little pricey, but the food is good. Service has always net expectations. The seafood has not tasted very fresh the few times I have ordered it. I would avoid it. If I had to label it I would say that it is an "upscale" Thai restaurant that caters to American taste buds. However, the flavors of the dishes seem to be well-balanced. Portions are big. Food delivery is an option through Yelp's website, but expect a large bill. Seating is limited as this is a small restaurant. Sometimes you have to wait outside to be seated. Open on Sunday.

Review №67

My delivery arrived promptly and the food was hot. The Panang curry with chicken was very tasty, and the pot stickers were very good as well. The price was also reasonable.. I'll definitely call them again!

Review №68

So unwelcoming. My fiancé and I went and were seated. After 15 minutes of waiting on someone to even ask us if we wanted any drinks. We left, we can tell we weren't welcomed there at all so now we're at Bangkok street food been here for twenty minutes and the food is great here. And so are the staff.

Review №69

Excellent food. Wonderful service and friendly environment....

Review №70

Good food. Great service.

Review №71

I was visiting from out of town and decided to try some Thai food. I lived in Seattle in the past and had found many decent Thai restaurants. I have since moved back to Columbus, OH where good Thai restaurants are harder to come by. That being said, I have found much better Thai food in Ohio than I received at Blue Elephant. The food was rather bland and lacked a lot of the flavors that I typically enjoy in Thai cuisine.

Review №72

Absolutely amazing food... Small place but nice atmosphere... employees were great..

Review №73

BLUE ELEPHANT in Bakersfield is always a great choice for a wonderful meal and a great atmosphere! Always great to eat there with kind and thoughtful wait staff.Carry-out is also awesome when we want to enjoy the great food at home or take to an event or a friend's.I highly recommend Blue Elephant in Bakersfield at Stockdale and Coffee!!

Review №74

Delicious! Fresh food!

Review №75

Always delicious food and great service.

Review №76

Had a beautiful lunch with my husband service was wonderful food was great this a clean, wonderful restaurant staff helpful staff will be back many many times. Love the food

Review №77

I love this place number one the food is amazing!!!! Two the service is wonderful and friendly...

Review №78

Great little restaurant.. Not too crowded.. Very nice place for dinner.. Food was very delicious.. Loved red curry and veggie spring rolls.. Will visit again..

Review №79

My family live eating here

Review №80

Being that it is mother's day today, i completely understand things needing to take a tad bit more time than usual due to the restaurant being full. However, my son(4) ,myself ,& my fiancee sat there waiting for our food for almost an hour. 2 other parties that had came in AFTER us had been served. Eventually, we told our waitress "Im sorry but the food is taking too long & we're just going to go ahead & leave." Now i wanna mention, the waitress who helped us was very polite & did everything she could to make us happy. After we alerted her we proceeded to walk out,to which we heard her alert the manager of the situation. His response was 'Oh.Ok." & walked away. So we walk over to Burger King because my fiancee had a hunger headache,when our waitress runs over to us & says "The meal is free,I'll pack it up for you right now". We thank our waitress & take the food home. Then, as we unpacked our food at home,we noticed that:-My meal was missing-Our son's meal was a completely different dish-My fiancees curry had huge chunks of onion in it.(He asked for no onions)So to sum things up, we are not going here again. We liked our server, but the management is obviously bad.

Review №81

Once again I am disappointed with this interpretation of pad kee maw, drunken noodles. There were maybe 5 pieces of pepper as veggies added to this dish. We are nomads and try Thai restaurants everywhere we go. So far nothing comes close to Thai Bounty in Morro Bay CA. The search continues. Also, it's the first Thai restaurant I've ever seen that uses pictures of their food (presumably) as decor. Service was good.

Review №82

Really tasty, quick too. Get there in the off hours, it's small and fills fast.

Review №83

Their Panang and Red Curry are great. Fresh Ginger Beef is excellent. Loved their Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango and Durian.

Review №84

Good good and great service

Review №85

Pad Thai with beef! Tried the lemon grass iced tea for the first time today too. It is really refreshing for these hot days. I probably come here once ever month or so.

Review №86

Best Thai restaurant in Kern County!! Very friendly staff and delicious food.

Review №87

Had a great dinner and already making plans to come back and try more of their menu. Very small but makes it really intimate with your guest. Highly recommend.

Review №88

Horrible service if I could give it a negative 5 stars I would the server who's a woman was rude then the "Manager" a man went out to "help" & we were outside with our food bagged & started yelling at us because we asked for a refund because at that point that's all we wanted and denied our refundSeriously never ever coming back here again and recommend you don'tUpdates about this so called "highly rated restaurant" My husband and I were thinking of giving it a second chance but not anymore after this! How unprofessional is that?! It doesn't even bother me I just thought of sharing to save you all from this horrible unexplainable experience.

Review №89

Simply, delicious! We had the steaming seafood dIsh and the fish was cooked perfectly! This should be your Favorite Thai Restaurant! I want to come back for the pad Thai--I can't imagine they ever cook a bad dish!

Review №90

My husband took me for the first time in i really like it..

Review №91

Food was good service was good price is decent

Review №92

Very very good. Cant wait 2 come again.

Review №93

Great food! Awesome Lunch prices!!

Review №94

Great casual decor with a wide variety of flavors and the service was spectacular

Review №95

Outstanding flavors and service

Review №96

Expensive but good tasting Thai. Try spicy egg plant. I just love the dish with Jasmine white rice.

Review №97

The food was fantastic and the service was even better. We were a group of 5 and all had something different and it was all perfect.

Review №98

Good Thai food!

Review №99

Alright place, a little too fancy for the quality that I had. I think it was a little too expensive, but with such extravagant furniture and aesthetics it was probably to pay the price. Seating is very limited, with maybe 7 tables total, depending on how they split it

Review №100

Went for lunch and couldn't ask for more. The service is some of the best I have ever had. My wife and I got different curries and both were delicious.

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  • Address:8200 Stockdale Hwy suite m-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 661-833-8190
  • Thai restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:7AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:7AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:7AM–9PM
  • Thursday:7AM–9PM
  • Friday:7AM–9PM
  • Saturday:7AM–9PM
  • Sunday:7AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
Health & safety
  • Mask required:Yes
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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