Cuisine: Modern French
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 6 pm - 10:30 pm
Telephone : +66 2 6879000
Element is one Michelin-starred restaurant in Bangkok that serves French cuisine with Japanese influences in a relaxed, informal setting. Over the years, Elements have evolved from early insistences of “modern logical cuisine,” to a niche of French cuisine with a heavy amount of Japanese influences which is now renowned for. Element is located at at the heart of Bangkok on the 25th floor of Okura Prestige hotel, a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel. The kitchen is led by Chef Hans Zahner who has made an art form of the ‘complexity in simplicity’, in taste and aesthetics. Element’s cuisine reflects a remarkable blend of texture, flavours and colours. From Satsuma beef to Hokkaido scallop get treated to a delicate evolution of textures and sensations that blossom on your palate as if the seasons themselves were unfolding.
Hokkaido Scallops topped with Foie Gras
The ambience is industrial chic and the restaurant offers stunning views of downtown Bangkok. The culinary theatre comprises of an open kitchen, blue LEDs, oversized industrial lamps completed with cocoa leather seats riveted with brass.
Staff are very attentive well trained and knowledgable about the food they are serving which adds to the overall experience. They are good at recommending menu if you get confused on what to order
Elements renowned dishes based on a unique blend of French, seasonal Japanese produce and local Thai ingredients are presented in three-set course menus. The 5-course Ume Menu cost B2,800 while the 6-course Ta-ke will set your pocket back by B4,000 (beverage pairing option with additional B2,700) and B4,500 (beverage pairing option with additional B3,200) for 7-course Matsu tasting menus. With a couple of glasses of wine be ready to spend at least B5,000. Each set menu, including beautifully executed amuse bouche and offers a selection of delectable creations where you feel the taste of the ingredients in different layers of a single bite.
Highlights include the tuna tataki starter with a few sad drips of ponzu sauce; beautiful East-meets-West offering of foie gras and cocoa terrine with caramelized shitake, tuna tataki with ponzu jelly, and Mediterranean seabass. The main course of soy-marinated duck breast is equally awesome. The miso consomme with seared scallop has a broth so delicate to look at you’d never want it to finish. Taraba crab with Japanese rice, sea urchin butter and seaweed tuile is another highlight, the rice cooked to a delicious risotto-like delicacy. The intriguing dessert of white miso ice cream with layers of nyangbo chocolate is an explosion of zest and summer with bright colours. There is an extensive list of premium sake selection as well as an excellent wine list featuring labels from across the continents.
The Chef successfully takes you on a mysterious and exotic culinary journey which seamlessly integrate three cultures using French, Japanese combined with locally produced Thai ingredients freshly, which are painstakingly prepared and cooked with exact precision. The food is complex with a lot of palate exciting taste in one little bite. The quality service, as well as the atmosphere coupled with spectacular views from the terrace, ensures the experience is truly outstanding.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel
Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road,