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Elements

4.7
1081 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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SUSHI NIGHTS- Thursday, Friday & Saturdays starting at 5 pm.

From the moment you walk in to the last delicious morsel you will taste, we promise to deliver a unique and exquisite dining experience. Our cuisine combines classical as well as modern Asian and European cooking techniques to enhance the flavors of local and sustainable ingredients. Our menu changes often to capitalize on the freshest and most seasonal fare. We believe George Barnard Shaw said it best when he said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." We couldn't agree more. From fork to mouth, we wish you good eats.
Chef Michael and the Elements' Team
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CLOSED Sundays
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Phone number
(919) 537-8780
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Chuong
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Private party facilities
Elements Offers 2 Private Dining Spaces for groups 8 up to 30 guests. We are available for Restaurant Buyouts for larger groups for Corporate Events, Weddings, and other Special Occasions.
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Private party contact
Van Chuong: (855) 409-5328
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Catering
Executive Chef Michael Chuong and team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Raleigh Road
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Parking details
Parking is available within the East 54 plaza, 1st floor of the parking deck and behind East 54 on Preswick Road near Carter Finley Golf Course.
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Public transit
Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.
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Special events & promotions
Elements promises to deliver our guests an exquisite and unique dining experience. Birthdays, anniversaries, corporate dinners, rehearsal dinners, and special occasions will have Chef customized menus featuring the most fresh and seasonal products on the market, paired with unique wines, and complimented by an exquisite wait staff. Contact Van Chuong, ourprivate events coordinator for your next special event. van@elementsofchapelhill.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Elements will be open from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm for Mother's Day and Graduation. Make your reservations, space fills up fast! Offering our Dinner Menu all day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1081 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the bouillabaisse!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

White Coat ceremony celebration for UNC Dental School

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Elements is one of our favorite restaurants - the food is amazing, beautiful place, great service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great lunch for a day date!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is always outstanding, the flavors are wonderful, and the Vietnamese overtones are unique. One of the best dining experiences, if not the best, in Chapel Hill.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

had sushi here for 1st time ..magnificent. we've eaten sushi in a lot of places, this was the best.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I discovered this restaurant 1 year ago and have been back numerous times. We have recommended Elements to multiple friends, all whom have gone as a result of what we had to say, and have praised the restaurant as well. The food is consistently great, the presentation is creative and very attractive, the portions are plentiful, the menu is diverse and the service is consistently excellent. We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best Restaurant in Chapel Hill; great healthy food choices. Appetizers and entrees provide a great combination of choices.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food excellent! Great ambience and service was wonderful. Definitely would eat again when in the area.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Walnut prawns are incredible going to restaurant since it opened outstanding in all ways

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took twenty minutes after reservation to be seated. Dirty silverware left at table. Produce used was fine. Sushi was ill-constructed. Pork was okay. Tables needed tablecloths to anchor the plates they used.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything there is awesome. Regular there

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food...whether small plates or meals. Fabulous softshell crabs at this meal. Chef was flexible re a sauce change on one meal. Lots of great options for every taste. Nice selection of by the glass wines and great by the bottle offerings. Noise level is HIGH but the food and service are exceptional. One of my favorite haunts near home.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We brought out of town guests who are “foodies” to dinner as we were confident everyone would find something appealing and satisfying on the menu. We were once again impressed with the options: one vegetarian, one pescatarian and 3 others w range of tastes all had delicious meals prepared with care toward special requests and all were beautifully presented. Scallops with gnocchi were still being discussed the next day. Based on range of experiences there , we highly recommend Elements for both lunch and dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had another excellent meal at Elements. The calamari, fish tacos, and spring rolls are so good that we shared them as our dinner, following bowls of soup as appetizers. The Crème Brûlée and apple fritters were excellent as well. We look forward to our next meal there!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious and we weren’t rushed. It’s my favorite restaurant! The lamb chops are amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food, service, ambience: all outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Outstanding food. Outstanding service

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Elements never disappoints! I have several food allergies and the chef and entire staff are so great about taking the extra steps to make sure I have an amazing meal !! It's one of our favorite places to eat! We love to sit at the bar area if there are 2-3 of us--if the whole family comes they have great table choices, too!! The food is extra amazing and my husband gets the special most of the time has always been incredibly satisfied. It is a neighborhood gem for sure!! And, run by an amazing family who are all invested in their product and great at taking care of you if you are first time diner or someone who comes back over and over, like us!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Entrees were excellent— hot pot and walnut shrimp. Appetizer-spring rolls just OK. Good service and atmosphere. Very nice overall experience. Will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Elements is one of those restaurants that every time I go there, I'm impressed. Food is always well prepared, creative, and beautifully presented. Prices are very reasonable in comparison to many other local restaurants. Given the fantastic culinary offerings throughout the Chapel Hill / Carrboro / Durham area, it's easy to get lured to "the newest thing", but if you're looking for a guaranteed fantastic meal in Chapel Hill, do yourself a favor and check out Elements.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We took our out-of-town friend to Elements for lunch last week. Everyone loved it. The food was delicious - spring rolls, chicken noodle soup, shrimp/scallops/wild rice, fish tacos, and crab cake sliders. Service was friendly, responsive and prompt. 1:30pm meant few customers - a quite and extended leisurely lunch. Finished with stroll over to Coco Bean for espresso, tea, and hot chocolate. Elements is our favorite Chapel Hill restaurant for special occasions. Can't wait to return. Always superb!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This was our first visit to Elements. We were both very pleased and will plan on a return visit the next time we're in Chapel Hill. Instead of ordering two main courses we opted to split four small plates. The coconut-based soup was outstanding as was the grilled cauliflower. The calamari was good but the slaw under the calamari was the real star of this dish. The tuna tacos were just OK. I would have ordered some sushi but it's only available Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Elements has some very unique menu items that will surely appeal to people. Creative to say the least. Sushi is good but portions are small (Ikura order....for $8 barely got 2 tablespoons) but fish was fresh. Rolls may be the better way to go. The hot entree's are very good, esp the shrimp. Nice atmosphere w excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Incredible and unique food. Menu changes regularly. Chef clearly has a passion for food and wants his customers to have a wonderful experience. I'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I have gone to Elements many, many times and it is always good. Took my out of town son this time and he loved it. Delicious foods and beautifully presented. A special place to take someone or just go for a special dinner and nice atmosphere. Never fails to have good food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

They went above and beyond for my girlfriend's birthday/anniversary and Beatrice, our waitress, was great! The cocktail I got (which I can't quite remember the name of but it was the margarita on the menu) was the best margarita I've ever tasted and the food was decently portioned! Would definitely recommend for special occasions or if you're looking for a great, date night ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was knowledgeable, accommodating, and timely (in an appropriate way). Can’t think of any ways to improve!

And the food was really delicious, original, nicely sized portions. Again, can’t imagine any improvements

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Greatly enjoyed my meal at Elements. Would not hesitate to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

excellent food, lots of interesting flavors. our server was great, she remembered us from valentines day. will be back

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My friend and I met for dinner on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was already busy at 6 pm! we shared a delicious crispy calamari appetizer served on arugula slaw...all elements of the dish were spot on. Hot, slightly spicy, crispy and tangy. My friend had the JapChi and I had the small plate tuna tacos. We both enjoyed the freshness of the dishes and the lovely combination of flavors. Our server James was attentive and friendly, without being overboard. He was a definite positive addition to our lovely meal. We will certainly return to Elements!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Elements has never disappointed us in the past, and didn't this time either. We had a simple dinner - my wife had her favorite walnut prawns, I had the sea bream special, washed down with a bottle of Sancerre - but food preparation and presentation were flawless. Truly a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful meal and superb service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My favorite resto in the triangle. Fusion cuisine as its best. The calamari is amazing, tuna tacos even better. Creative menu, really yummy and great reasonably priced wine list

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent food cooked perfectly. Wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants......delicious food and nice presentation both for lunch and dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wonderful meal. A must!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I've been to Elements for lunch with friends and decided it was time to try them out for dinner, as well as introduce my husband to the restaurant.

We were blown away by the tasting menu + wine pairing we ordered. Everything tasted delicious and was beautifully presented. One of the specials on this evening's menu was also a cuttlefish that was outrageously good. It was hickory smoked and flavors like ginger, lemongrass, and chilies came through in each bite. With 4 plates to the tasting menu (sushi, starter, entree, and desserts), this was an amazing meal with wines paired to each course.

The service was exceptional, as well. Our server was attentive and informed about the dishes and wine he brought us.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Outstanding food. Attentive but not overbearing service. We made several requests for some menu modifications (yes, I know, restaurants hate this) and they did this well and without apparent complaint. One of the best in the Triangle.

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