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About Elements

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

2110 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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

CLOSED Sundays

Cross Street:
Raleigh Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 537-8780

Website:
http://www.elementsofchapelhill.com/

Catering:
Executive Chef Michael Chuong and team will design a custom tantalizing menu that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy.

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.

Public Transit:
Accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit on east 54.

Executive Chef:
Michael Chuong

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.

Private Party Contact:
Van Chuong: (855) 409-5328

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

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

Elements Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (45)
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Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Healthy (18)
Fun (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Romantic (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Spicy (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Organic (7)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

The food are truly the finest fusion of Asian and Western cuisines. The lamp chops are tasty with the Asian BBQ sauce. The hot pot with the undon noddles included a lobster tail is outstanding. The walnut prawn dish is prepared perfectly. That night, we sat in the wine room. The noise level was almost unbearably high at one point. In our previous dinners, we sat in the main dinning room. The noise level was somewhat lower. The server and the cashier are most friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to celebrate our 27th anniversary and were expecting a great experience, based on the reviews. The food was good, but not terrific. We ordered the Russian sushi roll, fine but not outstanding. The shrimp walnut was the best thing that we ordered. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I will try another place before coming back here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our 4th dinner at Elements and did not meet our expectations, but was still quite good. There was not the usual special fish selection,which in the past has been excellent. The prawns were over dressed with sauce, and not as flavorful as past offerings. The service was average if not surly. We will go back for another diner, and hope they are back to their usual excellence.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Truly an excellent, memorable meal. We had the Chinese New Year special, which was a four course meal. It was exceptional. Every bite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was impeccable, the food superb, & the atmosphere pleasurable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Elements is a semi casual restaurant with an unusual menu. They offer an Asian fusion style menu chock full of unexpected flavors nicely presented in a high style. The staff is attentive yet not overbearing. My most recent visit was Valentines day and it was a pleasant experience. I previously arranged a dinner for extended family in honor of my mother's 90th birthday. It was a huge hit with the entire family and many complimented me on the the whole event. The staff was efficient, accommodating and really helpful during the entire affair. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic occasion, events or a casual night out with great food. There are options for all tastes and everything is prepared with care, talent and skill. This isn't the cheapest venue in Chapel Hill but it is good value and a wonderful taste experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and service at Element. Everyone enjoyed the dish and staff was great. Bartender could mix a proper drink.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

far exceeded our expectations , we did the tasting menu with wine pairing....great, look forward to trying selections from the main menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, the evening was wonderful, the food was superb and the service was first rate. We've NEVER been disappointed in any way. Kudos abound!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Great as usual

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was really quite excellent and my wife loved her wine. We picked a night when there was a sudden problem with heat, which could not be fixed by our visit, so the overall rating is perhaps unfairly decreased a bit. Service was great and they accommodated our desire to split a small plate and a main dish very amenably. Nice serving touches, such as heated Benedictine and brandy. Worth the extra cost.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Elements met every check box on our dining "must haves" list! It was highly recommended by some recent transplants from that ehhh unique state of California. Our reservations were at 6:00 and we seated promptly even though we arrived a bit early.
Wait staff attentive but not pushy. Cocktails were created and served as they were meant to be.
Can't say enough about the presentation of the entrees and the size of the portions!
Food was excellent and paired well with the sides and sauces. Prawns, Chicken and Specials were heavenly!
The negatives...very loud by end of dinner. It was very hard to have a normal conversation with friends so we left a bit earlier than we usually do and had drinks at another establishment.
We will continue to frequent Elements hoping that the noise issue was an outlier.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My favorite restaurant in the Triangle. Awesome food and service! The homemade rolls are out of this world, the sushi is great and you can’t go wrong with any of the small or large plates. I had the halibut special, my wife had the diablo chicken (and I had it again as leftovers the next day) and my daughter had the filet cubes (I don’t recall the name of the Asian dish but she loved it!).

Also, the Elementinis were very tasty!

I highly recommend Elements. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely staff, wonderful atmosphere, and for the price the experience was well worth it. Not to mention the food was just spectacular. A friend of mine who has never enjoyed sushi could barely speak after trying a roll. Highly recommend. Especially for a date.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I would give Elements a 4.5/5. The food and service are excellent. This is a special occasion venue. We spent over $200 for a party of 4.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always love this restaurant, but there are two drawbacks: the tables are very high (or the seats very low) and some of the seats (ours this time) are not terribly comfortable, although they are very attractive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The best restaurant in Chapel Hill. The waits are attentive, knowledgeable about the food and helpful when trying to make a decision as to which superb item to try. And the food is creative and incredibly wonderful. If you want to impress someone, this is the place to take them.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We've been to Elements about 5 times and the food is consistently excellent. The walnut prawns are a favorite but really everything is good. Try it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great small plates! Love the Wine Station!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was great -- very attentive, and food was delicious. Most enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We'd forgotten how good elements is. We'll be going back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great menu including frequent changes and excellent ingredients.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Exceptional food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The team at Elements is constantly refining and refreshing the menu. No matter how often we go, there is always something new, creative and exquisitely prepared.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We five friends were pleased to be seated in the Sky Box, which afforded a fairly quiet retreat with some natural light where we were able to relax, talk, and enjoy a good meal. The food was presented well, the service was competent and unobtrusive, and the ingredients and food prep were above the norm.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

James our server was very attentive and had good working knowledge with wine which is important for me. We brought a bottle of our own which was taken care of very well, and also ordered one from the very good wine list.
Food here is nice fusion of traditional Asian dishes from several countries, all prepared beautifully. Lamb chops are a particular favorite and specialty.
The wine room is great for large groups. One of my favorites in chapel hill area.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an outstanding meal at Elements! I will definitely be going back again as often as I can.
From beginning cocktails through the appetizers, entrees and desserts, the food an service was first-rate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is always a favorite place to enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner. Service and food are exceptional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Spicy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food, the food!! We couldn't decide so we ate our body weight in food! What we liked best? It's a family affair. The daughter, Van, was lovely - just as lovely as her mom. She took so much time to tell us about her restaurant, cuisine, family culture. We felt so welcome. (Traveling on business.) Highly recommend. Fresh, clean, authentic, just amazing. BUT it IS a tad on the "high energy" side. No carpet (from what I recall) so a bit noisy. Not cozy and quiet. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

All of the dishes we had at Elements were done very well. I could tell they really take pride in their food and service.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A friend and I had dinner at Elements on a Wednesday night. Parking can be challenging in East 54. However, once we were settled in at Elements, we were happy we made the effort. We had the tempura asparagus and grilled cauliflower for appetizers; they were both delicious. My friend had the Saigon Noodles for her entree, which she said were great. I had the Seafood Japchae, which was also great. Neither of us could finish our entrees. Even so, we somehow found room for dessert. We shared the Molten Lava Cake, which was well-worth waiting for. The atmosphere is very pleasant. We will definitely be returning to Elements.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Slow service st lunch. Otherwise lovely

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great menu, great service!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

excellent dinner as usual. Service was wonderful. Bonnie was our waitress and she was very nice.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Took my college son and 3 of his friends. They loved it! The sushi was fresh and very large portions. The entrees were wonderful and also very large portions. Desserts were fresh and great! Love this place every time we come! Great value!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our group of five is always looking for a new place to celebrate our birthdays and decided to return to Elements for a second time because the experience was so positive the first time. Our waiter, Matthew Scott, was also our waiter the first time and he was as perfect as on our initial visit. We were not disappointed on any level and look forward to another visit soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not as good as previous meals, more crowded and noisier than usual. Food and wine very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really excellent service and creative, very well presented dishes made this an excellent dining experience. Very good advice on the wine. Quality scotch and bourbon selections available but not a lengthy selection. The dining environment was very comfortable with fresh flowers on the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was outstanding in a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes were flavorful and sized well- not too heavy but plenty. Creative combinations of Asian fusion. Presentation was extremely well done. Service was outstanding and food arrived quickly. Trust their wine recommendations! Looking forward to returning. Worth the drive from Raleigh and easy parking.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely meal tasting menu.

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