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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are OPEN on Sunday, December 24th for Christmas Eve Dinner! Let us handle the cooking during this time to be with family. Regular Menu Available.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year with Elements. Open on Sunday, December 31st to celebrate 2018 with you! Join us for a Tasting Menu or Limited Dinner Menu. Make your reservations today!

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

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (49)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Special Occasion (48)
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Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Business Meals (19)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Healthy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Spicy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Tapas (5)
Seasonal (4)
Vegan (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Currently my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. Creative menu, fitting for the season. Roasted cauliflower with quinoa and cranberries is absolutely fantastic as are their lamb chops. Wine list is excellent (also decent selection of open wines if you just want a glass). If you are a sushi fan, make sure you come on a sushi night (sushi not available all nights to guarantee freshness). Menu is very creative whether you decide to have a main or several small plates. Super friendly and helpful waitstaff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great . Good food, great service, and friendly. We plan to return soon with more friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Elements was excellent overall as I organized a meeting of 7 people to discuss a Symposia at Duke University OLLI. Everything was perfect from the food to service to value for the meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

As always, Elements is our favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. It is excellent for every day dining or special events like anniversaries.

Your staff is always friendly and really knows and explains the different courses that are available.

As always, thank you, Rick Every

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

this is one of my favorite restaurants, the food never disappoints, the ambiance and service are great. I love Elements, just wish they would offer the pate more often which I love.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious sushi, and fabulous Cesar salad!
We’ll defo be back for sushi night soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious, simple fusion cuisine. Fresh food with interesting flavors and the meals are unique and different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely experience from beginning to end. We loved our beet salad which was both tasty and well balanced. I had the lamb chops which were amazing. Perfectly seasoned and cooked! The dessert was so satisfying too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was awesome and the service was top-drawer. Any entree on the menu can be adapted to meet the wishes of the customers. On the down side, the noise level was high and there was little structure to absorb sound. Otherwise the decor was comfortably modern and easy on the eyes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Elements is always a favorite. The cuisine is superb, flavorable and interesting. The price is reasonable, and staff terrific. Every meal is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have always liked Elements, especially the food, and the restaurant has been at the top of our Chapel Hill favorites... but the ambiance during our last visit was uncomfortable. Bright lights, lots of noise where it was difficult to converse, along with formica tables, made us feel we were eating in a large college cafeteria. Perhaps if they put on table cloths and lowered the lights it could be better. And maybe put large tables in one room and smaller ones in the other. I would hesitate returning, especially in the evening. Too bad.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

25th Marriage Anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Elements. The food was creative and beautifully presented. Two notable comments. On the plus side, our waitress was outstanding in determining the hot pepper aspects of the dishes selected; one of our group has demanding and specific requirements concerning hot pepper levels and our waitress coped thoroughly and pleasantly with these demands. On the minus side, our drinks took a very long time to arrive -- and we had to ask for them a few times.
Overall, it was a terrific dinner and I'd happily go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Spicy, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Party of 6 went early, pre-theater; everyone enjoyed it. Restaurant is lovely - contemporary design, welcoming colors, well-spaced tables. Service excellent and informative. Unusual menu items, well-executed. Looking forward to return visit.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The wait staff very knowledgeable as well as personable. The calamari appetizer was great and large enough for 4. It was not inexpensive

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always good , great menu. Blue fin tuna appetizer particularly good. Highly recommend. Very consistent. Nice wine list .

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was amazing! Our first time there. Great wine selections. Wait staff advised my date to order more food than was necessary. We left a lot behind because we couldn’t finish. But food was good and service was excellent other than the advice to order more. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptional in every way! Our server was knowledgable and friendly – from her wine recommendation to dessert, she took the time to ask us questions and personalize our service. The food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was upscale but still warm and inviting. This is our new favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill, and we will definitely be returning soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant is way too close to our home to have only just experienced its beauty. This place makes me feel foolish for not trying it sooner, it is amazing! Best fresh tuna sushi I have had in the triangle. Both the noodle dish and seafood hot pot were perfect. We will back as often as we can, go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The best sushi in Chapel Hill! Great assortment, tasty. Beautiful presentation good drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Really good eclectic mix of "asian fusion" food that retained the taste of their asian inspiration, but combined with a modern take on the dishes. Our impressive journey started from the bread basket (featuring perfectly fried mantou(s) ), to a fresh bowl of chirashi, sautéed black pepper fillet mignon, and sushi rolls, to the mochi dessert. My parents, who were visiting me from Singapore, were totally impressed, and declared it one of their best meals in Durham.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Amazing Asian Fusion cuisine. The shrimp are absolutely delicious and huge to boot. The staff are so personable and great at recommending dishes. Loved the lamb chops also.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Second time to Elements and everything was very good. Waiter was exceptional and the food was first rate. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our waitress was awesome!! Please tell her “thank you!!” She was knowledgeable, polite, fun, appropriately sociable and welcoming!! Excellent service AND food!! I was treating friends from Sweden and they were impressed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice eating establishment. The food was very good. We had tuna tacos, soup, sushi and salmon. The only downside is that it is expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Calamari appetizer and lamb chop entree were especially noteworthy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food. Great wine list. Service is professional, timely and unobtrusive. Love their calamari recipe. For desert, the chocolate 'cake' thingee with chocolate chips (potato chip format) was exquisite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Elements is attractive, service was excellent, menu interesting, food adequate for price, but too noisy. Is that what you call "energetic?"

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best meal we have ever had in Chapel Hill. The service was seamless & unobtrusive, presentation was beautiful, and food was amazing. We shared two apps, two entrees, and a dessert. Walnut prawns were to die for, & salmon melted in the mouth. Elements will be our go- to restaurant when we visit our kids @ UNC from now on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The only issue I had, was that it was freezing in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Calamari was the best we ever tasted, and we have tasted a lot.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great overall experience. The sushi was some of the best I've had.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good Vietnamese Fusion foods with nice ambience, but service was slow and unattentive.
May try another time.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The calamari is always very crispy and tender, pairing well with the hidden arugula slaw with crunchy peanuts. The summer rolls and peanut sauce were light and refreshing. (Don't forget to ask for the sensational fried buns and sliced bread!) We were very happy with the delicate bottle of White Burgundy that our very friendly and attentive server recommended. The on-special Vietnamese-style flounder was very filling; I wish I could say there were any leftovers, but it was too good not to finish. The walnut prawns were perfect, as well as the juicy lamb chops and artistically presented white-dragon sushi roll. We will return as often as Chef Michael and the staff will allow us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Fun, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My third time at Elements. I enjoy the food and the service very much. When I visit Chapel Hill it's one of the places we love to go to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We shared an egg roll appetizer. My husband had the salmon and I had the lamb chops. All dishes were excellent. They not only tasted wonderful but were beautifully presented. We more than pleased with our dinners.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Another good meall at Elements. One of my favorite places in Chapel Hill!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Well trained staff, authentic Asian dishes, top drawer wine list, and pristine rest rooms. Top 2-3 in Chapel Hill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed our meal. Food decent and interesting preparation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Sashimi and nigiri platter was ok some fish tasted dry and old
Hated melted ice on bottom

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