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The Elbow Room

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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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+84 8 3821 4327
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07:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bring your appetite, the lumberjack breakfast entre is quite filling. Service prompt, coffee just fine.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here to get a break from Vietnamese food. This restaurant looks and feels like a westernized style restaurant. My husband had the onion rings and I had the deep fried mozzarella to start which was nice however I found the mozzarella slightly greasy and the portion size of the onion rings was massive, the biggest onion rings I have... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service from start to finish. Good quality food at a reasonable price. Large portions. Couldn't finish the pizza as there was just too much of it. Recommended

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

During a couple of days stay in Saigon I decided to have a good dinner, so I played safe and went to Elbow, where the service is very high and the staff extremely polite. I arrived early so the waiting time was very limited this time as I was also alone. People are sometimes complaining about the waiting time, however,... More 

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear youngman242 Thank you for your visit and time to review us on TA. Our management and staff always appreciate your comments and especially nice one like yours. Makes us feel we did our job and worth the effort. Whether you dine with a group or alone we want you to feel comfortable so thank you for letting other know.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have eaten here several times to have a burger, not cheap (around US$10.) but one of the better burgers in Ho Chi Minh City we have tried. There are other places that are advertised and rated higher, but this is as good as any of them and cheaper making better for a better value. They use US ground beef... More 

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear Stones J, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Our management and staff appreciate your comments. We would love nothing less than to be able to provide quality foods for less to our guests but unfortunately majority of our products are mostly imported such as herbs, spices and meat. Thanks again for your understanding... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I order from here for one reason. I read about it on Trip Advisor that it was a great place to get Macaroni and Cheese. For 150,000 you get a large container of noodles with cheese (not macaroni noodles, however). 30,000 VND delivery seems high. If you are craving Macaroni and Cheese, go here. It's great!

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear Josephwiles, Thank you for your visit and time to review us on TA. Our management and always staff appreciate your comments and feedbacks. Mac and cheese is one of my favorite next to the grilled cheese... as you can see I like cheeses. Let me know next time if you want macaroni or any other pastas instead. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We are very regular at elbow room my wife favourited restaurant, easy going, American style cuisine with comfort food. Salads, sandwiches and steak simply nice and comfortable. Price ranges are low compared to quality of food and beverages Lime tart to dye for

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear 222Vasco222, Thank you for your support, patronage and time to review us on TA. Our management and staff always appreciate your comments. Please let us know if there are anything we could do more to make your dinning experience better in the future. All the best. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very pleasant ambiance. Brick wall and soothing music. We both very much enjoyed our breakfasts. Omelette for the Mrs., breakfast burrito for me. Burrito came with a side of crispy bacon and nicely spicy salsa. Service was excellent.

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear chitownsam, Thank you for your visit and time to review us on TA. Glad you and the Mrs. have had a nice experience with us. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see on the menu and hope to see you soon. More 

Prague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Prices are a little high but then again all the restaurants in this part of Ho Chi Minh city are. Pizza was the best we had in Vietnam but the spaghetti was average nothing special. I did see they had a good American breakfast menu which I would like to try

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear garycH4360DW, Thank you for your visit and time to review us on TA. I agree with you and we would love to charge guests less for the quality food we provide but unfortunately cost of food and ingredients in Vietnam are quite expensive. Please drop in for our all day breakfast and try the lumberjack or blueberry pancakes. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

As vegetarians breakfast was tricky to find in Saigon but we kept coming back to the Elbow Room for hash browns, tea, and delicious blueberry pancakes. It's an American style restaurant so if you've been traveling for a while it provides a nice touch of the familiar. It's also well locate for further exploring. Give it a go.

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Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this review

Dear SonyaS102, Thank you for your visit and time to review us on TA. Your thoughts are exactly what we have tried to achieved since our opening in 2009. Comfort foods, all day breakfast and yes we do focus on vegetarian dishes for guests just like you. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:30
Saturday
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3821 4327
Description
Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?