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The Elbow Room

52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3821 4327
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International
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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by the Elbow Room and the food was as great as its ever been. I never really liked the name of this place but the chicken fried steak makes up for it. Service is outstanding, food is great, prices are a bit high but...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Steaks are the real deal....nice, thick, fresh, perfectly grilled, and not frozen. The chicken fried steaks are beautifully battered and taste excellent with the white cream sauce. The side dishes are delicious....steam potatoes, spinach, and mash potatoes. Server were professional and our family had a...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went here for lunch for Western dishes. They were Ok, nothing out of extraordinary to remember make note of.

Thank Yen M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The staff and manager showed very very bad manner. When I called to complain about an unsatisfied service, they yelled at me, interrupted me, did not show respect. When I request talking to the owner, the manager said I had no status to talk to...More

Thank My T
Tristan N, Owner at The Elbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi My I am the first responder to your original message on Facebook. I just want to say thanks so much for making it clear what our reasonable VAT value added tax issuing policy is. Lets be clear you did not have an issue regards...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Elbow Room is a nice restaurant in the city centre, walking distance to many sightseeings. When we were there we were the only customers but did not think this more, because it was quite early. Food was tasty and prices okay. Service was good...More

Thank sunny178392
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I love Vietnamese food and eat at a lot of local places, but every now and again you want a decent bacon and eggs breakfast, or maybe pancake, or thick juicy burger, or just about any comfort food from back home. Elbow room is a...More

Thank Brutus58
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a western breakfast, coffee is delicious, eggs are cooked perfectly. Service was good, and there was no shortage of menu options. Breakfast is served all day, great for late-risers.

Thank Jordan R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food was fast and nicely cooked to the perfection. I got a fried chicken steak with corn and mash potato. It was solid as rock, killed it in less than 10 minutes. I took grab there and it was very easy to find the...More

Thank teeteewong
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We decided to dine out at the Elbow Room as my friend missed American food so bad. I'm Saigonese. Frankly it was the first time I had chicken fried steak with gravy plus mashed potatoes and corns on my plate. It was flavorful. And my...More

Thank Mai V
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My last review is still posted on TA. We had several good experiences with this place and believed they had far higher sanitary standards than most...not so. We found hair in our food today. After nearly a year of good service...it looks like they've gotten...More

1  Thank Christopher B
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Questions & Answers
Cherie L
9 December 2017|
Response from Tristan N | Property representative |
Yes of course. We can do baked eggplant zucchini casserole, veggies pizza, assorted pastas, grilled vegetables so forth
8 December 2015|
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Response from K C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if a reservation is necessary for Sunday. It's a small place. If you are near there, stop in and ask if you need. Take care and enjoy !
George H
2 November 2015|
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Response from Tristan N | Property representative |
Hi George, We offer both chicken and beef so you can choose what you like. Please let us know what you think and don't forget to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
Upscale American bistro / diner. American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular family weekend brunch.
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