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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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Ranked #37 of 1,381 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, International, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.
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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Relaxed atmosphere, frindly staff who speak good English and decently long western menu. Chocolate desserts deserve extra mention. Worth visit, forget fast good burgers.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great place, with a great band on Friday nights..! Dont miss it. You're sure to love this guitar player and his little band in action. Just what everyone needs when they dine, some smooth relaxed jazzy sounds...! Keep it up folks..!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dinner with family of four teens. Large western menu and big portions. Service was quick and meals tasty. Homely food when you crave it. Well-priced.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love this place. The food is simply delicious and very good overall. The hamburger and cheese steak sandwich are very good. The Eggs Benedict is delicious. They also have very good fluffy blueberry pancakes. They serve breakfast all day! I had a little tussle a while back with them because they switched from real Maple syrup to breakfast syrup... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I had the chilli fries to start and they were very tasty but a huge portion - I eat a lot and this was big by my portions! The burger and the risotto that the two of us had were both nice. The dessert - the death by chocolate I think it is called - was absolutely sublime. A delicious... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's western food so I'm comfortable eating it, plus the ingredients are decent, but I am starting to realize the courses just aren't that good. Odd proportions within the dish (I'm looking at you, rye on the reuben). Friendly service though and the fries are tasty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not the first time we have eaten there and probably not the last. Good menu with mixed choice of food. Service was quite good with food delivered without too much delay. They have a reasonable wine list. Unfortunately on the night we went no live music. Well worth a try

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stumbled across this little place and wouldn't look back. Great vibe, excellent customer service and great food. We shared a pizza between two and were both full! Only thing I would have loved is a cocktail list!

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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Simplified gastronomy, talanted team, great wine selection, live music on the 2nd level and the simplest of desserts tasting the way it should. No fancy crap like many restaurants in Ho chi minh city who are nothing more than show off but elbow room got real food cooked and served by real passionate team. Did remind me of some restaurants... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a classic restaurant with consistent taste. Service is very attentive and the food is absolute delight, well presented and right flavors. Ordered a bottle of Riesling Ch.St.Mic with Risotto and decided to get death by chocolate............. During my visit in Saigon, I have visited this place thrice and all occasions food was excellent. Will be back again. Highly... More

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