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The Elbow Room

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American, Cafe, International, Bistro, Vietnamese
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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3821 4327
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all...
Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.
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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gotta love the simplicity of this restaurant. Simple yet good food. It offers great value in a city where the cost of living just keeps going up. In fact it just took my all time favourite, the amazing New York Dog, one ratchet up!! Muchos Kudos!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Families with children
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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice. First time I went I was with a friend looking for a place I could find something that would be not fried, not noodles and low cholesterol cause I needed to get that down in a hurry. Saw they had a Chicken Burger and said ok I can have that. What came out was a deep... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

When I return to Saigon, I always order the meatloaf from Elbow Room via eat.vn. I did the same a weak ago and the meatloaf was okay. It was one of the best dishes at Elbow Room. I ordered the meatloaf dish today and was shocked at the quality. I threw most of it out after I looked at the... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Gotta love the simplicity of this restaurant. Simple yet good food. It offers great value in a city where the cost of living just keeps going up. In fact it just took my all time favourite, the amazing New York Dog, one ratchet up!! Muchos Kudos!!!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've been eating at Elbow Room for years and I love the food, but the prices now keep me from coming back. I love the atmosphere and the wait staff have always been very helpful and nice, but... $13 for meat loaf? $10 for chili cheese fries? Especially in Vietnam the prices are looking a bit ridiculous for what you... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Amazing burgers, some of the best I've had outside the US. And if you are a chocolate lover you can not pass up the death by chocolate cake- we were tempted to order a second helping! Nice atmosphere and staff too

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been there some years ago and had this place in good memory. We went thre this week and it was terrible. Got a Pizza, or something what should have been a pizza. tasteless, cheap toppings, not long enough cooked and even the look wasnt nice at all. My gf had a main dish wich was instant mashed potatoes,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the second Restaurant to Skewers. It is American style portions and tastes. Great hotdog as I've been here twice and not been disappointed on the hotdog. But this time had the meat balls.. Yes they are great tasting meat balls and definitely recommended.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is clean, classy place in the business district end of District 1. We were both giggling at the sign that indicated people who wanted fast food should go to Lotteria (I think that's how you spell it.) However, service was swift despite it being a busy lunchtime. I had the hotdog with chilli, which was good, but I wish... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband office is just a minute away from this place. I order a salad and a gazpacho which was horrible ( bitter) and i found a hair in it!( which was not mine) The waiter was very nice and try to bring me a dessert even they wanted to not pay it. The service was nice, maybe i just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nothing spectacular. My husband liked his steak. My pasta was flavorful but basic. Nice vibe, it is a cozy place. Tons of staff.

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

Dear Isah M, Thank you for your time and review us on TripAdvisor. Glad your husband liked our steak. You like our pasta (flavorful but basic). You like our our vibe, cozy and lots of staff... so what does it has anything to do with our pizza? Did you had one? Which did you ordered? Please tell us what was... More 

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Additional Information about The Elbow Room

Address: 52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3821 4327
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cafe, International, Bistro, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, International, Bistro, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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