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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3821 4327
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Ranked #77 of 1,573 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
4.5 of 5 stars 275 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Solid American breakfast. A bit greasy for me but generally okay. The boyfriend said his blueberry pancakes were great. The place is a bit out of the way, so I'd say only go if you're in the area. Definitely not as good as May Bar and Restaurant breakfast.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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354 reviews 354 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I had remarked to Mrs NinaTom that I really fancied some garden peas.. Well I found them here! A good hotdog and very nice Salisbury steak followed some really tasty chicken liver pâté. The food was very good; and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The menu is a great blend of local and western food. The burgers are great by asian burger standards. We ended up eating here two nights in a row. The food was pleasant tasting and the service was fantastic. We would highly recommend this restaurant if you are wanting a refreshing change from the local food.

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Sydney, Australia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I recently dined here twice in a week. They serve an excellent Osso Bucco, and I had the Seafood Chowder served in a Cob Loaf was enough as it was quite large and excellent. All meals looked great. The service is spot on with '0' errors and attention to getting it right. The Staff are very well trained. Bravo to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Oh my God! I didn't know but I was looking forward for some western food. This place is really good. I ordered a delicious creamy pesto spaghetti. Wow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food is great and very tasty. Highly recommended for an American cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City however the map location is not correct.

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Los Angeles, California
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79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been coming here a lot lately. Yes, I was SHOCKED the same burger I had for 200K is now 240K VND!!! BOOOOOOOO!!! Now other then that it's a great place for all American comfort food.They will actually cook your burger medium if you ask for it, onion grilled? No problem. All the staff can speak good English. One... More 

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

Dear smileyko, Thank you for your patronage, support and time to visit us on TA. Glad you've enjoyed our restaurant and my apology for the price increases. I have held out for 2 years now to increase our prices. Unfortunately, the rise in cost in labor, rent, utilities, food & inflation has been difficult for us to keep our status... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This restaurant has always been one of my favorites in HCM for lunch. But I noticed during my last visit that they increased the prices dramatically! Meatball sub sandwich has gone up from 150,000 to 220,000. Almost a 50% increase in the price!! Now, they do nice food, but how can a 50% increase in price be justified?

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

Dear HungryInSaigon, First of all I wanted to thank you for your patronage, support and time to review us on TA. My apology for the latest price increase. I held on as long as I could after 2 years to increase our prices. Unfortunately, we had to do it... Our food cost is quite high plus the rising cost of... More 

Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited The Elbow Room for an early dinner. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent from the very beginning. They had a varied menu along with daily food and wine specials. We enjoyed delightful baguettes as soon as we sat down as well as drinks. Our party had a greek salad, a philly cheesesteak sandwich, onion rings, chili... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've been here many times, the most recent of which was lunch, and I have always come away very satisfied. Previously I'd only been here for breakfast and brunch, which is amazing. The Lumberjack breakfast that they serve here is very filling, unlike many other places serving Western breakfasts. Their drip coffee is a great change of pace from cafe... More 

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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, International, Café, Bistro

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