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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 #48 of 1,436 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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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We wanted to change for one night from Vietnamese food and our choice was the right one. The Elbow offered good quality Western food in a nice place. Penne carbonara were delicious. We even had some drinks later with live music in the upper floor as it was Friday

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'm from Singapore and you can imagine how much I have to pay for food such as this! I love every moment I was in The Elbow Room. The portions are huge and I do encourage sharing. The Lumberjack with the blueberry pancake option has made an anti-pancake associate of mine into a fan. No syrup necessary! I know it... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Since my first visits earlier this year the Elbow Room has become tattered with poorer service and cleanliness. The food is generally good. The service is lacking and the floors and restaurant are not as clean as in the past. The booths (See photo) are tattered and ripped and look like the wood has been mauled by an animal. During... More

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

Dear Entreguy, Every once in a while we would received a negative review and the only thing we could do is just hear it, see what we can do about it and continued on with our daily work. We have been in the hospitality business for a very long time and are constantly working hard to provide the best service... More

Nottingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited elbow room twice and are hoping to fit in another visit before our flight home! The food is amazing, especially the mozzarella balls as a starter and the service is some of the best we have experienced in Vietnam, the prices are also reasonable for what you get and we have and will recommend this restaurant to anyone... More

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

Dear BenPaul911, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Your review is greatly appreciated and will definitely share it with the staff. Hope to see you again and thanks for the review Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is not my first time at the "Elbow Room". Everytime we are here. The services are different all the time. This is my third times trying this restaurant. To be honest, it's noth worth the taxi ride or money worth spnent here. It is filthy. All the benches along the walls are ripped with huge duck tape that falling... More

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

Dear bkkf, I am aware that you have been in a few times and unfortunately your experience have been less then satisfactory. We cannot accommodate request for larger table for only 2 guests. We have many customers and we make everything attempt to accommodate all our customers as best as possible. I disagreed that our restaurant is "filthy". We served... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even though Vietnamese food is great, my family needed a serious break from all the traditional food so we looked up American places and we did not regret coming here. They have a huge selection of American burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, even chili cheese fries! Definitely a worthy place to stop if you are feeling homesick and just want some... More

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

Dear KatieV, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Glad you have had a good experience with us. Please share it with your friends. Hope to see you again and thanks for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've been craving American brunch when I first moved to Vietnam. Then I found this place. This place has the most similar taste of America. I highly recommend the "Lumberjack" which is the brunch set you would get back in the states. Blueberry pancakes are also awesome.Everything in the breakfast menu should be very satisfying, not to mention other kinds.

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

Dear Khu873, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TA. Very please to hear that you have had a nice experience with us and to share it on TA. Hope to see you again soon and thanks again for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were staying in Signature Saigon hotel and used the Trip Advisor app to find restaurants close to our hotel - The Elbow room sounded like it would suit us and it was an easy walk from hotel. I don't think we would have considered it if we hadn't looked online as it is in a sidestreet and set beside... More

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

Dear Mrsjb2010, Thank you for your patronage and time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are not the type of restaurant that depends on TA's reviews so it is always nice to receive one. Hope to see you again in the near future and thanks again for the review. Tristan ngotristan@yahoo.com More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The restaurant is small and cozy . A Good place to have dinner and of a good value for money too. We also had the chance to see the performance of a live band . The food was good and so the service . A cozy place in Ho Shi Minh city .

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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I stumbled across the Elbow Room while strolling through Ho Chi Min City and had dinner there this weekend. If you are looking for a change to the Vietnamese kitchen then the Elbow Room is a nice restaurant. They have about 8 tables, and the service was pleasant and efficient. The bill added up to 300000 Dong for which I... More

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