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The Elbow Room

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French, 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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Elblow your mind!

This is my new favourite restaurant in the city. Excellent everything. I highly recommend any dish with the chilli. I stuffed my face with the Elbow room burger and it was fantastic. The missus had the Club sandwich and she loved it. Service was friendly from start to end. Cute environment, good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Stadzy
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Families with children
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is my new favourite restaurant in the city. Excellent everything. I highly recommend any dish with the chilli. I stuffed my face with the Elbow room burger and it was fantastic. The missus had the Club sandwich and she loved it. Service was friendly from start to end. Cute environment, good for a low key date. Close to all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

At first, I wasn't expecting that this place will be good. But I was wrong. The price is a little pricey but the food is very good. You might need to share with someone as their servings are more than enough.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My boyfriend was looking for some "American" food after 10 days of eating Vietnamese. We found the Elbow Room and it did not disappoint. The burgers were better than some that we have had in the states. The staff is very friendly and the spoke the best English we had heard in HCMC. Even their board had correct American jokes... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We love to have a big breakfast/brunch at this place. Really nice eggs, pancakes, waffles, coffee,juices. Especially the Lumber jack breakfast is really good, including 2 eggs, bacon, ham, potatoes and 2 fluffy pancakes with syrup! love it. Also great place to order food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Reasonable food for a breakfast joint but annoying how the staff want to herd customers around to tables other than their first choice. Staff are probably just following the rule of some less than smart manager who thinks that the empty restaurant will overflow with customers in the thirty minutes after I arrived. I guess that is one of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had Sunday brunch at The Elbow Room and was wowed by the service and food. Started with a refreshing watermelon juice and followed with a BLT. The bacon was plentiful and really crispy and the toasted bread was doorstop thick...service was polite and efficient. I couldn't understand why Starbucks round the corner was packed and this little gem still had... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We wanted to try the western food so we came there.The place is warn and cozy.Hard to chose the food,but i just knew burger so i decided the Elbow Room burger.My friend chose pizza.when the food came.Whow the big burger i have ever seen.It tasted good.My friend pizza's was too big so he just ate a half.Recomend for who want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After asking around, my friend and I decided to visit The Elbow Room. It's a small restaurant located in the heart of the city. The atmosphere is pretty much cozy and hospitable. We tried cheese balls for appetizer while waiting for mains. My friend ordered a dish of Pork Chop and I had Blackened Seabass with ratatouille. It takes around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I love this place and totally satisfied with its quality and services. Simple but amazing decoration; good atmosphere and great food. I would like to recommend this place for business meals and friend get together as well. Sophie

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a burger, a salad ànd a Reuben and they were all tasty but the prices are North American, not Vietnam prices. Lots of staff but not a lot of service. Their coffee prices are double what you pay anywhere else.

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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: French, 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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