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The Elbow Room

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American, Coffee Shop, 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 160
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Melt in your mouth food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Jessica C
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  • Families with children
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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98 helpful votes 98 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We got take away pizzas from Elbow Room tonight. We ordered a potato pizza and a Margarita. The potato pizza was quit possibly the worst pizza I have ever had in life! The Margarita pizza was fine but there are many better pizzas available in HCMC. I wouldn't waist my time and money ordering pizza from Elbow Room again.

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

Dear Janine J, Thank you for your time and review us on TA despite the non favorable review. Not sure if you have ever had a potato pizza? It is more popular in Europe ie. Germany than it is anywhere else. Can be quite dry and more as an acquired taste. Personally it is not my favorite pizza but it... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were a party of 20 served by one superb waitress. The food came out on time, well proportioned and delicious. She was able to split the bill 4 ways (despite us not asking her at the beginning!) We will be back when we're next in town

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When I used to live in Saigon, I always ordered the meatloaf from Elbow's Room for delivery at least once a week. For me, it was the best $10 USD that money could buy and my comfort food. Since leaving Saigon in late 2013, I have returned to Saigon for visits 6 times. Four of the six were long visits... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just back from 2 weeks in Vietnam, 6 nights in total in Ho Chi Minh. Whilst there, ate at this restaurant 3 of the 6 nights as food was incredibly good, reasonably priced & well presented & very fresh. The staff are very quick to help & spoke perfect English. They actually struck up a good conversation about what had... More 

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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, Coffee Shop, 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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