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The Elbow Room

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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 8 3821 4327
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly they open at 8am. Not 7.30 as the TA profile indicates. But they kindly let us in a bit early to order given we sat out front waiting. Pancakes for me were great. Husbands eggs were good too. Side order of hash browns wasn't really needed but was yummy.

Thank Kris M
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been 15 months since our last visit to HCMC, and this is one of the few places we ate in again. In fact, we ate here twice in out 5 days in the city. As per last time, the food was high quality, and came in large portions. It's pricier that other places in the city, and the staff... More 

Thank RandomGuy23
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for western food, cooked very well and really tasty then come here. It is more expensive but worth it if you want a break from local food. We had breakfast & lunch in one day! The blueberry pancakes are fab as is the cinnamon toast. For lunch the goats cheese tart was very good. I'd highly... More 

Thank Karen B
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular american style restaurant meeting place, great for breakfast lunch or dinner, high standards and good service. Great range of wines and spirits. Not your normal menu, lots of different interesting things, I recommend the Goats cheese tart, a house speciality, but it doesn't stop there, lots of choice. The Blackened Sea Bass on Risotto is a superb meal,... More 

Thank Broxinter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite to eat. Service good, restaurant clean and relaxed. Food was well presented and was not too expensive. Would recommend Caesar salad.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Absolutely wonderful American style breakfast. The blueberry pancakes and omelet are my favourites. Bring a long sleeved t-shirt or cardigan because it can be quite chilly in there!

Thank jinkiesfurry
Ho Chi Minh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I have been a customer of Elbow Room since the day it opened. It is a sister restaurant of Skewers Restaurant operated by the same owner Tristan. He has built a reputation over many years of providing excellent food at affordable prices. The key word here is QUALITY ingredients and consistent excellence. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available, plus delivery.

Thank Rmhc1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

When we came to Vietnam, more than a year ago Elbow Room was the place we loved visiting at least once a week, it became a tradition. But recently the service started going down, In many ways than one. I would say the food is good. The service is lacking. The staff need work on handling customers and reservations. As... More 

Thank Maherem
Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great option for an amazing western breakfast in Ho Chi Minh city. All five of us really enjoyed the food.

Thank DPB371
Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here about 20 times over the last five years and have never had a bad experience. Food flavor is consistently good for American comfort food. Serving size is generous. Wine list is nice and includes some California wines, which are not always easy to find in Saigon. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Prices are... More 

Thank JohnSMacau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3821 4327
Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.

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