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The Elbow Room

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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant ambiance. Brick wall and soothing music. We both very much enjoyed our breakfasts. Omelette for the Mrs., breakfast burrito for me. Burrito came with a side of crispy bacon and nicely spicy salsa. Service was excellent.

Thank chitownsam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are a little high but then again all the restaurants in this part of Ho Chi Minh city are. Pizza was the best we had in Vietnam but the spaghetti was average nothing special. I did see they had a good American breakfast menu which I would like to try

Thank garycH4360DW
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As vegetarians breakfast was tricky to find in Saigon but we kept coming back to the Elbow Room for hash browns, tea, and delicious blueberry pancakes. It's an American style restaurant so if you've been traveling for a while it provides a nice touch of the familiar. It's also well locate for further exploring. Give it a go.

Thank SonyaS102
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little place, in a nice area of Saigon that plays relaxing and jazz music. The food is really good. I had the breakfast burrito with fresh made iced tea. Well worth the trip over there!

Thank Christopher R
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The restaurant is nice enough, the staff is friendly enough, and the food is ok enough....but there really isn't anything remotely special about this place...so unless you are desperate to escape the all that is Vietnam, there are a billion other places you should eat...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.. Prices are reasonable and it's a nice place to relax and eat

Thank Michael T
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Awesome chicken fried steak, panko instead of flour and I am cool with that, made it super crunchy. The gravy was wrong, brown instead of cream, but it did not make the meal any less delicious. All of this at 8:00am, fabulous way to start the day.

Thank David S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Good locally brewed beer. Extensive western menu if that is what you want, although with such great food in Saigon, why bother?

Thank William A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This was a great place for brunch. It had a good variety of food. The serving size was plentiful. Nice place.

Thank Kou X
Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We were exhausted after a day of shopping, wanted some food, a glass of wine and a nice place to sit and unwind. We chose The Elbow Room! It didn't fail to provide just what we needed. The Rueben, rosemary garlic fries, and a glass of Malbec hit the spot. Definitely a go to whenever you're hungry and need a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?