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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner a few weeks ago and had a very good experience! The staff was very attentive and the food was very good! They have somethings that you can't get at other places! I'll be back!

Thank GEwyatt
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for some food and drinks. The wine was good, the food was nice and the staff were very attentive. I would certainly go back.

Thank ainemonie
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong the food was very good. I had the burger and it was perfectly cooked. I just found it to be quite expensive for what you get. There seems to be a big expat crowd that goes in there to eat. Not many travellers. I think I was the only one and the place was full. This... More 

Thank Nffcpj
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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291 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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

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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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