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The Elbow Room

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52, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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+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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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Macomb, Michigan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Graz, Austria
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Sub par service, had to walk up to the waiting staff in order to get their attention. Food wasn't tasty. They forgot to give us our bread (which you are supposed to get before your main course). Staff ate at the customer side of the bar and looked inattentive in general. As a frequent customer of the Skewers restaurant, couldn't... More 

Thank Toweleh
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is pretty nice for a calm dinner; prices are a bit high but it seems reasonable looking at their enormous portions. Food tastes pretty good except that it tasted a bit too bland for me. Everything about this restaurant was pretty impressive except the attitude of some staffs, who were too busy talking to each other in a... More 

Thank Sarah K
New Zealand
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A big shout out and thank you to Thien and Anh at this American Bistro. Your service was second to none and top class. The ambience, the taste, the decor, the prices, the options of food and beverages would be hard to beat in Ho Chi Minh. Well done to The Elbow Room. The Key Lime Tart and Death by... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a craving for pancakes and could find no restaurant that serves them in district 1. Until The Elbow Room that is. And they were great. Service a little over attentive but that's the only debit. The menu had a nice selection of American food. The plates that went by looked delish. Will definitely return. Kudos

1 Thank Bill B
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Saw reviews were very good so decided to visit for breakfast. Had 4 or 5 set breakfast which is based around eggs Everything was okay nothing great and nothing poor

1 Thank Peter W

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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, 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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