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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank molz75
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is quiet a nice fresh and casual place to eat in HCMC. A large selection on the menu with lots of burger, pizza and pasta. My colleague had pasta which looked very tasty and I had a chicken fajitas which was seriously huge and came served with french fries. the meals plus two soft drinks came to 20 USD... More 

Thank Darren W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This place does brunch very well. Burgers, eggs, everything you need! Been here many times. Lunch or dinner is always good.

Thank BobKUtah1776
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant. I order for appetizer the fried feta cheese with tomatoes. It had too much salt. Then I order the goat cheese pesto pizza. It was good. Great service. Like the place!

Thank Carlos R

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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?