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“One of the best I tried” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room
Ranked #133 of 2,654 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Upscale Bistro, American & International cuisine. Breakfast served all day. Popular weekend brunch. Live Friday night band.
LA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the best I tried”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is awesome! The food is outstanding and the service excellent. The room is nice, although a bit plainm, but everything else is fantastic. They have an extensive wine list. Well worth a visit. We were lucky to go on a Friday and they had live jazz upstairs. A bit loud and wild but as good as anything you would hear anywhere in the world!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Wanganui
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We went there new years eve with our family. Our daughter has some food allergies which they more than catered for. The best meal they had. The food was tasty and the service fantastic. A little more eexpensive than the local restaurants but worth it and still very cheap in NZ dollars.

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sanibel fl
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Elbow Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

You know I lived in HCMC for a year and they do have some vgood resturants there, in fact special places to dine, but I can say without a doubt that the Elbow Room was my favorite. My friend Tristan and his staff will rival anywhere you want to match them with. From the wine list, to any request to have something special tuned your way, to always having a reservation, to the over the top Blues band that plays there 'live' on friday nights. The steaks hit the spot, the seafood is always fresh, the meatloaf is to die for, and the 'death by chocolate' dessert will have you ready to do just that when you taste it. The staff is always there, and there to help not be in the way. So many friendly people in one place makes this a 'home away from home'. Try the chilli, try the chicken tacos, heck try anything, it's all good!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Yangon, Myanmar
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great little spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We went here for a late Brunch, very nice little restaurant. I was very impressed with the food, I had the San Fran seafood chowder. An item that is not always well done in Asia but they nailed it as with the Chicken Parmesan. The menu had a good price range from great value to items you can indulge in if desired.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A welcome break from noodles and rice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My family were keen to have some Western food after 2 weeks travelling, and we found this place on TA. The food is Western, but the service is top notch Vietnamese, and the prices are very reasonable.

Tried booking, but the phone number did not work. We were fortunate to secure a table downstairs (they took us upstairs, but it was hot and smoky).

A vast menu which includes burgers and some tex/mex style specials. Not the place for those wanting some authentic local cuisine, but for anyone loooking for a change this is an excellent choice.

Visited December 2012
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