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Ruby Chinese Restaurant

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18 Woolley Street, Canberra 2602, Australia
(02) 6249 8849
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

Had some really good Chinese here recently. Dare I say it but the Szechuan chicken was better than BBQ King on Liverpool St in Chinatown!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Colin S
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some really good Chinese here recently. Dare I say it but the Szechuan chicken was better than BBQ King on Liverpool St in Chinatown!

Thank Colin S
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I was going to give a 3.5 rating but no such rating button on trip advisor. 4 is too high and so opted for 3. The food is good but no wow factor except for the roasted pork which was very yummy with very nice crispy skin. The staff are friendly.

Thank lykhoo
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Needing an early dinner before heading to Floriade NightFest my husband and I stopped by Ruby's, following a recommendation by our hotel. The service was excellent, with an abundance of choices. The food scrumptious. We will definitely pop in again on future visits to Canberra.

Thank Shoonie
Orange, Australia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

After not eating Chinese for many years, due to some very ordinary meals that all tasted the same, we decided to try it with a group of friends. We shared most of the dishes & were pleasantly surprised at the food we were served. The BBQ duck was delicious as was the seafood with noodles, Mongolian lamb & the pork.... More 

Thank terry d
Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have been visiting Canberra for many years, and have always made a point of eating at the Ruby Chinese Restaurant in Dickson. Having just spent a week in Canberra, I was dismayed by the number of reviews on trip advisor which panned the Ruby. Thankfully we were not deterred by the reviews, and twice visited the Ruby during our... More 

1 Thank Merle A
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a special occasion place where the authentic Cantonese food is consistently good. The space feels classy with white table cloths. We have been coming here since the early 1980's and have never been disappointed. I recommend the wide range of banquets on offer for various prices.

1 Thank Christina C
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249 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant serves good Cantonese food along with some live seafood choices. The ambience is above average and the service is attentive and speedy. The menu is as you would expect with no surprises. Overall it is a very decent restaurant and worth trying.

1 Thank InquisitorX
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went there for my 50th Birthday with my brother's family come down all the way from Sydney. Since we rejected the waitress (who I believe was the new owner's wife) suggestion of very expensive live sea food again and again , both her and her husband's face turned very cold an do not offer any service unless we ask.... More 

1 Thank Sophie B
Canberra, Australia
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First visit last night. The restaurant clearly specialises in fresh fish and crustacea but we decided to order other items. The vegetarian phu pi rolls were a discovery - delicate flavour with great mushroom textures. We've never had anything like it before and we were most impressed. The XO chilli prawns were fresh and lovely. Scallops on the half-shell were... More 

Thank DivePanther
Lennox Head, Australia
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397 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited this restaurant as a group of six on Good Friday and had no trouble getting a table despite the fact the area was crowded. Staff were only as welcoming as politeness expected. Very extensive menu at inflated prices for what is after all standard Chinese food. The crowning insult was when, at paying the account, it was suggested... More 

1 Thank Schlepper1939

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Woolley Street, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6249 8849

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  • Cuisine: Chinese


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