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18 Woolley Street, Canberra 2602, Australia
(02) 6249 8849
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Vegetarian phu pi magic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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152 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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 

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Perth, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went here with our son and his family, when we visited them in Canberra from Perth. I must say I'm surprised by the other reviews when they seemed rather disappointed with the food - the service could have been more friendly, but we didn't find it offensive. Our food was cooked to our complete satisfaction, and the taste was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went to Ruby with a group of 9, and were very underwhelmed. The food was ok, but very poor customer service. We were told there was a minimum $20pp cost, and were made to order extra dishes - which left us with way more food then we needed. Staff uncaring and inattentive, and seemed annoyed with any requests we... More 

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Bega, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Bit of a sate buff, but theirs was very bland. Hubby loves black bean, but shared my thoughts about his as well. Unusual, varied menu with lots of types of meat, some of it alive, but thought the culinary experience very very average.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I don't mind a waiter suggesting the odd extra, but one of the staff nudged us to upgrade to extra portions, much more expensive food, and even pushed for a tip. It was reasonable food, but the interaction with staff means a return visit is unlikely.

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Buddina, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

For a long time Ruby set the standard in quality Chinese food in Canberra, but not any longer. Don't get me wrong, this place is still ok, but it has been over taken by other places that are somewhat better. On this visit with some Chinese friends we started with the traditional soup, which was ok, then moved to the... More 

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Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited the Ruby Chinese Restaurant for the first time on the weekend. We dined with friends who had been before. The food was very good, but the service was pathetic. It seemed that the staff were totally uncoordinated & appeared poorly trained & inexperienced. We had to just about beg for some of the food & drink to be... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This restaurant is no doubt the best chinese restaurant in Canberra. You'd have to try the seafood to see what i mean. It is pricy but you can get the fresh and safe food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food is ok but overpriced. The manager Ruby Chan is the worst manager I've ever come across - rude and abrupt. I would not recommend this joint to people- go somewhere else!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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