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Ruby Chinese Restaurant

18 Woolley Street, Canberra 2602, Australia
(02) 6249 8849
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Ranked #416 of 813 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Bega, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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177 helpful votes 177 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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36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
1 review
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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Coolum Beach, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We came and did the banquet with family. Banquet didn't really have food I would usually choose but it was fresh and cooked well. Service was great. Meal definitely very expensive compared to others in the area and more special occasion food. I'd like to go back and order some more exotic items off the menu. Only real gripe is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

That is all! Its delicious and the only place to get the proper stuff....oh as well as Mings in Phillip they do a mean salted fried rice !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

The Manager: Amy Chan was a horrid and rude lady.She personally mislead my friends and I, by not alarming us of the min. amount of food we had to order per head;which was absolutely horrid.We alarm customers to avoid this restaurant or proceed with caution. Please read fine print at the front of the menu. This restaurant ultimately broke consumer... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The quality of the food is good. However, the seafood is very expensive. They have not listed the price of fresh seafood in the menu. According to the staff, the crab is AU$ 78 per kilo and the fresh fish as well. However, it is still hard to believe, the crab I ordered (the shell is slightly smaller than my... More 

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

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