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Ruby

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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Vietnamese Value

A favourite restaurant of mine & my husband, we took visiting friends to dinner here. They were as impressed as us and all our meals which we shared were delicious. We chose red duck curry, coconut chicken, caramelised pork and Ruby special friend rice. Service is always good, polite and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A favourite restaurant of mine & my husband, we took visiting friends to dinner here. They were as impressed as us and all our meals which we shared were delicious. We chose red duck curry, coconut chicken, caramelised pork and Ruby special friend rice. Service is always good, polite and friendly. You can dine in air-con or outdoors (sheltered from... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Ruby's for lunch mid week and it was well worth it. Service was great, food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Only a small restaurant, probably not the best for a large group - but the only reason we didn't go back was we wanted to try as many different types of food as possible whilst in... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Quite often I have walked past all way a good crowd. So Saturday night gave it a go..I was impressed the service was great cheerful and quick Food is Asian very tasty. It also gives discount for Monadelphous employees. The only down side the the lighting is not that great outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After looking at the reviews for ruby we decided to try the laksa, you were right it is the best in darwin..most places do an aussie version, sweet with lots of veggies that don't go with laksa..this was just right..not quite up to the standard of Singapore but close..

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading several good reviews, I was just a little bit disappointed with the food. The location, menu and service were all fine. But the rice paper rolls were a bit ordinary - needed more mint - and the grilled lemongrass chicken, while nicely charred and smoky, lacked any hint of lemongrass. Nevertheless, it was a good-value meal overall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great restaurant with amazing food and friendly service. We found this restaurant by accident walking the streets of Darwin, couple of minutes walk from Mitchell street. We dined in the evening and had an outside table which was great.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had a great lunch with a colleague. Service was friendly and helpful, lunch time atmosphere was lovely... do sit outside and enjoy festival time in darwins dry. Food was fresh and tasty with just the right amount spice to keep it light and zesty. Recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Delicious meals - went back three times to try other menu options. Thoroughly reccommend the Charred Beef cubes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went here with friends by accident and so glad we did. Great menu with amazing flavours in the food. By far the best Vietnamese food I've had in Darwin. It's not expensive either, very reasonable. I will definitely be returning here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a gem in Darwin. We've eaten Vietnamese in Adelaide, Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City. This restaurant was great, offering typical Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices. The main we shared was barramundi in a soy and ginger sauce. Service was attentive and friendly. We initially had trouble finding the place as the street address was Smith Street Mall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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