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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 248 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our first time dining at Ruby and we were pleasantly surprised, the restaurant is modern with a pleasant ambiance, the staff are friendly & well presented. The food seems to be fusion and there were some fantastic flavors, my favorites were the pepper pork ribs and slow cooked pork belly & shank beef. The only criticism is the portion sizes... More 

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Darwin River, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ruby is a clean and modern resturant serving well presented meal with quality, fresh ingredients. The staff are friendly and the outside setting of most of the tables abbutting the edge of Rainbow Tree Park make for a comfortable and spacious dining area. Frankly, the 3 of us pigged out ordering a lot more food than we could consume at... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my first visit, and as I was in a large group I could see everything that was ordered looked really good! I just had the beef pho, a large serving for about $17 aud, couldn't finish it. The service was efficient and atmosphere very inviting. It's right beside a very nice wine bar if you feel like an... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Refreshing asian cuisine. We enjoy Vietnamese so were happy when we stumbled across this contemporary establishment. Food was delicious (the scallops divine), fresh looking meals, no wilting veg or soggy salads, lean meats and inviting presentation to dishes. None of the dressings or sauces seemed to over power your palette. Service was swift, staff efficient and friendly, namesake cocktail refreshing... More 

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Perth, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

clean fresh no frills asian food. The iced coffee was delicious, and it was good clean asian food in the heart of darwin. Went there at lunchtime and they were quick fast and friendly.

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Darwin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Nicely fitted out eatery in Rain tree park. Lovely outdoor area always full at Lunchtime during dry season. A little dark inside but very comfortable. The selection of Pho dishes is good and all reasonably priced around $15. Good selection of Vietnamese starters, stewed dishes and stir fries all under $18. Short but adequate wine list. Regular choice for quick... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Have been living in Darwin for 6months and this restaurant is definitely my favorite. Food is delicious, fresh and hot. We have plenty of choices for both lunches and dinners. Service is awesome even when they're busy, they still pay attention to every table. Even the drinks are great. This is the only place where they make their ice tea... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great asian restaurant, one of the best places to eat in Darwin. Its worth the price and staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not too bad but at the end of the day just another Asian restaurant. Nothing spectacular although the service was pretty good.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went to Darwin for 10 days in May 14.We had lunches and dinners mostly at Ruby Res.We tasted almost all of the dishes on the menu.Love the food because it was fresh and lean and authentic.We would recommend the following dishes: grilled eggplant with prawns,clay pot pork, fried whole barramundi (young and wild caught barra at that!),beef pho (the... More 

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Address: 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Cuisine: Asian

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