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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Give it a pho

On the outside of a small mall in Darwin CBD, Ruby has a reasonable visual appeal, certainly several notches above most Asian restaurants/take always in this area. The menu carried all the Viet standards and has supplementary list offering specials from "the Chinese Chef". I was after a pho - he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kundiawaking
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Malua Bay, Australia
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Malua Bay, Australia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On the outside of a small mall in Darwin CBD, Ruby has a reasonable visual appeal, certainly several notches above most Asian restaurants/take always in this area. The menu carried all the Viet standards and has supplementary list offering specials from "the Chinese Chef". I was after a pho - he classic Viet rice noodle soup - so I didn't... More 

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Thank Kundiawaking
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early on a Friday evening so the restaurant wasn't packed. A local sitting outside the restaurant gave a rave review about the food being good and she was correct. But the service was really marginal. After our entrees were finished, we sat around with dirty plates in front of us for 10 minutes. Once the staff saw me... More 

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Thank US2Oz
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite restaurant in the city. Great service, great food, very consistent meals and whether you call up and take away or dine in the meals are identical and excellent. My favourite is the wok tossed curry king prawns and the red duck curry.

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Thank 123Foodeee
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300 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good choice of dishes, the beef and pork dishes we had were excellent, and large portions. Also had a good bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc to wash it down!

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Thank MaryBarryJackdon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Ruby's for lunch. Wasn't overly busy. We needed a little more time to decide on what to order so told the waitress to come back. I think she forgot us. She came back 10 mins later. The food was very tasty. Fresh spring rolls, Singapore noodles and the combination chow mein. My favourite part however though was the... More 

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Thank Chris P
Darwin, Australia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We came here for a quick dinner before going to the movies. My wife was keen for noddles, unfortunately they were pretty disappointing and quite oily. I had the pork spare ribs with steamed rice. It was fairly tasty, just not much meat on the ribs. The place was quite full, and they seemed understaffed. We were lucky - we... More 

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Thank Dickie_Blender
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212 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is nice here. Not big serves. Were very busy and staff can't handle this. Waited 30mins to order. Then another 15mins before we got our drinks. We shared entrees and mains, but you really need to get a couple of each dish to get enough. Prices are reasonable. Not really the place for large groups. More for couples.

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Thank Tania F
Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I have been many times having either lunch or dinner with friends and I ever been disappointed either by food or service. Everything perfectly fine. The one I like most is the Beef Soup as I like it so much. Price are good and food are tasty yummy :-)

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Thank Antoine260315
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I eat at the restaurant and get take away a lot. The wok tossed curry king prawns is my favourite and closely followed by the red duck curry. Great service and very authentic. Great spot to dine in as the restaurant is always very clean and has a warming feel. Call up and take away is always spot on. Very... More 

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Thank 123Foodeee
Darwin, Australia
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Have been here several times for lunch. Meals always very tasty although not big serves. Service times have slowed since the additional tables have been put on outside, but not significantly Prices are a little on the high side. Good for business lunches

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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