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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 12
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  • 1
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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
Great lunch

Good section of Asian dishes. Friendly efficient service, good range of Asian beer, very enjoyable and well priced, recommended for lunch or dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Sue B
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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love the food here, which is Vietnenese cuisine. There is a choice of inside or outside dining, & it's located in the centre of Darwin on the City end of the Smith Street Mall. We have always found the service to be excellent, & a good variety on the menu, with selections for vegetarians.

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Darwin, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After trying many other typical lunch time joints in the centre of Darwin, we finally found a decent place to eat during our 1 month business trip in Darwin. This place has it all - good service, good food, good price. Best place to eat for lunch (or even dinner if you want). We went there probably 5-8 times in... More 

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Pt Augusta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We both had wonderful meals, full of flavour, with very fresh ingredients. Staff were friendly and attentive, and the meal was delivered in good time. The atmosphere was good and the price was reasonable. I really enjoyed the night.

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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have been wanting to try Ruby for awhile now and was quite excited to head over there. I ordered the braised beef with rice. Out came this little bowl with 5 cubes of beef and 2 pieces of sliced carrot. Don't get me wrong, the flavor was great, but to pay $16 for a tiny bowl of beef!! I... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good section of Asian dishes. Friendly efficient service, good range of Asian beer, very enjoyable and well priced, recommended for lunch or dinner

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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have been to Ruby at least half a dozen times and I am never disappointed. I have also been to Vietnam a number of times and the food at Ruby is authentic and very fresh. The staff are professional and provide good service, none of this Darwin casual service and being called mate! Great food, will be going back again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I dined here this evening and found the service to be prompt and friendly and the food (whilst not the best I've had) tasty. I ordered the paw paw salad and chicken skewers. Dessert was the winner for me - sticky rice pudding with taro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food is good and the service also the atmosphere is nice also .but you have to be there a go good time if not your food will be late :)

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went for lunch there with my wife and I must admit it was one of the best lunches we had. First the place: well appointed with well trained staff. Then the selection of food for lunch, great selection and great prices. The same applies for a drinks list. The food was well presented and very tasty. Not elaborate but... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was amazing. Fresh tastes and quick service. The beef salad I had was delish, such tender meat. My husband had the soft noodle soup. No need for condiments, it was full of flavor!!!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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