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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Vietnamese delight

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Jenny M
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Darwin, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went there third times and good as usual, I like their sizzling and claypot seafood, a bit strong flavor so make sure you have a bowel of rice. The price is reasonable and not a big serve. Good for couples, but for a group friends catching up, maybe need to order more food to share.

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Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The atmosphere sitting inside was good. One of the only decent restaurant open in the evening around CBD. Food has a nice wok flavour however very very salty. The chicken curry similar to the food court around the corner (smith street arcade) but tripe the price. Boiled rice hike up to $9 for two person. Waiter do not know what... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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

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