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

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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
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Very good food but they delivered the main course to our table before we had received the starter. As soon as we finished the starter the mains arrived on the table with no opportunity to pause between courses. Although the food was very good I imagine it would have been excellent if it had not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My partner & I ate here recently. The main food was delicious, I had an XO seafood dish & my partner had the beef massaman. Both were ever so tasty. The pork spring rolls to start were a little disappointing, the smallest spring rolls I have ever had. Staff were not attentive, I had to call them over a few... More 

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Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

End of a long weekend... phoned around but NOTHING OPEN ! So walked until we found "Ruby" open and very welcoming! They had a varied menu and a nice wine list. Being late, we asked what they recommended and were very happy with the meals, drinks and friendly, quick service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Have been coming to Ruby for a long time now and their food never disappoints. Stir fried eggplant in XO sauce is a solid new favorite. Ruby offers a myriad of authentic Thai and Vietnamese options that will satisfy even the pickiest diner. A very solid performer in a town densely packed with Asian restaurants. Zac and Julie are great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very good food but they delivered the main course to our table before we had received the starter. As soon as we finished the starter the mains arrived on the table with no opportunity to pause between courses. Although the food was very good I imagine it would have been excellent if it had not been sitting in a warmer... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We dine here for lunch regularly and find the cold rolls to be stunning. I always have the coconut rice chicken and hubby the soup. Simple and delicious and value for money for Darwin...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Superb food, beautiful decor, excellent service and the white wine served at exactly the right temperature. Quiet setting off the main street. Had a fabulous evening. Would recommend to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Really nice dinner - tasting plate starter followed by duck, chicken & salt fish fried rice. A quiet Sunday night, service was excellent and food arrived fast & hot. Wine we chilled to perfection on a balmy Darwin night.

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Mt Gambier
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had eaten all around the Darwin CBD and Ruby was defintely the best. The food was amazing, service was a little slow but staff very friendly. Great location.

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Katherine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My partner and I ate here both nights we were in Darwin. The staff were so lovely and helpful, happy to talk about the food and offer suggestions when asked. The atmosphere was really lovely, outside, with candles on the table, and plenty of space. You could choose a table inside if you prefer. The menu is quite large, and... More 

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

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  • 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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