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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Great food, excellent service, great place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
KonVat
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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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
Top Contributor
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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