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Ruby Chinese Restaurant

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18 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
+61 2 6249 8849
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we chose this restaurant after walking up and down the street in dickson, too much to chose from, menus for each restaurant are displayed on window or door. great choice

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Thank misskrissy_12
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love your fresh seafood and Asian cuisine, then look no further. Ruby is a experience you must have. We had pippy's entrée and mudcrab for main. Seafood is sold by kg price and all prices are well advertised. Next trip to Canberra will definitely be having the lobster

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Thank GregSue
Sydney
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been told a chinese restaurant is only as good as the chef, perhaps this is true as we didn't enjoy our food as much as the previous visit. The price is a bit high however if the food is good we don't mind this time was a miss. The service was very good with very attentive wait staff

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Thank Kay C
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're not planning to go to this restaurant as I know it is a little bit pricey for our casual occasion. Service was great, very attentive staff. We ordered 2 dishes - Singapore chicken and a veg dish. Just above average this time. I would normally only go to this restaurant for a special occasion and used to enjoy their... More 

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Thank skoh2016
Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I had dinner at Ruby Chinese Restaurant with family and friends for my wife's birthday. At the same time, there was also a large event in the function room with LOUD music, bad singing, and lights shining into the faces of the patrons in the main dining area outside the function room. This wouldn't have been such an issue if... More 

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Thank adam-in-aus
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and we were quite looking forward to it as we wanted to try their Singapore chilli crab. The hostess was lovely and as she was about to seat us, her supervisor walked up to me and was very abrupt and told us that because we hadn't made a booking we would not be served for an... More 

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1 Thank Razanand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Have been to ruby's on multiple occasions over the years and have regarded it as best chinese in canberra however the service was terrible, rushed and abrasive this time. Manager rushed us to order and then would not let us order anything else after 2pm, and then made us leave before we had finished our drinks and food. So different... More 

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Thank Kathryn D
Canberra, Australia
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

If you love Chinese then you must give this place a try. Its a more formal decor. The service was great and the food was really mouth watering. I have been here a few times and never disappointed.

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Thank DevourTheWorld
Darwin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

My parents and I are interstate visitors and were looking for a nice Chinese restaurant. We found Ruby Chinese Restaurant and we're glad we did. Our waiter was very polite and friendly, and our food was amazing! The Deep Fried Prawns with Spiced Salt & Chilli was our favourite dish (I'm not a huge prawn fan and I ate most... More 

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Thank Sarinah R
Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good Chinese takeaway but were left disappointed. Both the garlic beef and the sate chicken were overloaded with onions. The garlic beef was fairly bland. The spring rolls were good but couldn't make up for the high price charged for mostly below average food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Woolley St, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6249 8849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?