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48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this restaurants has a few refurbishments going on it didn't impact greatly on both service nor the food experience. We are very fussy dinners and a bonus to have Aussie prawns a rare find within most "Asian" eating experiences in the past. The reviews we read didn't sound super but went because handy to our hotel. So one can't... More 

Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great people and food. Service was a little slow but made up for it in friendliness...just dont be in a hurry!!

Thank princessslh
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good for lunch or dinner, love their beef massaman, and they are opened Monday for dinner. Lots of parking nearby for dinner, parking at lunch time can be a problem

Thank NTtravellerz
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner which was beautifully presented, generous and delicious. The service was friendly and we didn't have to wait too long. i loved the fresh and clean flavours and would definitely recommend the Ruby!

Thank RubyRoux
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The thai restuarant has a small menu but varied, I personally had the BBQ pork which was honey roasted and as with all lunch items came with stesmed rice side. I thought it tasted very nice, was a good portion size and for only $15 it was reasonably priced. Service was fast but the only small point was that the... More 

Thank Jack_Da_Lad19
Busselton, Western Australia
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food (steamed wild caught barramundi, stir fried baby octupus and prawn crockpot) was delicious and the sangria refreshing. Efficient service and great location. Flawless...

Thank Gianna_Busso
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the location and ambience of this restaurant. Service was quick and friendly - a comprehensive Asian menu was available - can't go past the Thai Beef Salad - fresh, tasty and zingy . . . . Returned a second time to make sure it still tasted the same!!! Just as good the second time!!!

Thank Janet F
Darwin, Australia
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch at Ruby. Requested the dishes to be spicy and they were really spicy and yummy. For lunch the price is a bit on the high side but the food was tasty.

Thank Shaa2016
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice in the last couple of weeks. The food is very nice and fresh. Good selection, but service is quick but they don't rush you at all. You can sit inside or outside which is great.

Thank Dragonsister
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great night here with friends, who are locals, and come here often. Although the food was really enjoyable and certainly well priced, they said the menu had changed, so perhaps the cook has too. Our dishes were definitely more Chinese in style and flavour than Vietnamese, but we enjoyed it just the same. However, our friends were... More 

Thank Lillian_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933

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