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48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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Darwin, Australia
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Ruby is a great place to eat in the Darwin CBD. Large outdoor area with aircon comfort inside. A mixed Asian menu caters for all tastes and the quality of the dishes we ordered was high. The service was hit and miss and a little training would push me closer to giving Ruby five stars. We will be back.

Thank RossnAnne
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

After being disappointed by poor service at another research rant we stumbled upon Ruby. Excellent service and beautiful food. The eggplant fish was delicious and the kids polished off the Mongolian lamb. Thank you

1 Thank cowjumpedoverthemoon
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This place does serve good flavoursome Yum Cha. However, you will need to set aside 2-3 hours of your morning/day to eat here. Food coming out slower than a sloth!! No kidding! Our Congee turned into water as we waited for the rest of our order to come out - that slow.

Thank WellWandered14
Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We go often to this restaurant especially for the spicy coconut chicken. The food is always great however the service could be better. The cleanliness also needs attention-the menus are very grubby, and need replacing and the outside area needs a good waterblast.

Thank atp2000
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

All the flavours are really nice however don't go there for 'traditional' food. Don't be discouraged as I have not had a bad meal from here yet in 2 years of going at least once a month.

Thank Philip C
Wichita, Kansas
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

A surprised Belated birthday treats by my family members ( sisters & mother). Restaurant situated in front of Darwin City Mall, Smith Street. The restaurant must be short of staff on a Friday evening, there's unattended empty bottles of water and drinking glasses (appeared I want to help them wash) as its in front of the reception area near our... More 

1 Thank Z3bhSmith
Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband, son & I shared a meal here & were pleasantly surprised how delicious the meals are here! We had spring rolls & chicken satay for entrees & beef/pork dishes for our mains that were just bursting with flavour! Friendly staff too. The only thing I could say that would make a dinner more enjoyable is to have some... More 

1 Thank bradbecleggett
Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Had a beautiful dinner here, food was amazing very tasty and presented lovely, waitress had great recommendations as I couldn't make my mind up. The Peking duck pancakes were to die for great flavour and crispy skin, cocktails were a treat too service was a little slack but food was great, would visit again

1 Thank Mana C
Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

1 Thank CAROLE K
Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933

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