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Rangoon Ruby

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445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605 (University)
(650) 323-6543
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch at the Rangoon Ruby on a lovely Thursday. We had curry chicken and shrimp as well as a curry noodle soup. All entrees were excellent. The service was prompt but basic. It was busy, which is good, but could have been generally more friendly. We would definitely return, regardless.

Thank mnkittycat
Mountain View, California
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SO good! I've been to the San Carlos location, but this was even better! Came with a friend and had a lovely lunch. We shared 3 items and it was perfect! The tea leaf salad is a must! We also had the garlic noodles with pork (SO GOOD) and the chicken palata. The bread on the palata was AMAZING, but... More 

Thank Danit B
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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277 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went early to Rangoon Ruby for lunch--good thing I did since the dining room was full the entire time I was there. As a solo diner, I ordered soup and salad, but either dish would have made a meal. The coconut soup was rich and filling (but of course I ate every drop) and the tea-leaf salad was quite... More 

Thank Feistygal
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time to try this restaurant but we were not disappointed. A bit crowded and the tables and chairs were really packed into this small restaurant. It was a Friday evening thus the place was noisy. However, the food was out of this world! It was a different experience to taste Burmese food with a tinge of Thai. Everyone... More 

Thank Edgar I
Los Altos, California
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food here is amazing. The staff are pleasant, but the management have decided to squeeze every last inch of space to maximize profits. It's a 5 star rating in every respect except the cramped environment which really does distract from the enjoyment.

Thank CTPreview
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food was excellent. It was my first experience at a Burmese Restaurant. It was worth a visit. The service was brilliant.

Thank Shantanu G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I searched trip advisor to find a local restaurant near my hotel. The place had a cool energy a great vibe and was very crowded. Without a reservation we were told that it would take us 10 minutes to get seated it actually took less than three minutes until our table was ready. Our server Erick was extremely knowledgeable on... More 

Thank Matthew H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I don't know where the Burmese are in this place but I doubt Burmese are coming often here to eat. Good but very similar to the ton of so called Asians around. Great service though.

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was my first time eating Burmese, but met a friend who recommended it. The service was very good. The portions are generous. I'm not an onion or garlic lover, so they were willing to make adjustments to the dishes.

Thank Terri P
Menlo Park, California
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Food and drinks are interesting and good but we got our food before our drinks because the bar gets very busy and SLOW. There were several managers and hostess that did not seem to help.They need to manage better. Best item hands down is the Tea Leaf Salad. Drinks are good and interesting but oyu might have to wait.

Thank Territhetripp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Asian, Burmese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
  • Public Transportation: 5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 323-6543
Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine will have two Wins insuring authentic, Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Rangoon Ruby venue. With proven chefs proficient in all of the specialties that make Burmese cuisine sought after by Asian food aficionados, plus a modern, upscale ambiance located in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine expects to strike a chord with Silicon Valley diners looking for a fresh, clean approach to one of the worlds great cuisines. Influenced by Indian, Thai and Chinese cooking, the traditional Burmese menu will be complemented by a full bar with signature tropical cocktails including the eponymous Rangoon Ruby, a mid-century libation thought to be the forerunner of todays Cosmopolitan.

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