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“Better than average”
Review of Ruby

Ruby
Ranked #37 of 367 Restaurants in Darwin
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Better than average”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

I read the reviews before going and maybe I went in expecting too much. I'm going to be a fence sitter on this review.
The food is great value and some dishes were great. But there were dishes that were bland to me, definitely what I'd expect from Asian food. Asked for a recommendation for a spicy dish and was recommended one of the beef dishes. Unfortunately, that was one of the dishes that tasted bland.
Service was good and the portions were good as well - not too small or too big, just right.
The music inside played Kenny G way too loud. Had to almost shout to be heard over a table of 2. Maybe they play it that loud so that it filters out onto the outdoor area.
Will visit again...but probably for takeaway.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Takeaway Food !”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visiting Darwin and staying in a Caravan park I dropped in here about 2.30 to get a takeout for dinner on the way home from shopping. Seriously good food. I had the Stir fried Lemon Grass Chicken and fried rice. It was so good I caught the bus back in the next day to get it again ! The review is a bit limited as I only got take away have never eaten in, but it does look lovely for dining in.

  • Visited December 2013
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Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice food, poor service”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our 2nd visit to Ruby after a great experience the first time, this was still great food but the service especially for drinks was very slow. There were even delays in the serving of the courses. 2 entrees came out and about 5 mins later the other two were served. Same thing happened for the mains.
The food was excellent and the scallops were brilliant, no complaints in that area. The wine list was very basic but ok. Still a pleasant meal and hopefully it was just a bad staff night.

  • Visited August 2014
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent once again ”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a beautifully presented meal here once again. Full of flavor and diversity considering the menus not overly sized. The service staff were friendly and attentive with a very good understanding of there food and wines. Thanks to them for an enjoyable meal.

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Thank Andy S
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Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“One of the better PHO noodles in town”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had the Pho with rare beef and a Ruby Pho (with rare beef, tendons, meatballs and beef briskets). It's one of the better pho noodles in Darwin. I've always came back to Ruby to eat it's Vietnamese pho noodles as other nearby Vietnamese restaurants just doesn't taste as nice. Ruby's pho soup base is flavoursome and comes out temperature wise hot. We also had the cameralised pork to share and it's surprisingly lean which suited my liking.
Definitely a place to go to if you're looking for a good pho or Vietnamese cuisine.

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