About Burma Ruby
Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Burma Ruby Burmese Cuisine Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Burma Ruby venue.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
5 Story Parking across the street
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Burma Ruby Ratings and Reviews
Fourth or fifth visit. Excellent experience. I had Burmese Pork Curry (chose hot, but not extra hot). It was super. I had Indian Burmese rice as a side dish and finished the rice, an unusual outcome on my part. I would go back tomorrow. The online reviews basically recommended all dishes so choosing is a challenge. Can't lose though.
Food and Service is generally very good. I always get the Mango Chicken which is really tasty. I am somehow disappointed by their not so generous wine servings. From my experience, a glass of wine at Burma Ruby has less wine than at most other restaurants I usually go to. This is especially frustrating if you pay $15 for one glass.
I have to say that this has been my favorite restaurant food but I walked out this evening because your restaurant has a wine list that cannot be fulfilled. I asked for 2 separate wines on your list only to be informed that they are not available. I will not return
Great food, slightly grumpy server. He didn't write anything down and had to (surprise!) come back and ask us our order after we had already been waiting 10-15 minutes. The restaurant was busy, so we didn't mind waiting for someone to come by and take our drink order for a bit. We were with friends and chatting away, but under normal/less relaxed circumstances we may have been less forgiving. Our entrees and appetizers were delicious - we will definitely be back.
Food was very good, but it was so noisy my dinner mate and I could hardly hear each other. Service was erratic, sloppy, not very friendly. Wait staff seemed to be very stressed as the sounds of dishes crashing on the floor occurred often. I would not go back except at off hours, because when that place is full, it is impossible.
Nice ambience- and service was good. But prices are expensive - given the less than stellar tastes we experienced.
My monk hangar soup was yummy - but the Pea Leaf Tofu so/so. And my wife's pumpkin stew was really bland!
Tough to give this a recommended rating - without some improvement in recipes/prep.
Met a friend traveling from out of town. I don't usually eat in Palo Alto, so this was a recommendation from OpenTable. It was a great suggestion. The food was fantastic - they offered multiple levels of spice or spice on the side which was a plus for our group. The food is served family style for easy sharing which allowed us to try multiple dishes - the chicken lettuce wrap starter and pumpkin pork curry were the two favorites.
The food at Ruby's is delicious! We love the Tea Leaf salad and get it every single time we go. We tried the walnut shrimp this time which was terrific. Maybe it was where we were seated, but the tables felt too close together. It was difficult to walk through them to get to the bathroom.
We arrived early (5:30) on a Monday in December and were the first party in the restaurant. By 6:30 most tables were full. When the door to University Ave. opened cold air rushed in to the square-shaped dining room. Almost all diners left their winter jackets on. The cocktail I ordered was heavy on the fruit juice and too light on the gin. No complaints about the food, though. The vegetable samosas were smaller, lighter, and tastier than the Indian versions I have had. Tea leaf salad excellent, with abundant fermented tea leaf. Tofu with pea leaves, onions, and red bell peppers especially good.
Poor service and quality of food. They forgot to make one dish.. it seemed that the server was in a rush to get the orders in. The place was too noisy with a group few tables down talking loud as if they had the restaurants to themselves.
The food is unusual and very tasty--a cross between Thai and Indian food. The food was more mild than I anticipated but the hot sauce provided upon request was spectacular--very flavorful and full of heat! I managed to forget my credit card on the table after I had paid, and when I realized it, I was at a movie theater. I called the restaurant and Glenda the manager had my credit card. She was kind enough to wait for me at a nearby bar until the movie was over some two hours or more after closing. I was leaving the next morning on a trip so her kindness of waiting for me late that evening was particularly appreciated! Thank you so much Glenda!Overall an excellent experience and I am sure to come back.
The food was fine. The tea leave salad was excellent and the rest was fair to good. The main problem is the noise. It's almost impossible to carry on a conversation.
My friend cannot eat spicy food. I discussed this with the waiter and asked for his recommendations. Although he was very nice and made suggestions, which I followed, 2 of the 5 dishes were spicy.
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