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
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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
Great food, slightly grumpy server. He d ...
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 ...
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. Bu ...
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. ...
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 lov ...
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 D ...
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.
Soup was not hot enough; server tossed s ...
Soup was not hot enough; server tossed salad table-side (nice), but seemed angry about it so pieces went flying all over and I thought he was going to break the plate. Normally very consistent but this seemed to be an off day.
Poor service and quality of food. They f ...
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 cr ...
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 ...
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.
It was a birthday event and we as usual ...
It was a birthday event and we as usual brought a cake to cut after the meal. On asking to put it in inside and bring it after the meal they mentioned that it will cost us $1.50 per person. We decided not to do it but when I checked the bill the cost was still added. It is not only pathetic but very cheap way to overcharge customers. Probably will not be going back again to this restaurant.
The food was great and the waitress was ...
The food was great and the waitress was very nice as well. However, the hostess would not seat us because we were 10 minutes early for our reservation... fine. It doesn't make sense that people walking up without reservations were seated before us and we weren't even seated at my reserved time. The hostess forgot we had been waiting. It was frustrating
The servers were not well trained. For e ...
The servers were not well trained. For example a server clearing plates from our table in the middle of our meal laid a dirty plate he had collected from another table and left behind a messy tomato stain. Overall, unenthusiastic, ill-informed and poorly train staff. The quality of the food was so-so and we will not be returning or recommending this restaurant.
My husband and I like the food here an ...
My husband and I like the food here and we have been here several times. This last time we felt rushed through the dining even though the restaurant was mostly empty. The seat was dirty. I put my handbag down next to me end ended up with big food stain on the bottom which doesn't come off. It pretty much ruined my handbag.
Great food, lackluster service. We visit ...
Great food, lackluster service. We visited on a Friday evening in August. We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time, which was fine. It took the server several minutes to come by for drink orders (seemingly forever); we ordered the Tea leaf salad at the same time as drinks. The salad came out before the drinks (1 mixed drink, 1 beer), which has always been a no-no in my book. The server came by one more time to take the food order and was never seen again. Food was delivered in a timely manner and plates were cleared from the table promptly after being emptied. I would have liked to order another drink mid-meal, but as the server never came back, I never had the opportunity. The small missteps combined with a very noisy atmosphere and too-few restrooms made for an over mediocre experience.
My first Burmese food, and it was delici ...
My first Burmese food, and it was delicious! Had the tea leaf salad and a spicy fish dish called Basil Chili Swai. If you order it spicy, be prepared, for they will give you what you ask for. Personally I loved it. Nice wines by the glass. Dined outside on a very pleasant evening. Good service. Highly recommended.
Everything was great, especially the foo ...
Everything was great, especially the food. However there was a large 50th birthday celebration going on while we were there which made it hard to hear and enjoy our first experience at this restaurant. We will probably have to come back another time to get a better assessment.
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