About Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos
Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine-San Carlos
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot across the street and to the side
Caltrain and Caltrans
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos Ratings and Reviews
Their tea-leaf salad is a must, as is th ...
Their tea-leaf salad is a must, as is their eggplant (in almost any form, but the curry is excellent). The management at this establishment is particularly good - they often do glass pours of wine not on the winelist, and will give you a sample! If you have non-drinkers, the whole coconut can't be beat. The noise level inside is high, but, in good weather, you can sit on the sidewalk. The capability for opening the windows on all sides makes it pleasant in almost all weather.
For a Tuesday evening, this place was ju ...
For a Tuesday evening, this place was jumping - and, consequently, noisy. Be prepared for that. The service was outstanding: our waiter knew his business, with good advice, keeping us informed, holding dishes until we were ready, and giving us tastings of wines by the glass. ! The food is reliably good in this chain. The tea-leaf salad is a classic, dressed at your table, just right for 3-4 people. The calamari appetizer is a sure winner. Mango dishes are made with green mango, so be prepared for al-dente. We also liked the egg plant.
This is a popular place but you can stil ...
This is a popular place but you can still grab a last minute seat much of the time. Food is fresh, tasty, and surprising. Service is top notch! And if you happen to be in a rush the kitchen can be really fast to get your food on the table as needed.
The food seems well prepared (I say "see ...
The food seems well prepared (I say "seems" only because I don't know much about Burmese food), and is tasty and nicely presented. There's a lot to choose from, including many vegetarian options. My only complaint is that the servers are a little overly attentive, making suggestions without being asked, possibly trying to upsell a bit. I do like the place, though, and will return.
A far cry from the Burmese food I've had ...
A far cry from the Burmese food I've had in Myanmar over the last 3 years. So I dinged it for that. Even for pseudoburmese food it was so so.... I suspect they were playing to the clientele, so understand, but was disappointed nonetheless.
Service and decor is fantastic! We all e ...
Service and decor is fantastic! We all enjoyed the salad and desserts but the other dishes were a little bland would try medium spicy next time. The beef sorry to say in our dish was a little chewy. Our waiters were awesome! Would go back !
Rangoon Ruby has such a unique, savory m ...
Rangoon Ruby has such a unique, savory menu that it's hard to make a selection. The one item we always order, though, is the Tea Leaf Salad. They bring it to your table and mix the fresh and delicious ingredients together right in front of you. Simply scrumptious.
We purposely made lunch reservations fo ...
We purposely made lunch reservations for the end if the lunch period. The restaurant was half full and they still wouldn't seat my friend and I at a table for four, even though we noticed they never sat a group of 3/4 at the tables we requested. They sat us in the back where there were loud tables. We couldn't hear each other. And they turned the lights out in our area while we were still there. We will not return. Too many other good restaurants.
It was good, but I was not blown away. T ...
It was good, but I was not blown away. The service was very good, but the tables were so close, we heard every word our neighbors were chatting about. I get it, I have dined out a lot. Once the establishment is full, the noise is off the charts loud. Standouts were the garlic noodles and beef dish, but portions were small and didn't feel value versus portion matched. It was "family style" which is fine, but bring a family sized dish, not 6 pieces of beef with veggies. Jasmine rice was good. House beer was okay. Will return.
I've enjoyed all the "Ruby" restaurants. ...
I've enjoyed all the "Ruby" restaurants. Each has its own vibe, but they share good food and service. We sat outside and had excellent waitstaff attending us before and during our meal. The veggie samosas and shrimp lettuce wraps were great starters, along with a couple different white wines. The waiter recommended the lemongrass salmon, and he was right. It was tasty and a little spicy. The coconut rice went well to soak up the sauce.
Great meal and service
As usual, we had a great visit to Rangoon Ruby. Our server was good about offering suggestions to counter our group indecision, which we appreciated, including a good recommendation for an inexpensive but nice wine. $200 tag for 4 people was a bit steep, but it's a special occasion, right? Sadly we asked for our leftovers to be packed and didn't realize they were never brought out to us until we were home.
Tea Leaf Salad is the food of the gods. Do not miss it!
Food is tasty. Service was not satisfactory.
Food is tasty. But for the price some more attention could have been given for presentation. Tables are placed very close. For a casual lunch/dinner this would be a good place.
Observed neither a smile nor politeness from the waiter.
great for out of town guests
A few months ago we brought a friend visiting from Chicago here and she fell in love with the food. She returned for a visit this weekend and the only thing she wanted to do was eat at Ruby Rangoon. There are NO Burmese restaurants in the Chicago area, strangely enough.
This visit the server was very helpful in matching our guests wine preferences with the cuisine. Very helpful staff and delicious food!
Was disappointed, after a delicious dinner at Rangoon several months back, that the lunch fare was rather pedestrian and without any personality. Staff was great, although we did wait for a long time between appetizers and main course. For a $75 lunch for two (not including tip), could've been a lot tastier and delivered a real ethnic experience, which did not happen.
We love Rangoon Ruby's delicious dishes. We always share three dishes between the two of us so can each experience multiple favors. We think their tea salad is not to be missed. During our recent dinner there we shared their chicken curry and prawns and walnuts.
We were served spoilt food!
The samosa soup that was served was spoilt!! We complained and the lady argued and took the soup back to the kitchen. At the least we expected to be served a new soup. We waited for 15minutes and asked if we will served a new bowl of soup? The lady said "oh! You want your soup to be replaced"... No one even appolozised... Bad bad experience.. Will never go back!
We have eaten at this place many times but not recently. I was disappointed with the food this time, we both share dishes to get a variety. I had pumpkin pork, the pumpkin was very hard and dry, I do not cook this at home and am not sure what the problem was, my wife tried it and agreed it was not what we were expecting. We frequently go to the Afghanistan restaurant on El Camino and have always enjoyed their pumpkin dishes.
Unusual and Flavorful
I've had Burmese food before but this is a little more unusual and upscale compared to my previous experiences. It's great to have so many vegetarian options, but plenty to keep meat eaters happy. One suggestion: more price range in the wine list would be appreciated.
Our First Time for Burmese Cuisine!
The hostess and servers were very helpful in describing the menu and making recommendations. We tried several of their suggestions and enjoyed them all. We were with old friends we hadn't seen in awhile, so we appreciated that the noise level was low enough for us to enjoy our conversation. We will definitely be back and will recommend the Rangoon Ruby San Carlos to others.
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