Burma Ruby
Burma Ruby

Burma Ruby

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (650) 285-2770
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

    Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burmese
  • Executive Chef: Win Tin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bryant St.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: 5 Story Parking across the street
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Burma Ruby reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (14)great for lunch (13)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (5)romantic (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great food in a fun location
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten at Burma Ruby three times now, and the food and enjoyable atmosphere have been consistently excellent. The physical location is very appealing. The restaurant is in the middle of downtown Palo Alto. High ceilings and a row of arches contrast with the modern bar where lights of different subtle colors are projected. Sitting outisde or just inside the open front wall is an option. The fancy drink menu is fun and there are some interesting beer choices. The food has Indian, Chinese, and Thai influences. We have not had a single dish that we didn't enjoy. Service is attentive but not intrusive and the waiter did not rush us. No negatives to report.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A most excellent experience
    prisha
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We came here to just have a nice dinner outside the house, and we had a wonderful time! Amazing food and service, and they make their drinks pretty strong as well :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No mistakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We've been there three times and are working out way through the menu. So far everything has been tasty. The heat and spice is just right for my palate and the 4 gradations offered from mild to very spicy cover everyone. The tea pesto was surprisingly good but perhaps too oily for me to go for every night. Every chicken and beef dish has been outstanding. I found the fish a bit boring. Loved the curries. Not someplace to go for a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burma Ruby is a Gem!
    HungryLee
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Staff was extremely thoughtful and attentive. Sat outside next to the heater and we were never forgotten and glasses were never left empty. Ordered the Rainbow Salad, Duck Garlic Noodles, Minted Pork, and Garlic Snow Pea Leaves. All were flavorful and paired well together. We had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More my style
    casualdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is the sister restaurant to Rangoon Ruby on Emerson Street, and the menu is the same delicious range of options. The style of Burma Ruby is more convivial -- the tables are more widely spaced and the noise level is not as severe. The wait staff is not quite as attentive, but this is easily remedied with greater focus and emphasis.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burma Ruby
    ALAG
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great time. Some of our party could not eat spicy food and they were very accommodating in that they made their dishes without any spice. The rest of the dishes had the appropriate amount of spice. The service was attentive. It was a little bit noisy but not too bad
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    AleixVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had been looking forward to trying this new restaurant - what a disappointment. my friend and I were there for lunch. it took a very long time for our waiter to come to the table, we actually had to "flag" him down. he took our order and when our food came, I asked for a knife and more water. He never brought it. We had to get the hostess to remind him. The food was not good at all. Overall it was pretty disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit the spot
    yummy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food - a little loud, but food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exotic
    DolceVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is very good. However, the tables are too small for the plates and glasses that they use. Mostly the tables for two near the wall are very uncomfortable. They should put the table for four near the wall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food & service.
    PenelopeVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great University Ave location but incredibly noisy inside. We almost left but glad we didn't. Food almost to the level of Rangoon Ruby and service excellent. One of the dishes we ordered-pumpkin stew-was surprisingly bland and tasteless so we sent it back. The replacement dish the manager suggested was excellent- minted chicken with jalapeño. We typically avoid spicy foods so never considered this one. But don't think the dish lost anything with the mild preparation and we wouldn't hesitate to order again. I think the sesame beef was the table favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Salad in the World!
    MaitreeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The tea leaf salad - their signature dish has the most amazing flavor. My husband who is a meat and potatoes guy loved this salad. And he never ever LOVES a salad. The ingredients were fresh and the combination of the tealeaves with crunchy yellow beans and fried garlic was fabulous. The rest of the meal was great too but the salad stood out in our minds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Delicious food and excellent service. A good place to go if you are short on time. Not really a place to linger.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open air, but still loud
    gibgib
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went with an older couple, had to lean over the table and shout, even after asking them to lower the music (which they did graciously). We were far inside, but toward outside the Harleys went by quite often. Otherwise we liked every dish and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burma
    peachy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is Good, but nothing to rave about. Service was very attentive. Prices are a bit on the high side. Every dish costs between $15 and $20, so a dinner without drinks could easily run up to $80 after tax and tip.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great location!
    Rk2013septVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New restaurant which is jam packed! Great food and location on university ave in downtown Palo Alto. Requires booking in advance with right number of people. Slightly noisy due to always being full and the service is reasonably good despite them being completely full all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strange Service
    Paul
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    While I can't say that the service was bad, it was strange that our server seemed to be absent most of the time and the manager was helping us. He did a great job and was very friendly. With him helping out we had good service. The food was great, especially the tea leaf salad. That was one of the reasons I went there and it was well worth it. All of the other dishes were well prepared and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd front
    cubsfan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Burma Ruby is the second front for Rangoon Ruby, which is a couple of blocks away but unable to expand on its current site. The menu is identical with the mother ship, and just as exciting and satisfying. It is unusual for one restaurant to have a satellite so close, but with downtown Palo Alto hopping as it is, they must have calculated the demand will sustain both. There are even a few sidewalk tables, where we sat, maybe a bit too close to the foot traffic, because there is no separation, but not unpleasant even so, if you like having passersby survey your dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Newly open. Did well for a new place which was very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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