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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto
Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rangoonruby.com/
  • Email: info@rangoonruby.com
  • Phone: (650) 323-6543
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days per week

    Lunch daily from 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm

    Dinner Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm

    Happy Hour Specials from 5-6pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays), at the bar only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Burmese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Darryl Wong for catering details.
  • Entertainment: Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine's bar features iPads, so bar customers may enjoy watching their favorite television shows or to watch a game of your favorite sport. With no television in the restaurant and the technology of the iPads at the bar, this gives our guests the ultimate dining experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Public Transit: 5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City Parking lot (at the intersection of Emerson and Lytton). Street parking is also available.
A word from Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto
Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine will have two Wins insuring authentic, Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Rangoon Ruby venue. With proven chefs proficient in all of the specialties that make Burmese cuisine sought after by Asian food aficionados, plus a modern, upscale ambiance located in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine expects to strike a chord with Silicon Valley diners looking for a fresh, clean approach to one of the worlds great cuisines. Influenced by Indian, Thai and Chinese cooking, the traditional Burmese menu will be complemented by a full bar with signature tropical cocktails including the eponymous Rangoon Ruby, a mid-century libation thought to be the forerunner of todays Cosmopolitan.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I took my daughter, son-in-law and twin toddlers for lunch. Although we had reservations for 2PM, we were reminded (more than once) that the kitchen closes at 2:30PM. Right away, we felt rushed. Most of the dishes were a bit too spicy for our palates, especially the twins. The waiter was not very helpful to guide us through our order. Since they haven't changed the menu since they opened, there were no pleasant surprises."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food is good, especially the tea leaf salad. However to get the good food you have to sit in a place that is so overly loud you can barely hear yourself think. Plus the tables are so close together that you get claustrophobic. I was actually boxed in when they put the nearby table's baby highchair in my way (practically in my lap). I like the food, but most of the time the atmosphere makes the trip not worth it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "But that's the only saving grace for this horrible hole in the wall - which should operate as a take out place really. We booked a table and boy was that a mistake or what. The tables are so closely packed to each other that in our 35 mins there I got hit by diners, waitresses, busboys etc. at least 10-12 times. I felt like I was flying coach - just noisier and smellier. Wife suggested that we convert our order to a take out and leave which we did. Dirt cheap good food by Palo Alto standards."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was the first time I had Burmese cuisine and had heard good reviews about it. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was good too. I particular like the Kebat - Lamb which was pleasantly soft and delicious. The samosa soup was awesome too. Most of the dishes were a cross between Thai and Indian food and went well with my taste."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Every dish we've tried at Rangoon Ruby has been good, starting with their absolutely delicious Tea-Leaf Salad."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Really liked it the first time when my friend and I went out for a dinner a few months ago and we decided to go again. The wait staff are very professional and are never too far to be hailed and they don't disappear for long periods. The tea leaf salad is absolutely the star of the show in the beginning. We had the Fiery Beef and Salmon Crisp and both of them were cooked really quite well. I'm usually wary of restaurants which have 3-4 page menus but this seems to keep coming out ahead. Keep up the good work guys."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place has never had a dull menu for me. I went there as a group of 3 and tried the tea leaf salad and the mango salad... both excellent starters; full of flavor from its diverse ingredients. Alternating between the two acted like a palette cleanser for the next bite. My main dish was the Rangoon Noodle, which was just as delicious as the salads but unique; the fusion of the cabbage, chili sauce, cilantro and other fresh ingredients added to the experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "the salmon dish was small, expensive and overcooked, but beef and noodles were good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "A great restaurant with unusual cuisine. The tea leaf salad is exceptional."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My only complaint is that I received no Open Table points for dining at this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "OPEN TABLE: I nor my friends are into "energetic noise level". We prefer to be able to hear each other. We find the "new American thing" of having a noisy restaurant ANNOYING. So when I put "three bars" its meant to be annoying NOT Energetic which y'all think is good. And your recommend this restaurant for, doesn't include something I'd recommend for. Perhaps add an option to write something in. For Rangoon! The food was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable, nice and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal - even though it was loud."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "And the Fiery Tofu and Broccoli in Garlic sauce was good too. But the Eggplant curry was a big disapointment"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "excellent food but was very crowded and we were rushed. server was very capable but was clearly stressed and had zero personality or care as a result. sloppy awkward service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "RR is a wonderful place to enjoy a wide selection of southern Asian dishes. The server prepared Tea salad at the table is an effective touch, explaining all the ingredients to the diners. The option of "hotness" for the dishes gives diners with differing spice tolerances real choices. The portions are generous and well seasoned. Try it and see!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Having just traveled to Burma, the food and the atmosphere brought back wonderful memories of the good food we had there, except Rangoon Ruby's is even better. We loved the tea salad--not to be missed. Also the eggplant with shrimp. The service is excellent -- servers on both occasions were stand outs. Twice we tried coming here without a reservation but the wait was too long."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Everything we had here was delicious. Do not miss the salad and Palati w Lamb. That was likely the best thing we had. The portions were larger than expected for an "upscale" restaurant, so don't over-order, or if you do, be treated to delicious leftovers next day! For those of you in love with Burma Superstar in SF, this place is better, nicer, a bit pricier, but saves a drive to SF not to mention the queue is not 2hrs wait, for which there really is no reason at Burma S."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I thought it was decent food. My qualm was that we arrived at the reservation time and they didn't seat us until almost 15 minutes later (what is the point of a reservation if the table isn't ready?) and our waiter could have been a bit more pleasant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've been to Burma and was eager to experience some authentic Burmese cuisine here. The food was tasty but the sauce on the fish, chicken and beef dishes we ordered all seemed the same. In Burma the pace is relaxed. Not in Palo Alto. I felt rushed. The tables are placed so close together that waiters can hardly maneuver without leaning over the tables. There are too many tables in such a small space and that increases the noise well beyond what is comfortable. I think people will come here once to try the food and then opt for other restaurants where you can talk and linger."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food. The tea leaf salad is amazing. All dishes are nicely balanced, delicious, and beautifully presented. A bit noisy."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I liked the Tea Leaf salad. Otherwise, so-so. Service was pretty spot on, considering the place was packed. The hostess was very competent and kind. Nice to have table presentation of the salads. But… it was not Wow food. Would I go back? Maybe, but it would have to be because my guests were in love with the place."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My mother-in-law is Burmese and she wholeheartedly approved of the dishes! We order 3 different soups, the tea salad, and a bunch of other chicken and beef dishes. Every one of them were delicious! Even my husband, who's not usually into ethnic foods, liked what he ate. We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We stumbled across this place a few years ago and it has not disappointed since. We drive from the Fremont area and pay a toll just too eat here. There are so many good eateries down university but this one set back on a cross street is a must go. The Tea leaf salad is delicious, especially when you add the chili paste to it. When in season, you have to get the pea leaf vegetable plate either alone or with the tofu."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was very good and came out quickly. But the service otherwise can be improved. They seem a little stressed at lunch and can't seem to accommodate groups (at times) or other things you'd expect during the meal. might have been an off day in this respect."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Very wide selection of foods, all prepared with imagination and skill. The selection is so large that is can be intimidating. Ask the waiter/waitress for recommendations if in doubt. Reservations for dinner are necessary, unless you are willing to wait quite a while for an opening."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was too salty---wait staff rushed us--tried to remove plates before we were finished ---they are a very popular restaurant and had a line of people waiting to get a table the night we were there for dinner, still the service shouldn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A group of 4 adults shared dinner . Our experience had excellent food, good wine selection, and the waiter was prompt, polite and made great suggestions. I would for sure return for another meal!!!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food is delicious but the place is overcrowded. They have squeezed too many seats inside. We were seated next to the door and we're cold the entire dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food is excellent - a combination of sorts of Chinese, Thai and Indian in terms of spices. Service was very prompt. Prices are reasonable. Tables are too close together - gives a cramped feel."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food and service. Wish there was a another location in East Bay."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Vibrant atmosphere, good food. So much to choose from, need to go back to try them. Many vegetarian options, though pale in comparison to meat dishes. Packed until 8 on a Sunday evening, opens up after. Everyone was friendly. Made the occasion friendly. Loved the birthday candles, will try it sometime!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "A yummy place to go out and share a meal with a friend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Why did you have to raise the prices? The salmon always tastes old, but the rest of the food was excellent, albeit overpriced."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was great..Courteous service as well..Would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Excellent ambiance… Food was good, had not had Burmese before. We ordered family style for a group of 10. Enjoyed the Fried Tofu appetizer and Minted Jalapeño Chicken very much."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "For over 30 yrs I've dined in Palo Alto but Never heard of this "hidden gem". It's unexpected from the street view that the food, service and experience to be so superb Found this listed on Yelp and wanted to try something different with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. The server was Outstanding. No one informed him of the occasion, but he sensed it. For appetizers you have to try the Samosas and Lettuce Wraps. Flavor and textures of the foods was perfect. I highly recommend a noodle dish called: Nan Gyi Dok (rice noodle, coconut chicken sauce, with light yellow bean powder, fried onion & hard boiled egg). Coconut juice comes in actual coconut. Bday surprise, large sparkler on top of Mango Ice cream. Will be returning!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have been to both Rangoon Ruby restaurants -- Palo Alto and San Carlos. They are both excellent. I highly recommend the chicken, beef or shrimp kebat as an introduction to Burmese food. The staff are very good at describing the heat levels and I have found them consistent. If you want more heat, ask for the extra sauce. The wine choices are very complementary to the food, too."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Everything was very good, lots if flavor. It is very loud and gets very crowded. Make a reservation or you will be waiting in line. If you like Burma Superstar you will like Ruby too! Happy to find Burmese food on the peninsula. Will be trying the new San Carlos location soon!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was good enough, not spectacular, but even 8 on a tuesday night it was way too crammed to enjoy."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I love this place! One of my absolute favorites. If you love Thai or other Asian food, you've got to try this Burmese restaurant."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Palo Alto! Get the tea leaf salad and the spicy ground chicken dish!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013