Ruby Foo's - Times Square
Ruby Foo's - Times Square

Ruby Foo's - Times Square

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.rubyfoos.com/
  • Phone: 2124895600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun-Tues: 11:30am -10:30pm
    Wed-Thurs: 11:30am – 11:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service off-site catering can be accommodated. Contact Special Events at 212-331-0328 or events@brguest.com for information.
  • Entertainment: Bring the family for lunch and origami lessons every Sunday from noon - 7pm.
  • Special Events: Ruby Foo’s is fun for the whole family, with a range of Pan-Asian dishes perfect for sharing. Rent our semi-private Buddha Room for some privacy in the middle of Times Square pre or post theater.

    To inquire about large groups, semi-private dining and full or partial restaurant buyouts please contact our special events team at 212-331-0328 or email events@brguestinc.com.

    Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 49th Street
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street, and A, C & E trains to 50th Street.

    Bus: M104
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ruby Foo's - Times Square
Ruby Foo’s brings the bold flavors of Beijing, Bangkok and Tokyo to Times Square in a big-box setting that is as boisterous as it Broadway neighborhood. Described as “imaginative” by New York Magazine, the 300 seat space and approachable Pan-Asian cuisine is perfect for dinner pre or post show, lunch with clients, brunch with kids, private parties, and any other occasion imaginable. People watch at a Broadway-facing table over pad thai, sample some of the best rolls in the neighborhood at the 20-seat sushi bar, share assorted dim sum at a banquet and finish with a Dessert Bento Box. Tight on time? Take freshly-baked theater treats like Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Popcorn to go. Or, get sushi and dim sum delivered to your door!

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Ruby Foo's - Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (108)kid-friendly (80)special occasion (67)great for lunch (61)fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (38)romantic (28)late-night find (18)scenic view (16)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Celebrated husband's 50th birthday and the whole experience was amazing! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    There were six of us in our party and one person in our group has a soy allergy. When we explained this to our waitperson, Nathan, he was just terrific. He went to the sushi chef and his manager to make sure that we had soy free options. Nathan came back to us several times to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted. Besides the special treatment, the atmosphere is wonderful and the food is terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    New smaller menu, small portions, extremely rude hostess, poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We ordered a few dishes to share. All were great. We will definitely have this on our restaurant list do lunch or dinner the next time we are in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre fave in Times Square
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've been going to Ruby Foo's for years and years; it's my favorite Times Square restaurant. The new shortened menu has kept the best and made the plates smaller for tapas-style sharing. Three of us shared a pad thai, a sushi roll and three appetizers and it was more than enough for our post-matinee meal. I always get the chicken potstickers. The chicken in lettuce leaf was a hit with my friends. It's a great place to bring out-of-town guests, as there is something on the menu for everyone, beautifully served, the staff always asks about allergies and food sensitivities, and the prices are very reasonable. Let the waitstaff know that you're going to the theatre and they will get you out in plenty of time. Great place for a large group, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Pricey Asian Fusion
    Tricky
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good choice, though dangerously close to being a "theme" restaurant. High-quality and delicious food, very well presented. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Large space with appealing décor. Pricey, though, and small portions. For instance, dumplings appetizer, $12 for three dumplings. Less of a scene than Tao. Times Square location is touristy, although convenient to nearby theaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Service and Yummy Food
    Marchbday
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our service was amazing.....not what I expected for a busy restaurant on Times Square. I changed my reservation from 3 to 4 to 5 and then back to 3 and the folks at the restaurant weren't phased in the least! The bartender explained and served up the smoothest drinks. Try the Ruby Foo! And our waiter was so accommodating....he even gave us directions to the theater. Try the Panko Encrusted Salmon for a treat along with the hot molten choc cake for dessert. YUM! I highly recommend Ruby Foos for your next trip to Times Square. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre-show
    BB04VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great meal pre-broadway. The service was excellent. The price was good and the food was also very good. Perfect for the whole family before the show. The waiter asked which show we were seeing and made sure we were out with plenty of time to spare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to Ruby Foos?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This used to be my go-to NYC restaurant. Consistently good. Large menu. Fun. Great interesting food. Now...there is no reason to go to NYC for this! You can get better Asian food anywhere in New Jersey. I went 12:45 on a Saturday. The place was empty. Menu is super limited. Nothing special. Plain ordinary Asian food. Waitress was snotty. Food was "fair" at best. Poor value for the dollar. After frequenting this restaurant a good 25 times, I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Several Changes made...
    Andrea
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've noticed a lot of items have been taken off the menu and the portions are smaller. This was once considered a family style restaurant but not anymore. The menu selection is reduced further every time over the past 2 years. There is less staff on hand as well; getting the attention of the waitress took some time. This was once a favorite spot of mine and my friends/family but apparently we'll be looking to have dinner at other restaurants in the area.
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  • After years of going here!
    Robert1995VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This will be my last time the menu has changed a lot and not for the better
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Pretty good food, very nice/polite, but extremely slow. Good if you have a lot of time, but not if on a tight schedule.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Braveheart
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not the great food and service that it use to be. :-(
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than I had hoped for.
    marnieml
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I was taking my teen aged daughter to see a play and wanted a cool, non chain-like place to eat with a nice atmosphere. Ruby Foos ended up being the perfect choice. I made an online reservation. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was awesome and very helpful and the food was delicious! We got the shrimp pad thai, the lobster/shrimp spring rolls and a sushi platter that came with the Dragon Roll and 3 pieces of sashimi. The fish was very fresh and I could have eaten 20 of the Dragon rolls, it was so good. The portions were a very good size and I thought the price was very reasonable. We will definitely go back, and I've already recommended it to some friends who are going to see a show in a couple of weeks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change can be good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We come here periodically (locals), but hadn't been in over 6 months. The menu has changed in the past couple months - less options, and in particular, missing 2 of our favorites - coconut sticky rice and their chocolate cake for dessert. The wait staff was kind, helped us pick new items, and we left with new favorites (coconut rice pudding & banana pudding). The sushi & dumplings are as good as always, just maybe a few less choices. Will still be returning.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ok food. Fine for a mid-town bite to eat before a show. Great with kids. Stick with dim-sum and sushi; entrees un-exciting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre theater
    Frank
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Seven of us needed a spot to dine before Book of Mormon. Ruby Foo is half a block away from O'Neill Theater. . It was convenient and did not disappoint. Big round table, lots of dishes, great fun, great service acceptable food. Server asked about our curtain time and made it happen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be !
    Soso
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Haven't been here for a while and was disappointed with the change. It's nothing more than a normal Chinese restaurant. Menu choices were limited and not kid friendly. Food was nothing special. My favorite chocolate cake desert is gone!
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  • LOVE IT - but not a foodie joint
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love it here, and I know it's not a foodie joint - I don't care...great food great menu great everything. I always enjoy it. While prices are too high for the food (expense account or skip the extras), I do dig it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal in New York!
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food, friendly service, portions could have been a little bigger. Thanks for the warm cookies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very good- just a bit disappointment because I thought the food portions were a lot smaller than in previous times I was there. Food was very tasty, restaurant clean and inviting, service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    divadishing
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    great catch up place with friends or colleagues The service is slow but the appetizers and entrees are very good and have a great variety
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service & great food!
    Kay600
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a really wonderful experience at Ruby Foo's celebrating a birthday and a wedding anniversary, and it was a pre-theater dinner. The service was fabulous: friendly, quick, and they really took care of us with the complimentary drinks and the birthday dessert!! All the dishes we ordered with the recommendation of our waitress (Jessica) were superb as well. We were so happy afterwards! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK at everything, a little pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nothing really stands out, food is OK, service OK, but location is good and our kids (13, 11 and 8) love it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    TimmidtowntimVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Enjoyed the both the flavorful cuisine and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for food allergies
    Beans2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    if you have food allergies this is the best restaurant to go to. I'm allergic to peanuts,tree nuts and eggs and they were able to accommodate my needs. The waiter assured me that they take food allergies very seriously. The food was delicious! The decor is great! I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    Qualitysnob
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very small portions for the price. The pad Thai was good. I wasn't impressed by the sushi, I've had much better. Edamame was old and limp and their miso soup was too watered down. Service was good.
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  • Great Asian in time square
    UrsNYVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a great dinner with a friend. The pork dumplings were great, the Edamame was ok (could have used more sea salt). Both entrees we ordered were great, wok stir fried chicken and beef Szechuan. Loved the Mochi ice cream for desert, though they only had 2 flavors. Service was sift and friendly. Love the fact that they have a Gluten free menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service but good food
    librarian
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were seated promptly, and every employee we interacted with was friendly and helpful. The food was decent, some things better than others. We loved the appetizers and desserts. However, some things we'd found on the website were not available and the server said they had changed the menu -- so change the online menu as well!! Our main problem was the speed of service. The place was not very busy, and it was never slow enough to complain about, but everything took longer than it should have (by just a bit) and it all added up -- it took two hours for two of us to have dinner!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet and delicious
    WINEnDINE
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I came here for a business lunch. When I realized it was in Time Square I was afraid that it would be too loud and busy, but it was perfect! The food was great and they were able to make a vegetarian version of a lot if the dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group event
    wearytraveler
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We used Ruby Foo's for a meeting. It went so well, the servers were so attentive and the food fantastic that we had to try it in a regular setting. They did not disappoint there either. Food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Waiter was not very good. He took looong delays. Additional appetizers ordered came after main course. They had to be cancelled. Loon delays in between visits. Dinner was almost 2 and a half hours. Overall a very poor experience. Would definitely not recommend if service is important. However food was good.
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  • Delicious!
    MsMck50VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was not our first time dining at Ruby Foo's, but it was certainly our most memorable. The service was great, cocktails were wonderful and the food was delicious. Everything about Ruby Foo's was firing on all cylinders! Our next trip to the theatre will include Ruby Foo's!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Origami!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The gentleman teaching children how to do Origami while waiting for their food is a treasure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite up to par.
    diningoutfromCT
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had been about a month ago and had a great experience. I even ordered the same dish--kung pao chicken, but it wasn't nearly as good. However the wonton soup was probably the best I have ever had and everyone else at our table enjoyed their meals. Service was a bit disjointed, with items coming at different times--although that's understandable when ordering different types of food. Our waitress could have enn a bit more attentive as well. Still had fun and enjoyed it--we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a good place to go with kids before the theater. I gave service four stars because the waitress got us to the theater on time. The food was not as good as I remembered, but fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Dinner Environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ruby Foos is a perfect dinner environment - Great food; even better service; and, IT'S QUIET!! Small groups can have a relaxed, normal conversation and hear everyone at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Unhappydiner25
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have worked at NBC for 30 years, I retired Dec 2012. I have had lunch there many times back in the mid nineties, the food started to change we stopped eating there. I thought it would be nice to try it again, unfortunately it hasn't change the calamari was like rubber, lettuce wraps were OK just needed iceberg lettuce for making wrap. Prices too high for the quality of the food being served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I miss the sticky rice
    Longlivestickyrice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The main reason I went here in the first place was for the coconut sticky rice only to find it was removed from the menu, the server was very nice and suppied the dessert alternative but it wasn't the same and was extremely disappointed. Please bring sticky rice back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    summer77
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    for pre and post theatre--great drinlks, food, atmosphere, service
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.