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
235 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (107)kid-friendly (78)special occasion (62)great for lunch (58)fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (39)hot spot (38)romantic (28)late-night find (19)scenic view (15)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • mlz
    broocVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Only ordered one thing from lunch menu -- the assorted dim sum -- which was very disappointing. Tough and doughy, all tasted pretty much alike and not very tasty at all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food, but....
    localfan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We love this restaurant whenever we come into the city to see a broadway show, but over the years the decor has gotten a little worn out and I really wish the owners would update it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a fantastic dinner!
    Raindance
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We dined at Ruby Foo's the other night. From the time we walked in the door we could not have been treated better. Everyone seemed happy to be there. Server was really helpful about suggesting dishes compatible with food alergies. Food was great! Service was great! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall a good experience
    theatergoer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I went on a date to Ruby Foo's for dinner before seeing a play. Overall, I feel like you're paying for the location and the ambiance, as both of those were great, but the food was nothing special. The food wasn't bad by any means, but for the price, I thought it could have been better. But that being said, it was a cool place with modern Asian decor and the service was very good. And the location was a short walk away from the theater, which was very convenient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taubisan
    Flavaful
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ruby Foos is our go to restaurant when we see a Broadway show or for a special occasion. We've been to this pan-Asian restaurant many times over the years and always enjoy our food and the friendly and mostly efficient waitstaff. It's centrally located to all the Broadway theaters.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient pre theatre with family
    RoxyChic
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Made a reservation for 6pm and we were seated immediately. We all had mains , wine and a dessert and made it out by 7:30. Very friendly staff though busy. Pleasant visit, would do it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groups
    AZNS
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I think this place is better suited for groups - food and atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place at Times Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent food. Good service. I would like to see more items in their menu. It would be great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LisaMary
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Was fun for tourists. I would not go again for dinner unless I was showing a younger person the sites
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CantonboyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Went for dinner after a show and had a 5:15 reservation. We were pressed for time and asked for a later reservation time. We were given a later time without any problems and had a great meal. Service was very efficient and the food was very good as usual. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    Fouramigas
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Second time eating here, second time happy ! First time dinner, second time for lunch both were good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always a great experience at Ruby Foos. The food was great, service was stellar and the company even better. Great for group dinners but a bit challenging on volume
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    NYCvisitor
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was pretty good, but the kitchen was extremely slow. The wait staff and manager did a good job of communicating and rush the food to make sure that we were able to leave in time to make our show. In the end though, we were rushed through our meal and didn't get to eat the dessert that we wanted to order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Hot Spot
    Nicole
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had an enjoyable experience, food was okay and service was reasonably good. Server forgot to bring us chopsticks and never refilled our water. He said he had a lot of tables and was trying to keep up. Completely understand, I am in foodservice too, but you shouldnt make excuses for poor service. All in all about a 6.5 out of ten. Might go back but wont really make it a point to go there for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Touristy
    Foodee
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was tasty, especially the ribs but the decor was run down looking and the location was tourist central. Kids loved it anyway.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post Broadway play dinner
    NoTipping
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Terrible service.....waiter was not friendly and rude....they forgot one entire entree so 6 out of 7 people were eating and the 7th one was not ....
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly good
    localflair
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I thought Ruby Foo's was going to be a tourist trap with mediocre food. The quality of the food more than made up for the somewhat limited menu. Our entree's were delicious, as was the desert. Our meal was fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well done
    patron
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The reservation was honored and we were seated in quiet part of the restaurant to accommodate our party of six. The menu was varied. The young man who served us was friendly, helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals. I have no restraints in recommending the restaurant to friends. K. Bernhard
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bloommn.2014
    bloommn
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    friendly, great service, food was good, one suggestion; we felt rushed when our entre arrived moments later after we just received our appetizers, work on your timing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Lunch
    urbanlife
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I took a girlfriend there for a birthday lunch and she totaly enjoyed it. she started out w/a Mai Tai, she likes fruity drinks and was very pleased. Edamame and the malaysian wings for appetizers. the Wasabi Wonton Salmon is amazing, paired w/the forbidden black rice was a great paring, we shared food. I had Bento box w/spicy beef udon and it came w/a chocolate on choclate slice of cake. Perfect little box w/miso soup, house salad (think it is sesame dressing) and the beef udon were all the right amounts of food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visitors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We brought our near 80 year old parents to NYC for their first visit. We have eaten here ourselves many times. The menu always has food that appeals to the softer palate of our elders as well as the robust palate of the rest of us. We mixed a variety of appetizers, fried rices, neutral to spicy entrees for all and sushi for the kids. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful, food was delicious as usual. It was delivered to our table in coordinated stages that fed everyone something before the next batch. This is a true mid-town gem. If treating out of town folks to dinner and a show, this is a perfect spot. The portion amounts were just right so we didn't have to mess with leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO WAY
    ExperiencedDiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Highly disappointed. Food nothing more than P F Chang --- and not that good. I have passed by Ruby Foo's many times on my travels to NYC and the outside looked intriguing. However this restaurant has no redeeming qualities. Atmosphere and food presentation is lacking, tables too close and lighting is horrible. I would not recommend this restaurant for children, teens or adults. There is neither a fun quality nor a romantic dining experience. I felt as though I were in a "glorified cafeteria". I would like to add that I have lived and traveled all over the world for years; I have dined at all levels of restaurants to include "hole in the walls" with great dining experiences. I will never walk back through the door at Ruby Foo's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Allergy Conscientious
    Andy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have an allergy to onions and they were very careful to pay attention to that and to prepare my food in a clean environment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good stuff!
    GoodEatsNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Didn't have any sushi this time around but the dim sum sampler and lettuce wraps did not dissapoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Really a Chinese Restaurant
    Gabe
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Ruby Foo's is an Asian restaurant with a good selection of Sushi on the menu. Because of this the Chinese portion is very limited compared to what one would expect. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. It was a typical chain restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just TOO BAD!
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Don't waste your money on this restaurant that is just trading on the past. The food was awful. Greasy, and tasteless! We eat out a lot and this was the worst dinner we could possibly have. The staff does try and are pleasant. The ambience in the restaurant is 1950's after 100 years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always an excellent experience
    TENPINMOM
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We dine at Ruby Foos whenever we are in the area. There has never been a time when we were not satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    One of the best thing about Ruby Foo's is that the qualify of the food is consistently good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Fun Dinner
    Ciello
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was looking for a fun place to take my friend before going to the theater and that would satisfy both of our tastes and Ruby Foo's was perfect. The food was incredibly fresh, very tasty and the service was perfect - not too much and never felt ignored. We weren't there for the pre-theater rush so I don't know what it's like during those busier times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eat in time square
    FOODisLIFEVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I'm not particularly keen on time square restaurants but Ruby Foo's consistently has quick service and good food which makes them my go to when I have to eat quickly and then catch my bus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than I remembered
    greaterkitty
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Staying in the Upper West Side, made a snap decision to see a show with a group of girlfriends, party of 7. Decided to hit "The Foo." Used to go there pre theatre years ago, hadn't been for 5 or 6 years. Menu has been updated, lettuce wraps still there, still very good! Bao was more of a taco, but buns were soft and pork was fabulous,chicken pad Thai was awesome! Not a bad bite all night and out in plenty of time to hit the show. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Needs a facelift
    JagrVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were looking forward to our old standbye where we've always had good food in an enjoyable environment. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The decor needs an update which we could live with, but when the food was in need of better preparation and not tasting like it just came out of a can or container, we knew the place was in trouble. We were there pre theater and the place was not very crowded which was unusual. The kitchen was not so busy that proper food preparation was not possible. We had to return the overcooked steamed edamame and the pad Thai was cloyingly sweet. The dumplings were pasty. In fairness, the maître d was willing to take back the dishes that were inedible and very understanding of our disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Fabulous
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We picked Ruby Foo's because we were looking for decent Asian food close to the theater district and it certainly was a good choice. It was a blind pick since we were visiting from Florida, but we would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater and Dinner
    Trish
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Ruby Foos great Asian food before theater. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    LorraineVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Always a reliable choice pre theater. Fast service. Lots of choices. Beautiful presentation. Great food.
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  • Pre Theatre Foos!
    ILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Ruby Foos is our pre theatre or sometimes post theater spot - we always have a good time, the food is consistent and we can always make it to the show on time. can't beat it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 119 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1929 reviews are from the Ruby Foo's - Times Square reviews archive.
  • Asian flavor fusion
    roadwarrior
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The menu offered an interesting mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes. We tried a variety of cuisines in our group and everyone liked everything. No bad dishes. Portions were small but prices were reasonable - especially for NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    LuvNYC13
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I don't get into the city that much, but when I do I like to eat at ruby foos, especially when I'm in the theater/Times Square area. The lettuce wraps are a great appetizer, as are the vegetable dumplings. The wasabi crusted salmon is delicious, and so is the pad Thai. The coconut sticky rice is out of this world. Would definitely recommend for small or large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Selfiejunkie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had a very good dinner. I tried the dim sum and loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruby Foos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Our server Yasmine was excellent - just wanted to give her a shout out because she made the whole experience special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate