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 3, 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 (109)kid-friendly (80)special occasion (67)great for lunch (61)fit for foodies (52)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
  • The waitress was great - made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    The waitress was great - made recommendations, asked about food allergies. Quick service too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great time with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    Really great time with a group of six people. Sharing food is the way to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All of us loved it. It was
    Number1
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    All of us loved it. It was a great place to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food, ambiance, and service were terrific. We would gladly return for dinner and celebrate with fellow New Yorkers or out-of-town visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    The food was very good but between the lack of follow up service-wise & early clearing of plates, the overall experience was a bit annoying. We were seated quickly (5 ppl), initial service and ordering went well but when we needed to get someone's attention, it was tough. I do not like the trend that I see in certain restaurants of clearing plates quickly (particularly when someone is not asked first if he/she is done) so that some people are left plateless while others are still eating. I find it rude. Working in Rock Center, the restaurant options for business lunches aside from steakhouses & overpriced restaurants are slim, so I would return to Ruby Foos but would probably speak with the server ahead of time to ask to not rush us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruby foos is good for a client
    AmyinthecityVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    Ruby foos is good for a client lunch to a romantic dinner. I keep going back again and again for the food and the ambiance. And in all the times I've been to ruby foos, I have always had fast, friendly waiters/waitresses without the attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2009
    We had a great experience at Ruby Foos. My two boys were very pleased with the kids menus. The appetizers were awesome. I was a little disappointed with my chicken and shrimp pad thai but my wifes Ruby chickens was very good. The service could not be beat. We were not seeing a show on broadway and so the staff adjusted for us and didn't rush us through our meals but we saw others be able to get all their food and make it to their show so I was very impressed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was terrific - and
    BOATINGFAMILY
    Dined on 4/16/2009
    The food was terrific - and both my 70-year old mother and my 11-year old son found plenty to appeal to them. Very reasonable and the waiter was helpful in deciding how much we should order. We still ended up with some to take home with us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 11 year old granddaughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/15/2009
    My 11 year old granddaughter remarked that this is the best restaurant and the best food she's ever had!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was not as good as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2009
    The food was not as good as I had hoped. The decor was nice, but my boyfriend found it to be too dark. He felt there was too much going on in the menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get there early - it gets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    Get there early - it gets crowded. Take your time and order a little bit at a time. Hold onto the menu and order a plate of shusi, then wait and maybe some dumplings or more sushi - the wait staff won't mind at all. All food is very fresh and wait staff friendly & willing to help. Price is reasonable but as usual the bar bill can add a lot to your total - for ours it was 40%.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We decided to go to Ruby Foos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2009
    We decided to go to Ruby Foos for our family celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary because it was close to the theater we were going to later, and since I had hurt my hip, it was close for me to walk to the theater. We absolutely loved every minute of it. It was good Friday and to say they were crowded, was an understatement....our reservations were at 5:45 and exactly at 5:45 we were seated. We had a wonderfgul waiter which could not have been nicer or more attentive to us, while never feeling rushed. We enjoyed everthing we had to eat and it was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for kids and groups.
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/10/2009
    Great spot for kids and groups. The food was good, large portions but everything seemed to taste the same. EXCELLENT service. A bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I set up a group dinner, which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2009
    I set up a group dinner, which went well- but the price was too pricy for Chinese food, I know it's in the heart of Times Square, but still it's regular Chinese and nothing is displayed special or fancy, nor tastes... Waiters seemed busy, didn't know much about their foods- made a few mistakes in their menu description. A guy served our table was friendly, but other people were not. They took away plates or asked to remove too quickly even though we hadn't finished eating. I think I'd find a better restaurant for grouup dinner in future- but it's a fun set-up, definitely good for tourists.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attraction was that Ruby Foo's
    LovefoodVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2009
    Attraction was that Ruby Foo's has a gluten free menu. We found that the food was also good and the service very friendly and good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the vegetarian Pad Thai
    balletomane
    Dined on 4/7/2009
    Love the vegetarian Pad Thai and the endamame hummus starter. Portions are large so we often share and that's no problem. Server was super-friendly and attentive. Very noisy but fine with kids for a pre-theatre meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice setting, good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2009
    Nice setting, good service. Food was overcooked, bland, with gloppy sauces. Had to ask for hot sauce to give it some flavor. Looks like intended for tourists only.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though it was crowded,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/5/2009
    Even though it was crowded, the service was great and the food was really terrific - I didn't expect that from a busy place in Times Square! Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rare to find a restaurant
    JaneNYCVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2009
    Rare to find a restaurant that has great food for adults while also offering a great kids menu. We loved the unusual dim sum and sushi rolls and great cocktails, they loved the dirt pudding with gummy worms for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the few family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2009
    This is one of the few family friendly restaurants right in Times Square. The tables are large and comfortable, and the service is prompt and friendly. Most of the tables we saw had small children, and the waitstaff were exceedingly patient and friendly. The menu has a wide selection of asian fare at reasonable prices, and the food was yummy! This would not be my choice for a romantic night out, but if families with kids are looking for a pre- or post- show venue, this is a real find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not only was our dinner terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    Not only was our dinner terrific but the staff was even better. We originally had 9:30 reservations and found ourselves ready for dinner 90 minutes early (and with two boys). All of the front desk staff were not only friendly and helpful, but accomodated our needs for an earlier time and we were seated by 8:15. We are from Virginia and will continue to eat at Ruby Foo's when in NYC and will now recommend it to everyone we know looking for a good dining spot in the "city". Thanks for a wonderful special evening for our family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We booked a table at Ruby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    We booked a table at Ruby Foo's for my sister's 60th birthday on a recommendation from a friend. It turned out to be ideal for a group of 8. Portions were generous, cocktails were good and we felt it was very good value. Noisy and busy on a Saturday night. Probably would only go there again for another special occasion, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    cigione
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    The food was excellent and well priced. My drink was a little weak though but a generous size. I would still go back and probably ask for an additional shot. And I would insist on getting the drink I wanted in the first place - passion fruit margarita vs. a blood orange margarita. (Tasted like the ice had melted in it!) Overall though, I'd go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Ruby Foo's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    First time at Ruby Foo's. Ambiance was good, food was worse. Definitely not worth the money they charge! Probably would not recommend in the future...
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  • I really dislike the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    I really dislike the food at Ruby Foo's and wouldn't have gone had my client not insisted (clearly he is not a foodie). The sauces are gross, gag inducing. I also don't like the gimmicky "pan asian"-ness of it all, the cuisine is just incoherent and bad. This is a tourist trap of the worst order and I'm not surprised the UWS location had to close, since there is a smaller supply of tourists to dupe there. This is a restaurant that insults my intelligence as a diner and while I'll probably be back because of its proximity to my office and the lack of taste of those I dine with, I won't enjoy it and will eat a snack beforehand. I should say, the edamame hummus was suprisingly not bad, and our waitress was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I didnt think that the resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/1/2009
    I didnt think that the resturant was felxible with some requests and the food was just ok. I had been there in the past and the food was awesome, this time I felt it was ok.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistently good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/1/2009
    Always consistently good but wish they had a lunch menu. $75 for 3 people with no alcohol!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed a delicious lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/1/2009
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch and had excellent service. Clearly, the staff has been trained. The hot and sour soup was a little too "hot" for my taste, but everything else was wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2009
    We had a great experience at Ruby Foo's. I had friends in from out of town and we had to find a place that would have room for eight plus a 2 year old. I actually requested a reservation the day of, but they still had our table ready right on time. The staff was attentive but understood that it was a reunion of sorts and gave us our space. The food was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. I would definately go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time. The fixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2009
    We had a great time. The fixed price lunch was delicious and the Bloody Marys rocked. Erin, our server, was adorable. A fun lunch prior to the matinee that we were attending.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went here with mixed expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    We went here with mixed expectations. We have been to other BR Guest restaurants and have enjoyed them, but Ruby Foo's location in Times Square did worry us. Our worst fears were realized. The place was packed. Our waitress was un-attentative and acted like she was a prison guard. Whenever we asked a question, she made it seem like we were bothering her. The food was just average, and not worth the price we paid. Every dish came out luke warm. It is now clear why they have closed the UWS location, this is food and service only tourists will eat. If you live in NYC like we do, I recommend you order from your favorite take-out Chinese Food place rather than go to Ruby Foo's. You will save time, money and frustration.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good quality food, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    Very good quality food, great service and ambiance was warm and friendly. A nice celebration for our family. The prices are also very reasonable. Strong ratings!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From the moment we walked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    From the moment we walked in the door, the staff could not do more for us. Excellent service and delicious food. Going back on Wednesday night with my friends for dinner!!!! Ruby Foos is one of my favorite places to dine when I am in the City.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was great. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    Lunch was great. The service was encellent, very attentive. The food was wonderful; each dish we ordered had it's own special flair and we enjoyed everything. And, the dessert was especially delicious. Have been here before and would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient for a quick bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    Convenient for a quick bite if you're in the Times Square area, sort of like a TGI Fridays for Asian food. The food is okay and the service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, food was perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    As always, food was perfect. The addition of a gluten free menu has added to my party's special needs. A candle added to desert for a birthday celebration added to our enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    The food was good, the service was ok, for a busy Times Square location. They offered refills on soda ($3) and iced tea ($4) ... and charged for it! Think refills on soft drinks should be gratis, or at least inform patrons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was quite good. We
    Haze
    Dined on 3/26/2009
    The food was quite good. We ordered way too much food however and could have used a little better guidance from the waitress to understand the menu. Overall we enjoyed our experience however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I find Ruby Foo's to be a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2009
    I find Ruby Foo's to be a great "occasion" place. It's upscale without being pretentious, the decor is gorgeous, and don't let the "tourist destination" location deter you: the food is really delicious. Plus, the service is professional, courteous, friendly and very attentive. You will feel like a welcomed guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was probably our 10th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2009
    This was probably our 10th visit to Ruby Foos and we were again very pleased with both the service and the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent service from arrival
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2009
    excellent service from arrival through to receiving the check. I included our gluten free requirement on the Open Table reservation and they had the gluten free menu ready on arrival - impressive! Food was really good, table service excellent - will definitely go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic