Ruby Foo's - Times Square
1626 Broadway at 49th Street
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
Theater District / Times Square
AsianPrice: $31 to $50
Ruby Foo's - Times Square
- Dining Style: Home Style
- Website: http://www.rubyfoos.com/
- Phone: (212) 489-5600
- 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,Pay with OpenTable,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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.
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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
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Ruby Foo's - Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (123)special occasion (69)kid-friendly (65)fit for foodies (62)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (32)romantic (29)late-night find (27)scenic view (18)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (4)Show More
- Great food and great service!Carol72150Dined on 11/12/2014Have been here several times for pre-theatre lunch. Service is great and food is fabulousSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ruby Foo's is for you!rustynailDined on 11/10/2014Great food, fast service and enjoyable waiter who did a great job!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Family dinnerGrammyDined on 11/9/2014Walking distance from theater made this a great choice for family with teenage grandkids. Lots of choices, and easy to talk without screaming across the table of 8. Yummy...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to eatOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/9/2014I love this place for sushi ! The fish is very fresh and so tasty . The staff is very accommodating .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ReviewRecentdinerDined on 11/9/2014The first thing you should do is not require more 50 words. This kind of thing takes time and most people don't have it. Would be great if you just ask easy one word/choice questions rather than a long review. The service was fine, food was fine, wait staff was very good. Was a good choice for a family get together before theater. Thank you. Here's hoping this is enough words because I won't finish it if it isn'tSpecial Features:
- changednjdinerDined on 11/8/2014third time at Ruby Foo's, went back because of the gluten free menu. They still carry gluten free items but no longer have a separate menu and it isn't even labeled. the server offered to help but would prefer to have read options. Also menu seems to be about 1/3 of what I remember it to be a couple years ago. Disappointed in the lack of variety outside of sushi. I was there for other things and did not find many things I really wanted to try. What we had was flavorful and great, but felt I had very few choices to order. (5 or 6 entrees and 5 or 6 rice/noodle dishes and that was it). there are lots of other restaurants I'll try before coming back again after this visit. Last time I went I knew I'd come back again! Sorry that changedSpecial Features:
- Ruby Foo Nots!WinnieDined on 11/8/2014I have been to Ruby Foo's several times in the past. We always loved the food and how it is in the heart of Times Square. When I was looking for a place to bring my daughter and her friends for her 16th birthday, Ruby Foo's came to mind. We were a party of 11 and were seated immediately. The waiter was very nice and the girls loved him. Those were the only two good things about Ruby Foo's, however. The menu was changed completely. I wasn't even sure if everyone would find something they liked. The portions got smaller and I think Foo's is the only Chinese restaurant that actually charges for rice!!!!!!!! So many dishes that we loved are not on the menu anymore. They were not in a rush to get us out and, as a result, we almost missed our train since dinner was two hours long. I thought that Ruby Foo's would have been the perfect ending to a sweet sixteen celebration, but, unfortunately, it wasn't. I was hungry when I got home! I won't be visiting Foo's in the future when I am in the city. Too bad everything changed because it is in the perfect location.
- So So place with reasonable pricesOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/8/2014The food was very mediocre. The crispy pork was OK but it was mostly all fatty meat. The Sushi & Sashimi was average. The menu was pretty limited. The service was good.
- Ruby Foos dies it Again !!GaryRittDined on 11/7/2014This place never does anything wrong. The food was amazing, service was great, and the drinks perfect. My only issue is it gets REALLY loud.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OverpricedSnifroDined on 11/7/2014this place used to be a gem in the area, and not a tourist trap but times have changed. The plates are small, they charge you for rice (entrees don't come with it) and everything is overpriced. The ambience is really cool, but if you're looking for decent food at non-gouging prices avoid this place.
- Tourist trapDonnaDined on 11/7/2014Lunch menu is very limited. Our waitress was extremely nice. Food was fresh. The thing I didn't like about this place is that the menu items were described differently than served. They put cilantro in every dish we ordered and it wasn't in any of the descriptions on the menu. They even put it in our sushi roll, who does that? I think the chief really likes this herb. I am not a huge fan but can deal with it in small amounts, the quantity we pulled out of the dishes were crazy! Really ruined it for all of us. Defiantly a tourist trap. There are so many better places.Special Features:
- Good Location to meet friendsbarbVIPDined on 11/6/2014Chose this restaurant despite mixed reviews to meet a friend. Tried a drink specialty during Happy Hour called a Plum Sake Sangria. Not my favorite as I expected it to be sweeter. The décor is very modern Chinese and we enjoyed the surroundings. Food was good but nothing special. The sushi looked very good. Price was average for NYC. A fine tourist stop on occasion.Special Features:
- Good EatsSkyviewDined on 11/5/2014Food was very tasty. Loved the Peking Duck fried rice. The Lobster and Shrimp Potstickers were very good however, one would expect more than 3 for the price. The staff was attentive to the children in our party. Big Plus! Would definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- don't bothernochinatownDined on 11/5/2014Entree items were very disappointing, overly spicy with few choices. Waiter not well versed in menu. Sent back a dish and waited about 10 minutes for the waiter to come back to our table to tell us that the manager said we could order something else. The manager never came over to the table. Server was pleasant but not of the caliber expected.Special Features:
- Fun pan-Asian foodBuckmeisterDined on 11/4/2014Ruby Foo's is located in Times Square, which makes it very convenient for dinner if you are heading to a Broadway show, or just looking to take a break from sightseeing in the Square. The menu includes a range of Asian foods, from dim sum to sushi to pad thai. Some dishes were outstanding, such as the tamarind ribs appetizer, but others were fairly average. The restaurant has a fun vibe, from its décor to some of the imaginative cocktails.
- great food, atmosphere, and funLadiestheaterclubDined on 11/1/2014What a perfect ending to perfect trip and a perfect play. A group of 9 ladies enjoyed a day of theater and food. Ruby Foo's was the icing on the cake. The atmosphere was perfect. We were able to sit around the table and talk without having to yell. Everyone enjoyed their meals. And they even gave the birthday lady a special treat. The portions were perfect, just eggnog to fill you up without feeling stuffed. And we weren't hungry a few minutes later.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overpriced, small portions,ok foodOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/31/2014Disappointed in Ruby Foo's. Great service, location and atmosphere but tiny, expensive plates of ok sushi. Overly salty pad Thai.Special Features:
- GreatOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/30/2014We went for a friend's bday. It was perfect. Food was really excellent. Vibe was great. Felt festive and celebratory.Special Features:
- birthday dinnernycfoodformeandyouDined on 10/30/2014I had been here many times over the years, but was disappointed. . . good food , but small portions for the prices!! good service - attentive staff don't know if I'd go back. . . seems a bit touristy nowSpecial Features:
- lunch before matineestoneyDined on 10/29/2014all went well. stopped in for a quick bite before a matinee. they need to update their website menu...not the same at restaurant!Special Features:
- Great for pre-BroadwayFoodieNtxDined on 10/26/2014This restaurant was great before our Broadway show. We had a great waiter with a fun attitude. We mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary and he even brought out 2 glasses of complimentary champagne. The food was good, not too heavy before the show, and we were out in plenty of time. The theater was just a block away, tooSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great small bitesJudiVIPDined on 10/25/2014My husband and I had a very late reservation and did not want to have a big dinner. Ruby Foo's offers a good selection of small plates. We shared vegetable fried rice and shrimp and lobster egg rolls. They tasted great and were plenty of food for an after theater dinner. The rice was particularly tasty. They also offer traditional desserts and take aways if you are headed to the theater. Warm cookies and caramel popcorn "to go" which is a fun addition.Special Features:
- Great food, nice staffOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 10/25/2014The food was delicious. Our poor waiter just was overwhelmed with all the entire section booked and not enough trained bus staff to bring waters or lend a hand. The manager on duty saw this and began to help. Still a great place to go pre-theatre after all these years and will be back again.Special Features:
- nothing extralaurieVIPDined on 10/25/2014Not even white rice with their pricey spicy dishes. You need to pay extra for that. Really nickel and diming!
- Tourist trap!Jenguest40Dined on 10/24/2014I definitely would not recommend this restaurant. It's a complete tourist trap. Everything has an up charge. We ordered calamari as an appetizer and we seriously laughed when it arrived. Maybe 6-7 little rings and sauce. I felt for the server, who had to inform us the ridicules rules (happy hour only at the bar, extra cost for rice, etc). Don't go - find somewhere else.
- Portions got SMALL over the years.DaniBVIPDined on 10/23/2014And entrees don't just come with rice, you have to order a side of it. Really? Portions have gotten really small. We asked how large the fried rice was & was told it "used to be bigger." Dim sum/appetizers are tasty, but come on, calamari had probably 12 tiny rings in there. When we asked for a side of sweet chili sauce w/dinner, it came out in a tiny flat soy sauce-type saucer. Can you spare it? Laughed when I saw a steak on the menu for $55... and it was unspecified, just "steak." Ruby Foo's: you're not as crowded as you were years ago - competition is slim for large Asian restaurants, but get it together or you'll be packing up your chopsticks. You don't get return customers that way, and my entire party was locals, not tourists.Special Features:
- Great pre-show dinnerQuinnGreyVIPDined on 10/23/2014Excellent service which is now hard to find!!! Asked if anyone had a food allergy, which was refreshing being one of us is allergic to peanuts!! Food was AMAZING and extremely flavorful!! The salmon entree was fantastic!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service was Great but not the foodOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/19/2014The drinks were terrible. Had to send back 2 drinks and finally ordered a glass of wine, since they could not mess that one up. The food was not good. However, our waiter made every effort to make up for the bad drinks and I have to give him an A+ for effort.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/18/2014Honestly, the sushi dinner for $25 only came with 3 pieces, really! 3 dumplings per order, really! $10 for a side of rice. I get that it's Times sq., and touristy and all, but get a life. Way too expensive for ordinary chinese food. Could have gotten the same thing anywhere else for a third of the price.Special Features:
- Always excellent!StacySDined on 10/17/2014Always excellent food and service. They have slimmed down their menu but still has very good choices. Love all the rolls, especially the monster and anything with tuna.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun NYC Experience - but Poor ROIUnpretentiousFoodieDined on 10/17/2014This was a fun Asian Fusion experience near the heart of Broadway and Time Square. The food was good and the ambiance was fun. The service was fast and friendly (although they failed to bring something we ordered). My only complaint is that you don't get much food for the price. I ordered a sushi platter for one and barely received enough food to be satisfied. The menu says four rolls of sushi plus a Maki roll. But the four rolls were really two - sliced in half. For $25 I expected full rolls. Otherwise, the food tasted very good and the experience was a good one.Special Features:
- Never disappointed!!MUdinerDined on 10/17/2014The food is consistently great and the service is outstanding. The bus boys always keep your water glass full without having to ask and the wait staff is very attentive.Special Features:
- they've given uprcksglnylaVIPDined on 10/15/2014They no longer carry a full menu, the place was ¾'s empty on a Wednesday (after matinee/before evening performance) in the heart of theatre district. Show's over, move past.
- Not what we thought!NYCmanytimesDined on 10/13/2014The location was perfect on a rainy night. For years, I have heard of Ruby Foo's and was delighted when we could get reservations. But I should have wondered when the place was more than half empty when we got there. The waiter was arrogant and short tempered when he was there. He said the rice we needed to order extra wasn't spicy and it was. Serving utensils for the entree and plates had to be asked for. The pork was fatty. The atmosphere and decor of the room was lovely. I was in the good company of my daughters so I was happy.Special Features:
- Fun if you're in Times Squaretch7001VIPDined on 10/11/2014They do a very nice job making tasty food and catering to a high volume of folks that are coming through Times Square to go to the theater or visiting. Not a top NYC restaurant, but it is a fun place and good for families.Special Features:
- great asian cuisine in Times SquarenashfoodieDined on 10/10/2014We flew in and needed a place close by to grab some good food before starting our evening. Ruby Foo's was a great start. The appetizers and drink list variety got us started. Their sushi provided a number of unique choices and was fresh and well prepared. We had a limited wait and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend it highly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pre theater dinner with kidsAmyDDined on 10/10/2014Friendly but VERY slow service. Took 20 minutes to get cocktails...and again later when we ordered another round. Great location, my kids liked decor. Food quality average. My son waited 15 minutes for a fork, while his food got cold. $200 for an average dinner with slow service...disappointed and will not be returning.Special Features:
- Great PlaceBennyDined on 10/9/2014Great food, which was served very quickly. The staff were very attentive and provided great service. ThanksSpecial Features:
- Good Asian Food near the TheatreJohnDined on 10/7/2014The menu has interesting offerings with some odd twists on classic asian quisine. We started with the won-ton dumplings stuffed with chorizo, then had sushi incluidng a tempora fried offering. Finally we ended with some fried rice. Nice wine and beer slection as well as a full bar.
- Will not be backfrequentlyeatingoutDined on 10/5/2014Slow service, everything ala carte. Wanted to order salad but the waiter said they were out of lettuce? Really, in Manhattan? Dinner arrived and tasted like a box of salt. Don't do it, tourist trap.