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About Burma Ruby

Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Burma Ruby Burmese Cuisine Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Burma Ruby venue.

326 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Burmese

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bryant St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 285-2770

Website:
http://www.rangoonruby.com/

Parking Details:
5 Story Parking across the street

Executive Chef:
Win Tin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Burma Ruby Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Everything was really nice (food was amazing) but my tablecloth had a very bad stain on it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great pace for any occasion.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Yummy food, green tea salad, shrimp with egg plant was all delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's a good place for a casual dinner. Food and service are great. The atmosphere is a bit more casual, especially with the bright lights.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Burma Ruby has a fabulous, not-to-be missed tea salad. Spectacular every time! We also had the chicken kabat. It was substantial enough to share. The coconut rice goes really well with this chicken dish. Always delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiter told us to please take care of the bill and I now was waiting to be seated basically my friends and I felt we were there le to leave and it was only 9:00pm

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent choice to experience ethnic food the seems to have made west coast more than in the east

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food but horrible hostess when we checked in. Sat us at a table that kept moving because it was uneven. We asked to be seated to a different tabke but were told by her that they have stooped seating at all the empty tables. So many empty tables and she said they had stopped seating on those tables. The whole time we were stuck at the table that kept moving back and forth. Made the whole experience bad for us. Horrible horrible server names Shayan made our experience bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great tea leave salad. If you never had this Asian delight then this is the place to try one.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A bit loud - hard to hear among 4 people

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were late for our reservation so we sat at the bar. The bartender did an excellent job of taking our order, keeping the glasses full, etc.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I love this place. Consistently great food, vibrant atmosphere, and attentive staff. The manager Glenda is such a sweetheart too which is a bonus ❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was great service was really subpar. It's unfortunate

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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Really interesting cuisine and nice environment. Good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place is one of your favorite go-to places for special occasions. We love the food & ambiance. The service is good, though they took a while this time to bring water to our table or get the order for appetizers. But once the order was placed, the service was pretty fast.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good night out with friends... loved the tea leaf salad and the shrimps

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I recommend this place. I really enjoyed the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Some food are good but some are so so...
Not recommend garlic noodle and Burmese eggplant curry

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

There were 4 of us and all meals were excellent: duck, chicken, sesame beef, thai pad. Very satisfied.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Spicy
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fantastic tea leaf salad! I could eat it every day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Love the place, food and hostess

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was very good in general. We ordered Tea Leaf Salad, Rangoon Noodles, Home Style Fried Rice and Tofu with Veggies that were really good. The Samosa Soup wasn't that great, though. A must visit place of you like Burmese or haven't tried it before.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We've been here multiple times and never disappointed. I had Burmese Pork Curry and my wife had Chicken Kebob. Both were excellent. We shared a Burmese-Indian rice side dish which is great alone but even better with the curry gravy. We had a 6:30 reservation on a Monday and the restaurant was 25% full. By 7 pm, it was packed. Burma Ruby seems to be a guaranteed excellent meal, service included ;)

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Had a lovely dinner as usual at Burma Ruby on Tuesday evening. It was a warm day, so requested a table outside. Have a few recommendations for the restaurant based on our latest visit:

1) Is there anything you can do to regulate the "wobbly" tables outside? They are already very small, so it was difficult to make sure our cocktails didn't topple off the table every time we tried to cut some food on our plates and subsequently had the entire table wobble back and forth. Perhaps you could check to see that each table is "stable" each time you seat a new group?

2) Each of us were only given 2 forks wrapped in each napkin and no knife as our silverware. We asked for knives and this wasn't a problem...just wish the silverware would have been set up as it normally is without us having to follow up with our server.

Thanks for the great food and appreciate your consideration of the above feedback.

Cheers!
Stephanie

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great place, food, service is all good. some acoustic improvement might make it even more pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The service was very good, the food was excellent. We had a great time. It is on the noisy side though, so everyone talked loud to be heard. Tables were a bit too close together.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I love tea leaf salad. Food is always good here. Only thing is that seats are so close to each other and have only two toilets and one is through the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We are frequent diners to this restaurant. Food and service are consistently excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Southeast Asian cuisine that has more fruity flavors, lighter and more refreshing than the heavier flavors of Thai cuisine or the fish-sauce-laden Vietnamese cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Disappointed with the poor service this time around - we had to wait for a good 30 mins to be served water and then some more time drinks. Not polite server too which you don't really accustom with this pace. The food though was very good as always!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I picked this restaurant to try Burmese cuisine for the first time. It tastes more like Chines food than Indian food.
I requested an outdoor table upon arrival, and was granted immediately. I can look at the fancy Apple Store next door while waiting for my food.

My complaint is that there are two restaurants a few blocks from each other serving the exactly same menu. The other one is called "Rangoon Ruby" and I almost went to the wrong location.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a very good meal at Burma Ruby. Initially, we requested a different table than the one they offered us, and the hostess wouldn't do this. Then, we went and talked to the hostess at the door and she reseated us. after that, the meal was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I've never had Burmese food before and it was amazing! The produce and meat was fresh and the flavors were fantastic. Make sure to get the coconut rice and the garlic noodles. Holy crap the garlic noodles!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The restaurant is located on university ave in the heart of Palo Alto. Serving was excellent, and of course the tea leaf salad is to die for. They're very flexible with making the food to your level of mild or spicy.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Poor service. Poor ambience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The tea leaf salad is the signature dish to get here! The ingredients are fresh and they toss the salad at the table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fourth or fifth visit. Excellent experience. I had Burmese Pork Curry (chose hot, but not extra hot). It was super. I had Indian Burmese rice as a side dish and finished the rice, an unusual outcome on my part. I would go back tomorrow. The online reviews basically recommended all dishes so choosing is a challenge. Can't lose though.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food, you must try the Tea Leaf Salad. The menu is very creative. There are many wonderful dishes to try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant --the food is unusual and great!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food is great but this restaurant is let down by the noisy atmosphere

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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