Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Burlingame

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108 reviews
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Burmese
Rangoon Ruby was birthed from a desire to bring authentic Burmese food to the great people in Silicon Valley & the San Francisco Bay Area.

With accomplished chefs proficient in all of the specialties that make Burmese cuisine sought after by food aficionados, Rangoon Ruby is fast striking a chord with diners looking for a fresh, modern approach to one of Asia’s up and coming popular cuisines.


Influenced by Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking, our Burmese menu is complemented by an exquisite wine selection and hand-selected draft beer to quench your thirst.


At Rangoon Ruby, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to bring you the ultimate dining experience. From our warm service staff to an extensive menu of outstanding dishes and artfully designed interior with upscale ambiance, it is our mission to elevate your experience with the delights of Burmese cuisine.
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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic food, as always. However, the ambiance is a significant downgrade from the Palo Alto branch.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ordered tea leaf salad, Ruby Rainbow Salad and Samosa Soup.
The tea leaf salad was good, though it tends to be oversold. The proportion of fermented tea leaf seemed on the lower side. Loved the Ruby Rainbow. Samosa Soup was a dud, would avoid it again (though it did get better as a left-over).

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Good, but not great. Rice was old I think. Hard. I got the feeling it was left over. Asked for new rice and they got it. Split the one bowl they produced with my lunch partner. They didn't replace the other bowl of rice. Numerous refills on the soda, so some aspect of service is great. Food a bit on the oily side, but very tasty. I would go back, but not rushing.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Try the tea leaf salad! The waiters were attentive and friendly. Generous portions. Nice interior.
We are going back as soon as we can.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really liked our server. She was great

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t
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. Excited to find quality Burmese on the northern peninsula.

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LD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was not as good as before. Not sure if they change the chef. I had biryani and a broccoli dish. Biryani rice was a bit wet and the chicken leg does not taste fresh. Brocccoli dish was okay - just overpriced

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Excellent service, fantastic meal...everything delicious

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o
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good we came back twice in one week! I love the modern interior and bar space is impressive. The food is out of this world! Burmese chicken salad is the best!!! Also tried the Mango chicken and fiery tofu vegetables. Delicious! The Burmese iced tea is so good!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was great!

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LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice surprise. Good food. I enjoyed the restaurant and would recommend.

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E
San Francisco
178 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was our first time here and the food was good. We would come back. It's great for everyday dining, or a quick bite.

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DE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a nice experience and the food was delicious, however, when we came in the place was nearly empty, but for some reason we got all our food at once, appetizers, soup, and all our entrees. We felt rushed, and there was no reason for that. Restaurants need to give people time to eat each course before bringing the next. Servers were friendly and efficient, but timing could have been improved.

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OT
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived early and decided to have a glass of wine at the bar, and when my date arrived we stayed at the bar for lunch. The bartender was wonderful. We talked wines for a while and the waitress was very nice and helpful with recommendations. Food was amazing. Great service, the ambiance was quaint, and I loved that my date and I could have a conversation without raising our voices. All in all a wonderful experience.

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, only problem was seri

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LP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a first time for us the food was different, but very good

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Very slow and inattentive service, but food is good

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SU
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food!
Cozy
Great staff
The bar is impressive and cocktails are yummy!

Highly recommended

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for fun and business meals. Busy but not too noisy.

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SU
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best birthday dinner ever

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A
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. I loved the Tea Leaf Salad!

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b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

What a very welcoming place! The staff could not have been sweeter and sincerely interested in our enjoyment of the food and wine...which we did enjoy very much! Burmese cuisine is very special and fairly rare to find so was super pleased to share this with an old friend I had not seen in a very long time so she could enjoy this cuisine for the first time. Thank you!!

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lugar agradable dentro del contexto. En los platos puedes deleitar los sabores que hacen de la comida Burmese plato exotico. Variedad de debidas para escoger...

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quiet when four of us went there for lunch. I like the decor and the attentive services. If you are are looking for authentic Burmese cuisine, this is not the place; if enjoy Burmese food with an American twist, you will be satisfied with the beautiful plating and good food at very reasonable prices. If I happen to be in the area during happy hours, I definitely will stop by to try their all you can eat appetizers for $5.00. Of course, drink is not included.

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AL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp walnut entree was tasty. My husband had the happy hour buffet and was not pleased with food quality

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good Happy Hour but we then ordered 3 dishes and found all looked and tasted the same; good but boring. My wife used yelp to order their most popular - a Prawn dish $20 and Chicken Pad Thai but like Tomato Beef Chow Mein (w chick!) and a chicken dish was nice but looked & tasted like the other 2... If the waiter steered us to other dishes, maybe our experience wud be different? Too many good restaurants in Burlingame (same high prices) making it competitive. Not sure this place will make it during next downturn. Are other Ruby Rangoons around and better??

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for our one-year wedding anniversary and we had a phenomenal time. The mood was so romantic.

Our waitress was Sahara was very attentive and helpful throughout our entire meal. The staff presented us with a card and special gift along with dessert for our special occasion.

The food and drink were so flavorful and authentic! We will definitely be coming back!

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e
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is mediocre and expensive compared to other Burmese restaurants. Normally a huge fan of the green tea leaf salad, there's is ok and spicier than most. The service is great, but it is has never been busy when I've been there giving servers extra time to give you attention. They are also very quick to serve the food, so I always come here b/c I don't have to wait and can get in and out quickly!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Super friendly staff and great food!

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b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and so was the service. We’re there to celebrate birthday. They really had a special way to make the occasion fun. Everyone in our party enjoyed the dinner.

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food recommendations and the service was excellent! We really enjoyed our outing!

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D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a last minute business-related dinner here. The ambiance was quiet, although I've been here when it wasn't so quiet. The food here is really great and I particularly like the garlic noodles. From appetizer through dessert, the service was quick, friendly and efficient. Parking was easy and the restaurant is located along a shopping district where other stores and shops are easily available so dinner is not the end of the evening. This restaurant goes on my favorites list.

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b
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We thought to give the Burlingame location a chance. (Terrible experiences at 2 other locations)
I think this is a company wide issue in management. Our 3rd waitress was good, not sure why we had 3. They ran out of small sparkling water bottles, all of the soda (machine wasn't working) and isn't tea leaf salad mixed together for more than 3 seconds and served?

I spoke with the woman at the entrance, and let her know, in hopes this wouldn't happen to anyone else when they dine...but the response was "We'll take that into consideration." It did not seem like she cared or listened, so I will not visit again. Nor will I give Rangoon Ruby any more of my business. If she was the least bit empathetic, I would give it another chance.

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TT
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flavorful and innovative Burmese food on the new Burlingame Ave sidewalk in Burlingame.
I've enjoyed the two locations in Palo Alto, so I knew that it would be good.
My friend and I enjoyed both the samosa and leaf appetizers. We also loved the shrimp curry and the fiery tofu dish.
Everything tasted great, and the service was just right.

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JY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I frequent the Palo Alto location so I was surprise to find that the food isn't consistent at the Burlingame location. I found the food to be really "off" and mediocre at best.
The same dishes that I found outstanding in Palo Alto were barely edible- even the coconut rice was wet and didn't taste good.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice staff and quite efficient for lunch

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T
99 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

For those who have never eaten Burmese cuisine get ready for a real treat. The tea leaf salad is a rainbow of flavors and textures and odors. It's delicious. The coconut rice is slightly sweet and very coconut, the garlic noodles sweat garlic, scrumptious! Then the curries, the lamb, the pork and the catfish, have so many varieties of tastes and textures.

Highly recommended!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was exceptional except fotbthrbee

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Palm Springs
62 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is always outstanding.

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