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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto

4.6
726 reviews
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$30 and under
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Burmese
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine will have two Wins insuring authentic, Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Rangoon Ruby venue. With proven chefs proficient in all of the specialties that make Burmese cuisine sought after by Asian food aficionados, plus a modern, upscale ambiance located in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine expects to strike a chord with Silicon Valley diners looking for a fresh, clean approach to one of the worlds great cuisines. Influenced by Indian, Thai and Chinese cooking, the traditional Burmese menu will be complemented by a full bar with signature tropical cocktails including the eponymous Rangoon Ruby, a mid-century libation thought to be the forerunner of todays Cosmopolitan.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Burmese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Open 7 days per week

Lunch daily from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm

Dinner Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm



Happy Hour Specials from 5-6pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays), at the bar only.
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Phone number
(650) 323-6543
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin
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Catering
Please contact Darryl Wong for catering details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University
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Parking details
City Parking lot (at the intersection of Emerson and Lytton). Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.
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Entertainment
Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine's bar features iPads, so bar customers may enjoy watching their favorite television shows or to watch a game of your favorite sport. With no television in the restaurant and the technology of the iPads at the bar, this gives our guests the ultimate dining experience.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 726 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food, our server Eric, and our overall experience was excellent. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good meal, as usual. We love the tea leaf salad - always good. In addition, we had the mango swai and the lemongrass chicken, which were both delicious. Service was good, and the ambiance is nice.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very tasty food, excellent atmosphere and pleasant ambience

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Order the calmari appetizer and the shrimp with eggplant

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food. Super nice staff. Service a teeny bit slow, but attentive and nice.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Met two friends for out of state and they were very pleased. Especially liked the tea leaves salad (specialty). Noodles were good. Whiskey sour was good also. The noise level increased as the restaurant filled after 7:00pm. Parking was a bit of a challenge. Would certainly return.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great food, bad attitude from maitre’d and apathetic outlook from server. Who do these people think they are?

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Just an all around great experience! Next time in the Bay Area, it will be a “must do”.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food -- there were four of us and all hungry -- covered a spectrum from very good to amazing. The starters, esepcailly the salads, were more impressive than the main courses, but that seems to have become the new norm in California restaurants. The wines were way expensive but at least of appropriate quality. It was the crowding of the tables and the conversation-killing noise that disappointed me. Why must gourmet dining be victimized by shrill whoopee and (ugh!) background music? I'm sick of loud restaurants! Most of the civilized world does without what Open Table coyly calls "energetic" noise levels. Why can't America learn table manners? Or rather, why can't restauranteurs have a little mercy with table spacing?

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Seems overrated. Even the "spicy" dishes were somehow bland and over-salted at the same time. The cocktail was good but took forever to be served. Best thing is the tea leaf salad, which is worth trying.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

If you're going to the movies at the Aquarius Theater right across the street, this is a very convenient place to dine beforehand. The food is excellent, the menu varied, the service excellent. The prices are about average for Palo Alto ... in the mid-range. My only gripe is that it's a small place and they try to cram as many customers in as possible. The tables are so close you can barely move... but other than that, not a bad choice for a pre-movie dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Nice variety of options for GF dining, and the server took care to communicate to the kitchen our needs - as one diner had celiac disease. Our food was delicious and our food sensor test always indicated that food was GF. The service was excellent all around. A nice dining experience

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Customer service can greatly improved, often rude!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food; excellent service (didn't have to ask for water refill once); very accommodating of our needs. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food, excellent & attentive service. Always a great time at Rangoon Ruby.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and drinks are always great here. It's a bit loud on a Friday night, weekdays are usually better.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great and attentive service. Food was okay.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food, very nice Valentines Day menu. Staff were especially helpful and went our of their way to explain ingredients as well as wine pairings.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food as always. Love the variety of flavors on the menu

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We like this place and it's sister restaurant on University in Palo Alto.
One downside: this is the second time we've been here when the food comes way too fast.
We came here with another couple to enjoy the interesting dishes (like the tea leaf salad) and to catch up with old friends. But the meal felt too rushed.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Just love this place. The food is so unique and awesome!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent array of dishes--the appetizers were as delicious as the main courses. Our server was especially attentive, personable, and efficient.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Authentic Burmese food and particularly their tea-leaf salad.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

The food is always delicious - especially the coconut noodle soup and the mango salad. Yum! Other favorites are the coconut sticky rice, pumpkin and salmon stew, and green beans. Their bar drinks are also really good. A great place for a delicious meal and a fun night out.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic food as always. We keep getting more friends to this place as we love the food here!!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

As always the fermented tea leaf salad was the highlight of the meal, but the mango chicken was also quite delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve and very busy and crowded. Lots of families. Everyone was celebrating. Beautiful to see such happiness. It was like a big party. Food and service was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Return again and again

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Very tasty and interesting! We come to this restaurant and their sister restaurant on University Ave (Palo Alto) somewhat frequently. In the past we felt very rushed here, but the service this time was MUCH better. Attentive, prompt, but not at all rushed.
Everything was good! The salads, appetizers, entrees. All sharable and interesting.
Extensive wine list and cocktail list, and they also made several other cocktails not on the cocktail menu.

I loved all of their non-meat options, including many tasty tofu dishes.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is good but they do not know what they are doing. Forgot the tomatos in the salad. Only put 4 shrimp in Pad Tai when there are supposed to be 6. You need to get your act together as when done right the food is good.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

We were greeted and seated right away. Our table was off of the main entrance and there was a cold draft but upon mention, the host closed the door. Server was quick, very attentive and the food came in no time. My friends who have never been to this restaurant were very impressed. Food was delish as always. We had the green tea salad, chicken crisp, beef basil, shrimp walnut and shrimp curry. Tons of food for the four of us. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Tables are way too close together, hard to talk, hard to hear...really uncomfortable.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Birthday, the waitress was really nice but the remaining folks bringing in food from inside were rude and unfriendly.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I really loved the food here, the only thing is that it was my our first time there, and we would've loved that our waiter had mentioned that plates are big and good for sharing, we had so many left-overs, but apart from that everything was super good!

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We had the tea leaf salad, nan gyi dok, and the lamb curry which was recommended by our server. All were delicious! In my opinion, worth coming here over Burma Superstar as there is no wait and they take reservations.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing flavors! This is a find. The selections and diversity is perfection. From the tea salad, Calamari appitizer's, Coconut rice, and diversity of fish, chicken and meat dishes, this is a winner!

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Was eager to check this restaurant out based on reviews. My greatest complaint is that the entries were lukewarm at best and one had cold chicken mixed in with warm - unpleasant. The noodles were over cooked, as well. Though table side presentation was very nice. Just ok for two @ $100, could have done better elsewhere

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

We always have the tea leaf salad to share, so tasty! And also the pumpkin shrimp. Service is very quick. Will definitely go back when in Palo Alto

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Overall very good. Service was a bit slow and in attentive.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2017

It was a little weird that the wine selection was on an iPad. This was a cool gimmick but didn't really help us decide what to drink and cluttered the table. The staff was very attentive, but this could have been because they could clearly tell we were on a date. We both ordered the pad thai, which was very good if somewhat simple. Wasn't expecting much more from that dish. The prices are a little steep, but I moved to the Bay recently so it could be that I am just experiencing sticker shock. Great ambience. Cool decorations. A little noisy for a date.

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