Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos

4.2
367 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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MM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely fabulous! We look forward to going back to this restaurant on a regular basis.

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RC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Went her for Valentine’s Day dinner so maybe not the best day to go out due to the crowds. Nothing special or tasty about the place. Very crowded and cramped quarters for dinner. Service was slow to the fact that we thought they had forgotten us at one point. I don’t have high hopes for Valentine’s Day in general but felt this place was really a disappointment. Have lived int the area for years but had never been here and really don’t think I will be going back. So many better choices in the area!

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LP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service slow, loud too the point you have to almost scream to speak with someone and I didn’t care for the food. I would never go back.

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L
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG. We have been talking about going to this place. We finally did. What great food. The lettuce cups with chicken and shrimp. We to die for ad was the Mango chicken. We will be back.

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n
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to Rangoon Ruby. The samosa salad has always been fabolous - this time it was disappointing. Maybe one of the ingredients was missing. ..The Basil chilie swai ( fish) was good , but not as good as usual. The vegetarian dish was very good. The Resturant was busy and they appeared to be short staffed. The service was slow but efficient and friendly.

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GK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were good The dishes were delicious Restaurant had good vibes this night

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MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

compare to Palo Alto branch their food wasnot as favorable as the other one

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w
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was not anywhere near as good as at it was at the Rangoon Ruby in Belmont the last time we visited. We had four dishes ALL of which were well prepared, presented and tasty. Especially enjoyed the Cajun style catfish.

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LJ
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service has been slow lately. Food is always good but maybe they are short staffed?

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service, ambiance! Great place to bring guest and visitors from out of town.

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There are several Burmese restaurants in the mid-Peninsula area. Simply stated, the San Carlos Rangoon Ruby is great. Food was very tasty and server Karen was top-notch. Definitely a "go-back".

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Service could of been more attentive, I had to ask the server to pour us more wine and to bring my children more beverages. When we were leaving there was no one to wish us a good night, it appeared that all of the staff were on a break together.

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CR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything we've tried has been tasty and consistently good.

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o
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food poorly prepared and presented, heavy oil slick on two dishes. Something crunchy (like dirt/sand) in shrimp lettuce wrap.
Service was robotic like the waiter wanted to be somewhere else. Nobody asked why we didn't eat our food. They could care less! We walked out the door vowing not to return.
Screwed at Rangoon Ruby. Wow.

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GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. We love it! Will be back.

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NM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! Don't miss the tea leaf salad . . .

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J
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Such a diverse palate sensation. I love the Tea salad and the Fried Calamari is the best ever!
The Walnut Prawns to die for and the Coconut Rice amazing. The Jalapeno and Mint Chicken was good too!
I can't wait to go back!

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GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Noisy. Try to sit outside. Took FOREVER to get served.

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MW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the tea salad, rice noodles and lemongrass pork. Dinner is served family style - so be prepared to share!

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DI
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here frequently, both for lunch and dinner. Food is consistently fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. If you ask for spicy, be prepared to call out the fire dept to quench the fire!

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w
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent flavors and presentation of food. Very attractive dining room with nice linens. A little on the noisy side and service was slow. We went at 1 pm for lunch and it was quieter then. Will return.

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TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Burmese food, do not go a lifetime without their fermented tea salad, their version of samosas and pad thai. Many great options - both paleo, vegetarian and vegan. Very fresh. Great service. One downside - parking (San Carlos) is an issue. Allow ample time to find parking.

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GF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

To be honest I have experienced better Burmese cuisine. So I would give them 3 stars. However, their service has been consistently good and attentive that they deserve the 4th star. Also I love the Burmese print art on their walls. The restaurant has great light and feels welcoming. They also have many options on their menu for vegetarians and meat lovers. They just need to improve the quality of their food and then they would be a solid 4-star restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never been disappointed at these restaurants 😀

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EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable experience for our out of town guests.
Food and service were excellent!

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SA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the top 3 meals of my life; I am in San Carlos a few times a year for work and will definitely be back every time I'm in town!! It was also great that they have gluten-free options available which made it easy for me.

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n
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Rangoon Ruby in San Carlos. The food is always excellent. This time however, the samosa salad was not quite as good as it normally is. The basil chilie swai and the Ruby shrimp were excellent. We have recommended this Resturant to many friends.

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h
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very noisy hard to hear - also warm but I love the food and the service is great

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the appetizers to the main course was delicious! Definitely coming back here!

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C
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and something for everyone. Make sure you don’t skip the appetizers!

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BM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All I can say I would recommend the experience to anybody and it's worth even for the try.
I bet you.

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EA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. Only downer was the AC does not work all that well. It was an unusually hot day and the place was pretty stuffy...

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SH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food as always, will be trying new dishes next time, but the Tea Leaf Salad is a must every time!

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DC
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Used to be a "Neighborhood Gem"...not now. Have dined here twice before, greatly enjoyed it, and left excellent reviews. This dining experience was a Sunday night . Do not know what has changed (management or chef or both), but food was mediocre, and not worth a return visit. Will search elsewhere for our future Burmese food.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful flavors that I can't usually recreate in my own kitchen. Great service. The tea leaf salad can't be beat!

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OT
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the Kabat chicken and Ginger salad. It was a quiet holiday weekend lunch, so noise level was lower than normal.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have returned to this restaurant several times. Our friends that joined us have special dietary issues and the restaurant was more than accommodating in meeting her needs. Victor our server was over the top in making sure we were well taken care of and made suggestions of things we hadn't tried in the past.

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f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was seriously some of the best food I've ever had!! My family and I woke up the next morning talking about the tea leaf salad!! Amazing!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an early Mother’s Day
Carlis was Fantastic, funny and helpful!

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SW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rangoon Ruby. The food is unique and everything we have tried is delicious. Try the tea leaf salad, the Rangoon Lemongrass Pork, and the coconut rice.

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