Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos

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380 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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Thinking about how to spend Father's Day? Enjoy some delicious Burmese food at Rangoon Ruby! Buy a gift card and reserve a space now. We will have some Father's Day specials for you to enjoy.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 380 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food

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w
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always well prepared, flavourful and consistent in quality. Service is prompt, courteous, and not obtrusive. The entire crew is commended.

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N
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this place to meet a friend for dinner. It is very close to the San Carlos CalTrain station. They don't offer cocktails but have a small, but good choice of beers, and wine. The food is delivered quickly and is very good.

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

San Carlos location's gone downhill. We were there when restaurant was empty and yet server messed up our order and the food we got was bland - whole group felt dishes were under-par and lesser than we had received before at this location. I've had take-out from Burlingame restaurant than was better than that evening in San Carlos. On the positive side, they were extremely attentive with water. For the price, I would not go back again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quick service just before closing! Food was delicious!

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, I had never been here before. everything was so flavorful and the waiter we had was so nice and considerate. It was my friend's 60th birthday and we were all stuffed after dinner but he brought a little ice cream with a sparkly candle in it. So nice! i highly recommend the mango chicken!

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GD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun sparkler on the birthday ice cream was a perfect finish to our ladies only dinner!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Waitress served the drinks but never came back to take our order. We have to call the manager and she took our order. Also, the sales tax charge was more than the legal one in San Carlos, CA

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is fabulous and the service is just as good. The only issue with this location is the tables are just too close to each other.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Susan! We appreciate the comments and are glad you joined us. We look forward to your next visit.

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AR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I liked the food and the environment. I was looking for a place to meet a friend and talk and we stayed a long time, enjoyed the food and we felt comfortable staying as long as we did. It is the first Burmese restaurant I tried but I would definitely go again.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you for the rating and review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first time trying Burmese and look forward to having you back to explore more! We were happy to have you in. Take care!

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DI
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We come to this neighborhood restaurant a lot as love the food. However it is very noisy restaurant and therefore hard to hold a conversation. We also had a problem with the sequencing of the food... our main course arrived long after we were done with appetizer and noodle dish, so we ended up taking it home. Pricy $$$

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. Though we are glad to see that you loved the food, we apologize for the pacing of the meal and noise level. We appreciate your comments and will definitely share them with our team! It was great hearing from you and we hope to have you back soon.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, but the server and noise level were not. It was hard having a conversation and the server was apathetic and not really helpful.

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GK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rico terrific waiter. Food was top rate Basil chili lamb and Burmese Shrimp pad Thai excellent

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 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.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos
Responded on February 22, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a delight to see how much you loved your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

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RC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 9, 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
63 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 11, 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
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 1, 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
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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 28, 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 November 30, 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 28, 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 18, 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
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 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
83 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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
9 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 22, 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
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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 7, 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
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 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 23, 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 7, 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
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 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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