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About Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine-San Carlos

680 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Burmese

Hours of Operation:


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

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm

Dinner: Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Cherry

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 592-1852

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

Parking Details:
Parking lot across the street and to the side

Public Transit:
Caltrain and Caltrans

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - San Carlos Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (6)
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Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Spicy (4)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was very empty, yet we were hurried to place our order. I have frequented this restaurant in the past and it seems the quality of the food has diminished.

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

Yummy little place. A nice option in the sea of same in San Carlos.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Rangoon Ruby has a great menu and a friendly staff. I enjoy eating there whenever I get the chance. I recommend the garlic noodles, pumpkin stew, and tea leaf salad. Bring a friend and don't forget to order friend banana for dessert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food with a wide variety of choices available at several levels of spiciness. Although the restaurant was not at all crowded, the service level was a bit amiss (refills of water required more than one request). And despite a specific reference to the occasion being a birthday, nothing special was offered, including anything from the staff.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service. We love the Samosa salad and basil chilie Swai. We tried a pork dish this time and it was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I went here with my son and daughter in law and my 2 small grandsons. wait staff was very friendly and good with the two little ones. we appreciate that very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love coming to Rangoon Ruby, San Carlos. The Samosa Salad is excellent and so is the Basil Chilie Swai. The service is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent as usual! All three of our dishes and the tea lead salad were superb! The service was excellent as well. The only thing not excellent is the limited beer selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a great dinner, especially the tea leaf salad. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful food with good friends. enjoyed our dinner

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Enjoyed everything. We ran late waiting for a United flight to arrive at SFO. It was more than 30 minutes late. Restaurant called and when I told them our dilemma. They said they would keep the reservation open

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The Tea Leaf Salad is always amazing, we will definitely be returning to try more dishes.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed our food and sake at Rangoon Ruby's. Service was adequate - nothing terribly special, but not terrible either. My Ruby Shrimp were fantastic and my fiancee enjoyed his Lamb Kebat as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was my wife and I's 27th wedding anniversary and the hottest sept 1st in bay area history.When my wife called to make reservations she specifically asked if they had air conditionioning and the hostess said they did but it was running on low(?).As we walked up to the restaurant we noticed all the windows were open(not a good sign).The food was very good but it was so damn hot without any hint of air conditioning that it was too uncomfortable to fully enjoy our food.My wife started feeling faint so we ended up taking the rest of our food home.It will be an anniversary dinner we will never forget!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

We enjoyed it very much! We asked our waiter Victor to refined many dishes and one was better than the other.
Loved it

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The tea leaf salad is a 10 and not to be missed. We also had the eggplant with shrimp that was excellent as was the vegetable pad Thai. The only disappointing dish was the jalapeño chicken. It had no sauce and we thought it a little dry. We usually go in Palo Alto which has more buzz, but for a quieter, more relaxing dinner with the same food, go to San Carlos.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always a wonderful experience. We love the food especially the Samosa salad and the Basil chilie swai ( fish). The service is always friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always enjoyable. We love the food and the great service. Our favorites are the samosa salad, the various seafood dishes and some of the vegetarian dishes such as the eggplant and green beans. Rangoon Ruby has a good selection of beers and wines.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Always a winner! I'm never disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We have visited many times and are always pleased with the service and food. The Tea salad is worth having time and time again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Vegan
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Looking forward to trying it again. There are a lot of choices. I recommend trying it and asking the server for recommendations. They are very helpful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I'm a very regular customer; however, most often I get take-out. Love your tea leaf salad and chicken kebat. Samosa too.

Our meal in the restaurant was terrific, as was the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always good tasting food. Never had to wait for a table if we had a reservation.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Rangoon Ruby's is one of our usual places to go in San Carlos, so our expectations are very high. We usually give them a 5 Star rating. The tea leaf salad is a MUST. I had beef kebat this time, and my wife and our friend had a tofu and a vegetarian dish. The food was very good, but not as exceptional as usual. Maybe it was just an off night. SO, ye will will definitely go back. The service was excellent as usual though.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great authentic Burmese cuisine, it is nice and spicy. Great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Have been yo all your restaurants in Palo Alto, San Carlos and Belmont many times

Always order tea leaf salad and the waiter didn't put the fresh squeezed lemon juice on
It. I had to ask another waiter

We really should not of been charged for that item.
What is going on with your service😩

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food . The Resturant is popular and the atmosphere vibrant. We love the Samosa salad and the basil chillie swai. We always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Tea Leaf Salad was great as usual. The Fried Banana Desert was a bit lacking though and not good value--not much fried banana which were cut into little pieces & soggy batter.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was very helpful, making some good recommendations for us. Everything was quite tasty, would come back for sure.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Love this place! Terrific and reliable service once they get your order. Delicious and creative dishes! One of my favorite every day dining places.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great as always, the Tea Leaf Salad was wonderful! I will return again to try more dishes!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent as always! We love the Samosa Salad, coconut rice and the Basil - chillie swai.
I highly recommend this Resturant.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2017

We really hope it was just that the kitchen had an "Off Night".
We have eaten in this restaurant (and other Rangoon Ruby's) more than a dozen times. We have always loved it! The green mango salad has always been just about the BEST salad We have ever had. Likewise the garlic noodles were always a "must order" item. But on this visit, the Mango salad was "good", it was not GREAT! The Garlic Noodles, another of our favorite "MUST HAVE" items, (we opted to add the shredded duck) had very little flavor and that flavor tasted "off". We even sent them back to have the kitchen try again. The second order was not any better. We had started with the calamari appetizer. We hadn't had that before and thought we'd give it a try. It was okay, just okay, and we knew we wouldn't be ordering it again as we knew (or thought we knew) that all the other food on the menu was far better.
What happened? Is there a new chef? Did the restaurant alter their recipes? Has the quality of their ingredients changed to save on cost?
What happened to this wonderful "Go To" restaurant ?
In hopes that it really was just an "Off Night" we will go back at least once more. And we will visit other locations, again, too - to make sure this is an isolated problem.
But the fact that the restaurant was much less crowed, than what we have otherwise experienced, makes us fear the worst.
PLEASE!!! RANGOON RUBY, GO BACK TO THE OLD WAYS!! Your food use to be GREAT!!! These new changes are NOT WORKING!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Delightful experience. Waiter exceptional. Almost perfect restaurant

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We always enjoy dining here. The food is excellent - especially the Samosa salad and the basil chillie swai ( fish). There are some other favorites also. The only time we have been a little disappointed is with the desserts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Much better than average Asian food in a pleasant dining room -- though a bit crowded, which makes for too noisy a space (depends on what time you go, of course). Salt and Pepper calamari was average, but transformed to very good by the sauce it's served with. Garlic noodles should be much garlickier. If you like spicy, say so . . . "medium" spiciness of Shrimp Kebat was almost undetectable. Don't miss the Tea Leaf salad, an unusual and delightful combination of tastes and textures. Wines by the glass are very badly overpriced. All in all a good dinner, with room for improvement.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We loved this restaurant. This was are first time here, we've been wanting to come here for a long
time. So we decide to try it on Valentine's Day. The ambience was nice as well as the service. we ended up choosing the special menu for that day. The food was delicious. We will definitely be returning to this place. There is so much more on the menu that we have to try.
Thanks for making our dining experience a good one.
We shall return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

This is our 8th visit to Rangoon Ruby's in the past 6 months. Obviously, we think this restaurant is awesome! The food is fantastic. So far, no matter which dish we try, it is excellent. The service is also outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The food is always good and the flavors are consistent. The Tea leaf salad is a must! The only drawback is the space is cramped.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Tea Leaf Salad is always super and I always get it every time I go there even if I'm by myself. The Samosa Soup was another big hit with my friends who are vegetarians. It's a very hearty soup and great on a cold, wet day.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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