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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto

4.3
4.3
971 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 323-6543

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Max Lee

  • Catering

    Inquire about our catering services at (650) 591-0121 or on our website at rangoonruby.com/catering/.

  • Private party facilities

    Rangoon Ruby is available for full restaurant buy-outs - please contact us for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Cross street

    University Ave.<br />

  • Parking details

    City Parking lot (at the intersection of Emerson and Lytton). Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 971 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NK

    NamrataK

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The food we ordered was served cold. The garlic noodles had no flavor. We felt very rushed and didn’t really enjoy our dining experience

  2. S

    Scotty

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent tea leaf salad and mango chicken. Excellent and friendly service. I asked to be seated outside which is better for me. Unfortunately, I did not get a table in the park key area, but one in the sidewalk. Sidewalk dining ins not that pleasant / lots off passers by, and dirty Palo Alto sidewalks. Definitely worth it to eat their delicious food

  3. r

    rajsfo

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Our server was more interested in chatting with 2 guys on the table next to us. Service was non-existent and had to look around just to ask for water or any additional attention at the table for 5 of us. Food quality has changed, felt like the recipe &amp; preparation of food has dropped. Does not have the previous charm as before. Used to be a good place but times have changed

  4. RG

    RajeevG

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    We love this place and were looking forward to dining on Father's Day but were severely disappointed for the following reasons: 1) They have moved to ordering by phone, which removes any human connection with the server - feels low-brow, something appropriate for a fast casual place, not a finer dining place. Two servers came by anyway to explain how to use the system and went away immediately! 2) We asked the server to get us regular water but he disappeared on us. Even after reminding once, it took a long time just to get water. 3) Our main dishes came before the appetizer. When we asked why, they said if we order everything together on the phone, then anything can come first. This makes no sense - they know what is an appetizer and what is a main, so can stage the service accordingly. In any case, they never told us to order appetizers and drinks first, and only then order the mains. What if we had ordered desserts and they came first?! 4) The Burmese rice they served us was cold, as if it came direct from the refrigerator!! We had taken a few servings out of the bowl already so asked the server for a replacement. He basically microwaved the bowl and brought it back, leaving the cold rice on our plates as-is. We ordered a second rice bowl to make up for this! 5) We ordered a Scorpion Bowl for 2 (drink) and it was super-inconvenient to share. They had these really long straws but it took a while for the drink to start flowing, and when you stop drinking, quite a bit would dribble out. We neither enjoyed the drink nor got enough of it. Total waste for $28! 6) At the end of the meal, we wanted to pack the leftovers but again, no one came for a while. Finally, someone came and insisted on bringing a paper bill, when we could well have paid on the phone app. This was so senseless - why have a phone app in the first place? It was not as if they were busy - more than half the place (inside) was empty on a Sat evening, so no excuses. Won't be coming back anytime!

  5. a

    across

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The order w/ your phone is wonky. stop it. go back to ordering w/ the servers who are incredibly knowledgeable!

  6. M

    Mickey

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There were a lot of good menu choices. The variety of flavors was particularly enjoyable.

  7. l

    liliac

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious food! Great service!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We went out for dinner and the seating outside was super cute, food was amazing and service was a little different since you order via the app but good in general.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Absolutely Aweful from start to finish. We have been going there since they opened. We went for Mothers Day, were seated outside with a dirty table and dirty plates. No one told us we had to order ourselves (never had to do this before) on line so we sat and sat waiting for a waiter or waitress and no one came. We finally saw someone and asked for clean plates as well as silverware and napkins and received three new dirty plates and none of the other things we asked for so we asked again and this time just got forks; so we asked for new clean plates again and napkins. Appetizers finally came and we ordered online for our dinner. Three different wait staff came to us asking what we ordered (though it is online and not taken by waitstaff) and answered each person that we already ordered. The food finally came and was totally bland, nothing like the tasty food we normally have which is what brings us back time and time again. I tried to get a beer and was told of different options by three different staff only to find out that they just had one bottled beer after waiting and waiting for my drink to come - so said forget it. The only staff member at all helpful was the busboy who filled our water three times and cleared our table. The hostess was flat out rude and the three waitstaff previously mentioned were unkind, demeaning, and I knowledgeable. Finally a “manager” came up and we complained about everything only offering a brief apology with no other comments. We told her we were regular customers and were bewildered by the experience - no reply. We came for the food/ dining experience, neither of which were anything other than upsetting, and mediocre at best. If we want to order food on an app, we can do that from home. In fact, the staff seemed to spend most of their time servicing the DoorDash folks coming in to pick up on line orders, not in any way focusing on the customers dining there. Other tables with same experience. Will never come back!

  10. SS

    SandyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    We went for Mother’s Day dinner. Very disappointed with the service, seating arrangements and overall quality of experience. Food is reasonably good but it came in no particular order. They are clearly understaff. They didn’t have a bartender and their wine selection very poor so didn’t have a choice but order a suboptimal bottle of wine as none of the cocktails we asked the lady (temp bartender) knew how to make: Won’t go there again.

  11. K

    Kimberlyj

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good, staff was friendly enough, it wasn’t terribly packed for Mother’s Day, maybe 15-20 people dining in and 3 servers. Very slow receiving food. We spent 2 hours and 15 minutes here, about 25-30 of those minutes were spent eating

  12. RO

    RayO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We had a reservation but we still had to wait for a table to be ready. Ordering here was all touchless. Tea leaf salad was good.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    After visiting for years, I think, food quality has deteriorated for sure

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great!! But it was a little dark inside

  16. p

    pepper

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    Been going for years but now really different. Why??? Dirty tables, dirty glassware and plates - cold fried rice, like 9 small over cooked shrimp with burnt walnuts in what was the best dish in the day, over cooked green beans ….The whole experience was sad and disappointing. Another one gone.

  17. D

    Debb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Generous, tasty food portions. Friendly and welcoming staff.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice place, good food.

  19. DP

    DarrylP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reagan Ruby is always a joy The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is consistently great. If you try it you to will be hooked.

  20. L

    Localfolk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was tasty but served cold. They system of online ordering falls way short of talking to a server. We asked for hot tea but we’re served Luke warm water with it, and when we asked for additional hot water, it took 25 minutes and still came only warm. We sat outside so noise was ok . They should work much harder because they have a great menu, plenty of reason to go back but we like our food to arrive at the table piping hot.

  21. RF

    RobertF

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Dishes were somewhat hit or miss. The eggplant and garlic was great. The shrimp and garlic noodles were "OK" -- they definitely needed a sauce but the sauce they were served with was too sweet. When ordering, we indicated "medium spicy" but the dishes seemed to have little or no spice.

  22. O

    Otis

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have visited this restaurant 5 or 6 times. We drive from San Jose. The menu has many great selections including my favorites, walnut shrimp and sesame beef.

  23. MD

    MikeD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great service, love the food, only issue was the wait to check in. We arrived a few mins before our 7:30 reservation, but then waited in line for at least 15 minutes just to check in and let them know we had arrived. Immediately seated after that. And not a huge fan of ordering on our phones, but other than that, service was fantastic (waiter was the best) and especially love the tea leaf salad.

  24. SE

    SteveE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Had a terrible waitress. Dropped some of our Tea Leaf salad on the table while serving and didn’t wipe it off or apologize. When we pointed it out she said she would bring us a napkin so we could clean it up. Plates were not changed after the Tea Leaf salad. Paper napkins. QR code ordering. Must pay and tip in advance. Portions were small and food was lukewarm. Will not return.

  25. B

    Bigspender37

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food! Service was a bit off...but great experience:)

  26. l

    liliac

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious food, great customer service! Nice ambiance!

  27. PP

    PanchayaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food took forever and wasnt even that good

  28. P

    Palo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    I believe this is mainly an issue of staffing shortages, but we were somewhat dismayed by what felt like unequal attention being given to tables. Otherwise the food was delicious and the servers were friendly (just not the most attentive).

  29. MC

    MarieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Associates were courteous, friendly, very helpful, and polite. Food came out fast. This is our second time and again was very pleased with everything. They even surprised us by bringing a scoop of ice cream for my son who's celebrating his birthday. The only negative side was there is only one restroom and we were there, it was out of order. I had to use the restrooms at Wahlburger.

  30. HJ

    HemantJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is absolutely amazing!

  31. a

    anonymouse

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    kinda lame service (plus one very rudy girl). food ok, no spice at all. very loud and very cold (even inside).

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Had to wait an hour with the reservation in the cold and rain. Horrible

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delish!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very courteous staff. Great Food. Ambiance quite pleasant

  35. DT

    DeepakT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and service. We ordered the green beans and eggplant. Burmese rice and samosa salad were delicious! Dessert was Suji with ice cream! Will definitely visit this place again.

  36. CC

    ChaChaCha

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Tea leaf salad needed more lemon or salt. It was pretty bland. Rangoon chicken was good and the garlic noodles were fine. Drinks were ordered at the same time as the food but didn’t come out until we reminded them half way through our meal. They brought the monk hinga and asked if we wanted bowls to share but then didn’t bring them. I understand everyone is struggling to find help so can forgive the service errors but the food was really lacking flavor.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Had a reservation but still refused to take us in for dinner due to numerous doordash orders!

  38. k

    klfrompv

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Restaurant was busy. Seated as soon as we arrived. Viewing menu using QR code was fine, but ordering using the same app was a bit clunky. CO2 was either broken or they ran out, so no tonic water for drinks. Otherwise, service was very good. Food was great. Lot's of great flavors - apps, tea salad and entrees all good.

  39. KN

    KhoaNguyen

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is good. Try the tea leaves salad, it’s excellent. Samosas is also good.

  40. K

    Kleverkarl

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Cold night on the outside eating area and they didn’t have propane for heaters and it was a cold night in palo alto.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto using the Order Online button. Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 323-6543.

Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto is rated 4.3 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto

445 Emerson Street Palo Alto, CA 94031

Additional information

  • Cross street

    University Ave.<br />

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    City Parking lot (at the intersection of Emerson and Lytton). Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Max Lee

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 323-6543

  • Catering

    Inquire about our catering services at (650) 591-0121 or on our website at rangoonruby.com/catering/.

  • Private party facilities

    Rangoon Ruby is available for full restaurant buy-outs - please contact us for details.

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