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48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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Sydney, Australia
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived early and ordered. The food was served quickly and then everything ground to a halt. We tried to order more wine and desert but nobody would even glance in our direction. In exasperation we tried to signal to staff to bring our bill but still no-one would even look our way. In the end, we left and stood... More 

Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered poorly, the Asian style pork ribs here means far more bone than meat and it's more the end pieces than typical pork ribs. The eggplant & mince in XO sauce was absolutely divine. Nice ambience along with lovely service.

Thank Chris B
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is ok, if you like Pho I would recommend this. However one time I went for dinner and order roast duck, it comes after an hour and the duck is cold.. then we advise staff to warm it up. For price is really not worth it.

Thank diorberry9
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a work lunch. All ordered different dishes, all were really tasty, delicious dishes. Only thing I could really pick, is that there were a couple of options not available on the menu. Highly recommend.

Thank Ben E
Greater Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Ruby for dinner expecting fresh a Vietnamese flavours. The menu had some Vietnamese dishes, but not many. There were Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian et al. The wheels started to fall off after I explained I couldn't eat onion. After I had ordered 2 meals on the advice they didnt contain onion, and then told they did I lost any... More 

Thank glendabelle2015
Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Wednesday lunchtime and my food took 45 minutes to come out. Not even busy. Staff never came over to see how we were and update us. When we did finally get their attention they said it took so long because the pork had to be grilled. For 45 minutes? First time there and currently not likely to return though everything... More 

Thank Ajaxe
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I ordered the Pho with the rare roast beef, it was delicious. The sauces came on the side so you could regulate the amount of heat you introduced to your dish. I could not eat it all as the serve was the size of a small bucket, the price was very good and the service was also good. I would... More 

Thank Gina P
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Busy inside for Sunday Yum Cha. It's Darwin Wet season so anybody sitting outside quickly changed their minds and moved into the busy inside area. I know some people think Yum Cha involves a few food trolleys being wheeled around tables. Here they place a small docket on your table with the Yum Cha items. Tip: bring your reading glasses.... More 

Thank Jadhoo
Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I went for a friends birthday dinner, the service was friendly and efficient! it was my first time eating at Ruby and i was not disappointed! The food was affordable and delicious! I will be back again for sure!

Thank kobistew
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Our food was delicious. The restaurant was busy so our food was a little delayed but staff made up for it with great drinks service. Portions were generous and we were able to take our leftovers home. Highly recommend the Duck Pancakes. The skin was so crispy.

Thank Jeanette O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?