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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Chinese, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 May 2021

We enjoyed every dish - always a favourite are dumplings and Ruyi didn't disappoint with several options. I think every meal at Ruyi is very good; quality ingredients, fresh and tasty. Looking around at the plates of other patrons, everyone was enjoying their meal! Well...paced serving and friendly staff. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

We had the 5 course banquet. It was a wonderful blend of very tasty small plates. Initially we thought it might not be enough but we were more than satisfied. Shared a dessert to finish. Each dish was fresh with unique tastes. Very different from...suburban Chinese restaurants as it felt light in the stomach rather than the heavy feeling normally experienced. Wine prices are quite high but that is not unusual these days. Service is excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

We dined at Ruyi this Friday and did the 8 course menu. Every single dish was wonderful. The beef was the favorite of ours and surprisingly also the tofu (which we would never usually order). The service was impeccable. The staff paid attention to little...details, like a plant was hanging a little close to my husband's head, so they moved it. Another thing that they got right, that a lot of Melbourne restaurants don't, was the volume of music was low enough that we could have a conversation, rather than shouting at each other. All in all, bug thumbs up from usMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Terrific experience - food and service excellent! We decided to try somewhere new in NY day. It was simply excellent. We had set menu and we were delighted. Food well balanced and tasty. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2020

First time at Ruyi was very very good for me and my girlfriend! Starting with the good location. Its at the top end of CBD, close to our Collin street office, only few minutes walking distance. On arrival, we didn't know what to choose among...so many options on the menu, so we were suggested by our table host to go with the 5 course "as you wish" set menu, which would serve us their best original dishes arrenged by the chef.. Ok! Sincerely, I think this was the best decision. All of them so unique in flavour. The handmade artisian tofu, the peking duck Bao Bao, Wonton Dumplings (I adore spice food). No words were to describe the caramelized chicken wings that we ordered a second serve before the main arrived. For the main, we had the Kong Bao Chicken. The mild spiciness highlighted the flavour to perfect. Everything was very well balanced. Tip: ask them about the Argentina Malbec. In my opion, a perfect match! Keep doing this good service guys!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

I'm not that kind of person who likes to try different places all the time because a bad experience tends to spoil my night, for that reason usually me and my friends always go to the same places, but last week we decided to try...something new, Ruyi came up in our reserch and after all the positive reviews, why not? With so many options on the menu, we wanted to try everythig, with the help from our lovely table host, we decided for the 5 course option. I just asked, if possible, the dishes not come too spice for me and also my friend is vegan. She arranged everything for us. When the food came out, it proofed was a right decion to leave everything to the chef. Every single dish was a surprice and all of them look like a piece of art, beautiful plated with delicious flavour. I think everybody should try their Bao Bao at least once in life. Really! I was amazed by all the dishes! I also really appreciated the warm service, the very accommodating place and the drinks I had, the fresh lychee spritzer and the the very unusual and flavoured Ginger Ginger. What a night! Me and my friends couldn't be more satisfied! We'll be back soon!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

As being my favourite Restaurant, I try to go to Ruyi at least once a month. I've been to China twice and I have never tryed a Shao Long Bao so tasty and freshy as in there. The place, the food, the wine selection, the...service, I like all. The staffs always helpful and attentive. A perfect place to go to relax, chat with friends and family. I have been t here in diferent occasions, with my friends, collegues, family... they all became Ruyi lover, and have their favourisism. My Mom always dying for the WA Steamed Barramundi. She's a fan of the special sauce. Couple of my friends love their ceviche. To be honest, you can pick anything from the menu, because nothing will go wrong. I have recently suggested them to have half bottle wines on their list. Hopefully to see that soon.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

Ruyi is nearby of my work place and I go very often for dinner with my partner after work, as we like the elegant set up, dim light and, of course, the delicous food. Last week was the first time we have tried lunch there.... Without any surprise it was as good as dinner. In the day time the space becomes airy and bright. We had a sesonal lunch set. All my favourites dishes in there: Bao Bao, caramelized chicken wings and Caramelized Pork Ribs. A glass of Barossa Valley Shiraz was the perfect match to our food. We couldn't believe it only cost $35 for all of this. We realized that lunch service is faster than dinner. Think they have put offices people's time limition in mind, but the warmth and the thoughtfulness as good as dinner time. Ruyi now became my favourite place for lunch and dinner. Hey, guys! Don't be surprised if you always see me there!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020

Great atmosphere and delicious food. My girlfriend and I came here last week for dinner. Our favourites from the small dishes were the eggplant fries and peking duck bao bao. From the main courses we chose the slow cooked duck in master stock and the...flavour was amazing. Service was warm and knowledgable, the staff helped us to pick the right amount of food and also helped us to find a bottle of delicious wine to match our food. The whole dining experience was very enjoyable and we had a great evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

The food was very good with a delicate balance of flavours and cooked to perfection. The restaurant was very quiet when I was there so ambience was a little lacking but staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Ruyi Modern Chinese is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5