By lussery on 1/31/2005
This is my favorite restaurant in NY. Every time I visit I eat at Ruby Foo's at least twice.
Never had a bad meal
By Ashleyguay on 4/28/2010
Great atmosphere, great food, inexpensive prices ( stirfry is $18.95, roll of sushi is $9) And it doesn't take forever for your meal!!
The Best Pan-Asian Restaurant in Manhattan
By makeupdiva12001 on 11/2/2006
The best food I have ever eaten would have to be at Ruby Foo's in Manhattan. This is the best Pan-Asian restaurant in the world! The coconut sticky rice is out of this world. So is the sushi. I think in the time I lived in NYC, I went there often enough to try just about everything on the menu. You have to get the "Bento Box Dessert Sampler." It includes this little chocolate lava cake that will, as my friend Scott so aptly said, "Make you sweat behind your knees." It is that good!! Oh my... Go hungry, because the food is served up family-style and you'll want to try everything you see. There are two locations that I know of, one in midtown, and one on the Upper West Side. The one in Midtown tends to be rather crowded, but the one on the UWS is a little more roomy and less crazy. It also has a private upstairs party room (I had my 30th birthday party there, it was great, they were very accomodating). Happy Dining!!
By RachB on 10/8/2004
two of us went for dinner one Saturday night. The place was busy, but we were able to get right in. The service was great. Sushi was ok, I've had better. The potstickers were the best part. The lettuce Thai wraps were also a must get. If you're looking for great sushi, go somewhere else. If you're looking for a fun, unique place with decent food, give Ruby Foo's a try.
Pan Asian Perfection
By chuckringo on 6/18/2004
Ruby Foo's in Times Square may look like a tourist trap but once you fight the crowds in the lobby and get escorted to your table you realize that this is a serious New York restaurant. The value is possibly the best in Times Square and maybe in Manhatten. The servers are well trained and attentive. If you go before the theater watch as the place goes from quiet to chaos in a short time, as theater goers clammer to get a meal before the show. The staff handles it like pros, no detail is missed and soon you forget that you are in a hurry. No expense was spared on this gem on broadway. Just remember to book ahead or you'll take a chance at waiting for a table, which would not be bad if you have the time to kill. The chance of seeing a celebrity is good. I never skip a chance to dine at this "Pan-Asian Pleasure" and neither should you.
Not so touristy place in Times Square
By taylor805 on 10/13/2006
Thought it would just be a terrible tourist attraction because of the Times Square location. It wasnt. Decor was fun, if not a little over the top. Food was good. Although, I had the filet and aspargus, which really didn't have that much asparagus, and the filet was a little overcooked. Luckily, cause of the sauce it wasn't try at all. MarciAnn was our waitress. I think she is new to NYC. Not jaded at all. She was very pleasant and attentive.
By mbh3 on 6/15/2005
The sushi and pints of beer were nice and tasty. The decor is pretty classy - a little noisy, maybe, but pleasant to behold. Rather elegant for a big, touristy place. Service was polite but slow and not overly attentive. I consider it a step up for the Upper West Side locale. It's not cheap, but probably a fair price.
Ruby is a Diamond
By martin_chamois on 6/11/2004
Perhaps knowing it is a part of a restaurant group, or due to it's Broadway location, it is easy to be suspicious of Ruby's. But this is in fact a very fine restaurant. The menu is pan-Asian; the preparation is consistent and well executed. The service staff is enthusiastic but not uniform - some are great some are terrible. The room may be over the top, but decor complements the overall dinning experience.
A feast for the senses
By mmflame on 3/24/2003
Though the waiting area can get crowded, it's a good place to people watch before you are seated. Make sure to look around as the interior is beautifully decorated with oriental art pieces and rich decor. A spacious bar is located near the entrance, take advantage of it while you wait. When you get to the eats, I recommend the Dim Sum Sampler, which gives you 4 pairs of different dumplings/pot stickers, including those stuffed with duck, with shrimp and veggies or with chicken. I highly recommend the Hot and Sour Shrimp with sticky coconut rice as a main course. The shrimps are massive and generously scattered amongst water chestnuts, asparagus and oriental mushrooms. The Kung Pow chicken is also excellent, quite spicy and very flavorful. Though the tables are a bit too close to each other and the place is quite loud on Saturday nights, it's very much worth the trip for excellent oriental cuisine.
By CityPixie on 4/7/2003
You feel like you've just walked into a Wizard of Oz Bento Box when you enter Ruby Foo's on the Upper West Side. Buddha tschokes and Asian ephemera abound in nooks and crannies from the moment you step up to the hostess. Slide over to the bar for a Ruby Foo sake cocktail to enhance the buzz you've already started, plus you'll need something to do while you wait. If you're with a group, you must get a lazy-susan table so everyone can share everything that you order form this dizzying array of dim sum inspired options. Crowd-pleasers include the duck and the calmari.
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