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Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
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Never had a bad meal

By Ashleyguay on 4/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great atmosphere, great food, inexpensive prices ( stirfry is $18.95, roll of sushi is $9) And it doesn't take forever for your meal!!

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71 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

The Best Pan-Asian Restaurant in Manhattan

By makeupdiva12001 on 11/2/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!!

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344 out of 728 people found this review helpful.

Not so touristy place in Times Square

By taylor805 on 10/13/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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365 out of 742 people found this review helpful.

Ruby Foo's

By mbh3 on 6/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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395 out of 735 people found this review helpful.

Favorite

By lussery on 1/31/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is my favorite restaurant in NY. Every time I visit I eat at Ruby Foo's at least twice.

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327 out of 709 people found this review helpful.

NYC's got better

By Allison136 on 1/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Went here with out-of-town friends, one of whom had been before. We waited for two and a half hours - w/ a reservation - and the hostess was INCREDIBLY rude, actually saying "I don't mean to be condescending, but we're stressed." The waitress was lovely, but the food was unoriginal, and not worth even a 10 minute wait when there's so much else out there.

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345 out of 710 people found this review helpful.

It's alright

By RachB on 10/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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396 out of 805 people found this review helpful.

Pan Asian Perfection

By chuckringo on 6/18/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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317 out of 652 people found this review helpful.

Ruby is a Diamond

By martin_chamois on 6/11/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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346 out of 769 people found this review helpful.

Worst Service : Do Not Eat Here

By marathon on 8/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

It started when I called 10 minutes a head because I had one more person to add to my party of five. The hostess said I would have to wait at the bar until someting openned up. Fine, I got there 10 minutes later to an empty restaraunt. If you are a native New Yorker who wants the novel experience of being treated like a hayseed from Then after the family style entrees came out, I asked if this was everything. I was told Yes. It seemed less than we had ordered. I asked again after reviewing what everyone had ordered and was told emphatically, "yes". So we ordered more food. As we were asking for the check, the waitress informs me she made a mistake and that she "screwed up our order" and didn't serve us two dishes, but that she could "bring them out now". I literally couldn't sleep that night. I was kicking myself for actually leaving a tip.

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