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Rangoon Ruby

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445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605 (University)
+1 650-323-6543
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Jose
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there Friday night. The place was packed. We liked the ambiance. May not be ideal for a romantic dinner but is perfect for a family trying to have a fun. Shrimp curry was awesome.

Thank Rawa13
Macau, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Unfortunately the exotic decor and background music do not make up for over-salting the food. The liberal use of MSG in the kitchen gave this reviewer an immediate headache even before walking out the door. I did not however see any warning about MSG use on the menu. This is unforgiveable, especially for those of us who have an allergy... More 

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San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Food is mostly good however it is pricey and even for a group of 2 adults and a kid they add a 20% gratuity.

Thank paroguha
Reigate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stared with some succulent and tender pepper calamari, then had a lovely Kawt Swe! Highly recommended. All round enjoyable experience. The paper tablecloth and cheap small paper serviette unnecessarily cheapened the experience in my opinion.

Thank robapierre
Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Decided to give a try and sample Burmese food. Lucky us! We ordered salt and pepper calamari,mango salad, Burmese chicken salad, walnut shrimp and coconut flavored rice and rice, papaya salad, and a fish plate including scallops, shrimps and fish balls. The dishes were flavorful and exciting. Damage for 3 about 50 dollars. Good value for the money.

Thank poisonpen
Saratoga, California
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242 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I do not think this is really authentic Burmese food, we've been to Myanmar and didn't see these dishes...either way the food here is really good! The tea leaf salad especially was amazing - so flavorful and crunchy! We had a great cocktail as well (Green with Envy). The place was packed on a Saturday night, but service was attentive... More 

Thank IlariaK
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian food selection and taste!! We have been to Burma Ruby and this one university avenue - I found this one to be more authentic and having an edge

Thank smervana
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

First time having Burmese food and was surprised to find out that we had to make a reservation in advance as they are always packed. The service was excellent and the servers were always on top of things with refilling our water and checking if we wanted to order more food. It was a little loud inside but peaceful enough... More 

Thank Fiona H
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We just loveeeeedd the tea leaf salad and the shirmp and chicken biryani! The salad had unique flavours and great aroma of green tea leaf - something very exotic! The biryani was flavourful, with meat cooked to perfection. I have to visit again to try other dishes.

Thank Isha C
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was delicious. Service very good. Mango salad was very good. Shrimp dish was delicious. can't remember everything but it was all very good.

Thank John V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Asian, Burmese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
  • Public Transportation: 5 minutes walk from the CalTrain station in Palo Alto.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-6543
Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine will have two Wins insuring authentic, Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Aye and Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Rangoon Ruby venue. With proven chefs proficient in all of the specialties that make Burmese cuisine sought after by Asian food aficionados, plus a modern, upscale ambiance located in downtown Palo Alto, Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine expects to strike a chord with Silicon Valley diners looking for a fresh, clean approach to one of the worlds great cuisines. Influenced by Indian, Thai and Chinese cooking, the traditional Burmese menu will be complemented by a full bar with signature tropical cocktails including the eponymous Rangoon Ruby, a mid-century libation thought to be the forerunner of todays Cosmopolitan.

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