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Rangoon Ruby

445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
+1 650-323-6543
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea leaf salad” (35 reviews)
“coconut rice” (22 reviews)
“rangoon” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Burmese, Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with excellent service and tasty food. A must visit when we are in San Carlos. Pea Leaf Tofu - a must try, just too good.

Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your service and meal. The Pea Leaf Tofu is, in fact, a house favorite :) Hope you come by again soon. Take care!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

We stopped in downtown Palo Alto to get lunch and this place looked interesting on Yelp and it was busy when we arrived. The poor hostess at the door was swamped and stressed. They accommodated us quickly though but we were sitting at a lone...More

Thank Chuck C
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hello Chuck. Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the initially slow service but are so pleased to hear that you loved our authentic Burmese dishes. We are taking your comments into consideration and appreciate you taking the time to share with us. Hopefully,...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Not only was the food delicious, but the waiter was very good at advising the amount and different dishes. Everyone loved the variety and tastiness of the food! Would definitely go back!

Thank Alheonu
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something tasty and quick. Rangoon Ruby delivered. Very tasty food. Only regret I wasn’t staying longer or would’ve visited again.

Thank AMWhelehan
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Best to make reservations as it gets crowded even on weekdays. The tea leaf salad with the fermented tea leaf imported from Burma is tasty. It has the flavor of the fried garlic, split peas and peanuts adding to the crunchcy texture and taste. The...More

Thank art-scuba
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The tasty food not only comes with a $$$ price for the serving sizes you get, but the food is heavily laced with MSG. Our group all suffered from the use of MSG with a terrible nights, restless sleep, the "dry" horrors & myself a...More

Thank 906leanneeanne
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first time trying Burmese food and we were not disappointed. We had Tea leaf salad which was very unique and good. For Entree’s we had Lamb Kebat, Fiery Tofu and vegetables, Nan Gyi Dok, and Rangoon Noodles. They were able to substitute...More

Thank sugarspice5
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I can’t say that I have rich experience with Burmese cuisine. However, Rangoon Ruby serves the best Burmese food that I have ever tried. Everything that I had at this place was very delicious: catfish chowder, coconut rice, tea leaf salad, mango salad, Burmese pad...More

Thank ktaam
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The green tea salad served here was delectable. Overall the food served here is just about perfect for anyone who enjoys Burmese fare. Parking at this place is limited, which is the only drawback.

Thank sai shankar p
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Adequate dinner Jan. 14 at Rangoon Ruby in Palo Alto. Best dishes were samosas, tea leaf salad, coconut rice and mango shrimp. Salmon and pumpkin stew too bland. Good margarita.

Thank simcha
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Pamela L
20 September 2017|
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i am not sure but chances are you might get gluten free options as they are vegan friendly too..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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