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48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8941 0933
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pho” (21 reviews)
“spicy coconut” (4 reviews)
“brisket” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there for 2 nights and both nights we ate there. The food was delicious and authentic and the staff very keen.

Thank Lizette A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not authentic Vietnamese, more like a typical Chinese restaurant. The food was good although a bit expensive. Service was prompt and good.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Wow, finally I have found a restaurant that really serves a fabulous Vietnamese Pho. I had tried so many restaurants in Darwin that serves so called authentic Pho and none of them comes close to the Pho serve at Ruby's. If you want real tasty...More

Thank gembooms11
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Ruby is in Darwin CBD. My friend and I were looking for light dim sim dishes over catch up. Ordered 2 of their dim sim dishes: yam and glutinous rice and both were very yummy! Their chilli oil was great too! We had chinese tea...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We visited for dinner on a Saturday night and as we were early we had no trouble getting a table. Service was excellent and food most enjoyable. We had pork satays, fried rice and a curry. All cooked and presented very nicely. I can recommend.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice little place to stop and enjoy lunch. Does get quite busy during lunch hour so not the place if you are in a rush. I can never go passed duck when it is on a menu and the duck here was nice.

Thank cbagsreviews
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Visited here for lunch Saturday of last week, I indulged in rare beef pho and really loved it but the reason we had visited there was for a dish highly recommended to my daughter and no not available, they have what they call Yum Cha,...More

Thank MarleneRay
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We often go for Yum Cha: taro puffs, dim sims, black bean pork ribs, dumplings, chicken feet, sticky rice, stuffed bean curd etc. Simply delicious.

Thank ClocodileDungLee
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Friendly, relaxed and the food simply delicious! Wonderful service! We thought there would be ample leftover- not a chance! Definitely will be back and bringing friends!

Thank Chrissy H
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice. The first time I ordered noodles, the second time we shared a special fried rice. Meals are traditional, but contain M.S.G we both had side affects. Dry mouth, being thursty and not able to sleep and feeling sick. I am...More

Thank Sue R
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Dee B
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Vouky1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is licensed as we ordered beer and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8941 0933
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