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the Diner Ruian

#140 of 11,072 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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No. 145, Ruian St., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 2 2700 1680
09:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:30
Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Showing 72: English reviews
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent food, great smoothies, do not go without a reservation, otherwise you will be waiting for a while.

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Thank AndeeKo
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

still keeping the standard and serve with good manner and good food. Diner has always been the all times favorite restaurant to me.

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Thank Paul C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was here to quench my craving for American diner style food since I left US a few years back. However, the only thing that resembled American food is the ginormous portion. There were four slices of thick toast which can probably feed a few families (if you order the French toast set that is). The bacon is very average,... More 

Thank Luke S
Taipei, Taiwan
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The place is very popular as the breakfast menus are with very good value. Only the place is always packed and noisy, good if you like American breakfast and dine with youngsters.

Thank Justine L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The location was "hidden" in an alley, but once we got there it was way worth it. Definitely the best breakfast to eat (when you get tired of eating traditional Taiwanese breakfast). They had an extensive menu of offerings from french toast to omelets. Tip: You HAVE to get the Eggs Benedict on the English muffin.

Thank 0jwo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The general atmosphere is great and there are so many different cuisines to choose from! The food is fresh and well prepared and the coffee tastes good as well. The portion of pancakes was too big for me so I had to pack some to go. No problem! The well packed meal later tasted, though cold, yum still!

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Thank Wanyu L
Nantou, Taiwan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I enjoy going to the Diner because I know the quality of the food, service and atmosphere will all be high. It can be busy and have a wait on the weekends but it is still a good value. I would say the pricing is moderate but still a good value. You not only feel welcome but wanted as a... More 

Thank tjcarroll67
Hsinchu, Taiwan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

When I'm in Taipei for meetings or to hang out with friends, I always try to make it over to the Diner for breakfast or brunch. They cook up a good eggs benedict and the burgers are quite tasty. I've had their breakfast burrito and it's good too. There is usually a wait if you go during peak times so... More 

Thank sammythefoodie2016
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214 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place couple of times. I like it. It's not expensive, food quality is good. Large menu they have almost everything u can think what you can get in diner. It's bad that they close early. If they can open 24/7 this place can be a big hit.

Thank sbgemstw
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I am not vegan myself, but we went with a friend that is. We wanted to order and just take away things that she cant eat, but they were so inflexible about it. They couldnt change the french toast in the set for regular bread instead, such simple thing. As a non-vegan person, is good enough.

Thank Lizbeth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 145, Ruian St., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2700 1680

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?