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Rangoon Ruby

445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
+1 650-323-6543
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tea leaf salad” (36 reviews)
“coconut rice” (22 reviews)
“rangoon” (12 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00 Hours
Asian, Burmese, Indian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their green tea salad. It is very tasty and also their beef dishes .I feel it is healthy and not forget their delicious tea

Thank deepajoseph7
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your dishes! Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to share. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Food was very good. Tea leaf salad had great flavor. Also liked the lemongrass chicken and walnut shrimp. Service speed is always interesting to assess. Too slow is bad. You want efficient and attentive service. However, it can cross a line when it is clear...More

Thank Koele99
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the rushed service and the lack of explanation behind the ACA surcharge. The ACA surcharge by no means is a political statement, but rather a way to meet the demands required of us...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t know why everyone doesn’t love this place! The food is amazing. We had the tea leaf salad— crunchy & so many layers of flavor, followed by a chicken curry and walnut shrimp. The fresh coconuts filled with cold coconut milk was so refreshing! We...More

Thank SDnative5
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Burmese cuisine is intense in flavor and we are glad you appreciated that. We hope you can come back and join us for more good times and food. See you then!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We come often to tis restaurant. The food is very good, the waiters respectful, never had a problem when making reservations. The Tea leaves salad is delicious as well as the currys. I definitely recommend it!

Thank DanielAtTrip
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for recommending us! It is lovely to hear that you enjoy our Tea Leaf Salad and Curries. Your repeat business means so much to us and we are looking forward to the pleasure of having you again! See you then.

Reviewed 18 July 2018

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 19 July 2018

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 ChuckC545
Mailei T, Public Relations Manager at Rangoon Ruby, responded to this reviewResponded 12 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 18 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 3 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 29 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 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
  • 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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