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Posted by New york davvy on 12/21/2013
So nothing special and portions nouvelle style meaning minuscule
Posted by R. R. Richmond on 05/13/2012
Simply subpar. It is beyond me how this restaurant averaged 4 out of 5 stars. I was sitting in Times Square Friday night and got the urge for some Chinese food. It looked nice as I entered. Helpful staff, coat check. The "Clean version" house music was blaring. This is a large restaurant. Everyone is talking above the music. Chose some Saki. Settled on the Ban Ryu. Mistake . . . could find nothing "earthy" about this Saki. Its tiny 3 oz. shot glass for $10. was so sweet it could have been shelved next to the Boones Farm. I left $4.00 of it in its thimble. The first Appetizer arrived. Shrimp & Lobster Spring Rolls, $11.50. The two spring rolls were presented with vege twigs that looked tasty but were wrongly sauced with something unidentifiable. The spring rolls were overcooked to the texture of a fortune cookie. The closest these rolls came to shrimp or lobster was they may have shared oxygen in the fridge. There was not a detectable piece in either. Next the Pork Fried Rice, big enough for two served (inappropriately) with a fried egg sunny side up to lend authenticity to true Chinese rice dishes. This was the turning point in the meal. The rice had a few small pieces of actual pork and the worst little mini slices of some sort of sausage. After eating the first 1/4 of the dish I got heartburn. The vegetables few and the real pork obscured by these tiny sausage disks. This was literally "horrible". They have a good dozen tea varieties that are both characteristic Chinese and Americanized versions. A nice touch, but I'm still waiting for my Jasmin Yin Hao. My Rolls arrive. Spicy Tuna. Something looks wrong immediately. Upon close examination, (I can't quite believe it, so I look again, and then again.)Then I confirm with the first bite. This roll is some sort of squeegeed tuna flecks in some tasteless mayo concoction. No discernible "spicy", even less tuna. This "deviled" tuna mess is inedible mayo-paste. At this point I should have simply sent this back and asked for the check, but as the waiter becomes visible I first need to wash the taste and "beg" him for my tea. He apologizes, its been forgotten. I quickly drink two cups and ask for my check. He can't hear me because the House-Muzak-conversation noise. I give him the visual hand sign for a bill. Quickly cover the $48.00 and a small tip and head out to the coat check and exit. Four stars my butt!
Posted by Kesha on 11/13/2011
My family went o New York for one night and we wanted the best Asian food in the city. We left there with 170$ less than what we came in with and empty stomachs. It was the Worst food I have ever put in my mouth. The music was loud rock music that ruined the atmosphere. Plus the menu only had american food and almost no Asian. We ordered the only Asian food on the menu (fried rice, pad tia, Chicken, dumplings and pan fried noodles) and it was a disaster for how easy it is to make that food(the most traditional asian food.) It was without a dout the worst expensive food I have ever put in my mouth. After we left we had to go but a whole new dinner because not one person in our family of four ate anything. So please dont waste your money on the worst food in the city!
Posted by tr on 04/30/2011
we live in brooklyn and rarely venture out to times square. ruby foo's reminded me why. the food tasted like lean cuisine. the prices are outrageous. we should have stayed home and ordered good chinese food from the place on our block for $20 rather than spending $80 at ruby's. save your money.
Posted by anonymous on 12/25/2010
I went here with a group of 7. The place is excellent for large groups; you are seated at a round table. It is easy to find with its revolving restaurant sign, Vegas Style. Lettuce wraps were excellent, but the tuna rolls had an unpleasant twang with cilantro. The main dishes were either bland (Stir fry chicken) or so spicy (Buddha's Vegetable Feast, Pan-Fried Noodles), a few of us kept coughing! The pad thai was disappointing. The service by the staff was very courteous and helpful. If the food matched their service, they would be a 4-5 star restaurant.
Posted by bakerbaker on 10/23/2010
Yes the restaurant is a little noisy, but the quality and taste of the food was so wonderful, I didn't mind. My husband and I ate there in January of 2010 and stopped in to have some appetizers as we were not that hungry. Not expecting the food to be that good, we were wonderfully suprised when our order of 4 kinds of dumplings with excellent dipping sauces was delivered. We also enjoyed the shrimp spring rolls and fried rice. Later that evening, we were both craving another round and kept talking over and over about how great the food was. We were disappointed that time constraints kept us from coming back to dine while we were there. I will be coming back to Manhattan in December and Ruby Foo's is the first place we will be going! I highly recommend this place!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2010
Let me just get to the point. The order took over an hour to arrive, steak was cold and the sushi rolls were sloppy.