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Ruby Foo's--Anything decent?

dimples Feb 9, 2007 08:09 AM

I am going there with a small group of 4 people on Sunday night. Is it awful? Any recommendations?

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    AkitaNY RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 08:17 AM

    I wouldnt say its aweful. Its average and a fun place to eat, especially with out of towners.

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      Lucia RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 08:24 AM

      It's not awful, but it's just not very good, especially at the price. I got dragged there a few weeks ago for a work going away lunch, and I can safely say I'll never be back.

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        marlosse RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 08:39 AM

        I think the spicy tuna rolls really aren't bad. I like the dipping sauces.

        1. Tal RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 10:13 AM

          they have lettuce wraps that are worth a try too. ive had ok meals there- just paid way too much.

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            s.piller RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 10:27 AM

            I haven't been there in years. I agree with the above posts.
            It's more about fun than the food.
            I think the uptown branch is better than the midtown one.

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              jeanki RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 10:32 AM

              It's nothing amazing but it's actually decent for pan Asian and fun for out of towners. One dish I had once was actually quite great, a short rib special. The sushi rolls are overpriced for their size and quality though.

              1. floretbroccoli RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 03:03 PM

                Do they still serve that cute dessert with sweets presented to resemble sushi?

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                  jahg RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 03:29 PM

                  The one on the UWS is defintely better than the Times Square one. I always liked their calamari

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                    nativeNYer RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 04:14 PM

                    i agree with the others . there's nothing special about the food here . aesthetically, the one on the uws is kinda' cool inside, especially for out of towners. try to get seating upstairs i recommend ordering appetizers and moving on for dinner. if you walk along columbus, you'll find a million places.

                    1. financialdistrictresident RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 04:35 PM

                      Went because some of our friends from LI wanted to go. Okay, overpriced.

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                        piccola RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 06:01 PM

                        Went because it was across the street from my parents' hotel and it was raining. Expensive, yes, but fun - and some dishes are pretty good. We liked the coconut rice, the veggie dumplings and the moo-shu veggies.

                        1. jenniebnyc RE: dimples Feb 9, 2007 06:36 PM

                          OK food..I agree the lettuce wraps are good. Good for kids. They even have a children's menu.

                          They have the BEST cholocate fudge layer cake that I have ever had in my life. If I ever go back, it will be for booze and cake only. Actually, maybe just cake.

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                            nativeNYer RE: jenniebnyc Feb 9, 2007 08:39 PM

                            mmm... cake . i gotta walk on over there this weekend and give that a try. what makes it so good. great photo, jennie.

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                              jenniebnyc RE: nativeNYer Feb 10, 2007 06:09 AM

                              first off the cake, if it's your b-day, is free....that's plus number one......two, the slice is huge, i don't know maybe 7 layers high..... three, the cake is moist and the frosting fudgy. it's the kind of cake you'll want a glass of milk to wash it down.

                              my other favorite cake is the coconut cake at asia de cuba. it rocks too!!!

                              happy desserting!!!!

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                              Lucia RE: jenniebnyc Feb 10, 2007 06:41 AM

                              My friend who dragged me to Ruby Foo was also raving about the chocolate cake. I actually enjoyed some of the desserts (a peanut butter and banana tart and carrot cake), but I didn't like the chocolate at all. It tasted artificial to me.

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                              nativeNYer RE: dimples Feb 10, 2007 09:03 AM

                              ok. thnx. i must try this.

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