This building has been here ever since I can remember. Previously Skylar Court, now Ruby Restaurant.
We drop in to Ruby restaurant once in awhile because my in-laws like it, and it's close to their home.
Food prices here are cheaper than most (dim sum is $2.95 while most are $3.25+) and they don't charge for tea. The restaurant is quite old and dated, but clean. It's family run by a friendly couple.
Food quality can be iffy. As most commented, the shrimp dumplings (ha gow) are pretty much store bought and steamed, same as a pork dumplings. You'd find the same at T&T. Mediocre at best. The only one favourite we have here is the baked radish cake. Not many places have this item and they do it quite well. Since my in-laws come here often they usually give us a complimentary dessert (egg tarts or red bean pancakes)
Overall it's not somewhere we'd come normally, but it's not terrible.
We went here for the first time for dim sum on the weekend. The place looked old and smelled kind of musty. We were seated in the middle of the hallway. We ordered steamed shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, spareibs, & fried radish cake. The only dish that tasted like normal dim sum were the pork dumplings. Everything else did not taste like it should have. The worst dish was the steamed shrimp dumplilngs (ha gow). It was horrendous as smelled fishy, had a bad consistency, did not have a straight shrimp filling but tasted like a mixed filling of something, the rice coverering fell apart and did not taste good either. Dim sum should be piping hot and these dishes were not. There are so many excellent dim sum places elsewhere so we definitely will NOT be returning here even if their plates of dim sum were only $2.75 each.
I order to go and when I picked up the food, the server kept saying sorry, it took so long and sorry, sorry. I said no problem. Well it was a problem when we got home and ate it. This is a restaurant run by chinese people, but it did not taste like chinese food. I have had better chinese food when I ate at Safeway. The food just didn't taste very good, greasy and not cooked the traditonal way. We lost our appetities after a few bites. Now I know why the server kept saying sorry.
We had take out here recently. Manager is quite nice and everything was ready within 15 minutes. The dinner for two will feed four easily as we had lots of leftovers and ate a lot. We've done the all you can eat here a couple of times as well and the place is in need of a good cleaning, some new dishes and redecorating, but for the price the value is good. It was basic Canadian style chinese food that we ate, not the more exotic dishes. The food is not fabulous, just a step up from a food court, but tasty enough that we will go back. There isn't enough pineapple to go with the sweet n sour pork. Don't go there expecting it to be like Kirin or other upscale restaurants.
unpleasant experiance.....unfortunately the restaurant serves food with a weird taste, and you have to wonder what on earth did you eat..the smell of the food is not fresh.definately not worth trying....it is unfortunate as the past owners had very good food
I tried Dim Sum today. I would have not gone there if I have read other people's comments. However, I haven't, so I tried it. For the price, the food was good. We had 5 dishes in total, shrimp dumpling, siu mai, deep fried squid... and couple of other dishes. The place was old but carpet was clean. It did not have bad smell as others have commented. If you want a big portion for a cheap price, try it. I personally will go back but probably do take out.
I have only had their dim sum and it was quite good: fresh and flavourful. The service is typical of an asian restaurant: perfunctory not fawning. The decor is shabby-ish and the whole place could use a good clean and a vacuum. However, it is not bad enough to be off-putting. I'm from Surrey and I drive to Port Coquitlam for dim sum (haven't found any good dim sum in Surrey).... I'm surprised that a previous reviewer found the food bad.
We ordered a wonton noodle soup and beef brisket on egg noodle and it cost us $10 tip included and was enough lunch for 2 people. The won ton noodle soup serving was smaller than what you would get at other won ton restaurants but was enough for anyone with a light appetite and only cost $2.95. The beef brisket on fried noodles was a bit greasy but not bad for the cheap price.
The turn off was that after the waiter wiped off our table before we sat down it smelled horribly like mildew.
We had to pour some of our hot tea on to the table and rewipe it ourselves.The restaurant needs a good cleaning.
we just had dim sum today and it was really bad. the steamed prawn dumpling taste awful, it was sooooooo not fresh and it smells bad. i think if u buy it in T&T, the frozen ones are much better. the fried skin bean curd mushroom taste like rubber. chix feet and beef tripes are OK. we had fried squids, too and it's the best among others that we ordered. we live in poco and saw this place couple of times was so crowded, so we had to try. the service was OK. we dont care about the ambiance all we know that whenever there's a restaurant full of customers it must be good well at least we found out that's not always true.
They have Dim Sum on Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 on. Each dish is $2.50 and is excellent. No extra charges for tea . I, personally do not care for Soya sauce, so have often asked for a side of black bean sauce, and they have never charged me extra. I find them very accommodating & super friendly. Nice "homey" atmosphere.
My boyfriend and I decided to eat there. The restaurant is very run down and needs a lot of work. It looked dirty but we tried to not let it get to us just in case we might be impressed. Unfortunately, it was anything but impressive. The food was greasy and did not taste fresh at all. The dumplings tasted like those that I could buy from T&T supermarket. The servers were very noisy and there is a very ungly fish tank full of dirty looking fish too...makes me wonder...All in all, very disgusting and I would not reccomend anyone eat there.
My wife and I made the tragic mistake of dining here recently. We were met by the most unfreindly indifferent staff I have ever run into. That should have immediately triggered a walk out. We stayed and ordered Dim Sum from a menu. It was AWFUL!! We eat Dim Sum regularly. Vancouver has some of the best in North America. NOT THIS PLACE. The Har Gow (Shrimp dumpling) completely fell apart when trying to pick them up. There was no attempt to make a proper shrimp filling. Just a few shrimp wrapped in a very loose wrapper. The flavour of the shrimp was very bad and fishy. Next we had the Sticky rice wrap. It had no flavor at all. It seemed like it was just some tasteless ground pork steamed in some rice. We added some soy sauce but this was the most salty cheap soy sauce I have ever had. We next had steamed BBQ pork buns. Again these were falling appart. When we removed the paper on the bottom the filling just fell out. We also had the Siu Mai (Pork dumpling). The pork was very hard to chew. It was some crappy grissle of pork. The taste was really bad. There were a few shrimp bits but again these tasted off and fishy. Our last item Rice bowl with chicken never arrived. After checking this finally came after a 20 minute wait. They had short cut the preparation however. It was just a bowl of plain rice with a few pieces of chicken they had boiled in plain water with some soy sauce on top. It was disgusting. Obviously they had screwed up and their solution was to rush together something that looked like a rice dish. It was inedible. We left. Our tip reflected their crap food and indifferent attitude. ZERO!!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!