Rangoon Ruby #2 now open | Peninsula Foodist | Elena Kadvany | Almanac Online |

Local Blogs

Peninsula Foodist

By Elena Kadvany

E-mail Elena Kadvany

About this blog: I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently working at the Palo Alto Weekly as education and youth staff writer. I graduated from USC with a major in Spanish and a minor in jo...  (More)

View all posts from Elena Kadvany

Rangoon Ruby #2 now open

Uploaded: Aug 5, 2014
Downtown Palo Alto's only Burmese restaurant, Rangoon Ruby, has enjoyed such success that it's opened a second location, just blocks away from the first.

Diners can now enjoy signature Burmese fare like tea leaf salad or noodle dish nan gyi dok at 326 University Ave., the former home of Italian restaurant Figo. Figo suddenly shuttered in May.

Rodel Marquez, Rangoon Ruby general manager, said that they were looking for a larger location when they stumbled upon the open space. He said they're not worried about operating two restaurants so close to each other (Rangoon Ruby is at 445 Emerson St.).

"We're pretty busy at our current location now," he said. "We think it will be a good balance for the city."

The new restaurant is named Burma Ruby. Initially, the menu will be the same as Rangoon's, but he said they'll start changing things up "over the next season."

Burma Ruby is open for lunch and dinner the same hours as Rangoon Ruby, which opened in June 2012 in the former Cafe Baklava. A sister restaurant also opened last May in San Carlos. Owner John Lee, born and raised in Burma, is also a veteran of Bay Area restaurant-chain Burma Superstar.



What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post
Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 6,943 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,348 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,244 views

Good News: The New Menlo Park Rail Subcommittee Hits A Home Run
By Dana Hendrickson | 12 comments | 1,537 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 751 views

 

Register today!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More