Pearland >Food & Dining > Ruby Chinese Restaurant
3207 Broadway St, Pearland, TX | Directions 7758129.559250 -95.271436
Good Classic Buffet – I have lived in Pearland for just over six years, and have passed by Ruby probably hundreds of times but never stopped to eat there until tonight. I am extremely picky about my Chinese food. I only eat Pepper Steak, fried rice and Veggie Lo Mein, and am very particular about the taste, temperature and freshness of the meat. I've read several good and bad reviews on this place, so I never wanted to give it a chance. Here lately, I've noticed several cars outside in the evenings, so I decided to give it a try.
My party of three arrived around 4pm for an early dinner. The place is a little small; not nearly as large as it appears from the outside. There was only one other table taken in the whole place, so we were pretty isolated. The buffet is small compared to the others I have been to, but had all the necessary staples of a classic Chinese menu - Lo Mein, Pepper Steak, General Tso's, Sweet and Sour everything, all the classic soups, eggrolls, veggies, fruits/salads, etc. There were items for non-Chinese eaters such as macaroni and cheese, pizzas, corn dogs, spare ribs, etc. It was during this time (the 3 o'clock hour) that they were taking all the food from lunch to the back and bringing out fresh food for the dinner clients.
The wait staff was extremely attentive; filling up our beverages several times, letting us know when they were bringing out fresh entrees, etc. The food was very good, especially for a buffet. Nothing higher-end like Pei Wei or PFChangs, but a classic, good, hit-the-spot Chinese buffet. Prices were about average for a buffet - it was about $10/person to eat there, including beverages.
Overall, glad we went there and will certainly be back. Not sure of the freshness at later dining hours, but during high volume hours the food is supposedly refreshed often. Recommended.
I recommend you give it a try... – The past reviews are old and outdated. Ruby's is under new management and is much better than several years ago. The owner and staff have wonderful personalities. I give them 5 stars. As for the food, the buffet is good but like all buffets, better if there are more people dining and the food is replaced frequently. Ordering of f the menu is great. Their shrimp is very large and plump and the Broccoli Beef is wonderful.
worst experience ever – my wife and son and i just tried this place at about 530pm on a Sunday. The people were courteous but the buffet was wretched. Perhaps we should have ordered off the menu. We were the only people in the place and saw a full buffet so went that route, unfortunately forgetting the eternal cycle of buffets.... no customers= old food= less customers= worse food...etc.
I trusted the reviewers on this site but was sorely disappointed. I will NEVER return.
love this place – i have been eating here for 10 years, as far as in the city of pearland, this is the best and original chinese resturant. although the buffet does not have a lot of extras like crawfish and sushi like some of the other houston area buffets do, the price is worth it still.
Nothing special – Food was fair, service was good. The buffet had only a very limited selection.
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