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the Diner Ruian

#126 of 11,344 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
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No. 145, Ruian St., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 2 2700 1680
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:30
Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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99 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, great service if sometimes a bit rushed, and best of all great brunch selections. My Eggs Benedict were as good as they get, eggs slightly runny and real Canadian bacon on English muffins. Superb fresh orange juice and good coffee. My companion and I left feeling extremely satisfied. But as others have pointed out, on a Sunday you'll... More 

Thank Fountainhall
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is on some best brunch list for Taipei and it got its reason. Very fast and efficient service, big portions, refilling the coffee / tea and food itself is good. Nothing too fancy, but it corresponds with reasonable prices. Make a reservation, especially if going there over weekend.

Thank cyberMythius
Jacksonville, Florida
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145 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you desire a huge, well prepared Western style breakfast, then look no further than The Diner (Ruian Location). It is a 5min walk from the Technology Building Station - thru a nice residential area. Menu is just perfection and staff are extremely professional.

Thank MCPO-USN-2011
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay just around the corner and although we've passed by the Diner on several occasions and it's always had a long waiting line outside. This evening we went by and there was no waiting line for once and we were immediately shown to a table. Throughout our meal, the staff were efficient, friendly, and spoke really good English. I... More 

Thank Sally Joy T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Decent food, great smoothies, do not go without a reservation, otherwise you will be waiting for a while.

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Thank AndeeKo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

still keeping the standard and serve with good manner and good food. Diner has always been the all times favorite restaurant to me.

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Thank Paul C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was here to quench my craving for American diner style food since I left US a few years back. However, the only thing that resembled American food is the ginormous portion. There were four slices of thick toast which can probably feed a few families (if you order the French toast set that is). The bacon is very average,... More 

Thank Luke S
Taipei, Taiwan
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The place is very popular as the breakfast menus are with very good value. Only the place is always packed and noisy, good if you like American breakfast and dine with youngsters.

Thank Justine L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The location was "hidden" in an alley, but once we got there it was way worth it. Definitely the best breakfast to eat (when you get tired of eating traditional Taiwanese breakfast). They had an extensive menu of offerings from french toast to omelets. Tip: You HAVE to get the Eggs Benedict on the English muffin.

Thank 0jwo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The general atmosphere is great and there are so many different cuisines to choose from! The food is fresh and well prepared and the coffee tastes good as well. The portion of pancakes was too big for me so I had to pack some to go. No problem! The well packed meal later tasted, though cold, yum still!

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Thank Wanyu L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 145, Ruian St., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2700 1680

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?