A Gem in Cornwall’s Restaurant Scene

October 31, 2013
By Candy Pollard

Cornwall Ontario – When Cui Ying Chen and her partner decided to follow their dream of opening their own restaurant, they could not think of a better location to open than Cornwall.

“We love the small city feel of Cornwall,” explained Mrs. Chen. “It’s peaceful, close to Montreal and Ottawa, and it’s multicultural.”

Mr. and Mrs. Chen have brought a new element of culture to the city with the recent opening of their restaurant, Ruby Restaurant.

“We named the restaurant after the stone,” explained Mrs. Chen. “We wanted to choose a name that represents value and quality, like our business. It also has a nice sound to it!”

The menu at Ruby features a variety of meal choices specializing in Japanese, Chinese and Thai food options.

“Japanese sushi is becoming increasingly popular,” said Mrs. Chen. “Thai food is enjoyed by many, and Chinese food is traditional. Raw food options like sushi have great health benefits as it contains proteins and promotes increased longevity. We like to encourage our customers to try new things.”

The Chen’s have restaurant experience in Hong Kong, China and Toronto, and are pleased to be learning more and more about our Canadian culture and the English language.

“We want all of our customers to feel welcome. Our staff are young and active, and we hope to bring new energy to the restaurant and the City of Cornwall.”

Ruby Restaurant is currently offering a promotion to their customers (until Christmas) with discounts of 20% on Dine-In, and 10% on Take-Out business.

“It is certainly nice to see a young couple spread their entrepreneurship wings in our community”, said Candy Pollard of the Business Enterprise Centre. “The Chen’s have brought their experience from larger cities such as Hong Kong to Cornwall, and offer a unique perspective on Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. We wish them much success in their new venture”.

Ruby Restaurant is located at 315 Montreal Road and is open from 11 am to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 10:30 pm Friday to Saturday, and 3 pm to 10 pm on Sunday.

For more information, please call 613-938-9669 or search Ruby on Facebook.

Entrepreneurs in Action

Entrepreneurs in Action is an initiative by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre to profile small to medium-sized businesses that have recently opened in Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne. To see all of the current profiles, please visit the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre on the web and on social media:

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Centre also offers seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind. Please visit for more information.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment.

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