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36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
02-6295-0-724
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants anywhere in Canberra. Like most it has the australianised sweet dishes, but I can't go past the first page of chef recommendations which offers traditional hot pots (the yu xian eggplant is my favourite), really fresh seafood like the whole steamed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Bob A
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Greater Canberra, Australia
via mobile
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English first
Greater Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants anywhere in Canberra. Like most it has the australianised sweet dishes, but I can't go past the first page of chef recommendations which offers traditional hot pots (the yu xian eggplant is my favourite), really fresh seafood like the whole steamed coral trout, and a few really interesting dishes contributed by the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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241 reviews 241 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went here with friends from Sydney and they thoroughly enjoyed the food. Started with two old favourites the Stuffed Eggplant with Teriyaki sauce and Char Kway Teow, both still very good. We ordered two dishes that we hadn't tried before but will definitely be ordering them again. The deep fried chilli and garlic prawns and the Waygu beef rolls, both... More 

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Singleton, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A lovely Asian restaurant with an extensive menu of standard fare. The staff were attentive and the food was beautiful, fresh and good sized portions. The service was quick and the prices reasonable. We were so impressed we went twice and were not disappointed. As good an Asian restaurant you will find in Canberra.

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New Zealand
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88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were just visiting Canberra and wanted somewhere to take our local family to dinner - no one had heard of this place but our family likes Asian Cuisine so we thought we'd try it. We ordered a selection of dishes that we put in the middle of the table to share and had a most amazing evening. The food... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had the banquet for 2 and the entree was a really nice plate consisting of Steamed Half Shell Scallop, Fried Premium Prawn Dumpling and Duck Pancake each. For mains we selected the Green beans with spicy pork mince and the salt and pepper king prawns. These were both very nice with the prawns the stand-out of the two. Nicely... More 

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Sydney. Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a lovely find on a Monday night! Excellent food particularly the shantung chicken which is one of the best I've had anywhere! Eggplant hot pot also a hit as were the duck pancakes. Really thoughtful service and good prices too! Got chatting when paying and forgot to leave a tip! Sorry girls!!! Here is a 'virtual' tip. Oh and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was very nice. The "special fried rice" was not that special, but the sizzling tempura fish was very delicious. Great menu variety and reasonably priced. Main thing I was impressed with was the friendly staff. We had our dogs so went to the outdoor tables before speaking to any of the staff, and the waitress was out to... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I had a great lunch at Bambusa today. The service was quick, and the food was tasty. A good option for a quick sit down lunch in Manuka.

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Geelong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yes spelling pun intended. But the food here is no pun. I ate here twice over a 4 night stay. The first night I had the imperial pork ribs and they had to of been some of the nicest ribs I've had in a long time. The meat just fell away from the bone it was so tender, along with... More 

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Hobart
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42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Chicken hotpot was very tasty combined with fried rice. They were happy to add some chilli to the dish on request. Only negative was that they forgot the entree I ordered. Location is good and it was pleasant to eat outside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 02-6295-0-724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Asian

Description

Opposite the Manuka Cinema
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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