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36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema

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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Surprisingly Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Narziss
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I dined with a friend who was visiting town. We chose the $45 banquet with Imperial Pork Ribs, Sizzling Tempura Fish and Salt & Pepper King Prawns as the mains. The entree was nicely presented with the prawn dumpling and duck pancake nicely prepared. Unfortunately the steamed scallop was seared to the shell. All of the mains... More 

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Canberra
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It's been a while since we've been here and I was looking forward to returning. The wait was worth it and I couldn't help think if left it too long! The atmosphere is modern Asian and the decor is refreshingly comfortable. It's not cold like many restaurants can be and the staff are available but not in your face. Food... More 

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Canberra
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

To start with: on a very cold Canberra winter's night, it needs some form of draft protection at several of the tables near the door. I did not appreciate having cold air on my back, as patrons came in and out. I was appalled to find my crispy duck had barely been (re)heated and to find it half-cold. I told... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?