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Bambusa

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36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
0262951036
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bambusa wont disappoint your palate

A wide range of choices offered, to suit most preferences for Asian food. Service could be improve, we waited 10 mins for one person to be served the main course,would go back for the food and the choice, great wine list too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan J
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wide range of choices offered, to suit most preferences for Asian food. Service could be improve, we waited 10 mins for one person to be served the main course,would go back for the food and the choice, great wine list too.

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Thank Susan J
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a takeaway and were impressed with the ordering service, promptness of our meal order and the decor of the restaurant. Unfortunately our takeaway did not live up to what we were expecting. The Singapore noodles were dry and seemed to be just noodles with curry powder, the Szechuan chicken was more like a sweet and sour with... More 

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Thank Warwick D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hot Fresh Delicious, food. We had been very busy all day and were tired and hungry. The service was excellent and the food very good. We were served quickly and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Thank Sympos
Canberra
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We tried Bambusa after the good reviews and were not disappointed. The food was very tasty and the special fried rice not oily just a pleasant change. To our surprise they had gluten free honey prawns. They are certainly gluten free as there was no reaction and must be MSG free as there was no dry mouths at 2 am.... More 

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Thank CanberraAussie101
Adelaide, Australia
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155 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a nice, café style family Asian with a good menu. There was enough on the menu to satisfy four of us & there is a good selection of starters including dumplings & soups. The mains are varied & include rice & noodle dishes & typical Asian dishes. There is a good selection of wines & beers by the... More 

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Thank Zumba12
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We were passing through Canberra and stopped in Manuka for a late dinner. The staff were nice and the service was super quick. My partner had crab soup & I had curry puffs- he loved it! However the price I paid 2 small curry puffs is ridiculous & handing someone a bare plate with only puffs and sauce looks very... More 

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Thank Patron7892
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A restaurant with a nice ambience. Wonderful food with quick service. Negative being waitress wasn't able to tell us the difference between Fried Rice and Special Fried Rice.

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Thank Alison A
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We've eaten here twice now as a family. Our first visit was 3 of us for a quick meal before slipping over the road to a movie so we had a few entrée dishes and a fried rice. This was enough for us to go back again and sit down for a full meal for the 4 of us and... More 

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Thank Graham A
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The food here is uncomplicated but generally well prepared. Staff provide exceptional service although the $50 charge suggestion for undue cleaning arising from messy children is an odd line to open your menu with.

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1 Thank pmaraun
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a terrific Chinese restaurant. The food is delicious, the staff very friendly and competent and you can easily have a conversation with your dining companion. We selected the "fluffy duck", beans and pork mince and rice and the waitress suggested the "lucky wallet" as entree which we went with. They were a couple of light steamed buns (taco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 0262951036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, American

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