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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
do yourself a flavour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
jeffarm
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Geelong
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Geelong
Senior Contributor
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
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Excellent service. I was craving for century egg and eventhough the dish that I want was not on their menu, the chef accomodated my request. Also, pecking duck is to die for!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had the banquet for 2 which was nice, not cheap at $45 each. Should have chosen individual meals. Spicy pork ribs sauce was not the best. But we enjoyed the good service, good coffee too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant. The service you receive is fantastic and could not be better. Try to go at least once a month. I have only ever ordered one dish that I wouldn't order again but that does not mean it was bad. The prices are average but don't mind paying knowing how good the waitress is. Great location... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I'm forgiving, especially when it's cold outside and I'm hungry. And if we had just had the average but warming duck with egg noodle soup then I would have simply ventured back outside warmed and fed. But I hate being ripped off. We ordered an entree of prawn dumpling; 4 dumplings for $9.20 arrived in their small steamer. We were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tried this restaurant on a chilly Canberra night and wasn't too disappointed. The food was fresh even though the rice came out a little cold for our liking but easily fixed with a zap in the microwave. The steamed dim sims were tasty and we ordered the sizzling garlic prawns which I think were a little bland and probably needed... 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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