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Bambusa

36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #62 of 782 restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited this place a few weeks ago with a friend. Food was good (especially the sizzling mongolian lamb..!! - really enjoyed that one), service was attentive and atmosphere was pleasant. Only downfall was the toblerone cocktail I had.. did not enjoy that one at all! So maybe avoid being adventurous with your drink selection.

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Albury, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely, fresh and tasty. We stopped because of their cheap ($10-15) lunch specials and were delighted. The mixed entree were super fresh and cooked perfectly. I've never had such a light and tasty spring roll. My main dish was something I had never heard of, and never tasted, but I will again. Both my partner and I had prawns in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One day I ended up in here when I got caught in the rain (I had been planning to go to Timmy's Kitchen but I'm glad I didn't). The laksa was good - plenty of nice fresh prawns, veggies and mild spice - and lunch specials were good value. The service was discreet and pleasant and the restaurant was really... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have eaten here a couple of times and both times have been impressed. The service is always pretty good, the staff are on top of getting water on the table, taking drinks orders and then taking food orders. If it is a hot night, then there is outdoor seating so you can sit outside in the cooler breeze. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Walking along the Restraint Strip in Manuka on Saturday night trying to decide on what to have for dinner. Finally settled for the Bambusa Asian Cuisine and an outdoor table. Staff was very polite and helpful as my wife has dietary restrictions. They had a detailed knowledge of the meal contents and offered variations to the menu items. Meals arrived... More

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