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Bambusa

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36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
02-6295-0-724
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema

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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
Nice food, good service.

Really nice - we had the lunch banquet for two - the three entrees were all delicious. For mains we tried the imperial ribs and the salt and pepper prawns, and both were good. We'll come back for lunch again and choose two different mains next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
James L
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English first
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really nice - we had the lunch banquet for two - the three entrees were all delicious. For mains we tried the imperial ribs and the salt and pepper prawns, and both were good. We'll come back for lunch again and choose two different mains next time.

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Perth
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great casual Chinese fusion in trendy Manuka village centre. Something for everyone here but our highlight was the slow cooked pork ribs. Portions very generous. Service was efficient and friendly. Pricing reasonable. Happy to recommend.

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Brisbane
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We dined here while visiting Canberra with our two young children, staying in Forrest. What a great find Bambusa was with plenty of options, great service and delicious, good portioned food. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Had a banquet here for a work luncheon. Had a variety of dishes and could not fault a single one. LOVE THIS PLACE! Can't wait to come back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The food and service was excellent ! We enjoyed the all the recommendations from the kitchen and they didn't disappoint . The lucky wallets were interesting - pork belly in a dim sum the mains of stuffed eggplant and fluffy duck were full of flavour and excellent presentation.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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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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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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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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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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