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Bambusa

36 Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #51 of 755 restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Decided to book here after it being recommended by a friend and after checking out the reviews. Came here with my family group of 12 for my mum's 80th. Everyone loved the food. I would say it's probably the best Chinese I've had in Canberra (the dishes are mostly Chinese, with a few Malaysian dishes thrown in). The staff were... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A group of about twenty of us ate here last night for a business dinner. This included beer (they had James Boag's) and wine (a decent shiraz from WA and a sauvignon blanc from NZ). The food was delicious. It started with a plate of several starters for each diner, including scallops, duck pancakes, etc. Everything else was done family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I really liked the look of this restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. We sat outside which was a nice option as there was a cool breeze in this 30 degree heat. We ordered pretty quick and there wasn't much of a wait for the food. The serving sizes are big and the prices are good for... More

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cootamundra
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Authentic Asian food, generous servings, friendly and attentive staff made this restaurant exceptional value for money. The restaurant ambience was more appealing than many restaurants serving food in this price range.

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Cootamundra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Just a had a great lunch (off the lunch special board) it was delicious - tasty and plentiful. Will definitely be returning!

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warwickshire
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We love chinese food, and eat it regularly at home. I had a spicy dish, marked with three chillis on the menu, but which turned out to be completely insipid. My wife's dish, which had no such pretensions, tasted only slightly of salt. The chicken was somewhat gritty in texture and the vegetables vey much al dente. It really was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I'm currently in Canberra on a 3 month stint, and I've now eaten at this restaurant on 4 different occasions over the past several weeks. The food is always great, with good authentic flavours. The service staff are always friendly and very attentive. Prices are reasonable for what you get, though the portion size is (what I would call) a... More

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