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Blu Ginger

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5 Genge St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6247 2228
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

I am on a quest to find the absolute best Butterchicken in Canberra I do not eat at the restaurants so this review is purely by quality of a specific dish - "Butter chicken". Ordering experience - Felt welcomed, respectful, nice woman served me. Was not asked how spicey i'd like the dish or any other details apart from name... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

As with the other restaurants along this strip, it can be very noisy with all the hard surfaces, but then you don't seem to mind once you've dipped your fresh naan into one of their delicious dishes, savouring the complex flavours and finishing off with a yummy mango lassi. They also do take away.

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1 Thank Joanna I
Haslemere
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412 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant offers a wide range of gluten free dishes; a necessary for us, and also a good sign that the cooking will be authentic indian. Onion bhajis were excellent and meat curries good too. Prices were fair and if we had stayed longer in Canberra we would have happily returned.

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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Ok ill be honest its my favourite restaurant anywhere! My partner and I eat here at least once a month and the food is consistently fantastic. The food does vary a bit depending on the chef but I recommend you try the butter chicken. Staff are lovely and accomodating and service is usually fast. Great value for money. Only downside... More 

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2 Thank Melanie R
Canberra, Australia
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

We've eaten at Blu Ginger a number of times and it remains one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Canberra. If you are near the Canberra Center, it's worth checking out this place. The place does get crowded I'm the evenings, especially on weekends, so call ahead for a reservation if you are planning to go.

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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is loud and crammed. Food was nice but nothing special. Parking is difficult. The service wasn't great, they mixed up the dishes. Overall the experience was fine but not worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We asked at the hotel reception about Indian restaurants and were told there were two, so we set off to look them both up before booking a table at the one we fancied. This bar far is the better of the two, it is of a contemporary style and has a good menu with lots of choices, we had a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Ordered several vegetarian options, and garlic naan and was given some of the best tasting indian I have enjoyed thus far in Canberra! Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and very attentive without being too overpriced. Enjoyed very much. Only down side is they have only one dish with no nuts if you have an allergy.

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1 Thank Caiti S
Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We went for a work function and opted for the banquet. This is the first time I can honestly say I've been happy with a banquet, great food just kept arriving, staff were very friendly and food was excellent. Highly recommend

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Australia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had lunch here the day before New Year's Eve. Food was all tasty and delivered quickly. Service was also responsive. Kids enjoyed the food as well (always a tough crowd).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Genge St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6247 2228

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