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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bambusa has been in Manuka for many years. While it calls its self "Asian" dishes on offer are almost all Chinese. It's pork dumplings were fresh, tender and very good, and made a good start to the meal. The salt and pepper calamari and prawns...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early lunch, great service good advice on menu and super prompt food delivery! Duck spring rolls a ripper and also pancakes yummy. Beef and chicken dumplings as good as I've had in Hong Kong.

Thank rod g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have a booking and although the restaurant was very busy and full, we were seated promptly and the staff were very attentive. The menu has traditional Asian meals but many variations as well, which made it very hard to choose. We finally settled...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We arrived for a 30th family birthday to find the wrong date had been booked. I felt quite panicked as the restaurant was full. They immediately calmed me and said they would set up a private room for the 12 of us. This was completed...More

Thank Lois W
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

I combined an entree of pork dumplings with Chinese broccoli in ginger sauce with some rice and of course chilli on the side. The meal was very tasty and the servings generous. The staff are friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank darrenhau1
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We arrived in Canberra for a four night stay. We found Bambusa on our first night. It was delicious so we went back again on our last night. The service was friendly and welcoming. The food was well presented, light and fresh. Chinese can often...More

Thank ropey1978
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times, the whole duck is exceptional value, other dishes are high quality. Good service, nice atmosphere for dining. Highly recommended for dinner for couples or family.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Sometime you choose the wrong dish, it happens. But when you finally get the best and most delicious dish (Chicken boiled dumplings) you can never get enough of Bambusa. The staff are good and the food is good. I recommend if you want an asian...More

Thank girlonline2016
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We waited 5 minutes for our menus to even arrive and then another 15 for our order to be taken. Food arrived 25 minutes later and it was terrible. My chicken cashew nut tasted like boiled chicken served in salty water. My partner had four...More

1  Thank DiggiesM
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Friendly and efficient service and very tasty Asian dishes. Wide ranging menu with many veggie options. Recommend teriyaki eggplant. House beer ok too.

Thank Tom D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6295 1036
Opposite the Manuka Cinema
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