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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
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
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Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bambusa is a restaurant which I recommend with confidence to anyone looking to have a very enjoyable culinary experience in Canberra. This restaurant offers ambience, friendly and attentive service, and a consistently satisfying menu. Cooked to perfection, every time! Looking for something extra special? Simply have a chat with the owner William when you book and he will not disappoint,... More 

Thank Kit H
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff provided good service for a large group. It works out cheaper to order individual dishes than to go with a set banquet. You can pre order over the phone for maximum efficiency. Free parking available after hours in the carpark of a nearby medical clinic.

Thank Boris7111334
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two families both with kids found this place near our hotel. We made a booking and at short notice they kindly fitted all 8 of us into a private room. Service was attentive without being pushy. The meals were ample in size and the kids devoured their meals with much prices of the meals was very reasonable. All meals were... More 

Thank S4286BVdavidc
Googong NSW
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255 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in before we went to the cinema over the road. At first the wait staff pre-occupied with re-arranging tables for a group booking, but were helpful enough when they eventually gave us their attention. Quite pleasant environment with modern decor and tables not crammed together. Entrees were good and mains (lemon chicken, and chicken and vegetables) tasty. Portion size... More 

Thank ChrisKenyon136
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I shared two meals and boiled rice with my colleague. The honey chicken is something I order at every Asian restaurant if it is on the menu. This dish was easily the nicest one I've had in a long time. The other meal was sweet and sour pork. Again, no gristle and large servings. $14 to $15 for each meal... More 

Thank ozfamily2012
Canberra, Australia
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180 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were one of three couples who booked dinner on a Saturday night to get together for an informal catch-up. We ordered a range of dishes from dumplings and duck pancakes to hotpots and prawn dishes and we shared them. The food arrived in a reasonable time, except for one dish, and it was all tasty. The battered whiting was... More 

Thank AussieSK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Delicious food, large portions, excellent service, very popular , overall a great dinner & would recommend to anyone

Thank Glenda J
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Lovely food that was reasonably priced. Went with kids and I will return. But Canberra has just too many nice places to go.

Thank AusiDoyle
Canberra, Australia
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463 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Love the food at Bambusa, have never had a bad dish at this restaurant. Thank goodness I made a booking, the place was packed. Also being a Thursday it was public servant payday. We had three mains between 4 of us. The wagu beef roll (excellent), Honey and Black pepper pork loin and the eggplant stuffed with chicken as well... More 

Thank slwityk
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I've been here for lunch twice now. It was very quiet which can be a bit off putting but the service was good and the meals nice. They have an extensive menu and the staff were very knowledgeable about the ingredients in most dishes (handy when you're on a strict eating plan). The meals came out quickly and were generous.

Thank Samantha C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: 0262951036
Opposite the Manuka Cinema

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?