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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely service - very nice food great prices I look forward to my next visit Highly recommend the San choi bow and duck pancakes

Thank Diiabolical
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Bambusa is one of our favoured local restaurants. Great filled buns and shredded beef but all dishes we have had have been good and the service excellent.

Thank Greg C
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Some of the best Chinese food I've ever eaten (including in China). The egg plant hotpot is to die for. This is not your typical 'Australian-ised Chinese - this is the real deal! Wine list is acceptable. The restuarant was too noisy for easy conversation due to the many children dining in a large family group - apparently it is... More 

Thank Martin A
Nowra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I think we were lucky to get a table so next time i would book. The food came quickly, was delicious and not too expensive. The pork buns looked good so perhaps next time i will be more adventurous. Quite an extensive menu.

Thank Diane F
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 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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256 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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204 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

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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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?