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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Googong NSW
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252 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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428 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I've come here several times and always enjoyed the food, whatever we happen to order. I like the fact that I can customize my order based on what is on the menu, e.g. seafood fried rice but with extra king prawns. I also appreciate the layout which can quickly accommodate a party of 10 although bookings should be done in... More 

Thank MrPenyiar .
New Zealand
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526 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We arrived without a booking needing a table for eight and the amazingly helpful staff were 'just' able to accommodate us because they were so busy. The food is still great, well priced, and well worth a visit.

Thank Narziss
Geelong, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were looking for a relaxed and casual meal in a clean restaurant with good service and decent food. Bambusa turned out to be all of this and much more. The service was exemplary; smiles, efficient and very helpful. The food was great and we enjoyed every mouthful. My only complaint is that this restaurant is located in Canberra and... More 

Thank Mark A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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?