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“excellent cuisine and great staff”
Review of Bambusa

Bambusa
Ranked #82 of 1,505 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opposite the Manuka Cinema
Reviewed March 13, 2012

While there is an extensive and exciting a la carte menu of Asian fusion selections, we chose the degustion menu as a group of 8 to satisfy, this comprised a choice of 4 entree and 4 main which we left the chef to decide. Every dish was flavoursome and ingredients fresh and well cooked. My wife is generally not a fan of seafood but enjoyed whitebait, barrumundi and soft shell crab, a fantastic rap for the kitchen. Service was a bit slow but acceptable as walk ups on the Saturday night exceeded bookings threefold. As a result the full restaurant had a great buzz of happy diners in conversation. Our friends are regulars here and have noticed word of mouth recommendations making this a popular venue, I would recommend booking ahead for dinner. While fully licenced, BYO is totally acceptable.

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2  Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We have visited Bambusa several times since it opened. The owner has intentionally ensured that this restaurant is not just your standard asian cuisine which Canberra has so many of. The decor is brilliant, the service impeccable, and the food is some of the tastiest I have ever had.

Although the menu is not extensive I believe this has been done so that Bambusa can do their signature dishes well. You will be pleasantly surprised by the different variety of food that is on offer when you first see the menu. On different occasions we have sampled the degustation menu, the lunch time tasting platter and dinner from the standard menu - each time we have vowed to return for more.

Bambusa is a breath of fresh air and the owner obviously knows his stuff. If you are after something a little bit different, a little bit asian and a little bit modern, this is your place.

Very, very highly recommended.

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2  Thank CanberraLocal
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

I liked this restaurant. The food was tasty, 2 options for vegetarians, (I recommend the vegetable gyoza). When the waitress found out I didn't eat meat she said that next time I could call ahead and they would make something different which was very nice. We had quite a bad German riesling but otherwise an enjoyable evening.

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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Tripadvisor reviews pointed us to this and the food was fantastic. Had the dehydration menu - great choices, very fresh and inspired presentation . Would definitely return.

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Thank DuncJohn
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

We tried the degustation, four entree and four mains for $50pp. My personal favourite was the chilli king prawns.

All the food was really nice and the desert, green tea ice cream with sponge cheese cake was delicious!

Pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant of this high quality in Canberra coming from Sydney.

Will definitely come back next time we're in Canberra, highly recommended

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2  Thank contactim
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