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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dumplings” (19 reviews)
“prawns” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered at 7pm and received our food 8.20pm. Later customers all served before us. When followed up with staff they were disinterested and unapologetic. We won't be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melissasB3230ZJ
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The food was only surpassed by the very friendly staff. Great value food, with a small fried rice enough to feed a family of 4, and prompt service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Droid58
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have eaten at the Bambusa twice in the last couple of weeks and will certainly go back again. The food is delicious, the portions generous and the prices very reasonable. The service is attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere very pleasant. You can...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Was busy helping a friend setup his new laptop and before we knew it, it was1:30pm. A quick drive to Manuka and my friend recommended this restaurant. By the time we entered the door it was 1:45pm and the manager welcomed us in despite the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cvon_Drapery
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I was here by myself for dinner a few nights ago, overall the food was average, the dumplings were nice but the Kung Pao Chicken a let down. No spiciness to the dish despite chillis next to it on the menu to indicate as such,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank machaltcrz
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Whilst the food was tasty our shantung lamb was completely missing the advertised chilli. Service was slow despite the restaurant being very quiet. Also a bit of confusion over the order as the waitress seemed very new. Overall, a bit uninspiring which is a shame,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank holidayitisAustralia
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We did a dinner at Bambusa after a busy day at the Floriade, we did a right choice we tried the duck pancake, shantung chicken , beef strips and salty fish with chicken fried rice and I can not no more .

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Magiting
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

On a recent visit to Canberra with friends we were looking for a place to eat close to where we were staying. Decided on Bambusa and were very impressed with the taste and quality of our food. Prices were very reasonable and the staff were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CristineWalker
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lovely restaurant we found whilst visiting Canberra with a group of friends. Friendly, welcoming service. Food was flavoursome and plentiful. Dumplings were very good. Loved it and would go back again next time we are in Canberra.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wen447
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. The food was good & the service generally good. They were a bit slow to greet us at the door & seat us. That aside, meals were prompt and service was friendly. I noticed a “banquet room” towards...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank joesweg
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16 February 2018|
Response from CMKITTERS | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure as we did takeaway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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