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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (11 reviews)
“hotpot” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu. The advertised spicy dishes were not very spicy - we had to add the chilli oil on the table to both dishes. Popular place for groups as well as couples and families which made it very loud and not relaxing or easy to...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Located in Manuka, an area with many restaurants and options to dine, this Asian restaurant has a wide variety of meals on the menu. The staff are efficient and we were looked after well - even to the extent that the waitress helped us pick...More

Thank AussieDiver53
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We ordered prawn laksa, mongolian beef, sate chicken, honey king prawns and two large fried rice. Absolutely delicious food... full of flavour. Generous servings. Friendly staff. We ordered takeaway however, the restaurant was busy while we were there. We used our Best Restaurant voucher and...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Kung po chicken was super tasty sauce-wise...BUT what happened to chicken that actually came off of a chicken ...recently? Not great mouth feel, weird rounded sides and soft but processed and rubbery texture. Like subway chicken. Unless this is a sort after trait in Asian...More

Thank jksmits
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We go regularly to this little acclaimed Chinese restaurant. They have a wide choice , generous servings, a very efficient and friendly service. Many of dishes can be made Gluten free . One of the best Chinese cafes in Canberra but little known. Recommend that...More

Thank Kalyana R
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great food with all the sauces made fresh onsite- and what a difference! Highly recommend the Szechuan beef & the lemon chicken. Even the fried rice was tasty and fresh. We visited as a couple but a number of families were there too - very...More

Thank AnnieS112
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Bambusa is a pleasant Asian restaurant with a range of noodles and Chinese and SE Asian dishes. The ambiance is good and the service competent. The combination laksa was very disappointing.

2  Thank MaKeWen
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing lunch. Dumplings and sizzling pepper steak, stuffed eggplant. To die for. Food quick to come even though they were busy. Obviously know what they are doing! Will be back!

1  Thank Canberragirl124
Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a surprise to find such a gem in Manuka. The food was delicious and our waitress was excellent. We purchased some custard buns to take away and the Owner took the time to instruct us how we should re heat them. Now you would...More

Thank Churchy43
Reviewed 6 August 2017

First of all I must say William the Owner is a very passionate lover of Asian food. He wants the guest to experience new and exciting flavors at his restaurant. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back. Ask William about his...More

Thank RainbowPines
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16 February 2018|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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