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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and efficient service and very tasty Asian dishes. Wide ranging menu with many veggie options. Recommend teriyaki eggplant. House beer ok too.

Thank Tom D
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I are suckers for great Chinese food, especially dumplings! We've gone all around Canberra until we found Bambusa and haven't gone anywhere since. We visit almost once a week because we just love the food and the staff. They know our order by heart which is amazing! We love it!

Thank Bri P
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was just what we wanted for a quick lunch before an afternoon movie. The chicken and corn soup and spring rolls were just right. One of our group had a laksa, this was so big we all needed to help eating... everyone was pleased with the meal.

Thank cherash
Canberra, Australia
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I arrived at 8.30pm, it was a full house inside and outside. The waiter found a table for me right away. It did take some time before I was asked for my order. The waitress apologised. My pork ribs were very tender. The waiter cut the meat at the table for me. The flavour was wonderful. The variety... More 

Thank KevinVoyage
Yass, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We've eaten at Bambusa half a dozen times after the Manuka movies and we have been welcomed up to 2130. The food is good and fresh and service invariably very good. A great oasis after a harrowing movie when wine and food is restorative.

Thank Geoff K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had a lovely meal shared with friends. Menu was comprehensive, modern asian, our selections very flavoursome. Only criticism was that staff took a long time to take our order. I would eat here again.

Thank Karen S
Canberra, Australia
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Booked the small private room for a working dinner. Still a bit noisy from the main part of the restaurant (busy Thursday night). Service ok. Food very tasty. Reasonable prices.

Thank TVR_1
Sedona, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent,food and service. Loved the Kung Pao chicken, my wife had the duck. Everything first class. Lots of competition but the place was almost full on a weeknight.

Thank Rich4654 G
Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

An excellent dim sum restaurant in the heart of Manuka. Customer service is very polite. Asian atmosphere. I recommend it.

Thank XMOS69
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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?