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36 Franklin St | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 1036
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dumplings” (17 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 3 days ago

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

Thank holidayitisAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 .

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

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.

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

Thank joesweg
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very authentic flavours, can get a bit chaotic, as it’s very popular with the locals. Reasonably priced, good for a family dinner.

1  Thank LenH170
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My wife is Chinese and I lived in China for many years. We always struggle to find authentic Chinese food in Australia and are usually disappointed. A week ago we stayed near Bambusa at Manuka on a work trip and discovered their fare. In one...More

Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Three for lunch, no reservation but the staff found us a table and after a short wait we had our mixed dumplings and pork Xiao long Bao - perfectly prepared and cooked large servings. Three shared entrees were more than enough for lunch. We tried...More

Thank Nmsj1957
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Prawn dumpling sticky tasteless Barramundi 30 minute wait. Nice fish but but got a mouthful of scales Vegetable mystic? stewed tofu vegetable and covered in a thick sauce. Coukdnt eat it Mineral water $12 for a bottle of their own fizzed water but nicely presented...More

Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had a work dinner here and were in the private room. It's a great space. My colleagues arrived at different times and the staff were fantastic at accommodating them and including them in the banquet. It was terrific service and the food was also...More

Thank rdarbyshire
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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: +61 2 6295 1036
Opposite the Manuka Cinema
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