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Kobe Beef
"great service and delicious food! an asian fusion you will love..."
Diana Carolina Romero Delvasto
"Simply consistently good food. Flavours..."
Nick Birbilis
"Thoroughly enjoyed the vibrant buzz of Akiba. That with the fabulous food & service makes it hard to go passed when in the Nation’s Capital..."
"Pending review with photos! Great restaurant..."
Vicnifer's Food Reviews
"Discovered this bar as it was near our hotel and decided to give it a try as it was packed on a Tuesday night. The staff were attentive and really..."
Michelle Weers
"A highly rated Restaurant that is well deserved. Great atmosphere and well appointed - the real deal. Will be visiting again. ..."
Bud Walter
"Love their drinks selection and the menu, mainly again fusion dishes, love the king fish sashimi. However is slightly pricey for what they..."
"Went for an early dinner here. Really great Asian inspired dishes and the seafood was just fresh as! Felt the serving wasn’t that big so had to..."
"Excellent service. Tastes are great. Dishes come up very quick. Nice place for people to hang out but a little bit pricy for students. Overall it’s..."
"We had one night in Canberra, and after many research and recommendations by friends, we’ve decided to dine at Akiba. Did not disappoint at all!!..."
Linh-Chi Le
"Did a road trip to Canberra and we walked into Akiba at 8pm as it was loud, packed and looked like fun.It was exactly that- cocktails were..."
"Always loveeeeed to come here everytime im in cNberra! Espaecially the kobe wagyu in teriyaki and black sesame ❤️ and also the salt and pepper..."
The Hungry FoodTech [shirley.gondo]
"Can't say enough good things about this place!! We were placed in front of the bar initially and my partner was cold and suddenly not feeling it. Not..."
"3.5 A tale of two restaurants, amazing fit out creates a really funky modern space, however the toilets are a different story. Old, dirty and mouldy..."
"Highly recommend, a very cool hang out place in Canberra. Parkings right outside the restaurant. Bookings got confirmed right away, I had to change..."
Eunice Sin
"It was my first exposure to Japanese fusion food and I must admit,it was a good one.Really busy place and nice crowd.The options are..."
"I can tell the way we’re served it’s definitely a popular place in Canberra as we didn’t make reservation (obviously not something you would do..."
"Previously I thought their food has Strange taste, with too much chili powder. Definitely not traditional Japanese food. We visited again last month..."
Yue Wang
"We went here for the first time and absolutely love the food! We had teriyaki kobe beef, beef buns, josper octopus, and japanese fried chicken, they..."
Meidy Rahma Dhana
"Almost a year since I have been here and food and the ever friendly ambience remains the same. Started with Prawns and Chicken dumplings with Momo..."
"The food is pretty good and it wasn’t crowded for lunch time. We were able to get our food within 10 mins of ordering and the food was..."
"Just great food and staff just love it when we get a chance to go .Would go everyday if I could will return time and time again .A must try guys you..."
Mrs Ds Adventure
"Happening and vibie place. Modestly thumping soundtrack in the background as you eat amongst the local younger set.They have indoor and..."
Baba Gump
"Honestly haven’t had food like this in ages. Great Asian fusion food with incredibly tasty combinations. Came here alone and felt really..."
"We come here everytime we stop by Canberra. It may be on the expensive side, but the food and the vibe do pay up for it. You will be greeted by..."
"Lovely food, great atmosphere and a spectacular sake menu. Friendly staff, busy night so they sat us at the bar but it worked really well. What else..."
"The downside is the loud music. The upside is seriously nice food. The prawn and chicken dumplings were sublime, the fried rice generous in its..."
Andrew Shelton
"When you’re in a new place and you don’t know where to go- Akiba offers a great vibe, food fun and just an all round great night.We..."
"Went here for a late Friday night dinner with friends. We all ordered the Just Feed Me option. All dishes were out of this world. The food was..."
"Asian fusion cuisine at its best. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Good music. A must visit in Canberra.It's all about sharing...."
Rahul Marwah
"Akiba sits on Bunda Street, Canberra’s main shopping strip. It presents youthful, contemporary pan-Asian dishes, from a raw bar, barbeque and dim..."
Does My Bomb Look Big In This
"Fantastic! Superbly presently, delicate but full flavours, always incredibly fresh. I've never been disappointed with Akiba, if I had to find a..."
Catherine Gaudry Allen
"One of the best pieces of beef I have ever consumed - cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and super efficient service As to be expected at..."
"The hype of this place was high so husband and I decided to give it a go. To my surprise,it was one of the most enjoyable dinner I've had in..."
Aya Marie
"I'm in love with this restaurant, they have good bartenders and service crews willing to give u their best service. The food is definitely good,..."
Jimmy Low
"Asian fusion restaurant with cool decor. Staff are friendly and energetic, but some of them are carelessness. All dishes I ordered were yummy,..."
"Good vege options, food is yum. Service inside is okay, much better outside (get a table out there if you can). Book book book. Agadeshi tofu - get..."
"Great environment and outstanding service. Although the fusion style of food taste good but the portion is too small and pricy. The drinks are nice...."
"Amazing recommendation and it's easy to see why it's won such high accolades as Australia's best restaurant 2016. We decided to try a number of..."
"The kingfish tastes special and delicious. Octopus with half-cooked egg is also good. Duck dumplings are just so so. Akiba's atmosphere is excellent..."
Xiaoyue Yang
"Amazing food, fantastic atmosphere and a great selection of drinks. My new favorite restaurant in Canberra. Will definitely be making it a regular..."
"Came here over the long weekend and dined as a group of 4. We made a booking ahead of time which was good considering how busy and popular the place..."
Lily The Frugal Foodie
"It's my favorite restaurant in Civic! Asian fusion but more of Japanese. I just can't stop eating especially their Bao. Also the deconstructed..."
John Geo Fuentes
"Akiba consistently serves up amazing food from diligent and effective staff. I have been to Abika numerous times and the satisfying experience is..."
"✅ Highly recommend the set menu. You get to try out a heap of great dishes — I think it's the best value compared to getting several sharing..."
"Went to Akiba for dinner and opted for the $49 feed-me options. Staff were great and changes to the courses catered to the table's dietary..."
Victor Chau
"Great vibe, loved sitting at the bar enjoying the 'just feed me' meal. The food came fast and fabulous and was more than we could complete. Friendly..."
" Food was unbelievably amazing! Fell in love on the first bite. Our fave is the noodle, boyfie loved the peking duck dumplings tho. The service was..."
Lestari Pradewo
"I've heard many good things about Akiba and it sure lived up to the hype. The setting is a modern take on Japanese fusion street food. It's cool but..."
"I wan so amazed by the food! Various Asian infused food served in Yum Cha style. All delicious, especially salmon in crispy roll. Will definitely..."
"Nice Japanese fusion dishes. Staffs were extremely friendly.A bit crowded at night but solo diners should be seated real quick. Groups 'd better..."
Sonny Kieu
"The food and service here were just exceptional. Loved every dish we ordered! Especially the beef rib and the agedashi tofu.Would definitely come..."
"Great atmosphere although make sure you get a table that's not under the aircon!Food came out so quickly which was great as we were hungry...."
Sassy Eater
"Came in late afternoon, had a selection of dishes. All very tasty, a nice fusion of various Asian cuisines (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai)...."
"If you're visiting Canberra, this is THE place to try. I could see why Akiba was voted number one restaurant for sure. Our table of three came here..."
Jennifer Manalo
"Akiba. Think fusion new age Japanese. This is a hip dining bar scene located near the central Canberra Central precinct. Parking on the..."
Kevy K
"Outstanding... a group of us treated in the 'JUST FEED ME' eight course option for an early dinner. Outstanding selection of share plates,..."
Jonathan Mayes
"As The Dear Luncher strikes off yet another reputable eatery in the nation's capital, it's fair to say Canberra has got its act together in a serious..."
The Dear Luncher
"Amazing delicious food. We lucked on this place after a number of other casual eateries committed the ultimate no-no (for us) - no high chairs......"
"We came here for mum's birthday and the 4 of us got the Feed Me menu, which was $49/pp and included 8 signature dishes. Our favourite was the Gua..."
"The food is especially good - beef buns and Japanese fried chicken are a must. However on a busy night the service can be slow. Note - I would..."
Justin Mohamed
"What can I say about this place!!!! I walked by with a friend of mine and I said I really want to try it!!!!! I walked in at first the waiter said do..."
Quality! It Shouldnt Be That Hard! Love A Wonderful Mouth Full Of Wholesome FOOD!
"Food was amazing. Kingfish starter was all time. Atmosphere was okay but I couldn't help noticing that only a couple of the staff were actually..."
Jesse M
"Highly recommend the ocean trout cheviche and the king fish dish. They have a great just feed me option for $45/pp and is great for non vegos. This..."
Ivy Shum
"Had a great experience dining at Akiba - the menu was exciting, the space had a funky atmosphere, and the service was friendly. We went on a sunday..."
Brando The Pig
"Great service and food. The standout is the service. Consistent even during busy periods. Well managed! Food is delicious with portion size slightly..."
"My partner and I dined at Akiba on a Wednesday night and it was absolutely packed. We ordered the banquet which was delicious and excellent value at..."
Zenia Anderson
"Top food. Top service. Akiba is one of my favourites. We tried the detestation menu with chef's recommendations and all four of us are..."
Absolute Vy
"Akiba is always a favourite. On our last visit we stopped in quickly for the pork belly buns, char sui and Asian slaw as a lunchtime snack. They're..."
EdibleCities CBR
"What a great place. Deserving of the awards. Dinner menu provided good choices and staff very helpful. Get there early to avoid the busy times...."
Kyle Langford
"Akiba is a standing favourite of mine, and I hadn’t been back for a while, so stopped in with friends for a long weekday lunch. We were seated in..."
Adventures In Winterland
"Knowing that we were going to Canberra for a weekend getaway, we couldn’t miss the chance to discover for ourselves the buzz surrounding Akiba,..."
"I ate a weekend lunch here with friends. Superb vibe and ultra friendly and helpful staff. Eclectic food with good range of options. Loved..."
John Finkelde
"Deserving of its high rating. Obliging friendly and efficient service. Delicious food and a hard to choose menu - settled on the $45 waiter's choice..."
"After our afternoon at Bentspoke Brewery we went looking for somewhere for dinner and luckily were able to get a table outside at Akiba, which was..."
I Spy Plum Pie
"Loving this restaurant and bar! The food here is very nice. The lunch menu is different from the one for dinner. There are more noodle or fried rice..."
Shijing Wang
"Akiba has a vibrant atmosphere with it's wood and black metal interior encouraging neat casual attire. The open kitchen makes it fun to watch the..."
Missy Lam
"Travelling back home last year, we made an overnight stop in Canberra and this was our first dinner there after a long day of driving. A modern,..."
Natasha Juchkov (Culinary Runway)
"Modern set up, hippy servers & fusion Asian food. Interesting menu with an Australian twist. A good place for having a few drinks and..."
"Been here 4 times - 3x for dinner and 1x for "yumcha". Loved the freshness and punchy flavours for their regular dishes. Service was great too!..."
"Thoroughly enjoyed my night. Great atmosphere and a quirky yet chic looking restaurant. Chose a 'feed me' which is a set menu consisting of their top..."
"Fantastic dining... Amazing food Excellent service and wonderful sakiRecommend this eatery to everyone  !!! We had the feed me menu..."
Gay Riches
"I absolutely LOVE Akiba! It's one of my favourite restaurants and I highly recommend it to any one who asks me for restaurant suggestions. Everything..."
Eat Canberra
"Fun, vibrant and great atmosphere, this place has it all to go along side the wonderful food they create in the back kitchen.A modern take..."
Baz Juan Pablo Sanchez
"Akiba has been the name I've heard most in town. Everytime I walk past it's booming with customers. I think it was inevitable that I had to dine..."
"I went to Akiba with a few friends for a late Valentines Supper. The cocktails are excellent especially the clover with Tanqueray and Raspberry. Good..."
Alex Sab
"The décor is appropriately captured in the bright sign depicting the lit cities of the world. Akiba is bright, colour and international, though with..."
"Dinner last night - great food. No booking but arrived 6.20pm & told had to be out by 7.45pm which we agreed to believing there to be plenty of..."
Karyn Richardson
"Nice play for a quick work/business lunch. It's clean and quite spacious. Delicious food for a reasonable price. Service is good, food was served..."
Sandra Z
"My husband and I received a voucher as a gift from some friends. We had $200 to spend so decided to take another couple with us who were visiting..."
"Yet again I have been blown away by this place. We went for the "Feed me" option of 8 courses selected by the staff. Outstanding! Akiba is now..."
UnCovered Oz
"Think asian fusion tapas. Nice atmosphere, the food was moorish. We just kept on ordering one dish after another and all were very satisfying. Last..."
"Even in my very short (and first) visit to Canberra, I heard a lot about this place. Its riding on lots of hipster hype. We had a booking (which in..."
"I can see why this buzzy hipster joint is popular. Trendy and vibrant with nice staff (although one of the waitresses really needed to brush up on..."
Rachel P
"I've been wanting to go to Akiba for quite some time based on my other people experiences, and has lived up to its expectations. The fusion of Asian..."
Michael Nguyen
"Always amazing and inventive food. The kingfish and pork belly buns are favourites. The food comes out fast and fresh. A definite winner for any..."
"Love it here! Food is always perfect and atmosphere is great! Staff are very attentive and always willing to make suggestions/ recommendations! Have..."
"Akiba has become Canberra's hottest eatery with its bright neon lights, earthy wooden colour with fast, affordable and vibrant atmosphere. Serving..."
Let's Nomnom
"Excellent food. Good friendly prompt service. On trend interior. Central location. Buzzing atmosphere. Will be back soon. Highly..."
Karen Forster
"This week’s review is our first ever review of a restaurant in Canberra. Our choice went to Akiba, a restaurant located just outside Canberra..."
All About Food Blog
"Akiba – if you haven’t been there yet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on, man. And I feel for you, I really do.If you’re..."
"Akiba’s opening in December 2014 was greeted with much anticipation from Canberrans. The concept, the location and the marketing (who didn’t walk..."
Brian Eats
"Great food Fun food Eat all you can Party for your senses The food was a real joy Sat at counter and watched chefs weave..."
"Yum! Great place for a casual dinner. Friendly staff. Deal with requests gracefully. A few veg options. Service too quick for a leisurely meal..."
Ell Cee Dee
"Went there on the weekend, food was good though on the pricey side. Atmosphere, ambience and décor was very cool. Friendly service. The food is..."
"One of my favourite places to eat in Canberra! Never disappoints!..."
"No wonder it's rated so highly, definitely the best Asian cuisine I have ever had in Canberra and Sydney. Get the soft shell crab bun if you are..."
"Finally a great place: Unpretentious service & gastronomic delight!! You guys are awesome. Please keep up your standards in not just making..."
"Initially long wait and they wouldn't call to let you know when table was ready, had to wait in small area by the bar - we were a walk in...."
"Delicious food, great ambiance. Went for dinner during Easter weekend and we could not have picked a better place! Yam food, great atmosphere, good..."
"Akiba, Akiba!. It was love at first sight and then love at first bite! Akiba obviously employed a great interior architecture or stylist before..."
Julia Coates
"Newcomer  Akiba  is all about modern asian share dishes.  The space is modern and trendy, with plenty of outdoor seating; perfect for a sunny day..."
"Yeah, it's pretty damned good! - try it for..."
"Modern and Trendy fusion Asian restaurant. Food above average. This is a new addition to Canberra's trendy culinary scene. It's modern and trendy...."
"Best meal out I've had in years. Flavours were spot on, service was great and the meals came out so quick we were shocked. I highly recommend to..."
"Couldn't be happier. I have been looking forward to eating at Akiba since it opened in December. The staff who greeted me were friendly and full of..."
"Wow watch out supernormal in Melbourne you have competition in the taste..."
"Great food great staff excellent cocktails. The service was very friendly and quick. We are having a fun night but please please turn the music down..."
Carolyn Pik
"Great service and GREAT food. Try everything! Ask for..."
Katherine Morgan
"Oyster Ume Mignonette. Delicious..."
"Tofu cheesecake - who'd have thunk.... My husband hasn't stopped raving about this place! We were there for a group lunch of 12, complete with a few..."
"Immersive sensory and emotive experience. My first visit I stumbled solo into Akiba needing a coffee. Warmly welcomed I selected a seat at the bar,..."
Carole Mary Reid
"Great service and outsantidn food! Every dish is a journey to new and fantastic flavours. I've been in canberra for about 3 months from Melbourne and..."
Tony M.
"Love it!. Tried tofu cheese cake the other night and it was pretty damn good! Love how funky and modern everything is. The waitress that served us..."
"A refreshingly delicious addition to the Canberra restaurant scene. I went for dinner with a group of friends and we opted for the $45pp tasting menu..."
"Great service, and delicious drinks!. I had a few cocktails with my girlfriends there last night, and loved the interesting cocktail and drinks menu...."
"What the City needed!. If you don't like great food, service and wine don't go. I've been back twice and will be there again over the weekend. Not..."
"AkibaaaaaaaaaAaaaamazing. WOW! On par with some of the best restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney! Canberra is definitely winning with Akiba! We had..."
"New menu items. Good to go back after a couple of months and see some new menu items. Smoked potatoes were great, and sirloin was divine. Service a..."
"Glad I dropped in.. Great food, awesome staff. Ate and drank too much. A great night out. Loved watching the kitchen in..."
"Went here for my birthday dinner tonight with hubby. Booked online, got seats watching the kitchen and sashimi area which was great! The service and..."
Ruwandi Perera
"Excellent dining experience!. Booked a table for two for dinner and we were sat at what was probably the best table there (had an up close view of..."
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"Went to Akiba for a spontaneous weekday lunch and loved it! Excellent food, great fit out/vibe, and helpful and friendly service. Highlights were the..."
Natassja Hoogstad Hay
"Finally a restaurant in Canberra that's nailed it!. Ive dined at Akiba twice now and can't wait to return. The beverage list is a ripper. Great..."
Kat Strand
"Just what Canberra needed ! Love the atmosphere, food and service - very..."
"EAT HERE. My wife and I ate at Akiba tonight, the food was amazing, the cocktails suited all the food we had. The Tuna and Kingfish sashimi were..."
"A definite must go!. Fabulous service, fantastic food and great atmosphere! What more could you want? Oh and all at a great price. The..."
"New favourite place! Omg I.... New favourite place! Omg I have been here 3 times already, twice for dinner and once for lunch, just keeps..."
"Incredible venue amazing drinks and great..."
"Akiba - the best in Canberra!. The service here is fabulous, Mike and the guys are personable, fun and know their menu inside out. The best food in..."
"Daaaaaaaaaaamn!. Get up in this joint, deep! So good, thanks to Kat for making our experience all the more awesome. Great food, good beer selections,..."
"One of the most esteemed new eateries in Civic has been AKIBA, who proudly push out Japanese-fusion cuisine. As soon as the place opened, AKIBA’s..."
Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls
"Akiba recently introduced yum cha on weekends between 10-3. I was interested to see what it would be like so I booked an outdoor table with some..."
"I did intend on returning to Akiba but not this soon, this was all TimmyC’s doing, he was super keen! Despite the bad weather, we head in with..."
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