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Shin Sen Teppanyaki Restaurant
84/100 (252 ratings)
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"Great meal, excellent service, a perfect night out with friends and family for dinner. Harry looked after us like royalty, and chucked in a couple..."
Andrew McLean
"What a laughter filled night .. lucky to almost catch the flying food. The chef was a showman with superb cooking skills and personality. Food..."
Jan Wyman
"We had dinner for my 11 year old, and it was amazing, the chef was hilarious and the lady behind the bar was great. Great food, great..."
Nikki Miller
"William was an amazing chef and host for our family birthday dinner. Great food and so much..."
Therese Gross
"Was a fun experience! Very accommodating as we had a pram (infant) and toddler. Best part was when they unexpectedly brought out ice cream dessert..."
Maile Jo
"Had a great night something different and great for..."
Mark Miller
"I loved the food and service William is the best..."
Jayne Jardine
"Wow best food .service and so much fun LOVED IT..."
Kaylene Janet Wynd
"Had dinner here tonight, best fun out to dinner I've ever had! Food was outstandingly delicious and filling. Definitely will be back..."
Lauren Baseden
"Perfect would give 6 stars if I could perfect in every..."
Padam Hi
"Best Japanese teppanyaki in Canberra!!! Mmh hurry up pay..."
Tea Tonga
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陳帆
"Had a wonderful feed here. Always enjoy Teppanyaki.Our chef will was friendly, funny and was checking in on everyone all night to make sure..."
Brendan Oldman
"Delicious food, fun friendly staff. Would recommend to someone who hasn't experienced teppanyaki before. The meat set menu was delicious and the menu..."
Luke Burdett
"I enjoyed eating here. I had the teppanyaki which was nice but not the best I've ever had. I would go back and have it again. The staff are very nice..."
Tastebuds
"Had the Taiwanese banquet. Service was excellent. The first two courses were perfectly timed. There was a prolonged wait for the 3rd and subsequent..."
Jack
Iori Japanese Restaurant
88/100 (1095 ratings)
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Sushi
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Asian
Japanese
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Drinks
Dinner
Salad
Bento (Lunch Box)
Salmon
Tempura
Crab
Beef
Fish Soup
"Authentic Japanese dining experience at a very reasonable price. Lots of love and passion put into the dishes and service...."
Lilmsmangosteen
"We celebrated Chinese Valentine’s Day here. Fortunately we have made a reservation, it was so busy during lunch time. There are various lunch sets..."
Yue Wang
"Food was a bit pricey but it’s worth the money. Everything we ordered was soooo delicious! 🤤 I super love their mochi green tea ice cream..."
Cherrypie
"Went with hubby for a lunch. They made amazing lunch sets!! Value for money as well and I’m sure you would be pretty full afterwards. It was packed..."
Carmen Tassone
"Iori is still very popular as I remembered. I had lots of good memory associated with that place. Classic Japanese decor with few sushi bar..."
Jianierrrrrr
"After a few years, I finally managed to find the opportunity to head back here. Lunch with my wife. Been wanting to bring her here since she moved to..."
J.Ting
"Authentic Japanese style dinner with privacy from outside - Beautifully decorated with Japanese waitress and waiters. One of the best Japanese..."
Tsz Yan She
"Very authentic Japanese restaurant. Reminded us of several places we went to in Japan. The gyozas were small but flavourful and served fried not..."
Two Sheds
"The place is a bit run down but authentic. I personally have been to Japan many times and I got the same vibe here as if I am in Japan but slightly..."
Authenticity
"$15 pp for lunch.You could experience a typical Japanese way to dine out.Lunch menu includes Samurai beef and samurai chicken and you can add a soup..."
Elsa
"Great atmosphere and service. A little gem in the heart of Civic. Lighting is a little dim for comfort and could take a while to get adjusted. A bit..."
Jack
"Consistent service. Consistently good food. Iori is famous for their simple fresh sashimi that is prepared by chef with great knife skills...."
Absolute Vy
"The restaurant decorations was amazing they have a big samurai infront of their restaurant and the staffs were dress in kimono which created a good..."
Noey Natnaree Triamkedsub
"Fresh sashimi, well presented food, attentive service, nice environment. Great green tea and sesame ice-cream. Also like to have the bento..."
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"Excellent service, good interior decor, fairy tasty food. My only problem is that the sashimi is really thin cuts. Which doesn't feel quite..."
Fembot
"They only provide bento at lunch time and dishes at dinner time. The sashimi here is really nice. I like the other share dishes here..."
Shijing Wang
"Tasmanian salmon don for the win. Fresh salmon sashimi with juicy salmon roe beads on a bed of sushi rice, shredded nori, pickled ginger. The regular..."
Caramelgoo
"The sashimi is very nice. The sushi was alright. We had shabushabu there and it wasn't too bad. The service is warm and Japanese style. It's a bit..."
Youkin328
"The restaurant is styled similarly to many Japanese restaurants in Japan. Nothing to fancy but the food is fantastic which is the main thing...."
Rayzzz
"Awesome fresh food. Had the salad with fresh sashimi. Very tasty and generous portion. The decoration inside is nice and very traditional..."
Jenny
"Great tasting food, and wonderful service from the staff. The restaurant has decor that give the place a pleasant and homely atmosphere, the food is..."
MoodandFood
"Went out for a work function and we decided to get a bit of everything. All seven of us were very happy with the food and there was nothing left,..."
Sandra Z
"Fresh Tasmanian Salmon delicious platter friendly & great servicesThoroughly enjoyed the green tea mousse..."
Corine
"What a lovely evening! Beautiful food, attentive service and lovely decor! We left very full and felt that the portion sizes were just right. While..."
Jem
"Awesome. Ths place is absolutely awesome. I went to Canberra to visit my friends last week and was brought to this place by one friend.As a..."
Tammy Ho
"It's all changed! You now have to order food & drinks at the door and pay cash before you can sit. Menu all changed too, such a pity as the previous..."
Antony
Soi Noodle Bar
87/100 (1458 ratings)
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Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Japanese
Vegetarian Friendly
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Asian
Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner
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Beef
Udon & Soba (Wheat & Buckwheat Noodle)
Pad Thai
Ramen
Prawns
Crab
Noodle
Curry
Laksa
"Very friendly staff. Wagyu beef was fantastic . Totally recommend it for fellow travellers to Canberra for a quick..."
Sam Abraham
"Great food and generous portions, served with a smile. Salt and pepper calamari excellent and the tan yum soup with lamb was best I've ever..."
Gwyn Evans
"Love it! Fantastic healthy food with a cool, casual vibe. The food is super fresh and they treat vegans like normal people. But they also have the..."
Daniel Amodio
"Soi offers a wide range of dishes and somehow all of them are superb, take no time at all to emerge from the kitchen, and are extremely reasonably..."
Evana Ho
"I ordered the pad Thai for takeaway and it was delicious! Tasted very fresh and the portion was good. My partner had a beef dish and said it was..."
Teeny Reeny
"Came here for early dinner to tried their food.We ordered the pad thai and chicken ramen.The ramen is okay but the pad thai was so..."
Emerensiana Vitalis Handoko
"Love Soi noodle bar! High quality food and nice price. Plenty of vegetarian friendly options to choose from and all of them are amazing! The..."
Yue Wang
"Would recommend the yakiudon, saucy in the right amount and very flavorsome. Yakiudon > pad see ew in this place apparently. The ramen also..."
The Sauceress
"Had the Curry Don and was pleasantly surprised. I was a bit sceptical of this place for a while because it looked like they had too broad a range of..."
ThE MOiStMaKeR
"Delicious freshly cooked noodles! Fast service even during the busy lunchtime rush. Ordered a chicken laksa which was rich, sweet and had a generous..."
Yumyumfoodyum
"Loved this place. We came for lunch and then back again the same day for dinner. Make your own or choose one they have already on the menu. The..."
Mistermister
"They have a variety of options for vegetarians which is sometimes difficult to find.Quick and prompt service is what you need when you are in..."
Kriti
"It was my first time to try Soi's Islas Filipinas (Halo-Halo). My expectations were high as this was one of my childhood desserts, but they've lifted..."
Pearl Marie
"Taste: ate here for early dinner after Saturday shopping with mum & partner we tried a few dishes as a lot of them sounded pretty nice on their menu..."
FR- Tastes
"This is like an upmarket take away (similar to Nandos price and service style). Prices are good for the portion size but some veggies in the noodles..."
Ausbeagle
"Had some takeaway via deliveroo - ordered the pad kee mao with beef $15, and delivery was unexpectedly free. The food came pretty much exactly at the..."
BrisvEGustation
"Loved this place! Only down-side was waiting forever for seats! Other than that, I think pricing for food was great, and most importantly, food was..."
Neena
"•• Vegan Night ••I absolutely love this place! Must Visit.I LOVED it & MY tummy LOVED it. Highly Recommended! Well Done & Thank You..."
MarvellousSeven
"The dish is a bit more expensive than average Asian or noodle restaurants, but the ingredients are also fresher. I ordered a vegetarian stir fried..."
Yuxin Sun
"Headed here for dinner, ordered the mussuman curry, quick to take orders and food is reasonably fast too, quality of the food is great! Would..."
Aaron Mangos
"I absolutely love this place! Food is on the pricey-end but the food is consistently delicious and staff are always friendly and polite! And with the..."
Fat Panda
"I know I’m behind the crowd on this one – Soi has been dishing up noodles and other delicious things in the city for a while now – I finally..."
Adventures In Winterland
"The Soi Noodle Bar is a perfect spot for a pre or post movie drink and casual meal. Located in the Canberra Centre close to Dendy, parking is easy..."
Michele Walton
"This was the first Thai restaurant we had food from in Canberra and since then it has been hard to find anywhere to rival the chicken pad Thai dish...."
Tastebuds
"The Soi Noodle Bar is a perfect spot for a pre or post movie drink and casual meal. Located in the Canberra Centre close to Dendy, parking is easy..."
Michele Walton
"Amazing place for a casual meal.Create your own or pick from the menu.Prawn chilli pad thai is 10 out of 10.Takoyaki octopus balls are..."
Ilija Tacevski
"Great food and friendly service. Full of flavour! Find that it is a tad expensive for what you get. Seating can be a bit too cramped at times...."
Jack
Chaki Chaki Japanese Restaurant & Bar
73/100 (307 ratings)
Restaurants
Sushi
Seafood
Asian
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Japanese
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Lunch
Dinner
Drinks
Prawns
Crab
Bento (Lunch Box)
Fish Soup
Tempura
Oyster
Ramen
"Their lunch hour menu is quite interesting, especially their tonkatsu ramen ans japanese curry rice, both of them are delicious, especially their..."
Neewei94
"Very nice restaurant and delicious Japanese food. Service was great and the place was beautiful. We absolutely loved this restaurant and will come..."
Xyyangh
"Nice upper-end Japanese restaurant located in Braddon. Need to climb some stairs so mobility access is limited. Dishes are well flavoured and..."
Jack
"Great service. Was able to provide good gluten free choices. Attettion to detail was good, would recomend for fellow celiacs. Good atmosphere. Yummy..."
Tegan Redman
"I came here because of a RiotACT article about best ramen in town. Upon entering the place is pretty empty and I understood why after looking at the..."
Authenticity
"It's a little bit hard to find it(on level 1),and a very quiet place in Braddon.It serves typical Japanese food.Food looks so great.I would recommend..."
Elsa
"Great food in Lonsdale! The fish is fresh and good, best sashimi I have found in Canberra (after searching for more than a year). Tried the tacoyaki..."
Ana Beracas
"We've been to Chaki Chaki a few times now and each time the food has been amazing. It's fresh and authentic and the staff are lovely. We get the..."
Alex
"Went here for my birthday and loved it. The food was fabulous, and made with fresh high quality produce.Make sure you check the specials on..."
Anon
"Oishi kata!!!Absolutely delicious, the most authentic Japanese I've ever had in Canberra. All the meat and seafood was high quality and..."
Immy Love
Raku
91/100 (2086 ratings)
Restaurants
Sushi
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Asian
Vegetarian Friendly
Japanese
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Lunch
Dinner
Drinks
Oyster
Eggplant
Beef Cheeks
Salmon
Salad
Beef
Chicken Wings
Scallops
Unagi & Dojo (Eel & Soil)
Foie gras
Tuna
Shrimp
Fish Soup
Wings
Tempura
"This is by far the best Japanese restaurant in Canberra - but also one of the best I’ve ever been to, full stop. As good as any I’ve been to in..."
Tom Connor
"A big thank you to the team at RAKU tonight. I brought my family along for a special occasion and they treated us so well. This was the first time..."
Andrew Hollaway
"Third visit. Just great, again. Beef cheeks, lamb spare rib, eel nigiri, wasabi butter, smoked miso. This place is a trip to flavour..."
Sueanne Matthews
"We had a spectacular time at Raku. Mel made our night - celebrating my friends birthday! Thank you Raku - we will be back over and over again! Highly..."
Moni Mo
"It was the best Japanese food we have had in Canberra! Service outstanding, beautiful green tea, heavenly sake with the Tasting Menu which comprised..."
Lindy Bryant
"Wow what an awesome experience as I have never really eaten Japanese as I didn't know what to order. The express lunch provided quite a few different..."
Cathie Farley
"Definitely Canberra's BEST Japanese dining. Superb. And great cocktails to match the food. Can't recommend..."
Sharon Kelley
"What a great restaurant ! The food was tasty and quick - our server was awesome and knowledgeable .....and the drinks were great..."
Laurina Dowling
"Absolutely amazing! Incredible service and the food was outstanding. The staff were meticulous to ensure that my Mum’s allergies were accounted..."
Cass Deans
"Robust , bustling and bold Amazing staff, food and service killer whiskey collection Unbelievable experience I’m a 120 kg rugby playing thirty..."
Joshua Robert Leemhuis
"Superb Great service and choices on the menu. The food was fantastic and each course a delight Thoroughly..."
Mark Hurwitz
"Outstanding food, incredible service. Such an amazing experience of food and drinks presented in exquisite detail. Big kudos to Spencer who made our..."
Kevin Thornhill
"Yaaaas! I can finally review Raku! 5 star experience every time I've been there and that's about five or so times! Your jalapeno scallops are out of..."
Claudia Chappé de Léonval
"Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Softest wagyu beef checks I have ever tried..."
Lisa Smith
"Blue Finn tuna sashimi tastes really good. Not recommend chicken skewers. Drinks (watermelon) are good. Will come again :)..."
Shan Chen
"We visited Raku in 2018 and it made our list of best restaurants for that year. When our foodie crew opted to go to Canberra, our only request was..."
Thewhereto
"This Japanese restaurant is located on Bunda Street. My friends and I visited here as some of them have been here previously and highly recommended..."
Eatwithmyfoodsafari
"My husband and I had our 6 year anniversary lunch there yesterday. We had express lunch aka feed me option and sparkling sake. We chose the..."
Carmen Tassone
"Booked for a Tuesday night about two months in advance. Was glad I did because we definitely got a nice table for two by the window. We decided to..."
Bec Evans
"Excellent! Amazing flavours, food selection and service. Definitely worth the price for a special night out. Tasting menu is highly recommended and..."
Worldydelights
"Appetizers are really nice. Roasted eel is the best I’ve ever had. But no some sashimi... Not tasted enough as it in Japan, also the beef......."
Cherievaleriew
"Food: 4.8/5 (I’m harsh)Service: 10000/10Had the royal banquet and service got me feeling like royalty. Food was sublime: would like..."
Hung Ton
"Visited again iin February 2020 as a couple sitting on the kitchen bar watching the highly skilled chefs. Incredible quiet teamwork. We had the $80..."
Jdnosewine
"4.3We were super impressed with Raku, a stylish modern Japanese restaurant. We chose it carefully as a special restaurant experience for..."
Two Sheds
"Raku has amazing food and drinks and service.Hard for anyone to compete with on the same level,Top of their game on an Australia wide..."
Will Fisher
"A friend was visiting and Raku was their first choice. We chose the ‘Tasting Menu’, $80pp for dinner. The stand out dishes for me were the salmon..."
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"Raku is a very slick operation. Despite being rammed on the Monday night we dined, we were quickly seated under on a tan leather banquette and..."
Does My Bomb Look Big In This
"5/5 makis!! I've never tried anything like it before, our salmon maki had crispy rice outside but it didn't taste oily at all. Fried tofus were..."
Hangry Jules
"Had a wonderful experience at Raku, service was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. Atmosphere is beautiful, would recommend sitting at the bar,..."
Anastasia B
"Japanese food is one of my favourite cuisines but it wasn’t until I visited Japan in 2016 that I knew just how good Japanese food can be. It’s..."
Eat Canberra
"We had excellent Japanese food here. Among the standouts was the sooo yummy Wagyu Beef Cheeks with Wasabi Sour cream. The best and most..."
Ravisiva
"Raku was a great place to dine in, good japanese food and amazing ice cream!! Had a wonderful experience and many fights with my friend over who..."
Brenzorr
Mee's Sushi
80/100 (375 ratings)
Restaurants
Japanese
Sushi
Asian
Lunch
Dinner
Salmon
Prawns
"Excellent sushi, best in Canberra, and the service team are professional, polite and unusually good..."
Brenton Dally
"First visit today. Went for the Udon which was fantastic - best I've had outside Japan. Lots of flavours and a great price. Will be..."
Jacqueline Hedditch
"Easily the best sushi I've ever had! Staff are friendly and..."
Daniel Smart
"I still remember that first bite, all those many years..."
Madison Winnel
"best sushi ever omg ! pls bring it back to..."
Bek Sawkins
"Best sushi on the planet! Been going for years. It's a highlight when I visit..."
Conor Burdette
"Best sushi I've ever eaten. Veg options are seriously..."
Elle Blank
"Best Sushi in Canberra hands down. Always fresh and good..."
Tim Sheppard
"Worth the trip to Manuka just for mees! Been serving Canberrans the best sushi since I was in..."
Emma Diphasno Price
"I LOVE MEE'S..."
Joseph Percy
"The sushi is great!!! Hot food is..."
Rach Quek
"Best of best..."
Jeongchul Woo
"Indeed Japanese style sushi instead of Korean. Their sushi rice is with vinegar not sesame oil! Soooo good! Love the slightly sour taste. Mr Yu loves..."
Yue Wang
"Was craving sushi after work so bad that I took a bus here from Barton. The place looks a little run down but the sushi handrolls were pretty good..."
ThE MOiStMaKeR
"Mee’s sushi is my favourite spot for Japanese sushi hand roll in Canberra. Except hand rolls, they do serve simple rice bowls, noodle soup, bento..."
Jianierrrrrr
"Fabulous. Best sushi rolls we ate on our visit to Canberra. A decent amount of fillings, not overloaded with rice. Well priced at $3.90 too...."
Evy
"This is a great spot if you are looking for a healthy, quick and cheap mid week dinner. We decided to try the bi bim bap - and it was fresh and..."
Suzie Lee
"I work across the road from this place and end up getting their gigantic sushi rolls for lunch 4 out of 5 days. It's quick and easy and the filling..."
Minhnieme
"Mees might as well be a tourist attraction in Canberra and I suppose it's a bit of an institution for those who have grown up there. I have to say..."
Caitlin White
"When I was too scared to make my own, my favourite place to get my sushi fix was, and still is, Mee's Sushi in Manuka. I easily eat here once a week,..."
Karen H
"Mee's sushi is always fantastic, especially the rolls and the miso soup. It is reasonably priced, and the staff are helpful as well. Mee's sushi is..."
Pennyrogers23
"Mee's is a bit of a lunchtime institution in Canberra. We love their sushi, particularly the tuna, spicy tofu and fried chicken rolls. If you go..."
EdibleCities CBR
"Excellent food and great prices. Made fresh to order if they don't have it ready. Best sushi I've had in Canberra. Could even be a match for the..."
UnCovered Oz
"Mee's is probably one of the busiest sushi places I've ever seen. Each weekday lunchtime, the queue extends well past the next few shops. It's quite..."
Eat Like Ushi
"The best sushi I have ever had, I pretty much have sushi once a week from all over Canberra and nothing even comes close to how fantastic this..."
Renee Duffey
"Quick service-amazing customer service-fresh food delivered PRONTO. What more can I..."
Aliz Cala
"Best sushi around. The chilli tofu is fantastic. Plus they offer a range off quite authentic choices such as unagi (eel) and various seaweeds, as..."
Ruth