Akiba

4.5
489 reviews
$40 and under
Asian
At AKIBA, we’re inspired by the informal and exciting atmosphere of great food halls and dining rooms throughout the East-Asia region. The food showcases the many styles of Asian barbecue, raw bar and modern day Dim Sum, and demonstrates a dazzling array of fresh flavours. Cooked over live fuel of wood and charcoal, AKIBA makes the most of our local produce. It’s a delight for fans of the great tradition of barbecue while staying true to fresh and light Asian flavours. Our unique menu compliments the exotic cocktail and drinks list. It’s the perfect match for a fun, fast paced dining experience that is not to be missed!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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JUST FEED ME! 8 of our most popular dishes

Dine in

A$49.00 per order

Starting Aug 14, 2020·Daily 11:30-23:00

For $49 per person you will receive 8 of our most popular dishes, including dessert. This banquet menu allows us to cater for large groups all at once and ensure your party has an electric feed!

What 489 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service, really great for a business lunch

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Dorkmonkey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great, some of the food was amazing other was good but not to the same level. Overall a good place to go

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NatalieO
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Wine list good too. 100% recommend!

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Anab
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The restaurant is a must! It’s my second time going and I’ll definitely go again when I’m in town

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DiannaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the Luxe menu and it was great. Great service, would definitely go there again.

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Combine outstanding food with great service and a vibrant atmosphere and that is what you get here. If you are looking for a business lunch destination or somewhere to celebrate a special event then this is a perfect option.

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DeniseM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Feed me option for four included a GF pescatarian and a vegan. Delicious for all. Only quibble was no vegan dessert. Should be, because it’s easy and one person shouldn’t have to buy a vegan magnum on the way home.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Staff were friendly. Food and food choice was excellent. Busy Saturday night meant that there was a long delay in taking orders

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing time at Akiba, the only fault is table become a little crowded once the food and drinks started arriving!

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RobynB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We are not very technically savvy and the staff were very helpful.

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BethC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was beautiful. Unfortunately the music was almost too loud. I deliberately booked a Thursday lunchtime in the hope it would be quieter than a Friday or Saturday. The music was off-putting - too loud to hear the waitress and we could only just hear each other talk. This was a repeat visit as last time was in the lead up to Christmas however the music still spoils the ambience and unfortunately whilst we love the food we won't be back .

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alif
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience2

The lighting was to
bright
the food portions are very small
the vegan dumplings were disgusting

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ZoeB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was too loud to hold a conversation. May be the music volume can be turned down a little.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Whilst we appreciate that covid is restrictive and has impacted heavily on your business, we were virtually pushed out the door right on 7pm at the end of our allotted time. Food came out so quickly.
Too rushed all up
Would recommend Akiba to a friend but with a disclaimer on the short window.
Food is great

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GregP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent meal, great staff, only ruined by table next to us who were shouting over the top of each other rather than talking.

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance. Sat outside under cover which was very pleasant.

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JoeDess
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, well prepared dishes. Knowledgeable staff, good overall experience. Highly recommended.

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DC24
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and friendly service. Food was excellent. Great portions and beautifully presented.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was fantastic. The King Fish and Tuna were outstanding!

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HPrice
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Service lacking. Sat at table for 20mins before anyone came to serve (or even offer water). Food was great, but left feeling dissapointed overall.

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NadsJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stools were a little uncomfortable. Great team and great service. On the ball!!

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IngridT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent, the service is always outstanding. Great drinks selection as well. The Just Feed Me option is terrific for big groups - just make sure everyone is hungry!!!

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Bullet
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff,good ambiance ,great food .Clean toilet

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Gill
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Akiba has lovely food but the music is always too loud.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Top shelf for food service and wine list with local wines. It is a beautiful location. We will gladly return to this venue.

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katrinaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended by our lovely host to try the 9 course taster as we hadn't been to Akiba before! Wow! Amazing, we loved every dish that was brought out and can't wait to go back again!

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a most enjoyable lunch experience here. The food was absolutely delicious and great value for money. Highly recommended

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the banter with staff and cheerful vibe at Akiba...the food is always great.

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DONS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This would be the third time that we have been to Akiba. This time was not as good as previous times. The starters were good, but only one of three mains/share plates was good and all were fairly small. Disappointing. The service was fine, if a bit over-familiar.

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VanessaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was amazing. We will definitely be returning.

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EricB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food is very good. We had the "we choose 8" dishes with three people. One needs gluten free options, and they accommodated that easily. Although some of the gluten free options were not nearly as good as the regular ones.
We sat for several minutes before anyone met with us. Service was slow, and then, they were aggressive about making sure we left the table within an hour and a half, so they could turn it. We are happy to leave when done, but would have been done earlier, if the service was better on the front end.

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CassandraE
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dining with Aliba virgins. Great outdoor setting with quick service for seating but slow for taking food and drink orders. Not the normal efficient service. Food was tasty and adequate sizing for the quantity needed. Pricing was fair but on the higher side of desirable for the service received. If you want to time limit guests you cannot be slow to take orders and then give pressure to leave when time expires.

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HanFam
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An absolutely fabulous Sunday lunch with the family. Obsessed with all things fried chicken and bun. Appreciated the Vegan options and excellent and friendly service. Thank you Akiba! We look forward to coming back.

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CaseyL
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food great as usual - particularly enjoyed the tuna tartare and miso eggplant.

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KTSHFSAP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Been to Akiba many times normally great, though have to say front of house service when checking in was a tad disappointing. Guy seemed a bit frazzled and came across bit snappy at times especially when we were trying to see if our table was ready for 9pm, but it was fine if it wasn't just wanted to know when maybe to return. Other table staff were good though.
Food was also a lil hit and miss this time round unfortunately.
Maybe also my expectations were set a lil high as I've previously been many times in past and always had wonderful experience.

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous evening celebrating my 40th Birthday! Thank you so much!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great cocktails, delicious food, perfect for fun nights out with friends

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Deano
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful drinks and wonderful service with great staff.

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JessD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Would definitely go again.
We had the Luxe set menu and every dish was perfect!

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dining experience at Akiba and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The food was delicious and the service was terrific.
It was one young waiters first night and he was very pleasant and helpful. Good addition to a highly functioning team.

We definitely return again and recommend to others.

Sandy

FAQs

Akiba offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6162 0602.

Akiba is rated 4.5 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Akiba does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.akiba.com.au/gift-certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.