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Akiba

4.5
413 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • 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 413 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Judi
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The 'feed me' lunch menu was an excellent choice - we thoroughly enjoyed it!

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KathleenT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely night out.. we had been twice before in bigger groups. We had a nicer time as a couple dining as it was easier to talk to each other in the restaurant atmosphere

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CallumM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was really great as always. Wait staff were super friendly but talked a little too much for date night

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JWoah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food! We had the Feed Me menu and it was all fantastic. So much flavour. Love!

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Mez5
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent, we had the Feed Me menu with 8 dishes. All dishes were small but delicious. The mains could of been bigger eg. the ribs and rice as quite small for the price we pay.

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KeithB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We chose the Feed Me Menu which was delicious especially the eggplant dish. Sitting on the high stools and table is uncomfortable & spoiled an otherwise great time.

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luiza
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING PLACE , THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE ! TOTALLY RECOMMEND !

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AdamC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All service was really good, with Parush doing a great job to pair complimentary whiskey with our just feed me order.

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Sheri
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. The miso eggplant is my favourite

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Possum
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Akiba!!! Always a great feed awesome service!!! Absolutely delicious!!

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SimoneM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Lovely wait staff and service great and food was nice but little bland

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JackC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Food and beer was great, cocktails were average.

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JordanR
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing modern Japanese food. The just feed me menu is incredible.

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ChristineM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the soft shell crab bao, and the edamame with lemon and chilli were amazing ...

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Javahead
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was nice. Staff a little too cool for school. Shine has gone off it since I was last there in 2017.

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AvHunt
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! The only thing I’ll say is we were sitting outside and there was only one waiter to a lot of people in that area. We were waiting a decent amount of time for someone to take even a drink order. We ended up having to catch one of the other wait staff who were bringing out drinks to take our order.

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MaiMai
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve always loved Akiba, the food and drinks are always delicious and the ambiance is fantastic. The music is a little too loud for my liking. It’s hard to have a conversation with friends. Overall it was great and I will definitely be going back!

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Kona89
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food from the kitchen and brilliant service from Leeta.

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StevenA
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Are the banquet and was served by Lexi, great knowledge and excellent service. Everything we ate was beautiful.

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LiamT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Overall was really amazing food. Waiter forgot to put our food order through - was waiting for 45mins which wasn’t the best and received no follow up or apology. Everything else was lovely.

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LilyH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! The best place in Canberra by far!

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SophM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great spot for a casual dinner or a few drinks, amazing food, creative drinks... Just a really great little restaurant

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Billie
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere! We got the Vegan ‘just feed me’ & it was incredible. We would definitely eat here again. Great service too, we enjoyed every minute of our booking. Thanks Akiba for a great night.

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GlennW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful food and great service. The feed me menu is excellent value

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Tranglahs
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had the the Akiba Luxe Food menu and it was great, some of the dishes were more salt and sweet than other but overall the menu was enjoyable. :)

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ChrisH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dining experience as usual at Akiba! Love this restaurant, visit it quite often as the food is amazing.

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janeW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was super polite and efficient...
Food was quick and outstanding food served... we will be back as our experience was amazing!!!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Really nice place, rates well on trip advisor with a great bar and saki menu. However, the reimagining of japanese food didn't work for me.

Kingfish covered in a coconut sauce with chilli just drowned the delegate flavour of the fish. The Agedashi Tofu was awful. There was way too much daikon, no bonito and while the broth was flavoursome, it became totally gluggy because of the amount of daikon.

Total miss for me but if you like a twist on japanese it's probably one to visit.

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MegR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service! Food and drinks were so quick and excellent serving sizes to share with our guests. The only downside was that we ran out of room on the table!!!

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Bronwyn
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

fantastic! these guys really know good and great service. Always get the coeliac tasting menu - they are even happy to serve it alongside normal tasting menu so I dont feel left out :)

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DeniseM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would have given Akiba an even better rating if we didn’t get our food too quickly. We chose the Feed Me option. Our booking was for 8.30 and we were finished by 9.15. Way too fast. No break in between courses at all for the first couple and then everything else came at once. However, the food and service were great.

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LeanaW
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing and very attentive, caters to vegan diet very well! Food is amazing and the restaurant is very beautiful

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EwaT
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the "Just Feed Me" 8 dishes. The sashimi first plate and Kim chi pancake 2nd plate were our favourites. But every dish was delicious, they were varied and all interesting. Highly recommended.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't fault our dinner from start to finish! The service was wonderful, the food was a straight 10/10, the vibe was wonderful. Thank you!!!

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JackieH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My 2 sisters and I had a wonderful night at Akiba, all visiting Canberra for a get together. We had a lovely girl help us choose our food and our yummy shots
We had a great night and will recommend it to our friends

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JeremyW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We had a booking at 6pm, but we got told that we have only 50 minutes to eat as they have the next booking at 7pm. The waitress was extremely rude and push us to order and told us how much time we’ve got left every 10 minutes. The food was good but the service just ruined it!

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MouiangaK
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, amazing service, great food with top people

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GemmaP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Akiba never fails, delicious!

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DianneA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We were very disappointed as the only booking we could make was for 8.00pm and we were not notified that the kitchen was closing at 9.00. We had intended to order more dishes and also dessert, but that was not to be!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All buns were amazing. Loved Kimchi oyster pancake. King prawn fried rice was average.

FAQs

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

Akiba is rated 4.5 stars by 413 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.