Akiba

4.5
560 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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Experiences

  • JUST FEED ME!!! 8 of our most popular dishes

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

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

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
What 560 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, food was delicious, customer service was perfect.

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Leah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The kingfish is to die for!!!!! Absolutely insane!

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Luciano
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a great time, food was fantastic. We sat at the barn front of the chef and felt that, at times, we got forgotten a bit by our waiter. But nothing too serious. We had a great evening and appreciated the last minute booking. We are in Canberra for 5 nights and that was our second visit in three days.

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Nick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was pretty tasty however the service wasn’t the best, took 90 minutes to get our mains out and 30 minutes on a round of drinks. They did take the price off the bill for the round of drinks which is appreciative however still a bit disastrous that it took that long

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AnnetteW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We are from out of town. Often go to Akiba. I would like to see the Lux Feed Me Menu., morph with a few different dishes.
Cheers Rod and Annette

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AlexandraA
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. As a cafe owner and long time hospitality customer service trainer from Melbourne, I lament Canberra's poor service. Akiba is the only place that has consistently great customer service, and delicious food. Keep up the good work!

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CaitA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! We got the feed me for two people, so full! Highly recommend 🙃

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ProfessorJoeIdaho
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dined out to farewell our son who was returning to the Army in Brisbane. Piked out on picking from the menu and went for the "Just Feed Me" 8-course share plate option. AKIBA catered for my wife who's a veggo.

Food was varied and plentiful. Staff were attentive and helpful.

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Jacinta
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food and drink in a vibrant, energetic setting. Highly recommend and great for a quick bite to eat as they keep in line with Covid19 safety.

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DCcc
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter that evening was awesome, very knowledgeable with the drinks menu and was so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and wonderful staff , our go to to celebrate special occasions for family and just as a couple

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JENB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Great venue, some very good staff. I would definitely recommend the place even though we didn’t receive the usual level of service.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

My wife and I only ate vegetarian dishes, so I can't comment on the full menu. In general, the dishes lacked some of the flavours and finish expected from a top restaurant.

However, while the food was only okay, the service was excellent.

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Apollo11
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great experience, with excellent survive and great food.

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EliseD
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious meal and the staff were just lovely. Especially Leita, she couldn’t have been more helpful or personable.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Arrived early, table was available but for some unknown reason we could not be seated till close to our scheduled time. The margarita was small but expensive @$18. Food was very tasty and table service excellent.

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James
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was alright, but the food and atmosphere was Perfect and the p

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JordanW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a wonderful thin it is to have a full coeliac menu. Absolute luxury. And the dishes themselves are wonderful - texturally varied and perfect, wonderful layering of tastes, perfect portion sizes and swift and pleasing presentation. Love this place.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and fun as always! Under $50 a head for a drink and lots of yummy food!

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RosP
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants in the City. Fantastic food, great service and good atmosphere. The miso eggplant dish is to die for! Give Akiba a try - you won't be disappointed.

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ChristianA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Yummy Japanese Fusion. The fixed price menu was good value. Beers are expensive. $17 for a Sapporo that was made in Vietnam.
Slow beverage service. Had to ask 3 times for our drinks and it took 15 minutes. The second order took 10 minutes. Wanted a third beer but gave up after we were ignored.
The staff are polite but the drinks process is haphazard and frustrating.

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LMMW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, quick service, reasonably priced, trendy venue. Good for dates and groups.

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JennyPenny
Hong Kong
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food.We had the feed me option which had lots of variety and very filling.

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EvanS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food!! Catered to all tastes and dietary needs

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal, efficient service. It was extremely loud inside the restaurant. Would recommend eating outside.

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Shabalah
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Bai and oyster pancake excellent. Squid was floury and under seasoned and the onsen egg was not nice. Black vinegar sauce on dumplings very strange.

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Philip
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We weren't aware that we had to do the banquet / just feed me. The table would have preferred to pick and choose their own food. Some were happy to do just feed me individually and others would have preferred to pick and choose. Personally I was very happy with the service and food but I am writing the review based on what the entire table thought of the experience and they weren't impressed with the service.

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Alis
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant l, amazing food, delightful staff and service!

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marcelos
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was high quality good wine selection and ambience was great

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Kenny
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a pleasant experience, a very good service and the foods were amazing.

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Luchi
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Yes, because we didn't know to use our phone to see menu. We enjoyed our lunch and mango's beer. Happy New Year.

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MegB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favourite Canberra restaurants! Get the eggplant!

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Charli
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a small problem with a meal the staff were incredible at handling the little mishap! Definitely the no.1 restaurant in Canberra and would Hurley recommend! Food absolutely amazing as per usual :)

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FionaK
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A pleasant evening, I gave 3 stars for service only because the drinks took a while and we like to drink.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to take a friend from Brisbane for lunch,we all thought the food was amazing,the timing for each serve was spot on and the waiter was exceptional.
We will be back.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegetarian options and knowledgable, friendly staff. The eggplant was amazing!

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HayleyC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Akiba has a strong menu full of flavoursome starters and share options. The atmosphere was lovely, with the music at perfect conversation level. The only downside to it was a slight mix up with one of our plates coming with Parmesan when we requested no Parmesan. Besides that a terrific meal with terrific ambience. Thank you for existing.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We will be back. Now one of my favorite places to do. Could do with a few pub style meals on the menu.

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RoyC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good experience
We would very very happy to return

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LucyKate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Original, interesting dishes, and a great price for the quality. Superb

FAQs

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

Akiba is rated 4.5 stars by 560 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.