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Papa J's Resto Bar, Dickson, AU-ACT

Papa J's Resto Bar

4.5
4.5
33 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian

Papa J's Resto Bar is a "Filipino-Asian Fusion" Restaurant and a fully licensed Bar located in DKSN, the newest precinct in Dickson situated on the doorstep of Dickson light rail station and bus interchange. We are the first casual dining restaurant and bar in the Eat-Street Challis Lane to open with an instagrammable pop-art interiors and outdoor dining. Papa J's is a local family run business who are excited to showcase the great flavours of Filipino-Asian cuisine and beverages with a twist.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Filipino, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6170 2223

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Papa J

  • Catering

    Celebrating special occasions or any events these days sure look different. We, at Papa J's is offering food trays and drink packages that suits your needs and budget. Talk to us through phone or email.

  • Private party facilities

    Papa J's loves to Party! We host a venue inclusive party package whether it's for a Birthday, Christening, Anniversary or a Theme party. Our staff are well experienced in planning and executing the party you have in mind. Papa J's have different packages to offer that suits your needs. No more stress as Papa J's has you covered.

  • Area

    Dickson

  • Cross Street

    Across from Access Canberra Dickson.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Tram station (DICKSON stop) in Northbourne Avenue and Bus interchange in Cape street are both less than a minute walk from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • FEAST MENU

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Treat yourself with Papa J's delicious selection of dishes.

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and very helpful service by the staff. Will definitely be going back there again.

  2. J

    Jocelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the food and the open mic experience. Bella was great!

  3. BR

    BronnieR

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Trendy little restaurant, service was very friendly and food was delicious! Will go back again

  4. IM

    IreneM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly love this place. Can't wait for my next visit. Thank you for always accommodating me/ my family and our big appetites lol

  5. RD

    RDan

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The Isaw was a bit chewy. But overall all our other orders were delicious, our other orders were palabok, pork bbq, kilawin, eggplant omellete and turon.

  6. BR

    BiancaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent fusion of flavours and dishes. Everyone was super happy with their meals. And the drinks looked fantastic too. Will definitely be a new regular

  7. KC

    KathyC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very hospitable servers, always with a big smile. Brings you back home with the traditional Filo dishes. Bit of wxtra to have a live gig on a Sat night making the whole experience fun.

  8. HS

    HeidiS

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Cute hidden little treat in Dickson. Worth exploring. Loved the food and the service was great. Recommend the Red Curry Barramundi

  9. A

    Anna

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh, tasty and delicious in a nice little spot tucked away next to a little green space.

  10. BW

    BelindaW

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great tasting food and service was prompt and friendly

  11. RT

    RheaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great place to experience Filipino cuisine. Food are seasoned nicely. Staff are very hospitable, respectful and courteous, reflecting the quality traits of a Filipino. Our visit was our 2nd time back and well keep coming back because the food is great, modern and relaxing environment. I highly recommend this place for sure

  12. l

    lleoparda

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The staff was lovely and the food was great, we loved the kare kare, the grilled isaw and the lechon but the chicken ilasal was very plain, it was just normal roasted chicken. The wine list needs to be polished.

  13. CM

    CherryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    There was a Valentine's special event and it was handled really well. I think that elevated our dining experience. The food was much better than our first try. We tried their chicken skin, roasted cauliflower, grilled pork belly, crispy dinuguan, and palabok, listed according to our most to least favourite. The first three were really good, while we think the crispy dinuguan and palabok needs a bit of improvement. The crispy dinuguan was a pleasant surprise - the dinuguan was rich and tasty although a bit too salty. They go well together, but it just looks like two separate dishes sloppily put on top of each other. The palabok was okay but I think it lacks a few ingredients to make it special such as tinapa flakes .

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Valentine's experience! Wonderful music and atmosphere ad very friendly staff, followed by an amazing dinner. Will be back in future.

  15. S

    Sal57

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Amazing food. The wait staff were knowledgeable and helpful. I gave a slightly lower score for ambience but only because we chose to sit outside which was a bit more basic but inside looks like it had nice ambience

  16. CH

    CocoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great little place hidden in Dickson with special Phillipino cuisines. Big serve size even for the "small sharing plates". Highly recommended!

  17. CK

    CrystalK

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent good, prompt and friendly service. Nice area because it’s quiet and can stay to have a chat. Love the beef brisket noodles, definitely will be back.

  18. A

    Aimee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve suddenly became a regular after our first dining experience. Simple, fast, no fuss good Filipino food from the kitchen to your table.. just what we wanted..

  19. CB

    ChristianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasting food and great customer service. Will recommend to others.

  20. I

    adaI

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service, thanks birthday candle for dessert :)

  21. K

    Kessel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Papa J satifies our craving for filipino food and the service is exemplinary, well done.

  22. TH

    TonyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend Papa J’s super delicious food. Dumplings are superb. The Crispy Kare Kare is sensational! Beef Brisket noodle was my favourite too. We will be back for sure. Service is excellent.

  23. CL

    ChristineL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Servers were attentative and the servings were huge!! Just one order of the lechon chips can be enough for four. We'll definitely go back.

  24. AD

    AngelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant ever visited in Canberra! Very tasteful food esp the beef brisket noodles. Love the beef so tender and juicy and the pork belly lechon- OMG! the crispy skin and tender meat. Never get tired of eating those meals! and don't forget their cocktails. We have the Boracay and Punyeta. It's exceeded my expectation for a cocktail!! Location is perfect! Parking was so easy and kids-friendly as they can play and run along the grass in front of the restaurant. The design of the restaurant was so cool and the staff were very accommodating and very friendly. Definitely a BIG YES to come back and will invite more friends and relatives from interstate. It's worth visiting!

  25. CL

    CaryL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    This was the worst dining experience we've had in ten years in Canberra. The so-called cocktail service provided the worst Mojito ever tasted - akin to water with a lemon slice and a mint leaf. The brisket ordered was undercooked and other pork dishes ordered were overcooked and dry. The restaurant is difficult to locate and is expensive. Worst though was the band - a guitarist so loud we had to move outside in order to hold a conversation with our fellow diners. The singer, constantly sang off-key and made the whole experience really unpleasant. Never again - a dreadful experience.

  26. J

    Jegoban

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great people. Service is fast and awesome night out.

  27. RG

    RGGG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience! We ordered far too much as the servings are significantly larger than expected (unheard of in Canberra!), but we are sorted for lunches for the next few days! The food was fantastic, as was the service. We will definitely be back!

  28. B

    Brody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and service. Food is not cheap but is worth it for the quality.

  29. J

    Jennii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Was a very nice first time dining experience , staff were lovely so as the food .

  30. n

    nick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Very nice restaurant, the design and overall vibe seems modern yet authentic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall I recommend.

  31. A

    Angie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I really enjoyed dinner at Papa J's. The grilled pork skewers were very generous and the slow cooked beef brisket was definitely a winner. The chicken adobo rolls were also delicious. I would go back again as the serving sizes for the prices are really good.

  32. TK

    TessK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with a large menu. Friendly staff. Masarap!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious...!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Papa J's Resto Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6170 2223.

Papa J's Resto Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Papa J's Resto Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Papa J's Resto Bar

G04/21 Challis St Dickson, AU-ACT 2602

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Across from Access Canberra Dickson.

  • Area

    Dickson

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Filipino, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Tram station (DICKSON stop) in Northbourne Avenue and Bus interchange in Cape street are both less than a minute walk from the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Papa J

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6170 2223

  • Catering

    Celebrating special occasions or any events these days sure look different. We, at Papa J's is offering food trays and drink packages that suits your needs and budget. Talk to us through phone or email.

  • Private party facilities

    Papa J's loves to Party! We host a venue inclusive party package whether it's for a Birthday, Christening, Anniversary or a Theme party. Our staff are well experienced in planning and executing the party you have in mind. Papa J's have different packages to offer that suits your needs. No more stress as Papa J's has you covered.

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