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

Papa J's Resto Bar

4.5
4.5
30 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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 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.

Menu

Bao

  • C.C.A Bao$8.00

    (1) Crispy Chicken in Adobo reduction, caramelised onions, sriracha aioli, coriander

    • Mushroom Bao$8.00

      (1) Shiitake mushroom, hoisin, cucumber, carrots, sriracha aioli, coriander

      • Pares Bao$8.00

        (1) Slow cooked beef brisket in Filipino spices, cucumber, kimchi, pares reduction, coriander

        • Soft Shell Crab Bao$8.00

          (1) Beer Battered Soft Shell Crab, Cucumber, Carrots, Hoisin sauce, Kewpie Mayo, Coriander

          Batibot (Kids Meals)

          • Crispy Drumettes & Chips$12.50

            Crispy Chicken and Chips + kid's choice of orange, apple or pineapple juice

            Burgers

            Make It A Meal: chips & Coke 330ml +$4.50, chips & Coke No Sugar 330ml +$4.50, chips & Sprite 330ml +$4.50, chips & Houseblend Iced Tea +$5, chips & Delmonte 4 Seasons +$5. Choose Your Bun: Matcha Brioche Bun, Milk Bun W/ Black & White Sesame Seeds

            • Adoborger$11.50

              Crispy Chicken Adobo, Papa J's Coleslaw, Adobo glaze, Caramelised onions, Sriracha Kewpie. Please choose which Burger Bun you prefer. You can either add chips or make it a meal

              • Longganisa Burger$11.50

                Homemade Longganisa Patty, Tomato, Red onions, Papa J's Coleslaw, Cheese, Sriracha Kewpie. Please choose which Burger Bun you prefer. You can either add chips or make it a meal

                Desserts

                • Leche Flan$10.00

                  Filipino crème caramel

                  • Yami Turon$7.50

                    plantain and purple yam wrap, ice cream

                    Kilawin (Ceviche)

                    • Papaya Salad$13.00

                      paw paw, mixed green salad, Papa J's salsa dressing

                      • Tuna Kilawin$16.00

                        marinated in spice cane vinegar

                        Lutong Papa J's (Signature Dishes)

                        • BBQ$13.50

                          grilled pork skewers (2) marinated in Papa J's BBQ sauce

                          • BBQ Wings 1/2kg$13.50

                            Fried Chicken wings, Papa J's BBQ sauce, sriracha aioli

                            • BBQ Wings 1kg$21.50

                              Fried Chicken wings, Papa J's BBQ sauce, sriracha aioli

                              • Inasal$18.00

                                grilled chicken marinated in Papa J's inasal sauce

                                • Kare-Kare$25.00

                                  Nanay Zeny's creamy thick savoury peanut annatto sauce, beef & vegetables

                                  • Lechon$25.00

                                    rotisserie roast pork belly with herbs and spices, Papa J's lechon sauce

                                    • Palabok$19.50

                                      thick rice noodles in a shrimp annatto sauce with ground pork, chicharon, boiled egg, prawns

                                      Para Sa Masa (To Share)

                                      • Adobo$18.00

                                        crispy chicken adobo, adobo reduction

                                        • Baked Bangus$25.00

                                          Milkfish topped with tomato salsa, mozzarella cheese

                                          • Beef Pares$20.00

                                            Slow cooked beef brisket stewed in sweet soy sauce, spices, green onions

                                            • Pork Sisig$25.00

                                              seasoned chopped pork meat & ears, onions, chillies, sriracha aioli

                                              Pulutan (Snacks)

                                              • Adobo Rolls$9.50

                                                chicken in adobo reduction filling wrapped in spring roll wrap

                                                • Calamares$17.00

                                                  seasoned crumbed squid, spiced vinegar dip

                                                  • Chicken Skin$13.00

                                                    seasoned chicken skin, spiced vinegar dip

                                                    • Eggplant Omelette$12.00

                                                      Grilled Smashed eggplant, spinach, eggs, Papa J's mango salsa

                                                      • L L F$14.00

                                                        Lechon Loaded Fries. Chips, Papa J's Lechon, Papa J's BBQ sauce, American cheese, sriracha aioli

                                                        • Lumpiang Shanghai$9.50

                                                          Filipino style hand rolled spring roll, Papa J's sweet chilli sauce

                                                          • Potato Chips$7.50

                                                            with aioli

                                                            • Siomai$13.50

                                                              pork dumplings, chilli - garlic oil

                                                              • Sisig Tacos$7.00

                                                                (2) Pork Sisig, Green chillies, sriracha aioli in a tortilla

                                                                • Sweet Potato Chips$8.50

                                                                  with aioli

                                                                  • Tofu$15.00

                                                                    tofu, vegetables, sriracha aioli

                                                                    • Tokwa't Baboy$18.00

                                                                      crispy pork belly & tofu, Papa J's spiced soy vinegar

                                                                      • Ukoy$15.00

                                                                        deep fried school prawn fritters & vegetables - Papa J's Spiced Vinegar

                                                                        Rice

                                                                        • Java Rice$5.00

                                                                          Turmeric Fried Rice

                                                                          • Kanin$3.50

                                                                            Steamed Rice

                                                                            • Papa J's Fried Rice$8.00

                                                                              Good for 1- Crispy pork, mixed veggies, egg

                                                                              Sides/Extra

                                                                              • Papa J's Bagoong$1.00

                                                                                • Papa J's Chicken Oil$1.00

                                                                                  • Papa J's Coleslaw$4.00

                                                                                    • Papa J's Garlic-Chilli Oil$1.00

                                                                                      • Papa J's Soy Lemon$1.00

                                                                                        • Papa J's Spiced Vinegar$1.00

                                                                                          Specials

                                                                                          • Crispy Dinuguan$21.00

                                                                                            Filipino savoury pork's blood stew, Crispy pork

                                                                                            • Crispy Kare-kare$21.00

                                                                                              Nanay Zeny's creamy thick savoury peanut annatto sauce, Crispy Pork & vegetables, Papa J's Bagoong (sautéed shrimp paste)

                                                                                              • Crispy Pata$24.00

                                                                                                Crispy Pork Knuckles - Papa J's Spiced Vinegar

                                                                                                • Garlic-Butter Prawns$21.50

                                                                                                  • Glazed Beef Short Ribs$35.00

                                                                                                    Beef short ribs marinated in bulgogi sauce + your choice of 1 side. Sides (choose 1 Only): Side Chips, Homemade Coleslaw.

                                                                                                    • Grilled Boneless Bangus$27.50

                                                                                                      Grilled Bangus (milkfish) stuffed with tomato salsa - Papa J's soy lemon

                                                                                                      • Grilled Stuffed Squid$18.00

                                                                                                        Grilled squid stuffed with tomato salsa - Papa J's spiced vinegar

                                                                                                        • Papa J's Snack Pack$40.00

                                                                                                          2x Burgers (Adoborger or Longganisa Burger) Please choose which burger and your preferred bun for your 2x burgers. Chips 6x BBQ Wings 2x Sisig Tacos. Burger Choice: Adoborger, Longganisa, Matcha Brioche Bun, Milk Bun W/ Black & White Sesame Seeds

                                                                                                          • Puto 1 Dozen$15.00

                                                                                                            Filipino steamed rice cake - best partnered with Dinuguan

                                                                                                            • Puto 1/2 Dozen$8.00

                                                                                                              Filipino steamed rice cake - best partnered with Dinuguan

                                                                                                              • Tempura Isaw$8.00

                                                                                                                Pork intestine in a tempura batter, Papa J's Spiced Vinegar

                                                                                                                Specials Desserts

                                                                                                                • Cassava Cake$18.00

                                                                                                                  • Mais Con Yelo$8.00

                                                                                                                    Crushed Ice with corn, cornflakes, sweetened milk and Leche Flan

                                                                                                                    • Suman 1 Dozen$25.00

                                                                                                                      • Suman 1/2 Dozen$15.00

                                                                                                                        Filipino rice cake wrapped in banana leaves

                                                                                                                        Weekend Specials

                                                                                                                        Available 11:30am to 9:00pm

                                                                                                                        • Baked Tahong$15.00

                                                                                                                          12 pieces baked mussels with mozzarella cheese topped with Romesco Japanese Mayo

                                                                                                                          • Boodle Fight$70.00

                                                                                                                            2x Rice, Lechon, 2x skewers Papa J's Pork BBQ, 2x Squid, 5x Garlic Butter Prawns, 6x Baked Tahong (Mussels) w/ Romesco Japanese mayo, sides of Papaya salad & Mango salsa You can upgrade the rice to either Java rice or Papa J's Fried Rice

                                                                                                                            • Meat Platter

                                                                                                                              1x Crispy Pata, Crispy Pork Belly, 1/2kg Whiskey Wings, Chips & Coleslaw

                                                                                                                              • Whiskey Wings 1/2kg$13.50

                                                                                                                                Fried chicken wings tossed in Whiskey BBQ sauce

                                                                                                                                • Whiskey Wings 1kg$21.50

                                                                                                                                  Fried chicken wings tossed in Whiskey BBQ sauce

                                                                                                                                  Beers

                                                                                                                                  • 4pk Capital Brewing XPA: Act, 5% Alc, 375ml$15.00

                                                                                                                                    • 6pk Capital Brewing Coast Ale: Act, 4.3% Alc, 375ml$20.00

                                                                                                                                      • 6pk Pale Pilsen: Manila Ph, 5% Alc, 330ml$42.00

                                                                                                                                        • 6pk Red Horse: Manila Ph, 8% Alc, 330ml$65.00

                                                                                                                                          • 6pk San Mig Light: Manila Ph, 5% Alc, 330ml$48.00

                                                                                                                                            • Capital Brewing Coast Ale: Act, 4.3% Alc, 375ml$7.00

                                                                                                                                              • Capital Brewing Xpa: Act, 5% Alc, 375ml$7.00

                                                                                                                                                • Red Horse: Manila Ph, 8% Alc, 330ml$13.00

                                                                                                                                                  • San Mig Light: Manila Ph, 5% Alc, 330ml$10.00

                                                                                                                                                    • San Miguel Pale Pilsen: Manila Ph, 5% Alc, 330ml$9.00

                                                                                                                                                      Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                      • Boracay$18.00

                                                                                                                                                        Gin - Blue Curacao - Soda "It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years penalties apply"

                                                                                                                                                        • Punyeta$15.00

                                                                                                                                                          Rum - Iced Tea - Pineapple juice "It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years penalties apply"

                                                                                                                                                          Drinks

                                                                                                                                                          • A&w Root Beer 355ml$6.80

                                                                                                                                                            • Coke 330ml$4.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Coke No Sugar 330ml$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Del Monte 4 Seasons$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Pineapple, Mango, Orange, Guava

                                                                                                                                                                  • Houseblend Iced Tea$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Sago't Gulaman$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Sugar syrup, vanilla, tapioca pearls, jelly

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sprite 330ml$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Red Wine

                                                                                                                                                                        • Bleeding Heart Shiraz$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Bourke Street Pinot Noir$50.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Hello! Vegan Friendly Shiraz$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Nick O'leary Rosé$58.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Tempranillo Rioja Calo$50.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Villa Francesco Sangiovese$60.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bird In Hand Piccolo 200ml$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • La Zona Prosecco$55.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mcpherson Three Vineyard Sparkling$32.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          White Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allandale Verdelho$55.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bleeding Heart Sauv Blanc$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • J Moreau Chardonnay$50.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                What 30 people are saying

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  IreneM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 May 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  RDan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  BiancaR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 6 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  KathyC

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canberra

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  HeidiS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 March 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anna

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 1 March 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  BelindaW

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great tasting food and service was prompt and friendly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  RheaT

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  lleoparda

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 25 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  CherryM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sal57

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  CocoH

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 February 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  CrystalK

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canberra

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 28 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aimee

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChristianB

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 January 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  adaI

                                                                                                                                                                                                  London

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 12 January 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kessel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 January 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  TonyH

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChristineL

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canberra

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                21. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                                  AngelD

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 21 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  CaryL

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jegoban

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 November 2021

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  RGGG

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 November 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brody

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 November 2021

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jennii

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 October 2021

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  nick

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 24 October 2021

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Angie

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  TessK

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 October 2021

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 October 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 30 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 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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