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ChineseGood for groups

Akiba

Average price $55
8.8/10
1,760 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 1760 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Peter H.
    Peter H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Akiba continues to be a fantastic restaurant that manages to combine friendly and easy going staff with superb professionalism. They provide delicious food, a warm welcoming atmosphere and party vibe that makes you happy without overwhelming you with noise or fake happiness.

  2. Peter U.
    Peter U.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    The food as always was excellent. Had to ask about drinks a few times as they were ordered but not delivered. Annoyed that we got charged extra for oyster special by adding vermouth. No mention that it would be an extra $20. I believe you should always be told when an extra charge like this is going to be added.

  3. Carina L.
    Carina L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Consistenly good food! It is a great restaurant and suitable for groups or a small party - a little hard to get service but otherwise a great experience!

  4. Ben S.
    Ben S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Fantastic food-we has the Akiba Feed Me set menu, absolutely spot on! Some great Saké, beer and Wine options which we enjoyed too. Really modern styling, it really had a buzz in the space. Awesome.

  5. Lionel J.
    Lionel J.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Far too noisy with hard tables and floors and music too loud. Great food , so tasty . Service a bit haphazard as seemed understaffed . Need to turn the music down not up when more people crowd in

  6. J V.
    J V.
    • one review
    8/10

    The food was spectacular, the service was a little slow at the beginning but later improved and the staff seemed on top of everything - which was great. Initially we were seated at the stools which were quite uncomfortable but we asked to relocate to a booth that which we were able to do and that made a huge difference as we could enjoy our deluxe banquet without feeling squashed in. Will definitely return (and book a booth from the start). Thanks Akiba team for what was an enjoyable and delicious meal.

  7. Joanne D.
    Joanne D.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were recommended this restaurant by a friend & we were very happy. Amazing food, great & exciting atmosphere & the staff were attentive & helpful. Would recommend highly

  8. Letitia H.
    Letitia H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We had the Feed Me option - beautiful food and heaps of it, drinks took awhile to come and were incorrect the first round. Small glitch in what was a great night, I will definitely go back!

  9. Ghislaine M.
    Ghislaine M.
    • one review
    3/10

    Air conditioning was on but did not reach end of restaurant. Food was over seasoned with salt - very heavy handed with salt - drank water all night after meal

  10. Nestor p.
    Nestor p.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food and service were great. Background music was a bit loud to make conversation without shouting. On a hot day, a stronger aircon would be much appreciated.

  11. Rosemary A.
    Rosemary A.
    • one review
    7/10

    Good food, but felt rushed and like we were being churned through a factory. Would not rush back - there are many other good places in Canberra I’d prefer.

  12. Peter U.
    Peter U.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Entertaining interstate guests. Consistently excellent food. Reasonably priced. Great buzz, very popular place to eat. Good selection of drinks. Love it.

  13. Marjorie T.
    Marjorie T.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very good food as always. Maybe the music selection should be less 'clubby'?

  14. Ricky D.
    Ricky D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Quick service, personable staff and great food! We booked a late dinner but they go us in quick and everything was really enjoyable. Will definitely be back.

  15. Leigh R.
    Leigh R.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    We had four gluten free dishes from the coeliac menu. All of them were excellent and each different from the other. A particular nod to the salmon ceviche (which didn't actually need the side dish of GF soy sauce). The octopus was also delicious. Great to see them catering to the gluten intolerant. Highly recommended to all.

  16. Vincent  C.
    Vincent C.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food was okay. Service was great.

  17. Pam H.
    Pam H.
    • 2 reviews
    4.5/10

    The music was way too loud for conversation, our waiter was almost non-existent, drinks took forever to arrive, no waiter to order next round of drinks, chairs were extremely uncomfortable - they were high stools, and we couldn’t be moved to a booth even though one was empty when we were seated. Food was nice, but not overly. All in all, the place is overpriced and I won’t be going back.

  18. Karl R.
    Karl R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Friendly welcoming service, excellent dishes catering for both vegetarian and carnivores, a good choice of drinks including Japanese beer on tap, attentive staff, vibrant but not too noise. I will come back.

  19. Laurel K.
    Laurel K.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The food and ambience were great!

  20. Michelle R.
    Michelle R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Consistently good food. Staff members welcomed us with smiles, were polite and eager to please. We had to wait a little while for the last few dishes ordered as part or our Just Feed Me deal to appear but, all in all, I highly recommend Akiba. It's my go to place when friends from interstate visit Canberra.

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How to get to the restaurant

40 Bunda Street, 2601, Canberra, Australia

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About the restaurant

Trending

Akiba was popular from inception, and it’s not hard to see why - the vibe is electric, the noise level is right up, the decor is bright and exciting, and the food is damn delicious. And it’s not only the Canberra locals who are loving this place, it has also been recently acknowledged by the Good Food Guide as one of Canby's best eats and we’re sure it will keep growing from strength to strength. The menu and serving style is relaxed, designed to mimic the food halls and dining rooms of East Asia. The food itself showcases the many styles of Asian barbecue, raw bar and modern day dim sum and the eclectic menu is supported by an equally exciting drinks menu which features exotic cocktails and tap and craft beers - the cocktail of the month is always a safe bet. Come and see why Akiba is trending - what are you waiting for?

Best dish: black angus sirloin, chipotle butter, zuni pickled onion.

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