Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
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Shop 15645 Eastlake Parade, 2604 Kingston (ACT)
Average price $45



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Restaurant menu

Last update: November 2023
Chef Jayson
Korean fried chicken (boneless), sweet chili & cheese
Hainanese chicken (with bone), soy sauce, ginger, house chilies
Creamy garlic chicken, butter, milk, garlic, pepper
Tasting menu $65
This preset menu includes: Starters + Mains + Desserts

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Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)


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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
  • Ingrid C.2 reviews

    1 November 2023


    The food was very good and tasty. The service while friendly was slow. and it was not overly busy.

  • Samantha M.1 review

    22 September 2023


    Lovely dinner tonight for our group of three. Every dish was amazing! Service was very attentive and could not fault anything. Definitely recommend!


    Hope to see you back soon !!

  • Michael C.1 review

    17 August 2023


    Very good service by an attentive staff. Food was superb. Will visit again


    Thanks a lot for the appreciation.. hope to see you soon ..

  • Kim L.49 reviews

    15 August 2023


    Enjoyed a relaxing lunch with family. Had the dim sum lunch which was a little different to the traditional dim sum we’re used to. Beautiful location and friendly service


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    Thanks a ton for the valuable feedback . See you soon ..

  • Mikala M.13 reviews

    15 July 2023


    Absolutely phenomenal! We will be back!

  • Mikala M.13 reviews

    17 June 2023


    Canberra hidden gem! Great cocktails, amazing food and service. We have booked this again!


    Thanks a lot for these lovely words .. looking forward to have u back soon dining with us

  • Matt O.1 review

    29 April 2023


    The food here is simply outstanding, generous helpings and incredible flavour. The pan fried duck dumplings are the best I have had and the lamp cutlets are worth a visit by themselves.

  • Paul L.

    Paul L.1 review

    9 April 2023


    The waitstaff are super welcoming! Excellent menu knowledge and superb service. Food was excellent and good deal having UNLIMITED package YUMCHA menu during Easter long weekend. Definitely UNIQUE menu items and most of them we can only taste it in Cinnabar. Talked to the chef and realise that most of the items (90%) are housemade. Number 1 YUMCHA of my list in Canberra!

  • Dianne v.1 review

    22 February 2023


    A bit hot. Slow service at times & very responsive at other times.

  • Nanda A.5 reviews

    10 February 2023


    We arrived at 8;00 they were packing up. We chose this place as it was close to foreshore but all outside seating was packed up... it was a really pleasant warm evening.

  • Roger G.1 review

    25 December 2022


    We were glad to be able to book here for Christmas Day. The premises is tastefully decorated. The music played (from Youtube) it seems was a little overbearing, with no real continuity and with no song ever finishing. Front of House service very welcoming, however table service seemed a little ambivalent, leaving the impression that the young fellow didn't really want to be there, did not engage with us with a description of the food that was brought to our table. Overallt eh food was excellent, the pork belly might have been a little dry, but made up for with the Becalan chilli sauce. We thought the pricing was reasonable given it was Christmas day. Portions were more than adequate.

  • Anthony C.2 reviews

    28 November 2022


    Long term regular customer. Have had many great experiences at Cinnabar but the most recent one was below average. Staff were non attentive, confused and frankly lacked care factor. The food was not up to the standard I have come to expect from the restaurant.

  • Peter B.1 review

    26 November 2022


    The restaurant was quiet for a Saturday night. There were plenty of staff available to help out. The only issue was they did not have good english and had trouble taking our order. We also ended up with food at our table that was not ours even though there were so few people in the restaurant. We had the banquet, a little pricey but the serving size ok. We could have had more rice. The entrees were great and delicious but the mains average and not innovative or true Asian Fusion. The webpage needs updating as the pricing on the menu was not what was advertised on line so that was a little bit of a slightly more expensive surprise. Great to try but doubt we would make it a regular favourite.

  • Tamsen G.1 review

    12 November 2022


    Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night, though it seemed that the whole foreshore was quiet (could have been the wet weather). We were sat promptly and offered water, and given food and beverage menus. Staff were very attentive and pointed out the share menu. Drink service was quick and once we ordered the share plates were bought out promptly. Food was well prepared and tasty and was a good variety. Overall we had a lovely evening with good food and company, even though the restaurant was fairly quiet.

  • Jean W.1 review

    11 November 2022


    Had a tasting menu for $65 per head. Entrees were fine but mains and dessert were lacking. Could not see much evidence of modern Asian fusion. Mains were unimaginative for a tasting menu - fried chicken, fried rice, fried cauliflower, beef brisket. Did not like their desert either. Would have preferred ordinary icecream over their coconut. Icecream concoction.

  • Eli H.1 review

    4 November 2022


    My partner and I were seated in the middle booth with amazing ambiance and scenery. Food came out really quickly and the service was unreal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant night

  • Janelle O.1 review

    7 October 2022


    Visually it ticked all the right boxes, but the food let it down. The soup lacked seasoning and the fried rice with roast pork and prawns had just two prawns. We did mention this to the wait staff and we advised this was correct - very disappointing. The Singapore soft shell crab with crunchy noodles also a disappointment eith a curry style sauce drowning the noodles and the crab barely swimming above.

  • Laine J.3 reviews

    18 September 2022


    Beautiful Asian fusion restaurant. Lovely decor. Excellent service. Food amazing. Nice location on the Kingston waterfront. Will definitely go again

  • Nathan M.1 review

    20 August 2022


    Food was great. Came out relatively quick and every dish was perfect. Has a great view of the water front. Inside aesthetic was really cool as well. Great spot for groups.

  • Kate N.7 reviews

    23 July 2022


    Fantastic. I think this is my new favourite restaurant. Staff were great and the food was excellent. Lovely view over the lake. Thank you for a fabulous evening.

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More information

Opening time
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11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Closing time

Open 7 Days a week

How to get to the restaurant

Shop 15645 Eastlake Parade, 2604, Kingston (ACT), Australia

Public transport

Canberra Station

Additional information

Public parking is 1mins away


About the restaurant

So, you think you know Chinese food?

Cinnabar is a brand spanking new restaurant that will make you rethink your understanding of Chinese food. This beautiful, sophisticated venue has made a home on the Kingston Foreshore, attracting diners with its incredibly luxe decor and refined menu. (You can't miss it).

The menu features traditional Chinese dishes, but they are presented in a way that is fresh, youthful and dramatic. The flavour dial has been turned right up and your Chinese favourites have been given a few modern tweaks that will intrigue and excite. Highlights include ‘Grandma's Shanghai-style Drunken Chicken' and the dumplings in pastry! Get here.

Best dish: Grandma's Shanghai-style Drunken Chicken.


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