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JapaneseFine Dining

Lilotang Japanese

Average price $85
9.1/10
247 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $85 Special request

The chef recommends...

Grilled daily fish, yuzu rice malt & yuzu kosho apple [3pcs] (GF)
$37.5
Vegetable sukiyaki, slow-cooked egg (GF)
$30
Sake lees marinated chicken, kyoto style pickled sauce, tarragon (GF)
$32.5

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 247 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 :9.3/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Billy D.
    Billy D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Welcoming staff and really nice atmosphere. Menu was a little limited but good quality. The service was brilliant and would definitely come back for this. Great whiskey choice as well.

  2. Kathy D.
    Kathy D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The super welcoming staff, the delicious food, presented beautifully, and the pleasant atmosphere were all absolutely superb. The attention to detail is a credit to them, We will, & have, definitely recommended this restaurant and will be looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for a fabulous evening!

  3. Selby D.
    Selby D.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is easily the best Japanese restaurant in Canberra. The food is excellent, and the waiting staff are attentive without being intrusive, making for wonderful experience.

  4. Blake M.
    Blake M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing service, presentation and food. We appreciated the time and effort into presentation, and the stories behind the sake cups. A great experience.

  5. Jieyi  L.
    Jieyi L.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food was very nice and the service was excellent as usual. We ordered the tasting menu as we always do. Perfect for catching up with friends/girls night out.

  6. Yuh-Lin G.
    Yuh-Lin G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We ordered the set menu - everything was amazing! Swapped the sirloin for toothfish but no regrets. Portion was appropriate, not too big or small and we both had enough for more than one bite for each dish. Rice was served towards the end, which was a great idea to make sure we had room to eat everything. We were full, satisfied and happy after dessert. Only thing was the waiter did not take our menu accurately although we clarified at the start regarding our alternative menu (initially wanted one set toothfish, one set sirloin), but was offered to swap to the intended one, so that was impressive and satisfactory. Cocktails were amazing too! Overall great experience, not too loud or dark inside, enjoyed our night!

  7. Lauretta S.
    Lauretta S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food superb, service on point and cocktails delish.

  8. Monika I.
    Monika I.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Couldn’t fault any of the dishes served. Every dish we tried was excellent and service was on par too. Will Definitely go back and recommending it.

  9. Debra H.
    Debra H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious. Customer service was excellent. They were happy to adjust the set menu to cater for our different food sensitivities. We’ll definitely be back soon.

  10. Trace J.
    Trace J.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always super staff and amazing food. A very slick restaurant. Extra attention by staff and personalised service ensures you feel like truly valued patrons.

  11. Miyuki S.
    Miyuki S.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    End of year colleague and friends function place; good food provided where you would like to return. This is the group's third time visit to Lolitang, and will soon revisit.

  12. wayne c.
    wayne c.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best Japanese restaurant in Canberra. Have visited three times and have never disappointed with its food and service. Really should come, you will enjoy it

  13. Mei Y.
    Mei Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good value of the food. Enjoyed.

  14. Tero B.
    Tero B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food, service and attention to detail was excellent. Really nice decor and atmosphere. All round a great experience and highly recommended for excellent Japanese cuisine with interesting combinations.

  15. Samuel L.
    Samuel L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nicky was the best waiter my partner and i has ever had he was so professional, informative about the food and drinks and even made us feel welcome on out anniversary! The flavors on the tasting plater was out of this world everything just work so well together my hats off to the chef and staff 10/10 would recommend

  16. Mervin L.
    Mervin L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great Japanese restaurant with personable service, fantastic food and ideal for romantic dinners, with their little alcoves. Will definitely return.

  17. Sue D.
    Sue D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our server was great, he was especially welcoming of the two children in our party making them feel special. The banquet came out slowly giving us the opportunity to take our time over dinner.

  18. Krystyna F.
    Krystyna F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lilotang exceeded my expectations. Great ambience, super mega tasty and exquisitely presented food. Chuck, the waiter was super attentive :-) . We were very appreciative that the set menu was adjusted to accommodate our food preferences. Each dish had very subtle flavours. Sushi was amazing and oyster ice cream tasted even better than oyster. The cheesecake with sakura gel was delicious. Even the tea had wonderful unexpected flavour fusion. Complements to the Head Chef Shunsuke Ota for skilfully combining traditional Japanese techniques with new experimentation. Thank you Lilotang we had fabulous evening.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews
    9.25/10

    It was my Birthday. My husband wanted to catch up with some good friends for a meal to celebrate. I have been to this venue before and wanted to celebrate my special day at Lilotang. I knew the food would be lovely and the environment pleasantly hospitable. In the end it was the perfect choice as the service was great and the food was delicious. Once again it proved to be exactly what I wished for, a quality experience in a welcoming environment.

  20. Michaela J.
    Michaela J.
    • one review
    8/10

    Food was delicious and the cocktails were great.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1 Burbury Close, 2600, Barton, Australia

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About the restaurant

Head Chef Shunsuke Ota combines his traditional Japanese training and techniques with new methods and techniques that he develops himself, creating modern Japanese dishes that begin with tradition but have evolved to be very much his own style. Located in the Burbury Hotel, the restaurant is slick with pale timber walls illuminated by strip lighting and lemon-yellow pops of colour. Semi private dining areas are created by hanging timber panels - giving you a touch of privacy if required, with views of the courtyard in the hotel. The menu consists of many tasty Japanese morsels like sashimi, robata-grilled yakitori skewers and duck breast sukiyaki with tempura egg. There’s much to love about this trendy Japanese eatery.

Best dish: Chef’s Sushi plate

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