Akiba

4.5
1133 Reviews
$40 and under
Asian
At AKIBA, we’re inspired by the informal and exciting atmosphere of great food halls and dining rooms throughout the East-Asia region. The food showcases the many styles of Asian barbecue, raw bar and modern day Dim Sum, and demonstrates a dazzling array of fresh flavours. Cooked over live fuel of wood and charcoal, AKIBA makes the most of our local produce. It’s a delight for fans of the great tradition of barbecue while staying true to fresh and light Asian flavours. Our unique menu compliments the exotic cocktail and drinks list. It’s the perfect match for a fun, fast paced dining experience that is not to be missed!

Experiences

  • JUST FEED ME! 8 of our most popular dishes

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We're so excited to be back doing what we love. For groups of 8 or more we offer our Just Feed me Menu for just $55 per person, you will receive 8 of our most popular dishes. This banquet menu allows us to cater to all Dietary requirements, all at once and ensure your party has an electric hassle free experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1133 people are saying
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David
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite two people pulling out at last minute - one due to being forced into COVID quarantine, the other a family member going to hospital - the staff were extremely understanding.

Service was high quality, the outdoor area was lovely and ready on arrival. Food/drinks were all quick. It wasn't too noisy.

Just lovely!

LM
LilyM
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us (two parents and two teens) love Akiba. It’s our favourite restaurant in Canberra.

MD
MichaelD
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another very pleasant evening. A good place to be when dining alone as there are plenty of opportunities to talk with people. Food excellent as always.

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BrockB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was second to none, the atmosphere an overall experience was fantastic,

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Shaie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food came out so fast and was overall a great night!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Share plates worked well! Definitely recommend the short ribs

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Helena
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our experience in Akiba. Food was delicious and share plates perfect for us. Wish that we could have stayed longer though, 1,5 hours is a short time for dinner with dinner.

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ChristineE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Mugi was really friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. The new red snapper dish recommended by Mugi was incredibly good with miso and fresh finger lime. We also had Peking Duck dumplings to start. We then had Kobe Beef, fried rice with king prawns, charred broccoli and green papaya salad. Every dish was amazing and we can’t wait to go back.

CG
CanberraGirl
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feed for a celebration as we selected the ‘feed me’ option. Akiba catered for dietary needs brilliantly.
Complimentary cheesecake for our birthday celebration was a lovely surprise.

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VeronicaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was so friendly and helpful, restaurant vibe was fun and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend for an enjoyable night out

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CatE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Akiba I am guaranteed a fabulous experience. All the staff are absolutely lovely, the food is so damn tasty and the drinks are 10/10. Thanks for nailing it again Akiba. Also, try the eggplant dish and get yourself some hot sake to toast with!

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BradW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievable, bao buns and dumplings exploded with flavour and the Kobe beef was melt in your mouth

The saki selection was a great match to the food

Highly recommend

MB
MelindaB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Pork belly buns delicious.

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VanessaV
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kingfish was amazing. Beautiful food. Great service. McAsh oysters were exceptional!

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OlgaC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Miso eggplant 10/10, beef rib also 10/10

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CHANDY
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional evening with my wife celebrating our 15th Anniversary. We sat at the bar and were looked after by amazing people. I can personally remember Maddy whose service was outstanding- she had a great chat with us, please explained us about the menus, beers etc and was very friendly. The food was amazing too- we had Octopus and fried chicken from the menu. I would order it again and again. No complaints.

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Foodey
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is yummo but not alot if you prefer larger meals.
Very busy each time I have been, and service has struggled the 2nd time... 1st time was amazing though.. would definitely refer to people to go and experience it for themselves as the food is pretty yum

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Elle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the price is perfect and the staff were attentive

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SJB26
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding- never disappoints. AKIBA is my go to for any occasion- can’t go past the LUXE menu.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such amazing yummy food.
Staff super friendly and helpful and We left very satisfied.
Was quite loud when we first arrived but then settled down after 20 mins.
Definitely recommend

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RTant
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, awesome food and beverage selection

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MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food - wonderful flavours - new and different combinations - perfect grazing options

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MarkN
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent but for one flaw. The service is way too fast so if you ask them to slow down, you’ll enjoy it much more!!

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, quick service, lovely atmosphere and a vast dietary menu options i.e vegan, vegetarian, gluten or dairy or but free, coeliac etc.

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DamienB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service a little slow if sitting outside but not a major issue. Food fantastic as always

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yourtypicalfrenchwoman
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic but the first 3 courses of the Luxe menu came out very quickly compare to the rest of the dishes . However, the waiter let us pick a wine that was no longer available and came back to us without being able to recommend an alternative.
Then, our waiter was also overwhelmed with his section and was struggling to get to his tables in an appropriate time manner.
Finally, we ordered the Yuzu Slice cocktail but they had ran out of the cream and the biscuits crumbs to top it off. We were offered to have the cocktail without it but without being warned it would impact what the cocktail would taste like.

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LaurelS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the pork and crab buns are the best in Australia. So fluffy and tasty. Great staff who are very helpful and the service is quick. Always bring visitors to Canberra to Akiba.

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Zannah
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fabulous thank you Lucy.
Everything was great. Good gluten free options too.
Only thing is we were pressed for time as we had an early booking. However we understand as … that’s covid related.

LJ
LiarnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and drinks! Amazing waitstaff. My favourite place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and drinks definitely would come back when back in Canberra ✨

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious, unfortunately the drink service really let the experience down.
Pricey

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GarvinF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our dinner here. Cocktails were great and the food is amazing. We went for the Feed Me banquet which was fabulous.

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akiba never fails to deliver incredible food and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended eatery.
Great food, plenty of taste and flair.
Great service.

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PrincessP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredibly delicious - our favourite place to dine!

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Shhh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was average, not outstanding - starting to think this is common for Canberra…

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HelenW
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious and came quickly. The service was friendly and efficient but not instrusive. Also excellent cocktails.

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KarleneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food
Great service funky atmosphere
Highly recommend

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Lena
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

When you book for dinner for 4 people to celebrate an event - you don't expect staff to tell you that "kitchen staff" are wanting us out within 80min

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was slow and food not up to the usual standard - rubbery cold dumplings for example.

We ordered the feed me and things seemed to be coming fine then there was a big gap and the last 4 dishes arrived all at once. Then we were rushed out because or booking slot was ending. Given the delays were in the kitchen and we were having the set menu which should have been automatic, it was strange.

Drinks also took ages. 15 minutes for a canned beer out of the fridge.

FAQs

Akiba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6162 0602.

Akiba is rated 4.5 stars by 1133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.