Akiba

4.5
946 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$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    For $49 per person you will receive 8 of our most popular dishes. This banquet menu allows us to cater for large groups including any dietary requirements, all at once and ensure your party has an electric 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 946 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our birthday celebration with beautiful food that was presented exquisitely and tastes absolutely delicious! Our waitress was flawless, best service!! The Saki waiter with cart was also brilliant. Such a fun night and a culinary delight as always!!!

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LaraB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the feed me option - we loved everything.
I will definitely be back!

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DeanK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A vibrant, modern Asian fusion restaurant, with high tables and stools. Staff are bright and helpful.

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LilyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant and bar. Have been a few times now and the food, service and vibe never disappoint. Highly recommended 👍

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and quick in between shows and the Canberra Theatre

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LiaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable night. Food was absolutely delicious. Can not speak highly enough about the quality of food.
They mixed up our orders multiple times but we adapted and had whatever came out

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Exxoncruise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Akiba is delectable Japanese-inspired fusion cuisine at reasonable prices. And not in tiny quantities but refreshingly satisfying serves. Go when it is not too busy as it can be pretty crammed up in there at peak periods with office-workers

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Emily
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

First of all, we booked Akiba after googling ‘Ramen in Canberra’. Our visit started off with disappointment after hearing that the ramen was not on the dinner menu. This first interaction was sadly not redeemed through our experience.

We went to Akiba for our anniversary which we did specify upon booking. Not sure why there was an occasion option because it didn’t change the service.
We were excited to dine at Akiba because the vibe and atmosphere was buzzing and cozy. A packed out restaurant is usually a great sign for us.

The service staff were friendly, but we were mislead into ordering more food than we could possibly eat. After being told the chicken, fried rice, edemame, dumplings and Chinese broccoli was only a small amount of food for two people, we were suggested to order more dishes. This had us feeling a bit cheated.

The warm sake tasted like watery vinegar so we only had one sip each. The edemame was great, only it wasn’t brought out with a bowl to put the peels in. Very messy and not COVID safe as we had to pile the peels on the table.

The chicken was incredibly disappointing as it was somehow dry and mushy at the same time. No crunch, no tenderness.
We barely touched the octopus as it was very rubbery and cold. On top of that it looked like someone has just came all over that dish. Wouldn’t recommend.
The fried rice was nice but we’ve had better a fraction of the cost. We’d have to say the Chinese broccoli was the highlight of our meals and even that was over seasoned.

The waitstaff didn’t come back to our table to check up on us nor clear the table after we had been given our meals. I will say that despite their lack of presence and misleading us to order more, the waitstaff were well-presented and pleasant.

We regretted going to Akiba for our anniversary.

If you want to get in touch to talk about it call Emily 0422087943

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TimC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ran out of squid but only told us after all other meals had arrived. The chicken was average too. Just tasted like boiled onions. Rest of food was good though. Pretty disappointed to not have been told about squid until other food arrived as we would have gone somewhere else

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Stasia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I was literally putting food in my mouth and was asked if I wanted to take anything home! Essentially asking us to leave politely even though they took so long to bring the food out to us!!
Sizes are not worth the price it’s so expensive for bite size food!

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TashS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

A bit rushed with the seating….felt like we couldn’t finish our final courses.

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Erol
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All excellent. Generous servings of creative food at reasonable prices. It's amazing that so few cafes and restaurants do this. You'll need to book in.

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SuzyT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious - every plate was wow & we all were very impressed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional and the food was amazing! The only downside was the seat (stool style) which was a little uncomfortable. Will definitely return 😁

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff, always with a smile.
Nice to have food that is a little out of the ordinary and full of flavor.

JH
JennyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice food. However, we asked for no coriander and two dishes came with coriander garnish. Luckily we could just pick it off. Why don’t restaurants recognise that some people cannot eat coriander and ensure that they can produce coriander-free food?

We felt rushed. The restaurant was not full but our booking was for only 90 minutes. Why are restaurants persisting with short sitting periods now that COVID restrictions are not really limiting numbers? It spoils the ambiance.

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Gaba
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was not good. Ordered 2 “feed me menus” for 4 people as we were not very hungry, and the waiter said he recommended that we should order 3 or 4. We ordered 4 menus and it was way too much food. There were huge pieces of bitter over-fried garlic, way too much mayonnaise, too much salt and sugar on the eggplant, drinks were on the light side and in general everything we had was of a very low standard.

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IAF123
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, funky decor, upbeat atmosphere, attentive staff … what’s not to like. Highly recommended.

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julier
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to be. Consistently great food, vibe and service.

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RS123
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 dish banquet was well put together by the chef with all the dishes working well together.

Service was outstanding and our waiter was very friendly.

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KFeeney
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Definitely my favourite restaurant. The only down side it how quickly you are kicked out. We had just received our mains when the waiter came over and said we had 30 minutes left which automatically put a downer on the meals as we felt like we had to quickly eat and leave. I have been a couple of times and this happens every single time. Just a shame we can’t enjoy the food with out being pushed on for the next people

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered 4 share plates (prawn fried rice, Japanese chicken, braised beef and salt and pepper squid) and two bottles of white wine. It was the worst salt and pepper squid I’ve ever had, dry, tiny flakes and no taste. The Japanese chicken was dry and boring, only thing that improved it was the Mayo and hot sauce that came with it. Beef was a plate of mush. The rice was the only enjoyable dish. We had a table at the bar and had to scream at each other just to have a conversation due to the competing noise of the staff behind the bar and kitchen. Everytime the staff made drinks we got splashed with stuff when they split the cocktail shakers. We then got told we had to leave cause they had booked our seats and it took me pulling out the email to prove we still had 30 minutes of our booking to go for them to get off our backs. Service terrible, except for Lara who did her best. $180 for 90mins of bad food, rude service and awful table. Plenty of better places to go and we will not be back. Definitely over rated.

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SissiV
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For a lunch time I found it too noisy, hard to have a conversation where we were sitting. I should have asked to low down the volume... would it receive a positive reaction? :-)

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun night out. Food and service was fantastic. We sat outside and despite the heaters we had cold legs and backs. Rug up.

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MarkH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our waiter Lucy was terrific

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BillH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was splendid. Akiba had been recommended to us by a local chef and did not disappoint. My father in law and wife are two pretty hard foodies from the cut throat take no prisoners Sydney scene and they were thoroughly delighted.

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GlenG
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Fabulous food. Every dish was terrific. Service very pleasant and very prompt. Very noisy. I prefer sitting on chairs rather than benches.

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LouiseV
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The feed me menu was not as good as last time we went. Probably won't do it again.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the food, service and drinks where great, really enjoyed the night

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RozW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Sydney
Good service. Great friendly staff Excellent food..... Quick service due to time restraints and booking.
Friendly. Would book again

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Gottogoout
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the feed me Lux menu. It came out fast, was delicious and nice to wash down with a couple of beers. The beef was the favourite for us.
Always a treat to dine here.

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AntonijaT
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Perfect for a place to start before a night out

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Anne
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Not the best experience I’ve had at Akiba. In fact, would say the worst.

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Kicki
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic surprise. Recommended to us and not disappointing. Loved the different style and textures of the food. Exreamly friendly staff.
Fantastic ambience.
Remember: Hard to get parking aro7nd the area so take a taxi.

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very rushed to get through the Feed me menu in 1.5 hours. No ambience at all out in the “tent”. Should be able to choose/know if you’ve booked inside or out.

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NikitaG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were rushed out of our booking which was disappointing, only had 45minutes to eat an entire banquet!
There was also one table close by which was so incredibly loud we couldn't speak to each other.

The food was amazing though.

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IrinaR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. Had a great night

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NickyW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food and a great waiter ... just a shame they gave half our meal to another table so that was not great

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CK66
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The FeedMe and Luxe menus were more food than we needed so asked our waiter to choose for us from a la carte. Loved every dish.

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DTF1
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Really enjoyable overall experience

FAQs

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

Akiba is rated 4.5 stars by 946 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.