Papa J's Resto Bar

4.6
14 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Papa J's Resto Bar is a "Filipino-Asian Fusion" Restaurant and a fully licensed bar located in DKSN, the newest precinct in Dickson situated on the doorstep of Dickson light rail station and bus interchange. We are the first casual dining restaurant in the Eat-Street Challis Lane to open with an instagrammable pop-art interiors.
Papa J's is a local family run business who are excited to showcase the great flavours of Filipino-Asian cuisine and beverages with a twist.

Offers

  • PAPPY HOUR IS BACK!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come to Papa for PAPPY HOUR! Mondays to Fridays from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. $6 CAPITAL BREWING SCHOONERS $5 HOUSE WINES $20 COCKTAIL JUGS Book a table now!

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 14 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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4.5
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adaI
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, thanks birthday candle for dessert :)

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Kessel
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Papa J satifies our craving for filipino food and the service is exemplinary, well done.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Papa J’s super delicious food. Dumplings are superb. The Crispy Kare Kare is sensational! Beef Brisket noodle was my favourite too. We will be back for sure. Service is excellent.

CL
ChristineL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were attentative and the servings were huge!! Just one order of the lechon chips can be enough for four. We'll definitely go back.

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AngelD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant ever visited in Canberra! Very tasteful food esp the beef brisket noodles. Love the beef so tender and juicy and the pork belly lechon- OMG! the crispy skin and tender meat. Never get tired of eating those meals! and don't forget their cocktails. We have the Boracay and Punyeta. It's exceeded my expectation for a cocktail!! Location is perfect! Parking was so easy and kids-friendly as they can play and run along the grass in front of the restaurant. The design of the restaurant was so cool and the staff were very accommodating and very friendly. Definitely a BIG YES to come back and will invite more friends and relatives from interstate. It's worth visiting!

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CaryL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

This was the worst dining experience we've had in ten years in Canberra.
The so-called cocktail service provided the worst Mojito ever tasted - akin to water with a lemon slice and a mint leaf.
The brisket ordered was undercooked and other pork dishes ordered were overcooked and dry.
The restaurant is difficult to locate and is expensive.
Worst though was the band - a guitarist so loud we had to move outside in order to hold a conversation with our fellow diners. The singer, constantly sang off-key and made the whole experience really unpleasant.
Never again - a dreadful experience.

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Jegoban
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people. Service is fast and awesome night out.

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RGGG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We ordered far too much as the servings are significantly larger than expected (unheard of in Canberra!), but we are sorted for lunches for the next few days! The food was fantastic, as was the service. We will definitely be back!

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Brody
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food is not cheap but is worth it for the quality.

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Jennii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a very nice first time dining experience , staff were lovely so as the food .

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nick
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very nice restaurant, the design and overall vibe seems modern yet authentic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall I recommend.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dinner at Papa J's. The grilled pork skewers were very generous and the slow cooked beef brisket was definitely a winner. The chicken adobo rolls were also delicious. I would go back again as the serving sizes for the prices are really good.

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TessK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a large menu. Friendly staff.
Masarap!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious...!!!

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You can order delivery directly from Papa J's Resto Bar using the Order Online button. Papa J's Resto Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6170 2223.

Papa J's Resto Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 14 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.