Yaki Boi

4.1
120 Reviews
$40 and under
Dining Bar
Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Canberra’s newest restaurant bar serving up burgers, pizza, beer, cocktails and mock-tails. Japanese inspired fusion food!

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 120 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.2
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4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and came out rather quickly. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. I would probably like to see a bit more of a Japanese influence menu wise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers with unique flavours that leave you feeling good after eating (unlike other burger shops in Braddon). Comes at a great price point - You can get the biggest burger they have, chips for ~$21.

Don't make the same mistake I made the first time by getting the most basic burger to save an extra few bucks. Get whatever you think looks the wildest for a unique tastey experience. Highly recommend!!!

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MichaelS
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Entrees were nice, friendly staff, good value for money but burger pattie was overcooked.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Whilst the atmosphere and drinks were great, the food was underwhelming. This venue would be great for drinks and snacks, but the mains just seemed a bit lost.

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AshJade
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolute gem of a find. The staff were attentive and friendly from the get go. Our food was DELICIOUS and took little to no time to come out, which completely did not compromise the quality of the food. We got a pizza to share and some entrees and this was plenty. The pizza base was light, not making it a heavy gross meal. Portions were generous too!

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missy
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Yaki Boi and loved the atmosphere and of course the food and service was great. Will definitely come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in Canberra, lovely vibe and friendly staff. Have been coming here for years and yet to be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the cheapest burgers going around but definitely some of the best. Quick service, friendly staff and tasty food.

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Cassandrav
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious! The only downfall is there are outdoor heaters which all face the same way, it would of been ideal if they had been stalled one facing inward and one facing outward.

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KasReview
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It’s not a Japanese restaurant! By no means is it any different from a quick food court takeaway place that is run by non Japanese.

If you are looking for Japanese food or even Japanese drinks to be served correctly.. this is not the place!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Brilliant food and atmosphere, would highly recommend

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ArleneM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Limited menu - just another burger place in Braddon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was very nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favourite lunch in Canberra. The team are so lovely and friendly and the drink and food is consistently amazing. Love the atmosphere. Been going for years and never a bad experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab some few drinks after work 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food especially the salmon tartare 🥧❤ its a must try probably the best tatare in Canberra.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing, one of Canberra’s best burger bars

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a big fan of chicken burger until I found this place. Great job and good than Brodburger!I will be back

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RoseW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

All product was store bought or frozen, lazy staff. Not clean, overall just garbage

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laetitiaC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

good but not amazing food.
customer service was lovely

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AryahL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - chips were particularly great, lovely and fast service

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Amy08
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

More a bar than a restaurant vibe. Good location and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, booked for 5pm was on time and didn’t have any line up. I was asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside so the choice was ours which was great! We sat outside on the balcony against the glass so had a nice overlook of the street, there are many outdoor heaters so being cold was not an issue. We were attended to straight away so ordered some wines which came out quickly. Our entrees (we ordered two) came out within 10-15mins, our food followed 10 minutes after. We were asked how everything was going half way through. Service was great, ambience was nice and overall was very happy. Total cost for two entrees, two mains (very filling) and two wines $77 which was good! Very happy, thank you!!

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SkyeB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with an interesting menu and the food came out REALLY quickly. Lovely, attentive staff. Excellent experience.

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BelindaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vibe, and friendly staff with prompt service.An absolute delight to dine in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. You can't beat the view. The food is exactly what I expected. Good service. You get what you pay for. I struggled in Canberra paying high prices for average food. This restaurant is worth the price. I came out feeling happy happy.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, amazing atmosphere I will 100% be back again........ and again and again 🥰 not to mention the cocktail and burger options were definitely the best I've had in Canberra 💯

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Aside from the flies that were circling the food, and our heads - I can’t complain!!! The actual food and the service was amazing.

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Tristan
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

I was served raw chicken with my katsu curry. I quietly let the waitress know and she got a replacement but after having a mouthful of raw chicken it ruined the dinner. I wasn’t expecting to pay full price for this meal but everyone pretended like it never happened.

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Saje
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Burger ok. Chips cold. Cosmopolitan just tasted of lime juice and $19 so a bit pricey for what it was really.
Son enjoyed his bowl, but again quite over priced for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was the first there and had a reservation but took a while to get the table

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vipDavid
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too full. Too noisy

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BridgetO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I called to advise our lift was late and we were still coming for our booking at 7pm. When we arrived at 7.15pm there was no table ready and wanted us to sit outside in 0 degree temperature. Then service for drinks was slow and we had to ask 3 times for our second service of dumplings. The wait staff seem confused the whole time.

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IsabellaK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE, FOOD WAS AMAZINTG, DRINKS WERE UNREAL AND THE SERVICE WAS GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a lunch at this restaurant as a surprise for my husband's birthday. The location and the view from the restaurant certainly gave it a very special touch. The chef was more than happy to accommodate our dietary requirements. Lucky for us, they sent a couple of complimentary dishes our way. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed all the beautiful flavours.
The staff was welcoming and the service flawless. When we asked for a couple of photos they readily obliged - even offered to take some more pictures.
We had the most wonderful time at Yaki Boi and we'll be returning very soon.

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LoeS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful environment and location - Yakiboi does something original and does it so well. Best Unagi don I have had and a delicious Dragonfruit mocktail. Burgers were also great - quality meat and delicious buns. Good work.

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KateR
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Don't come expecting good quality traditional Japanese food but if you like burgers and pizza and the occasional bland Japanese snack, this is the place for you! The terrace is the best place to sit, especially if you don't like very noisy interiors. Service was adequate but very assembly-line.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the venue and menu, the service was fabulous even though they were very busy. Will definitely return.

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JessieB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was all luke warm or room temperature. Which is surprising for 95% deep fried. The idea and flavours are there but a few small tweaks need to be made to get it right. I would suggest sauce in the side of the dumplings, spring rolls and mozzarella sticks as they were all soggy. For example, the pizza was fully loaded with meat which looked great but the centre was cold as there was so much topping but not enough time in the pizza oven to warm it all the way through. It also meant it was dry as the meat to sauce ratio was off. The service and atmosphere was lovely but the food missed in all areas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the bomb!!!! They have curry Chicken Don. Their Wafu fries are just pure perfection. My chicken burger was sweet Judy and tender.
The customer service was amazing!! They stepped us through what they serve.
Thank you the 30 min drive was worth it!!!!

FAQs

Yaki Boi does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Yaki Boi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6156 9166.

Yaki Boi is rated 4.1 stars by 120 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.