Yaki Boi

4.1
106 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 106 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.2
ambience
4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab some few drinks after work 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
21 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

RW
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

AL
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.

OT
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!!

SB
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
21 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 💯

OT
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.

LS
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.

KR
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.

JB
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
21 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!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really hidden bar, but worth it! Tasty cocktails and Japanese bar snacks, fun place to enjoy a few drinks.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered some delicious burgers and chips from here for lunch at work. Was a big hit with everyone. The food tasted amazing and the customer service was on point. Will definitely come back here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!
I went here a couple of times with family, and I couldn't be more proud. The food was delicious and the waiters and waitresses were so nice and funny! It was pricey, but totally worth it for special occasions!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Yaki with my friend on rainy day, they organise for us table for 2 people with nice view look out the Braddon.
Perfectly asmosphere. Customer service is professional.

Food was so delicious go with matching cocktail that absolutely amazing, very generous on cocktail to make me feel not only for the taste, but also I can get drunk easily.
The price is worth, i will be back again and for sure, Yaki Boi will always be my recommendation for my family and my friends, thank you.

LK
LouiseK
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the second time we have been and we were not disappointed

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Both the food and drinks were almost inedible/ drinkable I don’t think we finished one thing we ordered.
Our table was next to the door and with the breeze that came in we may aswell of sat outside in the cold.
Will not be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the classic cheeseburger which was great. The fries were also good and the serving sizes were huge. For how busy it was the service was quite quick. Would be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My regular lunch meal restaurant. The bar and restaurant is beautiful and well designed. The staff are all lovely and very helpful. Love Chicken burger, delicious and arrived quickly. Would love to try the pizzas at dinner time as well

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MargaretF
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can recommend Yaku Boi. Food quite delicious and well priced. The staff were pleasant. I especially likedbthe sweet potato chips. Tasted good cold the next day too!

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Foodgoesinhere
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Caught up here with a mate for a meal and the next morning we were both ill. I destroyed an office toilet, hotel toilet, and two airport toilets in different states as by body vacated the poison from this restaurant. My poor mate almost sharted on his boss. It's been blacklisted for us.

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StaceyW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We had the chicken burger & cheeseburger and must admit it was better than Brodburger. Fresh, juicy and super tasty. Chips with truffle aioli were divine. Service was fast and friendly. Can't wait to come back.

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SaraH
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

After reading relatively positive reviews about Yaki Boi - we were really disappointed with our experience. The food was just average and nothing exceptional - not sure if the Asian/Japanese Fusion works. Service was good and food arrived quickly.

KG
KateG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I loved this restaurant and eating experience. The Japanese whiskey Manhattan was one of the best cocktails I have ever had.
I ordered the Chicken Curry Don but wish I'd ordered a pizza or burger because I was jealous of my date's food.
The only downside was that the Don was mostly rice and the waitress forgot to give us entree plates and napkins but overall it was great and I would come back again.

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Matisse
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The lights kept flickering off and on which was annoying and didn't get told why. Food and service was pretty average. Prices were fine and not too expensive.

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 106 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.