From the tastebuds behind Braddon’s much-loved Sage Restaurant comes Akiba, the most talked about new eatery in Canberra’s city centre. Reassuringly, the hype is justified and Canberrans have embraced its fun, pan-Asian-fusion menu with refreshing enthusiasm. Try to pull your eyes down from the room’s generous timber setting with pops of neon quirks to instead scope out street-food bites including beautifully soft buns and pancakes, or the share plates of soy cured salmon belly and JFC (Japanese fried chicken) – best washed down with a craft beer or “socialiser” cocktail. On weekends, experience Akiba’s fresh take on yum cha dining, with trolleys, dumplings and swift service par for the course.


The central business district of Canberra, Civic houses some of the earliest buildings constructed in the nation’s capital and is one the city’s prime spots for big-brand retail shopping, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Among many attractions, it is home to the Canberra Theatre, Casino Canberra, the National Convention Centre, Canberra Museum and Gallery and the Canberra Centre – a three-storey shopping complex.

Akiba | 40 Bunda Street, Canberra | +61 2 6162 0602


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