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10 places to get great Asian in the city

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Blu Ginger

If you’re craving a Vindaloo or Tikka Masala, Blu Ginger is a central restaurant offering fresh, aromatic Indian meals. They use the freshest, locally sourced produce, along with authentic spices imported from the sub-continent.

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Chez Kimchi

For a Korean flavour hit, Chez Kimchi packs a punch with loads of menu options. Famous for their crunchy fried chicken, Chez Kimchi also has a Korean drinks list including iced teas and potent soju.

Visit Chez Kimchi

CBD Dumpling House

This spacious and popular restaurant is tucked away at the back of the Canberra Centre. CBD Dumpling House has built a reputation for generous portions, and of course, tasty dumplings. The kitchen is an integral part of the dining experience – open both sides so you can watch the chefs hard at work creating your dinner.

Visit CBD Dumpling House

Kinn Thai

A big, busy restaurant, Kinn Thai also has quite the reputation for a creative cocktail or two. Plenty of fresh, colourful Thai dishes – noodles, curries, stir fries, salads and soups – as well as meals for kids. In Thai, kinn means eat, so make sure you drop in and eat Thai!

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Suke Suke

Tucked away in Verity Lane, Suke Suke is a funky Japanese bar offering cocktails, whisky, gin and sake – plus great Japanese finger food such as Yakitori and Gyoza. Regular happy hours and specials keep people coming back for more.

Visit Suke Suke


AKIBA dazzles with its bustling and fast-paced atmosphere. As soon as you arrive, you’re absorbed into the fun and exotic feel. The food is a mix of Asian barbecue, raw bar and modern day Dim Sum, with fresh flavours using local produce. You’ll also find an impressive cocktail and drinks list to match the taste sensations. Find out why it took out the AFR People’s Choice Award for Top Restaurant in 2016.


Soi Noodle Bar

At the base of the Canberra Centre you’ll find a fusion of Asian flavours with a strong slant towards Thai and Japanese tastes. Soi Noodle Bar is built on the premise of street food, with the meals packed with zest and the service fast. Enjoy some people-watching from the open window in summer.

Visit Soi Noodle Bar


If you’re wanting an authentic Malaysian experience, this is the place — from the DIY paper and pencil ordering system to amazingly flaky Roti Canai and flavourful Chicken Satay. This buzzy spot in Canberra Centre is always packed, and the perfect place for a quick lunch or dinner.

Visit Papparich

Want to explore further?

You don’t have to travel far from Canberra’s city centre to find more great Asian restaurants. Try the mini China Town of Dickson, Campbell shops, the Braddon precinct and the Kingston and Manuka areas (including Barton) for more inspiring options to get your mouths watering.

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