An eclectic eatery that fast-tracked its way to being one of Canberra’s most talked about venues, thanks to a menu that showcases the many styles of Asian barbeque. Akiba’s fit-out, steel and recycled wood with neon signage, sets the scene for woodfired Asian barbeque. Their cocktails are noteworthy, and they boast the most extensive selection of sake and Japanese whiskey.
One of Manuka’s favourite Asian dining experience, Baan Latsamy not only delivers on delicious Thai, but they also throw some seriously good Lao food into the mix. Curries, stir-fries and noodle-based dishes all have a place on the menu, as does spicy salads and vegetarian dishes.
Self-described as Willy Wonka meets Mexican cuisine, Beach Burrito Civic is one colourful hangout. Also known as Cantina, Beach Burrito mixes Australian beachside culture with fresh, healthy Mexican. Their weekly specials are a big hit, particularly $3 Taco Tuesday’s and with DJ’s spinning beats every Friday and Saturday night, locals are forever dropping by.
A name that resonates across Canberra, Belluci’s is next level Italian cooking. With warm interiors, this Italian favourite comes complete with an open kitchen and fireplace; an atmosphere that nods to their rustic style cooking – silky pastas and woodfired pizzas. Belluci also caters well to the mid-week crowd with carb-filled lunch specials.