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Canberra boasts a plethora of fantastic restaurants, serving up all kinds of cuisine. But if it’s Japanese you’re looking for, there are a few favourites you need to visit. Whether it’s sophistication and class, or relaxation and comfort, you’re sure to find the place for you in these five, the best in Canberra.
Right in the heart of Canberra is Iori, a fantastic Japanese restaurant serving up first class food packed with all the authentic flavors of Japan. The emphasis here is definitely on sharing, which is great because it means you can try so much more from their mouth watering menu! Why not go for the banquet for 4 at a reasonable $40 per person, and share a range of delicious dishes. I recommend the bowls, which are always amazing. Pair these with a bottle from their extensive wine list – or maybe even some premium sake! – and sit back and enjoy an evening of fun with friends and family.
Price: Mid – High
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 12:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – late
Watch out for: The banquet for 4
If there’s one thing that stands out here, it’s the food. Everything on the menu at Wasabi Teppanyaki is packed with flavor and is always made from the freshest ingredients. But dinner here isn’t just about the fantastic food, it’s a show as well! Sit up at the tables by the teppanyaki-style kitchen in the center of the restaurant and watch the incredible showmanship of the chef as he works his magic and serves up delicious dishes. Try the namesake teppanyaki wasabi, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Watch out for: The teppanyaki style kitchen
A favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, Hero Sushi definitely lives up to its name. After a friendly welcome from the staff upon arrival, take a seat at the sushi bar and dig in instantly! The sushi train, bringing freshly made dishes straight out of the kitchen (where you can see your food being prepared) is a sight in itself; who doesn’t love an interactive dining experience? And if you’re in the mood for something different, you can order more delicious dishes from their menu too; everything is packed with flavour and exciting combinations. Hero Sushi is a great place for a quick dinner before the theatre or a movie.
Price: Low – Mid
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 08:00-18:00, Thurs: 08:00-21:00, Fri – Sun:08:00-18:00
Watch out for: The Sushi train