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Bamiyan Restaurant - Braddon, Braddon (ACT)
Bamiyan Restaurant - Braddon, Braddon (ACT)
Bamiyan Restaurant - Braddon, Braddon (ACT)

Middle Eastern Good for groups

Reviews - Bamiyan Restaurant - Braddon

62/10 Lonsdale Street, 2612 Braddon (ACT)See map

Average price A$45


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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
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  • Richard D.
    Richard D.

    February 25, 202311 reviews


    Good without being outstanding. Not much of a wow factor to elevate the experience. Food good, BYO a very reasonable $4pp for wine only, service good. Overall good, enjoyed the night but wouldn't rush back.

  • Anne Marie L.
    Anne Marie L.

    February 13, 20231 review


    Delicious food with lovely flavors. Meat skewers were substantial and very tender. Value for money, attentive service and a cheerful atmosphere .

  • Hafsa A.
    Hafsa A.

    January 11, 20232 reviews


    Food is good but too expensive

  • Jay C.
    Jay C.

    December 29, 202214 reviews


    Food was okayish

  • Tam T.
    Tam T.

    November 22, 202218 reviews


    Excellent food, as always! Skewers are divine, gravy just delicious! The only thing I would request is some seafood / more skewers variety other than lamb.


    September 28, 202220 reviews


    Great service. Very tasty food. Generous servings.

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.

    September 14, 20221 review


    They didnt have our booking through The Fork but luckily they were still able to seat us. This was a busy restaurant but the staff seemed very disorganised. Food was ok, no-one offered any recommendations on what to order though. Left very disappointed when they tried to charge me for another table which was 10x the bill! Terrible service.

  • Michael F.
    Michael F.

    September 7, 202296 reviews


    Very nice

  • Anne N.
    Anne N.

    September 4, 20221 review


    The food is 6 out of 5 stars, so amazing. The service is also excellent and friendly, fast and professional. So so good. Probably the best food in Canberra. Go and check it out please as you will not regret it. Vege options also and GF.

  • Ramesh K.
    Ramesh K.

    August 17, 20221 review


    We were happy with our experience at the Restaurant, however, my reservation through Fork had not gone through, so I will unlikely book through the Fork in future, not the fault of the restaurant but the Fork's.

  • Paul W.
    Paul W.

    July 23, 20223 reviews


    This is a loud, cheerful cafe/restaurant that serves Middle-Eastern food to die for. We went as a couple and enjoyed our selection of food enormously, but this is really a place to bring a group, to share dishes and experience lots of different flavours without eating too much. I did eat too much, but It was good and I'll be back for more.

  • Eugene G.
    Eugene G.

    July 12, 20229 reviews


    Tasty food could not find a fault

  • Krishna S.
    Krishna S.

    June 22, 20224 reviews


    Fabulous food, generous portions. I highly recommend Bamiyan

  • Julia S.
    Julia S.

    May 28, 20221 review


    We aren’t locals, we came up from Sydney and were fantastically surprise by the food! It was delicious!! The waitstaff were really helpful in directing us with the dishes. If you’re a foodie you’ve gotta try this restaurant. Top notch!

  • Gulshan D.
    Gulshan D.

    May 25, 202223 reviews


    Good food as always and great service.

  • Fatima F.

    April 29, 20221 review


    Overall the food was really good. However, one of the staff told me that we can stay for 2 hours, but the other waitress came and asked us to leave after 1 hour and half.

  • Gulshan D.
    Gulshan D.

    February 25, 202223 reviews


    Love the food, nice and tender meat. Great service. Very friendly staff. They did really well given the place was extremely busy on Friday night. Will definitely go back soon and highly recommend it to friends and family

  • Paula S.
    Paula S.

    February 10, 20225 reviews


    A disappointment. The restaurant was over the capacity of the kitchen and waitstaff to serve. We waited over 45mins for our entree. Our meal was average.

  • Ilise G.
    Ilise G.

    January 8, 20229 reviews


    Always good love visiting Bamiyan

  • Deborah B.

    November 30, 202111 reviews


    Loads of flavour and not too hot. We ordered “mild” options.

  • Rob S.

    August 7, 20211 review


    Fantastic flavours. We ordered the banquet as we didn’t know just what we wanted. A great selection and not overfed for two of us. Lamb dumplings and tandoor chicken highlights.

  • Angela M.

    August 6, 20211 review


    Fantastic food with patient, attentive staff. The restaurant was busy but, although loud, the atmosphere was great. We had an option from banquet menu which was great value for money and showcased the terrific dishes well.

  • Stephanie J.

    July 8, 20212 reviews


    Food was so tasty and tender. Kids (preteens) loved it and can’t wait to go back. We loved one dish (chicken with spinach) so much we ordered a second serve. Only downside is the restaurant is quite noisy and door opens to street so cold air comes in at this time of year. Highly recommend

  • Martine P.

    June 25, 20211 review


    First time visitors and well we just loved it. We got two amazing car parks on Lonsdale St and chose a few different items from the menu including the chicken tikka kebabs, and the lamb kalibu rice which came with a lamb curry that melted in your mouth. Will return!

  • Lesley C.

    June 6, 20211 review


    Introduced my friend to this lovely little restaurant and she is keen to visit again and introduce other friends. A delightful place for a casual lunch or dinner.

  • Julie G.

    May 12, 202112 reviews


    Tasty, interesting food served by friendly staff in a pleasant dining space. Excellent value for money. Being able to BYO wine was an added bonus.

  • Michelle Yu
    Michelle Yu

    May 8, 202127 reviews


    Restaurant itself is nothing flash but great food.

  • Raoul S.
    Raoul S.

    April 6, 20214 reviews


    Very good service and very enjoyable food. The restaurant represents good value. Only complaint was noise level inside forced us to sit outside.

  • Connie G.
    Connie G.

    April 4, 202128 reviews


    Very good quality food and good sized portions. The Ashok are particularly good. Can be a little noisy if you are after a quiet dinner but all in all had a very good meal.

  • Jane C.
    Jane C.

    April 4, 202116 reviews


    The food was ok, not amazing. The service was dissapointing - drinks were handed to us across the table (no access issues), food was placed at the edge of the table, and there was general surliness from the wait staff. Not going back.

  • Hock L
    Hock L

    March 14, 20219 reviews


    Absolutely delicious food and very hospitable host! We were there for lunch on a Sunday at 12:00pm in a group of 10 people. We ordered a mixed grill banquet for 4 people, 3 additional dishes and 3 additional serves of rice. All in all, food was great! The meat skewers were still juicy and moist, briyani was full of flavour and naan bread amazingly delicious. Would recommend!

  • Josh H.

    February 13, 20212 reviews


    Excellent and authentic food


    January 21, 20213 reviews


    Quite a busy night but the service was good, food was excellent, very tasty. The spicy sauce with the naan entree was really yummy. Definitely will eat there again.

  • Joi H.

    January 2, 20211 review


    Great service flavour bursting cuisine attentive and informative

  • Diana X.

    December 19, 202010 reviews


    Great restaurant. Excellent food and good value for money. Highly recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends and family with good variety of choices.

  • Ken w.

    November 21, 20201 review


    Interesting cuisine. Pricey. Attentive staff. Good choices. Will go again. Convenient location in centre of Canberra but hard to find parking

  • Katrina S.
    Katrina S.

    November 7, 202011 reviews


    Excellent variety of delicious food and great service. Will definitely be back!

  • David T.

    October 31, 20204 reviews


    The vegetarian dishes we had were good but the steamed minced lamb dumplings and the lamb kebabs were very ordinary with far too much meat on the massive kebabs.

  • Cyndi L.

    October 23, 20206 reviews


    Fantastic food, excellent value for money - we had a banquet and were completely stuffed by the end. The staff couldn't seem to find our booking when we first arrived but other than that the service was excellent as well. Would definitely go here again.

  • Phil H.

    October 10, 20201 review


    We had not tried Bamiyan before and were well all glad we did. The food was excellent, it came out quickly and the staff were friendly and efficient. I would definitely go again...

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