So, there is a new kid in Canberra town. And while I love the editions of Monster and 86 to the Canberra fold, finally we have a serious Japanese leaning eatery in our midst. Akiba doesn't do micro herbs or foams - it just does bloody good, robust street food.
Akiba, I was told, was Asian fusion - the description included elements of Mediterranean, 'smokey' and all sorts of wrong. My take? Great flavours, a good menu for sharing, and a flipping great fit out. A bit of Osaka, a bit of Seoul, a teeny bit of Ho Chi Minh all rolled into a restaurant that would be well placed in any city. But it's in Canberra. And it's open every day of the week until late. Thank god: www.akiba.com.au