Japanese Cuisine

1 Burbury Close, Barton ACT 2600


February 5 2015 – 1.07am

City News

Japanese cuisine is not everyone's favourite, but I highly recommend - for those tentative to try or who have decided to dislike it- that you book a table at Canberra's newest Japanese restaurant at the Burbury Hotel. My bet is you'll try dishes not seen elsewhere in the capital and change your view. As for those who already love this amazing cuisine? You'll love LiloTang.

February 5 2015 – 12.58am

The AU Review

I was told that whenever a new restaurant opens up in Canberra they end up getting absolutely slammed with customers, irrespective of whether the place is any good or not. In that sense, brand new venue Lilotang need not be concerned about attracting hungry locals, partly because there aren't many Japanese restaurants in our nation's capital, let alone many on this level. It's the repeat customers that are the real challenge for a lot of new venues; Lilotang won't be having any issues there either. Co-owner Po Yang Chla and Head Chef Shunsuke Ota (ex-Nobu,Melbourne.Yes, THAT Nobu) are certainly bringing their A-game to Canberra, delivering intriguing and innovative Japanese food that is well worth marking Lilotang on your map of Canberra with a giant 'X' (because it's treasure, get it).

January 28 2015 – 2.11pm


With the knife skills of a samurai, chargrilling knowledge passed down from his grandfather, and a true appreciation for using seasonal ingredients, Nagasaki-born and ex-Nobu chef Shunsuke Ota brings a unique style of Japanese cuisine to his new restaurant, Lilotang, in Canberra's Barton this year.

January 26 2015 – 10.16pm

The AustralianSusan Kurosawa

Nagasaki-born head chef Shunsuke Ota, formerly of Nobu Melbourne, is creating innovative Japanese food matched with a sake rice wine menu at the brand-new LiloTang in the Burbury Hotel and Apartments in Barton's Realm Precinct. There's manga-inspired artwork on the walls and the charcoal roasts on the robata grill.

January 14 2015 – 1.14pm

Her Canberra

This modern Japanese eatery, set to open tomorrow night, certainly has the pedigree. It’s the newest addition to the Chairman Group stable (Chairman & Yip, Lanterne Rooms, Malamay), and has brought the big guns to the kitchen in the form of Shunsuke Ota (ex sous chef at Nobu Melbourne). Oh yes, Canberra, you’re in for a treat.
January 13 2015 – 1.36pm

Good FoodNatasha Rudra

Canberra's latest hip Japanese eatery has opened its doors in Barton, where dinner might come served in a carefully hollowed-out orange and the wine list includes more than 25 sakes.

LiloTang is the new restaurant in the Burbury Hotel, across the foyer from sister establishment Malamay.

Inside the restaurant is slick with pale timber walls illuminated by strip lighting, lemon-yellow splashes of colour and touches of Japanese anime and pop culture references.
January 13 2015 – 9.57am

GourmanticCorinne Mossati

Canberra is set to get a taste of Japan with the impending opening of LiloTang Japanese restaurant. Step inside and you’re greeted with a mix of traditional and modern design with manga on a dividing screen and large decorative timber dividers that instantly turn the spacious venue into private rooms.
January 12 2015 – 2.14pm

The AU Review

We're down in Canberra this weekend to check out brand new Japanese restaurant Lilotang, part of the lush Burbury Hotel. First course: Umami-jime Snapper Sashimi with white peach, and heirloom tomato #lilotang #canberra #food #canberraeats #sashimi #instadaily #theburbury #realmprecinct #domagroup @burburyhotel @domahotels #domahotels