Mu Omakase is currently closed due to the ACT lockdown.


We will keep you posted here and through our social media regarding any updates to our operation. Thank you for your support and stay safe!

Opening hours


Dinner – Monday + Wednesday to Saturday (closed Tuesday)

2 sittings – 6pm or 8pm

Shinya Nakano was born in Sakai, Osaka’s second largest city. Though his hometown has been known as the ‘City of Knives’ for over 600 years, Shinya did not relate his future with a kitchen knife until he moved to Kyoto. Here in the cultural capital of Japan, he started working in a sushi restaurant while pursuing his university studies in Sociology. On graduating, Shinya decided to commit to his passion of cooking and embarked on a 10-year stint in one of Kyoto’s century-old sushi restaurants “Idugen” to undertake austere classical training by his master.

Once he completed his training and work in Japan, Shinya decided to expand his culinary horizons and moved to Australia and became a sushi chef at Nobu Melbourne where he remained for 8 years. Shinya began to experiment with new and unlikely combinations of ingredients and was able to express boundless creativity unhindered by tradition and was able to develop his own unique style.

After a brief stint in Kisume in Melbourne, chef Shinya joined the Chairman Group and went all-out to bring the best of all he had developed to the Canberra food scene. Every dish reflects the polished traditional techniques he forged in Kyoto and the inspiration he draws from the diversity and colour of the Australian culinary landscape.

12-14 Course Early Bird Dinner – $165pp (6pm – 7.50pm)
17-20 Course Dinner – $185pp (8pm – late)

There are 2 convenient parking locations.

– Constitution Place –  new underground car parking

– The southwest side of the Constitution Avenue car park

About Omakase

‘Omakase’ = ‘I’ll leave it up to you’


In Japanese Omakase dining, customers entrust their meal entirely to the Chef, who will select and serve a customised menu based on the best-in-market that day. 


It is a highly intimate and personal dining experience, with the chefs serving the dishes to customers directly. The Chef will present a series of small plates, with the number of dishes varying with each service.


Mu Omakase offers fixed price menu options only, with drinks additional.


Current reservation period: 13 Sept to 23 Oct

Next round opens: TBC

Reservation for 6 or more guests can be made via mu.omakase@gmail.com

Cancellation anytime after the reservation is made: 10% charge of menu cost applied


Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to the  booking day: 50% charge of menu cost applied


Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to booking day : 100% charge of menu cost applied


Reservations can be transferred to another diner, conditions apply.

Due to the nature of Omakase dining and complexity of preparation, we are limited in the dietary requirements that we are able to cater for. 

All dietary requirements require at least 3 days notice. 

We offer a vegetarian version of our menu ( 6 -8 courses ). 

Please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements when you make your  booking, and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate them. 

If you have a wide range of dietary requirements that are beyond our scope to cater for, we apologize that we may not be able to cater for you this time .

We are not able to change the menu items around based on personal preferences or dislikes. Please consider dining with us as an opportunity to experience the ingredients and dishes as they are presented.

We invite you to arrive up to 10 minutes before the starting time. 

Dining begins precisely at the designated time of your booking for all diners in the sitting.

If you arrive late or leave before your scheduled time, note that we can’t serve you all the dishes and the price will remain the same.

If you are more than 30 minutes late, we will consider your reservation a cancellation without notice and you will be charged in full. 

Children 12 years old and over are welcome, but they must be comfortable in an adult space and be able to eat an adult menu.

Omakase is by nature an intimate experience between you, the Chef, the staff and other diners. Please be mindful that the enjoyment of the dining experience relies on everyone being respectful and considerate of each other at all times. Please turn your mobile phone to silence and talk on your mobile phone in the bar area or away from the Omakase dining room .