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Raku chef Hao Chen to open new restaurant inside heritage-listed West Portal Cafeteria at 44 Constitution Ave, Parkes

Brittney Levinson
By Brittney Levinson
May 26 2022 - 7:30pm
Raku owner and chef Hao Chen has purchased a former government cafeteria with plans to launch a new high-end restaurant by mid-2023. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

A former government canteen that once served roast beef sandwiches and sausage rolls to public servants will be reborn as a "world-class" Japanese restaurant by one of Canberra's leading restaurateurs.

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Brittney Levinson

Brittney Levinson

Property reporter

Brittney Levinson joined The Canberra Times in 2021 as part of ACM's national property team. As the region's dedicated property journalist, Brittney covers everything from real estate trends and new developments through to the stories behind the record-breaking sales. Got a news tip? Get in touch: brittney.levinson@canberratimes.com.au