The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated the first floor of the Canberra Centre tonight following a fire in the food court.
Firefighters responded to the sandwich shop after receiving reports of a deep fryer alight.
An employee was able to quickly extinguish the fire by placing a fire blanket over the appliance.
The area is now being ventilated before allowing customers back inside.
The ground floor of the centre is unaffected and trading as normal.