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Ganbaranba

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Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle
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7/14 Spence Street | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 2522
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome

I'm a soup lover so this place was great, the flavors were so delicious. I will definitely be back to try the whole menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lee C
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Tully, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tully, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm a soup lover so this place was great, the flavors were so delicious. I will definitely be back to try the whole menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We go here so often they know our order! Amazing service, short cure and take away option as well! Very authentic Japanese style noodle place! Love it!

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Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my favourite Japanese place! Amazing ramen! Very authentic Japanese atmosphere and food, and definitely better than Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York!!! I went here several times, trying several dishes. My number one dish is Koshitantan with extra pork! MUST TRY! Z-Don on the side was delicious, and even my I-don't-like-meat friend loved the gyoza.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This ramen is on par with the upscale ramen joints in NYC. The tonkotsu (pork bone soup) is so flavourful and delicious. And you can choose the hardness of the ramen. I chickened out and ordered medium, which wasn't al dente anymore. I think hard would have been more chewy. The gyoza was also very good. The best part? No... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My new favourite restaurant in Cairns. have to get in early for dinner as is always busy. Lunch time is a but quieter. efficient and friendly service. Make sure you try the gyoza, took a little longer to come out as takes longer to cook. Already have 5 stamps on my loyalty card and only found the place 2 weeks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best Japanese I ever had ,great food make my holiday more wonderful :) My friend and I love the food and service.

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Tablelands
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When we come here for dinner, you gotta get in early! Love the ramen with extra meat and egg yum!!! Very friendly & helpful service :) cash only thou!!! Best ramen in Cairns!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Have seen great reviews about this place for a long time, and every time I came back home I seemed to miss out. Again I went and was not disappointed. Beautifully flavored dishes, just the right amount of heat and spice to make me leave wanting more. Great service and price. Keep up the good work!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I travel at least 75km just to eat at Ganbaranba with my partner! It is so amazing, there is nothing I could fault! Such a great little ramen shop. My only downfall is that I have to travel to have this! If I lived in Cairns I would eat here every week!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

The staff are extremely friendly and are happy to help. The food was absolutely delicious and the servings are huge. If you can't eat all your food, you can easily put it in a takeaway bowl to eat later. Ganbaranba has the most amazing service that I've ever experienced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7/14 Spence Street | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?