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Ganbaranba

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Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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7/14 Spence Street | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 2522
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  • 189
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 7
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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
Best Ramen and Gyoza in Cairns

Cash only, but very friendly staff. A lovely selection of hot and cold noodles, and they also hand-make their gyoza in-house. My husband and I love to treat ourselves to authentic ramen here, when we are able to :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cash only, but very friendly staff. A lovely selection of hot and cold noodles, and they also hand-make their gyoza in-house. My husband and I love to treat ourselves to authentic ramen here, when we are able to :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We go to the address shown in tripadvisor but it is so wrong and very far away from downtown. We finally find the shop by checking the facebook and get it. The shop keeper gave us the discount !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When they ask if you want your Ramen noodles cooked soft, medium or hard... You know it's top shelf. Amazing tasting broth, cool staff and cheap as chips. Plus BYO so what more do u need!

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love Japanese noodles, even though I never went to Japan (still have to go) - so I'm no expert in Japanese food, but i can tell you that I absolutely loved this place and my tastebuds are still having a party! Ganbaranba seems to always be busy so that you have to take a number and wait for a... More 

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Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is cash only so make sure you have it with you. The noodles are fantastic. It is pretty much a noodle restaurant that also sells gyoza. I always eat here when I feel like Japanese noodle. I think it is reasonably priced at about 13 dollars for a large bowl. Good food and expect it a little busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had two ramen and some gyoza and everything was very good. They also offer you green tea. It is a good place if you want to have good food without spending so much.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Came here with 8 other friends after hearing good reviews. After 45 min wait to be seated we were told the kitchen was closing in 15 minutes - we all split up and had to seat in groups of 3 and 2. The food was very very average - somewhat resembled 2 minute noodles in a watered down tasteless soup.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best and fresh gyozas. Soup and noodles were quick to be served and broth was delicious. It's only a small restaurant so there isn't much seating. Definitely worth the wait!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food is so delish here - heaps of flavour and healthy too. The friendly staff are what make this place a favourite!! Great value for money with a nice quirky atmosphere

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Walked into this venue and was greeted by all the staff, made us feel welcome.Both of us had two types of ramen and Gyoza. Amazing dishes. We went twice in the 3 days we were in cairns and both times was exceptional! Thank you.

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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 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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