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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, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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  • 9
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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
Sooo special!

We just dined at what is apparently the best ramen in Melbourne!!! Well Ganbaranba kicks it to the curb and we can not wait to come home and have No 1 :) . Such an asset in Cairns. So yummy and great service .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Deanna W
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just dined at what is apparently the best ramen in Melbourne!!! Well Ganbaranba kicks it to the curb and we can not wait to come home and have No 1 :) . Such an asset in Cairns. So yummy and great service .

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Thank Deanna W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing if your looking for friendly staff, beautiful meals and at a cheap price i would recommend coming here. They also make the best gyoza i have ever had, so fresh and made right in front of you. Will return here.

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Thank Appleby101
Cairns
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten Goyza, dumplings, pot stickers, whatever you want to call them - all over the world. And in my opinion, these are the best! Come in 5 and 10 plates. Perfect for pigging out yourself or sharing! ;) If it's busy, take a number and while you wait chat to the locals and travellers around you all hanging out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to eat ramen after coming back from the reefs! The dumplings are just alright (nothing special) and the ramen broth was not as flavorful as we had hoped. But the service was great!

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Thank Sharon K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's such a cool place very friendly staff and really authentic. The soups were the best ones I've ever eaten! Definitely worth a try!

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Thank Pia W
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ganbaranba is perpetually busy, there's a waiting time of about 15-20 minutes for a table, but I can assure you it's worth it. Extremely friendly staff, fast service and beautiful ramen and gyoza. Very cheap food as for most people a single bowl of ramen will suffice (around $13) but once you add on a 5 piece Gyoza, a drink... More 

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Thank Jack O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in & asked if I could get takeaway & they were extremely polite, took my order, sat me down & gave me a free tea while I wait a few minutes before my order was ready! When I got home I enjoyed the best ramen ever. Definitely suggest trying out Ganbaranba!

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Thank George M
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously one of the best bowls of ramen I've ever had!!! Super speedy service and delicious gyozas to top it off. If you love spicy food, go for the Sunrise Ramen - you definitely won't be disappointed! Heading back for more for another hit of delicious authentic Japanese flavour!

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Thank helloblaise
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous and authentic Ramen in cairns! A friend recommended this place and it didn't disappoint! Was one of the best Ramen dishes i have ever had!

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Thank TheeBeeCee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

+ Customer service is good + Reasonable price + Spicy Sunrise Ramen + Fast waiting times even during peak dinner hours - One thing I dislike and not giving 5 stars: their "gyozas" are actually chinese dumplings which they did specify on their menu as "gyoza (dumplings)" but not worth it to order at all.

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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