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Ganbaranba

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Great affordable food and fantastic service! The option of extra help yourself condiments is a nice extra touch. It is our place of choice for friendship dinner dates! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Georgia P
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great affordable food and fantastic service! The option of extra help yourself condiments is a nice extra touch. It is our place of choice for friendship dinner dates! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had ramen and gyoza. Everything was good. Texture of noodle can be better but over all good. Everyone was friendly. We got our meal in 5min! We will go back for sure. 라멘이랑 교자 다 맛있었어요. 생면이 아니라는게 아쉽지만 오스트레일리아까지 와서 먹는것 치고는 맛있었어요. 주문하고 5분만에 라멘 나왔어요. 다들 친절하소 서비스도 빨랐어요.

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Gresham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Everything people said about this place was right. We enjoyed this place for both lunch and dinner. We were in Japan last year and it reminded us of the noodle places there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Needs more vegetarian options. There is one vegetarian soup and it is quite bland and boring. Very fast service and good prices.

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have been to this place many many times and it always keeps on delivering. Awesome Ramen at great prices. Staff are friendly. Try #1 and set B for lunch. Cant go wrong. Very good for hangovers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Raman at this place to nice. I was prefer the soup to be a bit thicker like at Gumshara in Sydney. But what I love about this place is the Gyoza pan friend dumplings.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had heard good reviews. We became entranced by good ramen when we travelled in Japan. Sadly haven't found anything outside of the Japan that rivals it until now. The food is equal to Japanese ramen houses in Tokyo. It also has the same economical, tidy, clean environment that you find. It is not fancy. But it is a slice of... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you like simple tasty Japanese food. This is the restaurant. The food is awesome. The service quick. Love my Noodles and the soup. Love the Dumplings and the entire food experience. It is so Japanese I thought I was in Japan again. Loved it. The ordering is done quickly and the food comes out quickly as well. The kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Seriously if you want Ramen in Cairns eat here, its a little challenging to find the first time you go looking for it, but its awesome. They only accept cash so get some before you go. I loved this little place and ate lunch there many many times!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I eat here frequently. The meals are always sensational - day and night. There can be a bit of a wait during busy times, but it's worth it. Amazing, very authentic noodle dishes.

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Address: 7/14 Spence Street | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2522
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Noodle

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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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