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Ganbaranba

Boland Center 14Spence St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4031 2522
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Ranked #13 of 410 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Noodle Shop
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good review from others and thought worth a try on my first night at cairns. The menu looks good and ordered the sunrise. Overall is average. Soup base, meat and noodle are average. Portion is a bit smaller than expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

我跟我的女朋友去凱恩斯六天就吃了四五餐,好吃的沒話說。 I went there 4 or 5 times when staying in Cairns for only 6 days with my girlfriend. It is absolutely awesome and we will definitely go again the next time we visit Cairns.

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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Authentic Japanese Ramen at a great price. Super friendly and efficient service, with unlimited iced oolong tea included free. Number 7, set B is what I tell them each visit, but I can't help it - So yummy! This is the Tonkotsu pork broth, and set B meaning with Gyoza. Gyoza made to order, and hands down the best I've... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a standard noodle house - nothing spectacular. We were surprised by the high rating on Trip Advisor. There's only one vegetarian option and nearly every other dish contains pork.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Without question, if you have any respect for authentic and delicious Ramen you will love Ganbaranba. One of our favourite places in Cairns for a quick and cheap meal at any irrational time of day; the Japanese staff are (of course) always very friendly and eager to please. Try the Tonkotsu (pork) broth and also the Gyoza (fried dumplings) which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After the fantastic recommendations we visited this casual place looking forward to great food. Unfortunately it was anything but. The food was really terrible, the worst Asian food I've had in a long time. The only positive was the service, lovely waitress.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We read the reviews here and decided to visit. As a vegetarian I was excited by the review "great for vegetarians". Unfortunately it was not! There was one veggie dish and it was bland bland bland. My partner had a prawn ramen that had just 2 prawns in it. And she said it was awful. The service was wonderful and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stumbled upon this place by accident and thank goodness we did! It is a really lovely and very affordable little restaurant with wonderful staff, rapid service, and a lovely atmosphere. I was really impressed that they had a vegetarian option on the menu, clearly stating it was made without meat or fish and used vegetable stock as the base... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I love ganbaranba! The noodles are delicious along with the gyoza. Food takes less the five minutes and you are provided with complimentary iced tea. The staff are adorable and will remember you name and order if you dine as often as me and my best friend do. I once found a fly in my soup but it was hurried... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Excellent ramen. Very authentic. Casual atmosphere. Small tables are a bit of a squeeze for 4. Good for kids too. Goya was tasty too.

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