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Shop 32, 79 Abbott St | Orchid Plaza, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07 4031 6655
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent, affordable Korean lunch

It's not terribly atmospheric, upstairs in Orchid Plaza, but it's affordable and the food is excellent. The spicy pork is sizzling hot and just the right amount of spicy heat. Help yourself to the kimchi. Love this place. It's my favourite lunch spot

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
OzChoirBoy
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's not terribly atmospheric, upstairs in Orchid Plaza, but it's affordable and the food is excellent. The spicy pork is sizzling hot and just the right amount of spicy heat. Help yourself to the kimchi. Love this place. It's my favourite lunch spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Delicious food as always, never disappoints...Seafood pancake is a must try!!! Friendly service...we do love Corea Corea!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Fast and friendly service and good prices all for a lovely taste of Korean Kitchen.Octopus pot...awesome!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Asians don't care about the setting or the service as long as the food is good. And the bibimbap and BBQ beef here were very tasty. There is always a queue, which is a good sign in Asian culture. We were served relatively quickly, and there was sufficient seating during the busy dinner hours. The bibimbap had a lot of... More 

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Cairns, Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Upstairs at Orchid Plaza, fantastic service and the food was very good also. Personally I would have preferred a bit more zing in my chilli but I should have requested when I ordered. Overall very good and I will return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Me and my friend had long day on the beach, after beach we decided to go with something spicy and yummy and we end up this named core core shop. The food was so so delicious especially those hot plate, FANTASTIC!!! I would come back for it when I visit cairns next time!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Being an Asian myself, I have tried quite a few Korean restaurants. This is definitely the best. You may find this place is a bit too basic if you fancy fine dining but if you are after authentic Korean family food this is the place to go.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I go here regularly for lunch - the food is fresh, SOOOO tasty and the portions are huge, big enough that one will last me for two days. It's always busy so you may have to wait for a seat but it's worth it. It would be great if this wasn't located in a mini shopping centre but maybe that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place is one of my lunch favorites. I go to corea corea at least ones a week and the food is always great and consistent. If you go there try the spicy chicken _ its the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I eat here frequently and it is always yum. Fast service and reasonably priced. Love the spicy chicken pot. Conveniently located in the Orchid Plaza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 32, 79 Abbott St | Orchid Plaza, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean

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