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First House Vietnamese Cuisine

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55 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Description: PHONE: 07 4051 5153

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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
Simple yet tasty

Was visiting Cairns for the first time and went here for dinner 2 days ago and found the place very simple but the food was quite authentic and delicious. However we are Asians and found their spicy soup really spicy even though it was delicious. Portion was fairly big and service was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Was visiting Cairns for the first time and went here for dinner 2 days ago and found the place very simple but the food was quite authentic and delicious. However we are Asians and found their spicy soup really spicy even though it was delicious. Portion was fairly big and service was very prompt. An elderly Asian man was most... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

People who have traveled to SE Asia will love this genuine experience. Food is terrific and service is caring. Always wanting to please. The atmosphere is charming in its own way. It isn't sophisticated decor but as travellers know it is about food and people. Sadly closing in June so get in before they leave the scene.

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Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We popped in for a quick lunch and food came out quickly. The venue itself is a bit lacking in character and it tends to eco, couldn't imagine being there with a big group, you would be struggling to hear yourself think. Saying that the place is clean. I've been to other Vietnamese restaurant areas, in asia and Australia and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Wow, I was so happy we came here!!! Found the place of trip advisor, and all the recommendations are so so true. The Pho is amazing, and so is the brisket. Ended up going there 5 times, and bringing our friends from Cairns. Really nice owners also.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

First visit here tonight by recommendation of some friends and it was very impressive! We enjoyed take away and the wanton were some of the best I have had! Highly recommend this place to get some amazing Vietnamese food in cairns!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stopped in for an early dinner, little hole in the wall type place with hand written signs on the wall advertising their specials. Plastic furniture and mismatched dinnerware. You know, the type of place you see and its either gonna be totally amazing or totally awful. We had read a few good reviews on trip advisor and were really keen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

I went to First House on December of 2012 with my parents. That was an absolutely fantastic and amazing experience. We really enjoyed the food's taste, quality and presentation. Because the hot weather, we felt lack of appetite when we were in Cairns. We found the First House through the Tripadvisor :) The high rating motivated us to come, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited at lunch time in Feb, only 1 waiter and 1 chef working while half seats were occupied, waited 20 minutes for ordering foods, nearly an hour for making them. Noodle soup taste average, double price as Melbourne, charged us 2% surcharge for using Australia MasterCard (3% on international credit card).

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very friendly staff. We had the pork and beef pho. It's every bit as good as Vietnam. This is a great little spot with good food and well priced lunch specials. Really fresh ingredients you won't be disappointed!!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have been visiting First House for well over a year now - and for good reason! Time and time again the food is consistently delicious, Alex and Vincent are wonderful hosts, service is friendly and there is always something new on the menu to try, just ask. My favourite dish would have to be the 'pho' or beef noodle... More 

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Address: 55 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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  • Address: 55 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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PHONE: 07 4051 5153

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