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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Relaxed vibe for yummy food

I had some delicious sushi nigiri, sushi roll and edamame with an asahi beer for tea. The food was fresh and yummy. I ordered slightly off the menu, and the host was more than accommodating. Would definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rockhampton, Australia
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Rockhampton, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some delicious sushi nigiri, sushi roll and edamame with an asahi beer for tea. The food was fresh and yummy. I ordered slightly off the menu, and the host was more than accommodating. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Ginandtonic08
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Matsuri on Tuesday the 19/01/16 with a group of six friends. The restaurant looks the part as an authentic Japanese restaurant. I ordered the Chicken katsu curry which tasted delicious , was good portion size wise and came out fast and hot. Service was friendly and accommodating during our experience.

Thank Mattyjoel
Cairns, Australia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for 4- all agreed that the decore is refreshingly authentic. The staff are helpful and the food delivery was quick. We liked ordering and paying at the counter- no bill splitting hassle. BUT the food- depends upon what you order. Chicken rice dish was good, the sushi platter had small pieces- not enough for a guy (even one on... More 

Thank Lynda646
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking by and looked at the menu. The extensive and straightforward menu gave no hint of the surprise that awaited us inside. Over two nights we tried some appetizers, noodle dishes, sati I and sushi. We were never disappointed. and sometimes nicely surprised by the authenticity and care in preparation given the reasonable prices for dishes that can... More 

Thank phil t
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Near authentic Japanese dining ambience, had a 3 tier Bento and rainbow California roll topped with sashimi, average priced, exceeding expectation.

Thank PhiloAngelaine
Shanghai Region, China
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Finally managed to get a table at this nice little Japanese restaurant in Cairns! The restaurant is small, but often packed. Very centrally located. Foods are authentic and tasty! Sashimi, tofu are nice! Worth to visit if you want to have a good Japanese cuisine for lunch.

Thank Brian C
Cairns, Australia
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Love a bento box. They're pretty expensive as to your regular bento box and you could share it with two people on diet. However when it comes out, it's a three layered monster of a dish. A bit of everything to try your palate. Sashimi is pretty good here too. Goes down well with a beer. Prepare to wait though.

Thank Sleekgeek
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Since I was tired, I just opted to get a take-away order. The pork sauteed with ginger was great. I also had a california roll, which was huge. Fast customer service.

Thank shansen77
Gold Coast Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The food is always on point, the service is always amazing. One of the best restaurants in Cairns, definatley the best Japanese in Cairns.

Thank Bushmeat
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a bit of everything on the menu. The sashimi was incredibly fresh and tasty, the gyoza were perfectly fried. I had a ramen and it was possibly the best ramen I have tasted (and I've been to Japan!). Hubby had katsu don which was also great. Service was a bit slow but quality of the food more than... More 

Thank Mandy E

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07-4031-0271

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  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

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