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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07-4031-0271
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great authentic meal

Authentic Japanese, we had bento box, tempura Veges, sashimi plate. All were excellent. It is only small but the night we were there was full, tables outside also. Definitely not as crowed or noisy as some other places, prices reasonable. Wished we had found this place earlier in our stay as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Japanese food is our favourite and we are always looking for new Japanese restaurants to experience new tastes. Last week in Cairns we went to Matsuri because we once had a Japanese Restaurant in Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast called Matsuri which we loved until the owners retired. Matsuri Cairns is very popular and we enjoyed the Bento Box... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic Japanese, we had bento box, tempura Veges, sashimi plate. All were excellent. It is only small but the night we were there was full, tables outside also. Definitely not as crowed or noisy as some other places, prices reasonable. Wished we had found this place earlier in our stay as we would have returned.

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Canada
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203 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The staff are friendly and quick service. Good sushi and very good udon noodles, prices are competitive with other restaurants but food was very good.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love this authentic Japanese eatery in the centre of Cairns but with the freshest seafood and brilliant presentation. Definitely to return!

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New York City, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Half an hour wait for a California roll? No thank you. Sorry but that's just ridiculous. I understand that you have a full house but the place isn't even that big. I ordered the chirashi bowl ($22) and even that was a half an hour wait. How long does it take to slice a few pieces of fish and throw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very nice japanese restaurant with Japanese owner. Simple interieur, very yummy food. Service normally very efficient. Food has great quality and the prices are very ok for what you get.

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Pune, India
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This Japanese café style restaurant is in the quieter section of Cairns and has outdoor café style seating as well. It has a sushi chef and I had a super sashimi platter of very fresh salmon, tuna and various other fish prepared by him. It takes time to prepare this but it is worth the wait.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have dined here a few times now and have never been disappointed. I like it here as it is generally not as noisy as some other restaurants:) There is a great selection on the menu. The curry is so tasty, as is the teriyaki. The dumplings are great, sake is lovely and I absolutely love the miso soup! Each... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Quick feed with delicious food served in traditional manner and presentation. Tasty and generous serves. Recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Expected much more after seeing some positive reviews. Service was poor, waited 5 minutes to get served at the order counter, 20 minutes for my meal and a further 15 minutes for the second meal. Also we were not served water like the Japanese visitors.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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