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5 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
40415937
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 15
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Try once and then decide!!

Prices aren't too bad. We weren't overly impressed with our meals. Presentation wise it looks great, generous portions but average tasting. You can definitely get more authentic, better tasting Vietnamese and Chinese meals near by and prices are comparable especially with similar Vietnamese... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Miss Y
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went to bobby's because I was craving asian food. But the food was bland with tonnes of garlic. Had to add sauces and spices on the top to make it edible. The portion was tiny compared to the price and the service was really bad. Definitely not recommended.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Prices aren't too bad. We weren't overly impressed with our meals. Presentation wise it looks great, generous portions but average tasting. You can definitely get more authentic, better tasting Vietnamese and Chinese meals near by and prices are comparable especially with similar Vietnamese establishments. The staff are very attentive, service was quick even when the restaurant had a number of... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Here you can go in and sit down for a nice meal or order a takeway noodle box for $11.00, which I did and it was lovely.

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Kirribilli, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a bit of a feast in this nondescript chinese restaurant (reminiscent of the 70s). One dish that was not really appreciated was the duck done 3 ways - not really crispy and the bits put in the rice paper were a bit googly, not nice for mouth feel. However, the rest of the meal arrived at lightening speed and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From the outside Bobby's looks a bit outdated and tacky, but don't let that put you off. The portions are a good size and food is very tasty. Great prices for easy tasty food! Would recommend and will go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you care about tasty, authentic Chinese and / or Vietnamese food, but not very choosy about the ambiance, décor, lighting and the view, head to Bobby’s in Aplin Street, near the Esplanade. The place is crowded and seating is difficult to come by. When you are seated, you will find yourself in a brightly lit, crowded, noisy room with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We liked the variety of the joint menu, the "man" size main course servings, the freshness of the food, the Asian ambience, the good wine and beer list and the ever smiling staff and owner, Bobby. A hoot of person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Was recommended to bobbys by a friend and can't say I was disappointed everyone very friendly and food was good got the steamed scallops with ginger and it was very tasty

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Arrived just as they were closing, we did place an order but felt rushed and ended up taking our main course home. It wasn't bad food but it isn't the best Chinese either. It's probably not somewhere I would go again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

My 8 year old son is somewhat of a foody and loves our mother/son dinners, he chose Bobbys because it had Chinese and Vietnamese. It was, however so very bad, the spring rolls had some kind of congealed pork guts and bits of hot dog through them which was inedible. The picture on the wall of the seafood soup made... More 

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Additional Information about Bobby's Restaurant

Address: 5 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 40415937
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Aplin Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 40415937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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