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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the tourist trap I always thought it was

Nice surprise to find this place had excellent food and one of a few casual locations suitable to take young kids who are messy eaters. The sidewalk dinning was perfect and food quality outstanding served very quickly and relatively cheap for a just off the Esplanade location

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
David G
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Cairns, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside looks like a takeaway joint, we didnt expect much but were surprised the service was lovelly & we were made to feel welcome even though they were packed they attendex every table with friendly efficient service only too happy to discuss differnt aspects of vietenese food. The food was tasty althou he t thiught the quail could... More 

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Brisbane
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this restaurant every time when I am in Cairns and it continues to never disappoint. Superb authentic Asian dishes. This time i took some work colleagues, at first the décor put them off (you don't eat the décor) but following the meal, they all said that they would be back and when they bring their families, this will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Beef Pho and Vegetable Chow Mein and oysters for dinner here. The beef pho was surprisingly tasty! Sadly, the basil leaves they offered with it were wilted - would have been perfect otherwise. oysters came really late and tasted bland. I Don't recommend it. The vegetable chow mein wasn't the right egg noodle i expected but the chef was... More 

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

If you want a great meal, that has great service and serves the meals quickly this is the place for you. Cannot fault it at all. The staff were so pleasant and the meals were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So having holidayed in Cairns for almost a week now, my partner and i began to crave chinese/vietnamese food. I've dismissed this restaurant early on as many chinese/vietnamese restaurants that we've been to aren't the most hygienic or have good customer service. This place proved us wrong. It certainly had value like many asian restaurants; upgrade meal is only $19... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Nice surprise to find this place had excellent food and one of a few casual locations suitable to take young kids who are messy eaters. The sidewalk dinning was perfect and food quality outstanding served very quickly and relatively cheap for a just off the Esplanade location

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Thank David G
Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I ate at Bobby's twice and the food was excellent both times: once for the whole Duck and once for Pho. Big restaurant with large A/C indoor and small outdoor dining. Popular, can get crowded, but also open for late night dining. Reasonably priced with great food served nice and hot.

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Thank Barry R
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A friend and I came here for an early dinner. The food came out promptly and the staff were attentive. Large menu with lots of different things to choose from. The chicken rice noodle soup is HUGE and only $15. Spring rolls were super tasty as well. The environment was relaxed. I would come back and eat here again.

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Thank Jess P
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

we had dinner here. the staff were super friendly and efficient. ordered the meal which came quickly and which was really good. asked for spicy and it was. good drinks too. overall the experience was really good.

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Thank dave w
Houston, Texas
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210 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you look over the reviews, the locals rave about Bobby's & travelers are disappointed. Maybe the service is better for locals? Ok, but not great Vietnamese, and I've had a lot of expat Vietnamese in Texas. Service was quick & the prices reasonable for Cairns. Easy to find tourist drag. Full Chinese & Vietnamese menu with pictures - even... More 

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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: Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?