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34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 8833
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Satisfied and Entertained

We were visiting Cairns for a week and saw the Chinese and thought why not. SO we went in and were so pleasantly surprised. It was expensive but not over priced. Very good value for money. $3.50 for small steamed rice (normal price) fried rice expensive It was hot and tasty and the wait staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
mannysnumber1
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were visiting Cairns for a week and saw the Chinese and thought why not. SO we went in and were so pleasantly surprised. It was expensive but not over priced. Very good value for money. $3.50 for small steamed rice (normal price) fried rice expensive It was hot and tasty and the wait staff were very pleasant and helpful.... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recently went here for my dad's 80th birthday. Great food and service. Nice large open upstairs dining area which serves as a function room/area. Highly recommend for a Chinese style function.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Service for us was fantastic, nothing a bother, and Veronica made it very special for us. If you like fresh produce, and lovely craftmanship in chinese food, please try, now we were there from 11am, and I think we were going to stay for dinner, but they had a function, but I will be back!

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Howlong, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the food at the restaurant, some we'd not seem offered at other places. It is quite pricey but we had the $50 banquet and could not fit it all in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a nice meal here but found it rather expensive - in particular the deserts. They did squeeze us in without a booking and the service was reasonable.

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Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ate at Golden Boat on 22 July 2014. The service at times here seemed cold but warmed up as the night went on. This is one of the better Chinese meals I have had in Cairns and we will return however I could no afford to eat here on a regular basis.

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Mona Vale, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Popular spot good delicious food, efficient service and reasonably priced. Centrally located if you like Chinese well this is the place.

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Cairns
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visit this restaurant once a month and is alway enjoyable and tasty yet pricey. if you were in Melbourne you would be paying Half the price of this restaurant. In saying that the service was prompt and plenty to choose from.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The yum cha was fantastic, great choice & very tasty. Facility is old & could use a makeover but if you don't care about this, you'll love the food.

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Cairns, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Popped in for lunch on mothers day - without a mother - very busy at the time but was found a spot with my companions and the food kept coming - delicious

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 8833
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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