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KOH-YA Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Abbott Street Orchid Plaza, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #153 of 421 Restaurants in Cairns
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- Aug 23, 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great food & service! My first stop every time I visit cairns!! Food is fresh & menu is large & varied! I'm a huge fan!!!

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Cairns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant recently changed to "Riki" with different ownership. I used to go to Koh-ya every chance I get so I was pretty excited when it re-opened with nice decor. Service way too slow. Waited a while to get served to start with. Took a while for some slice of raw meat. A girl had to check 3 times to... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

It's like an all you can eat buffet without having to get up. For $40 per person you can order what you want from a select menu all of the food we ordered was delicious and came marinated in wonderful sauces the portions are small but when you can order as much as you like that doesn't matter. The service... More

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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A friend and I have dined here several times, we always get the banquet and have never been disappointed! Great quality meats and vegetables, lovely miso soup, a unique and enjoyable dining experience as opposed to just sitting and eating a meal. Excellent value for the money but be sure to book as it gets very busy even through the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We enjoyed the barbecue at Koh- Ya. It is great to be able to have some of the traditional meats and flavours - beef tongue flavoursome and chicken sinew was good and crunchy. Service friendly and good value. It is a pleasure to get some authentic meals in Cairns CBD - that have not been spoilt b the grab for... More

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QLD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Was keen to try as i hadn't eaten this kind of food for a while. We got seated and set up quickly and choose the 90min buffet. Food was ok but the ventilation was terrible. So much my eyes were so red by the end and we left before the buffet finished as i did not enjoy the smoke. There... More

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Sydney
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128 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I visited Koh-Ya with friends on a recent trip to Cairns. You know you're walking into yakiniku because when it's full, the restaurant is really smoky! You can order from the menu or simply opt for a buffet like option where you can keep ordering till you're full. We opted for the latter and ordered from a big, big range... More

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Cairns, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Fresh & tasty buffet whcih includes a variety of soups, meats, salads, vegetables and condiments for a standard price. Guests are given 90mins from the time they place their first order to cook and enjoy their dishes. They cater for groups of all sizes and it really is a fun way to eat. Beef rib soup, beef harami, pork rib... More

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Cairns
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great service - the staff are always friendly and helpful. The buffet is fantastic and the food is marinated and fresh. Only thing is they need more ventilation! Some serious exhaust fans would be great so you don't leave smelling like smoke!

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Cairns, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been to Koh-ya several times as I love Yakiniku restaurant. The food is great especially we can eat as much as we want for $40 (condition apply). However there is a time limit and some dishes you can order for the number of person we have in the group. So please check the condition. I found $40 is... More

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