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“Better than your ordinary everyday Chinese meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant
34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 8833
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Ranked #180 of 383 Restaurants in Cairns
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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“Better than your ordinary everyday Chinese meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner this evening at Golden Boat, the Chicken and vegetables was delicious but not enough of it. I especially enjoyed the pork belly and tofu hot pot, but the seafood rice was a little bland and had a handful of grains which might have got a little burnt during cooking.

The service was very gracious and attentive, even though the place wasn't jam packed busy. The beers could have been a little colder. Meal cost for two came in at around $85 including two beers, which was very fair value for money. I'd go back tomorrow just for the hot pot alone.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland,NZ
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Yum Char with a few newbies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We are used to Yum Chars but decided to give 3 newbies a taste of the orient. It was enjoyable lunch and though it did not have the variety that you get in larger restaurants in larger cities, we thought this was very good for Cairns.
Some of the food was very authentic. In general the steamed items were much better than the fried ones. Some of the items with crispy wrappings eg wantons were a bit hard. Prices were reasonable.
All in all, we would gladly go back there.

Visited December 2013
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Mission Beach
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12 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yum Cha was just so-so. Food in trolley was cold. Service very average.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went for lunch Yum Cha with a friend. Was very disappointed and will not be returning. Does anybody know a good restaurant for Yum Cha in Cairns, because this is definitely not it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cairns, Australia
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“yum cha - expensive n low quality. wont recommend to anyone! ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

went there for yum cha with a group of friends during the weekend. expensive and low quality - no value at all - wont recommend to anyone. even the little suburb restsurant in edge hill served us better quality yum cha. this type of quality and pricing can only attract tourists as i definitely wont return there or recommend anyone.

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Mouth-watering dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Super-loved the food. So exceptional! Very impressed with the dumplings and yumcha's. My husband & I love Chinese and this place has all the selection we're craving for. I wish I'm a big big eater because I could just sit there all day and eat eat eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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