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Reviewed May 11, 2022

An authentic Ramen. Just fantastic. A wide menu. Rich broths with a range of ingredients. Great gyozos and tofu. A simple authentic Ramen restaurant. Just wonderful. The reason l will return to Cairns.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years. Ramen is ramen, not hard to make it taste good. My partner is Japanese & we eat a lot of noodles. Sure, the ramen here is good & always has been. However, the last few visits have left us...with a bad taste. Not from the food, but the service. We have noticed the customer service gradually getting worse over time. They want you in & out quickly. Making your eating experience rushed & non personal. Today we walked away after waiting for quite a while at the front door for someone to greet us. I don’t think we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

We come here EVERY time we visit Cairns . It never fails to disappoint . The wait in line was worse this visit due to the limited seating available due to COVIDSAFE restrictions , but the food was at its usual high standards . Come...early , expect to wait a little , but the food is worth it .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

What a great find! Delicious noodle soup, flavoursome and plentiful. Staff and friendly and covid respectful, and price is good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

We’ve been visiting this little gem for ages and can’t recommend it highly enough for those who love ramen. Strictly vaccination status check. Thank you. 👍🙏🏻Quick service, best meal and worth to wait for a seat if you have to.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2021

Found this place by accident, stopped in and had the pork gyoza for lunch. Absolutely amazing. Fresh made and worth the wait. Do not miss the chance to try the treats.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

Felt like i was back in Japan!!! Food and service excellent, highly recommend and don't miss the gyoza :)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

This is in style and substance a Japanese noodle shop. The menu is straightforward. Service is fast and efficient with impeccable Japanese good manners. Food is fine.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Best Ramen I have had! It was a bit of a wait to get in but worth it. It’s fast and fresh and delicious. We knew what we wanted when we sat down and it took mere minutes to come out. The staff were polite...even though it was very busy, very typically Japanese. Loved it. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

We waited 15 min to get a seat as this place was quite popular. We ordered one mugen, one genten (both tonkotsu based broth) with medium firm noodle and a plate of gyoza. When the ramen arrived I noticed the broth wasn’t hot enough (temperate...wise) for my liking but the food was otherwise okay. Good service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 7, 2021 via mobile

Family of 4 waited outside for a table (popular). Seated under 10 minutes and quickly served. Various dishes: ramen, gyoza & chicken on rice. All delicious. My boy even thought spicy soup was a winner. Wonderful, friendly matriarch runs a fine restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Best Ramen and Edamame outside of Osaka! Food and service incredible, a must visit when in Cairns. Quick, fast, fun and friendly 🍜

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

Out of my four days in Cairns went to Ganbaranba 3x. One day I couldn’t go as I was racing in the IRONMAN. It is just the best. Japanese owned and run. If you don’t go you will miss out. Thank You 🤗 For the...best ramen in OZ!!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021

This place offers fantastic lunch specials and a wide range of ramen options. Their Tonkatsu broth is delicious and their Miso is pretty good too. Would highly recommend popping in for a tradtional Japanese experience.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 21, 2021

The menu is basically Ramen available in various styles/flavours of stock. Choose to add different cuts of meat and seafood/fish - quick fresh and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from BanjosKids | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had seafood-broth based and vegetarian miso-based meals there.
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Response from sakshiherenow | Reviewed this property |
Its a Japanese restaurant which serves delicious ramen (in various broths) and gyoza .. and few other side dishes.. They offer ice tea and cold beverages.. but no alcohol. You cannot BYO alcohol in the restaurant.
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