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Ganbaranba

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Shop 7 14 Spence St | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 2522
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having eaten in Ramen Noodle houses in Japan, I thought that visiting this establishment in Cairns would be an enlightening experience in terms of just how much traditional cuisine will adapt to a host country. I was totally wrong. My wife and I were the only Aussies in the place when we arrived - and it was packed to the... More 

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Thank Ian G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very good japanes ramen and noodles for an Asian dinner. Not expensive at all. Fresh green tea served. Personelle very Kind.

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Thank Tricoms
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I go to Ganbaranba regularly and it's always worth the little wait (yes, that's how busy they are). The best noodles in Cairns!

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Thank Evanzelin22
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I went there for lunch one the first day of our trip. We had a unique tea, and the serve of the food is not very generous, and the noodle tasted very salty. The flavour of the noodle would be nicer if the soup is not so salty. Had to drink a lot of tea to balance... More 

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Thank Yuting Z
Aurora, Illinois
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on a Ramen kick lately. The rest of the family...they don't know the joy. So to find a hole in the wall ramen joint up in Cairns was a great moment. Ganbaranba is pretty tiny. We were lucky to find a place to sit. There were many ramen options offered and they were all delivered quickly. Their ramen... More 

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Thank tvchicker
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised. Busy place, quick service, good size servings and tasty food. Lots of Japanese customers and Backpackers.

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Thank Peter W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my pork noodle soup even though the pork was barely there. Gyoza was good too. Carry cash no EFTPOS I found that out late and had to run to the nearest atm. Reasonably priced food. Overall good experience I would go back for more noodle soup.

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Thank Nikkytee S
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small place with a lot of locals. Cash only, but prices are low and food is fantastic. Mama San at the front of the house runs a tight ship.

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Thank Djpdjp987
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I took my daughter who at 14 is a great cook and very fond of Japanese cuisine to Tokyo Dumpling as recommended by lonely planet but she wasn't impressed with the gyoza we tried so we mooched off. We found Ganbaranba (recomended on tripadvisor) was just around the corner and headed there. I figured a queue for tables and... More 

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Thank LeodisClaire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is just OK, but the service is excellent with a rocket speed time to get meals ready. If you like Asian food and on a budget or even if you just want to get some easy food , this is where to go. We went there twice , once there were more then 10 people waiting around 7ish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 7 14 Spence St | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2522

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