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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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This noodle colosseum is hands down the best ramen in Cairns. Authentic Japanese experience with fantastic food, the gyoza are enough to keep you coming back for more!!! All the staff there are great and really lovely people. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants to listen.

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Thank EAC-travel
Cairns
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loverly classic Japanese noodles, just like those loverly bowls of goodness that can be found from the street vendors in Tokyo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came into Cairns on Wednesday afternoon, wanted a quick meal as my partner wasn't up for a big dinner. Went in, found the only table available at 7.45 pm, and were immediately served a glass of iced Japanese tea. Got the menus quickly ordered within 3 minutes and the food arrived in 5 minutes. Huge bowls of ramen with all... More 

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SP
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ganbaranba feels Japanese, but doesn't really tastes like "Japan". For bring in Cairns it delivers, but compared to ramen places in Japan and other countries, there is room for improvement. My ramen was way too oily and felt heavy, although quite flavorful. And the guyoza was a bit too pan fried for my taste. All in all honest food but... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ramen dishes we all ordered were awesome. The gyoza was so good we ate 25 (for 3 people). Very affordable as well.

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Thank Giovanni C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I both ordered the sunrise ramen and while he didn't like the noodles, I liked both the noodles and the broth. The broth isn't very salty and the whole ramen dish was on point. We also ordered the 10 pcs gyoza which was perfect for us to share. On our table, there was a cool Japanese tea... More 

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Thank Orangeswirls
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had better tonkotsu. Appreciate the mixtures but the kyozas anywhere in queensland. The staff are friendly to help and speaks good English

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Thank Mjkwok
Sydney
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This eatery serves authentic Japanese noodles served by genuine Japanese people. Unfortunately, it has limited vegetarian options, me being a part vegetarian. There was only 1 item in the menu which suited me and that was ok, a vegetarian miso soup noodles with prawns added, which was alright. It is centrally located in Cairns, smallish (a little cramped but not... More 

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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 4 weeks ago

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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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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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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