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7/14 Spence Street | 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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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is served quick and delicious ramen. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. Food are affordable for those on a budget. Food fills you up for a long time. 👍👍👍

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Thank Karl L
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea Cairns had such a large population of Japanese tourists. Naturally, there must be amazing Japanese food here too. Ganbaranba definitely did not disappoint. If you hear the staff speaking Japanese, you know it's an authentic place. It's a tiny restaurant, and often times, those are some of the best places for the most delicious food. We... More 

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Thank Cecilia S
Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant with lots of atmosphere. Service is friendly and quick. The only negative was there were no chicken only dishes, all dishes are based on chicken and pork broth. There is one vegetarian option which was fairly tasty.

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Thank Martine B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. The food is absolutely delicious and very authentic. The staff were really friendly and attentive with their service. Very reasonably priced and generous portion sizes. Highly recommend visiting this amazing ramen bar and excited to visit on our next trip to Cairns.

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Thank Annski77
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a tiny hole in the wall and a bit of a squish to get in but the food is fast and tasty (a tiny bit salty though) and the staff are very welcoming and friendly.

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Thank Sunray82
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ganbaranba is on point every time we visit. They are consistent in the delivery of fantastic service and authentic ramen!! Great value for money. The staff are ALWAYS so friendly and welcoming but most importantly - they serve the yummiest soul food ramen and gyoza!

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Thank Rose C
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a local and absolutely love the noodle colosseum! This place has always had a warm and inviting atmosphere, and great for visiting alone or with a small group of friends. I love how you can get a super cheap noodle top-up – I always walk out of this place ready to fall into a food coma! This is definitely... More 

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Thank Shirlee W
little mulgrave
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The noodle coloseum of Cairns, at Ganbaranba you can get great ramen style noodles and other delicious Japanese cuisine. Very friendly, very fast, highly recommended

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Thank minonloso
Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I have dined at Ganbaranba many times, the staff are incredibly lovely and welcome everyone who comes through the door. The ramen is top notch and seriously so cheap. The only negative I would give is the restaurant doesn't house many people. And you have to wait for a table for a good while. I would suggest they expand to... More 

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Thank Snakestraat
Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I'm a big ramen connoisseur and these guys do it right. They have quite unique ramen soups as well, which uses chicken as the base of the broth instead of pork. Either way, very good - too bad they don't serve Japanese beer or else the experience would have been complete!

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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
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 7/14 Spence Street | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2522

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