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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place and we were so pleased that we literally stumbled on it. Japanese no frill food at it's best. The ramen is the best we've tasted for a while. Excellent value, try it.

Thank petersjennifer4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

With so many restaurants in Cairns, it can be hard to find little gems. Matsuri is certainly a hidden gem. Positioned near the Night Market, we stumbled across it by accident. We all loved the good and the tempura was to die for. Nothing fancy, just authentic Japanese with a twist.

1 Thank Marcia A
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Had the Katsu and upgraded to a set which had rice and miso soup. Katsu comes with a side salad and noodles without the set. Staff were very friendly, atmosphere is great and the food was delicious! This would have to be one of the best Japanese restaurants I have had in Australia, very much enjoyed my experience and left... More 

1 Thank Todd M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Cute place, cozy and clean with lots of authentic Japanese decor which I adore. Had the eel bowl and karaage ramen. Not bad but eel bowl rice could've been so much more quality and more flavour with the ramen broth.

Thank Jiji R
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This little gem is located just near the entrance to the night markets on Abbott St. The interior is very casual and welcoming. We took two children, it's very family friendly with kids crockery and cutlery. It can be a bit challenging understanding exactly what you are ordering as the menu is not clear. It is not cheap but the... More 

Thank tanyajane75
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Was actually heading to another Japanese restaurant when I passed this one, I saw that they made Katsu-Don and I was sold. Went in a friendly staff greeted us and we ordered. I also tried the home made gyoza (dumpling) and that was also delicious. Don't walk past it ! Very flavour some meals at good prices.

1 Thank Matt P
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Everytime we visit cairns, it is a must that we drop by at our fave Japanese restaurant, for us it taste very authentic we love it! Very yummy!

Thank PM U
Cairns, Australia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Quality- excellent. Flavour-excellent. That about sums it up. Set like a little Japenese pub,this very nice resteraunt is in the centre of town is open only for lunch and dinner. It may be a little on the expensive side for most tastes but you get value for money. Very charming staff with very polite wait staff,you will leave full and... More 

Thank cairnsfood
Gold Coast, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful relaxed atmosphere for dinner. The staff are out standing, the Japanese food is wonderful and of the hugest quality. Try the curry awesome.

Thank HueyGC
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Fast service and enjoyable. My fish Teryaki came with chips that I was unsure about but it was absolutely delicious. Will be back.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07-4031-0271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?