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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 8833
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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Closes in 11 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked a table of 4 on Wednesday for Sunday the table they gave us was right in the doorway so all the crowd waiting for tables were staring at us as well fly's hovering around the table due to the door opening and closing every...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I was slightly apprehensive about coming here after reading some poor reviews. We were very pleasantly surprised. We came on a Wednesday evening about 8pm. Friendly welcome, seated with a smile. Lovely, attentive & friendly staff. We ordered 4 mains to share & a couple...More

Thank LeaRiv
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Had the banquet for 2 $ 42 each 2 entree 4 main tea and desert great food definitely be back just good old fashion service there

Thank thed0bbies
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We found this place after my husband asked a Chinese person working at a gift shop where a good yum cha place was. Wow. I'm glad he asked. It was delicious.

Thank Rochelle Y
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately my experience at Golden Boat wasn't positive. My partner & I were looking for a nice Chinese restaurant for lunch. We weren't welcomed nor shown to a table apon entry and weren't given a menu. The first food cart that came around were stone...More

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Went in because it looked good from the outside and the takeaway prices seemed reasonable. We were wrong!! The food was super expensive, the prices went up by nearly $10 per dish. The seats were falling apart, not sure how somewhere that dodgy can charge...More

3  Thank Courtney A
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Although the service was good the food was expensive . We had the banana fritter and it was not crisp and the batter was to thick and gooey on the inside . Took a long time to come out as well

2  Thank Anita19592014
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Definitely won't be back. Food had been sitting for a while, no prices on the menu...and not receptive to any feedback. Not a great tum cha experience!

2  Thank Elissa W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Took a friend to say "Thank You" for Yum Cha at this restaurant. Very nice food but service was lacking, We were also the only patrons who were not offered a Green Tea.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I love to eat in this restaurant for Yam Cha. A lot of different steamed and deep flied dish. Also a la carte menu are good,too. Not so westernized Chinese food.

Thank Rie A
Veronica L, Manager at Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for your nice comments.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$24 - $395
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 8833
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Situated right in the heart of Cairns city, Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant has the elegant mixture of Western and Eastern design dining room, split into two levels by carpeted steps, immersed in soft tranquil classical music and create a harmonious and classic ambience to dine in. Live Seafood daily - Queensland Mud Crab, Australia Abalone, Coral Trout Specialty dishes - Stewed Kangaroo Tail, Emu in Special Sauce, Salt & Pepper Crocodile Meat Yum Cha Lunch daily - All Dim Sum are hand made by our specialty chef. Lots of varieties to choose from. Reasonably priced.
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