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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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!

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.

Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We visited in the evening and asked for something off the menu which was no problem. We ordered from the menu as well and the salt and pepper prawns were delicious and a very good size portion. Cantonese steak was tender and perfect. We have...More

Thank lolipop2015
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This seemed quite expensive for Chinese food. It is quite a large restaurant with take-away as well. Nothing was out-standing but the food was quite edible albeit average.

Thank Suzanne818
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Yum Cha great choices, wonderful flavours, ginger prawn my favourite. Service is great, it's friendly & the place is very popular, seemingly, lots of regulars, which says a lot. Will definitely go back soon!

Thank happytotravelandtell
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

We eat slot of Chinese and have travelled extensively in China and while this isn't traditional Chinese it is very good Australian Chinese. Staff were friendly and courteous.

Thank jjw2763
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We were looking for Sunday lunch and the food stalls at Rusty's markets had been picked over so we tried Golden Boat based on reasonable TripAdvisor reviews. We had several steamed prawn dim sum which were good to very good and a plate of whitebait...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We visit the Golden Boat whenever we are in Cairns, the food and service can not be faulted. I recommend the steamed duck combination, the won ton soup is really good too.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Was quite skeptical when first arrived as popular with tour group but the food is surprising authentic and well executed. Love the black pepper pork chop. Will come back again.

Thank david l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$24 - $400
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, 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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