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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

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34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 8833
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cairns Region, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food very clean & reasonable prices. But great staff very attentive on being seated & served. That's where they should of stopped. Three staff hovered within 2m of the table watching over us the second it looked like one of us & I repeat one not all of us looked like they had finished they were in & asking... More 

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Thank Colin V
Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited there were only 2 other tables occupied. The food took over an hour and a half to come out and one main meal was missed. Staff weren't attentive and the service could do with some serious improvement. The meals were okay but definitely pricey for what was delivered. You will get a nicer meal from the nightmarkets... More 

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Thank annaevans1
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone into this restaurant as it was round the corner from our Apartment. Instantly we were greeted and sat down which was nice however then it began. As we were looking at the menu and ordering our food it seemed what we were ordering was "standard" as everything we were asking for was met with a "k" "mm"... More 

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Thank its3mm3
Veronica L, Manager at Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. But unfortunately this review should not be valid because you are not a genuine diner in our restaurant. Firstly we don't sell our crab by kilo, we sell by whole crab (per piece). And the price that you have mentioned is definitely not our selling price now. Second... More 

Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has always been a good choice for great Chinese food and still is but it's not cheap! $43 for 1 main meal 2 soft drinks and a shared fried rice. Plenty of other places in town for ood food cheaper

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Thank Denise B
Cairns, Australia
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been at the hospital every night for a week and decided to stop and have dinner on the way home. We had heard about the Golden Boat fo7some time from family but had never been there. To be honest, I was so tiI wasn't hungry so I had a bowl of chicken and corn soup and some spring... More 

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Thank Cruiserkids
Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is well managed , the food (Lunch Yum Cha) was exceptional. We had a family gathering of 8 . The service was prompt and non intrusive. The variety of Yum Cha available made for an excellent lunch . Price wise average for Chinese restaurants in Cairns.

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Thank foodi2015
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

A table of seven of us dined here on Saturday night. We watched them place a plate of food on the table next to us which was sent back to the kitchen as they had not ordered it. It then came out to our table. Simple mistake you would think they just took our food to the wrong table. That... More 

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Thank Linette P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

As a family of 3 we thought that ordering 3 dishes, each worth about $30 would be more than enough for us. However, when the dishes came, it was really disappointing how little food there was on the plate. For $30 we expected a decent amount of meat, but we were disappointed by how scarce it was - price to... More 

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Thank 870alicey
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Regularly attend Yum Cha in Sydney and attended this restaurant in Cairns on 4 Different occasions during our stay. Yum Cha is only served at the lunch sitting and a la carte during the evening. We did not try the a la carte menu. It is probably fair to say the variety is lacking slightly when compared to some of... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

When we visit the Golden Boat we are always greeted with a warm welcome. After only a couple of visits our beers were brought to the table automatically. Service is prompt and the restaurant is big and not cramped. Most importantly the food is excellent. We recently returned from Sydney where we went for Yum Cha in China Town and... More 

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Thank Emma R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $383
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
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, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 8833

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