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“Noodles never tasted so good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ganbaranba

Ganbaranba
Ranked #17 of 592 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Noodles never tasted so good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Authentic Japanese Ramen at a great price. Super friendly and efficient service, with unlimited iced oolong tea included free. Number 7, set B is what I tell them each visit, but I can't help it - So yummy! This is the Tonkotsu pork broth, and set B meaning with Gyoza. Gyoza made to order, and hands down the best I've ever had. I'm a regular, and like a lot of locals and Japanese tourists will tell you, so are they.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Noosa, Australia
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a standard noodle house - nothing spectacular. We were surprised by the high rating on Trip Advisor. There's only one vegetarian option and nearly every other dish contains pork.

Visited July 2014
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Put Ganbaranba on your calendar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Without question, if you have any respect for authentic and delicious Ramen you will love Ganbaranba. One of our favourite places in Cairns for a quick and cheap meal at any irrational time of day; the Japanese staff are (of course) always very friendly and eager to please. Try the Tonkotsu (pork) broth and also the Gyoza (fried dumplings) which are made in-house - probably the best Gyoza in the universe... I dare you to prove me wrong... do it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Peter M
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

After the fantastic recommendations we visited this casual place looking forward to great food. Unfortunately it was anything but. The food was really terrible, the worst Asian food I've had in a long time. The only positive was the service, lovely waitress.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hmmmmm!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews here and decided to visit. As a vegetarian I was excited by the review "great for vegetarians". Unfortunately it was not! There was one veggie dish and it was bland bland bland.

My partner had a prawn ramen that had just 2 prawns in it. And she said it was awful.

The service was wonderful and the staff very friendly. It was full of Asians which is normally a good sign for an Asian restaurant. But for us it was a disappointment.

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Thank Gavin M
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