A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Asian Restaurants

Bayleaf Restaurant

Gorgeous alfresco dining with flaming torches surrounding the exterior, Bayleaf Restaurant's modern menu includes local produce. A lovely dining experience with company, or just for two.

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Bobby's Restaurant

5 Aplin St, Cairns
(07) 4051 8877

Broad range of both Chinese and Vietnamese dishes - one of the few restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in Cairns. Fast and efficient service, and lots of much-loved dishes on the menu. Excellent spot for a quick dinner with friends.

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Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant

Cnr Spence & Lake Sts, Cairns (Upstairs)
(07) 40521050

One of Cairns' oldest Japanese restaurants, being established in 1987, Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant features a sushi bar, table cooking, teppanyaki and Japanese noodles. An authentic Japanese dining experience utilising fresh Great Barrier Reef seafood with the refined preparation styles of Japanese cooking. Exciting Australian meats such as Kangaroo, Emu and Crocodile are also available. Open for lunch on Wed, Thu & Fri, and dinner every night except Sun.

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China Palace Restaurant

69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9188

A large Chinese restaurant in the heart of Cairns with daily yum cha, and a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes that you would expect on a menu in Australia. All your favourites are on the menu, try their signature Xiao Long Bao. This restaurant is suitable for families and group dining parties.

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Cho Gao

1 Pier Point Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4041 6991

Asian food experience located at the Pier overlooking the marina incorporating the delights of hawker cuisine from east Asia.

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Curry Blue

Corner of Anderson and Windarra Streets, Bayview
(07) 40335399

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Curry Bowl

82 Grafton Street, Main Street Arcade, Cairns
(07) 40310166

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Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum

12 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 2522

If you're craving ramen, this is the place to visit. Excellent soup bases, delicious pork and amazing handmade gyozas. This restaurant comes highly recommended, and is quite inexpensive.

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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

4/34 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 8833

Serving Yum Cha, A-La-Carte, Live Seafood and having a Noodle Bar makes Golden Boat one of Cairns' most full service Chinese restaurants. A sensational restaurant for groups as you'll be treated like royalty. The yum cha is particularly good, probably the best in Cairns. You know a great Chinese restaurant when you notice many Chinese dining, and this seems exceedingly popular.

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Hanuman Restaurant

1 Wharf Street, Cairns (Hilton Cairns)
(07) 40526786

Renowned chef Jimmy Shu brings the latest exciting restaurant installment to Cairns. Expect innovative, modern Asian cuisine in an elegant setting. Amazing flavours and an impressive dining experience.

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Hero Sushi

Airport Ave, 4870 (Airport Kiosk 3, Terminal 2 (domestic))
02 9417 7722

Assorted Sushi, Sashimi & Drinks

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Jardines Restaurant

18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda
(07) 4053 8805

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Kuranda Veranda Restaurant and Bar

Nestled in the heart of The Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park, Kuranda
(07) 4093 9320

Former Melbourne Restaurateur Dave Coupe has created a true oasis nestled in the heart of The Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park. Since July 23rd, the Asian influenced menu changes every eight weeks, and already many diners from Cairns, Port Douglas & Mareeba have returned to sample the delicate flavours of the Orient.

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Lan's Vietnamese Restaurant

183 Lake St, 4870
07 4044 9796

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Little Orient

274 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt
(07) 40412720

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Mondo on the Waterfront

34 Esplanade,, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
(07) 4052 6780

Locals know where to find the best bites, and that’s why you’ll find the locals here. The award-winning Mondo on the Waterfront is a unique al fresco dining experience that encapsulates everything great about North Queensland, with stunning views of Trinity Inlet. Whether it’s a casual coffee, a family gathering, business lunch or cocktail, indulge in flavours from around the world, with signature dishes like Mondo barbeque and sizzling fajitas!

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Mr Soy Boy

463-465 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, 4870
07 4054 1014

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Nu Nu Restaurant

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 1880

A modern Asian-inspired Australian restaurant with a casual tropical flair.

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O Cha-Cha

Level 1, 34 Lake Street, Cairns (Palm Court)
(07) 40517055

The ultimate in authentic Japanese food. It helps to be fluent in Japanese language and customs when eating here because there is no hint of western influence. If you're looking for a special and unique place for a Japanese, try O Cha Cha.

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Portofino's Restaurant

31 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
(07) 4099 5458

Portofino's Restaurant offers a blend of Mediterranean and Asian foods, combining subtle flavours from around the world. Outdoor dining in two courtyards is delightful.

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Riki Yakiniku Dining Bar

50/79 Abbott Street, 4870
4041 6006

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Seoul Plaza Korean Restaurant

34 Lake Street, Cairns (Shops 12 & 13 Palm Court)
(07) 40313316

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Sushi Train

Shop 144 Cairns Central, Cairns
(07) 40315444

Rush in for a quick hit of Japanese food plucked from a moving conveyer belt, or relax and sit green tea while perusing the delicacies passing under your nose. Sushi Train is a treat for kids and adults alike.

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Tamarind Restaurant

35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns (Reef Casino)
(07) 4030 8888

An intimate and exclusive restaurant, it is advised you book ahead to experience Tamarind due to its popularity. And well founded too, Tamarind restaurant is an exquisite dining experience incorporating the exciting tastes and textures of Asian cuisine in an innovative menu incorporating Western culture. The signature restaurant of the Sofitel Reef Casino, this a dining 'must do' while in Cairns.

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Wok Around The Clock

578 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
07 4033 1328

Very friendly Chinese take away/delivery, with tasty, non-greasy food.

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Wok Express

Shop 4/42 44 Balaclava Road, Earlville
(07) 40332254

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Wok-Around the Clock

578 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 40331328

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