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Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum

One of those hole-in-the-wall places that exceeds your expectations, and you're keen to try again soon. The menu is sparse but everything is exquisite and cheap. Don't miss the handmade gyoza, it really is spectacularly good.


Japanese, Asian


Cairns CBD

Price Guide



Daily: 11:30am – 10:00pm




(07) 4031 2522
12 Spence Street, Cairns

What people are saying...

David Janney and Niki Perera
16 Jan 2015

We are Cairns locals and it is one of our favorite places to eat
My daughter has grown up on the soup. Excellent food and service. Love it!!!

Brenda Canuto
6 Oct 2013

Where can I buy a bottle of Japanese sake in cairns

Kirri and Paul
10 Feb 2013

Fantastic Japanese Raman. We highly recommend this place. Great value for money and great service.

30 Jan 2013

They make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. The food is well priced with meals starting from just $5!!! Not to mention the most delicious japanese noodles I have ever had! I need to ask for a recipe next time Im in!.
I highly recommend Ganbaranba!

24 Sep 2011

Discovered this place by accident was craving noodle soup but Cafe China looked not fresh, Pho place looked dirty. This place was authentic and cheap!

Great service and hits the spot! For hot soup with wonderful broth.

12 Jun 2011

Having been to Japan several times and eaten Ramen from Kyoto to Yokohama, I can honestly say that Ganbaranba is the most authentic Ramen experience you'll find in Cairns (possibly Australia). NB authentic does not mean chic ... this is a bare-bones deal where staff wander around in gumboots and chairs are designed for function, not comfort. I take Japanese freinds here when they need comfort food and they invariably rave about it. Genuinely excellent!

24 Apr 2011

FABULOUS food, great service - exceptionally good value, I go here 2-3 times a week, Cairns' best kept secret!!!!!

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