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Shop 7 14 Spence St | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 2522
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ramen” (234 reviews)
“noodles” (167 reviews)
“soup” (44 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 20:30 Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shop 7 14 Spence St | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Ganbaranda eagerly anticipating a great feed based on comments from previous patrons. First the positive- the wait staff and flor manager are very professional and service is quick. But we went their for the food which was bland, undercooked (we asked for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ozpair2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local of Cairns I always look forward to taking friends and family to Ganbaranba, they only take cash payment so keep that in mind before you visit.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 600sallyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG- this place is excellent. Fantastic noodles. Note: NO reservations - be prepared to wait around 15-20 minutes most nights if you arrive after 7.00pm. There is NO credit card facilities- cash only. NOT licensed. But all in all - a great dining experience -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank balipaul55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent small Japanese shop serving up tasty versions of Ramen and little bite size traditional snacks, very busy place because of its small size, but certainly worth a visit, you will probably have to wait, but they give you a raffle ticket number for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidM7182014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on the advice of a local, and we were the only tourists in the small place on the evening we went. The ramen is fantastic and selection is broad. Be aware they take cash only. Also be aware this is a "local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BanjosKids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spicy sunrise with the garlic and chili is very nice Quite crowded as the shop is small. Authentic Japanese ramen

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 298meilinl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Japan 15 times and this is very authentic. Great meals and all Japanese staff. Feels like I’m in Japan. Long queue but definitely worth waiting.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Aya0414
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small and popular ramen bar in true Japanese style. Iced tea is served on the table instead of water - delicious, the noodles are cooked how you like them and fast, just enough choice of dishes. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gesands
Reviewed 11 December 2018

As far as the quality of the food,Ganbaranba is just another average noodle restaurant.I ordered chicken Udon Noodle soup, but it was too salty and not much favour ,my husband ordered Vegies noodle soup wasn't good .However ,many better restaurant around in Cairns.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank david0615
Reviewed 9 December 2018

As you walk in the door you are greeted by all the staff and the smell is mouthwatering and the choices are many. The pork broth with the garlic oil added is a taste sensation.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa H
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4 December 2017|
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Response from sakshiherenow | Reviewed this property |
Its a Japanese restaurant which serves delicious ramen (in various broths) and gyoza .. and few other side dishes.. They offer ice tea and cold beverages.. but no alcohol. You cannot BYO alcohol in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 7 14 Spence St | Boland Center, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2522
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