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Wawawa Izakaya

92 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 455 125 057
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
92 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're a couple of food snobs from Melb who love Japanese. So imagine my delight when we stumbled across this place. Very unassuming decor, as most good Japanese places are. We had about 5 dishes between us, all were remarkable. What a hidden gem in...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place, the food was yum, the service was good and the vibe was excellent. I’d definitely eat here again. Recommend the pork and fish cake fried rice - surprisingly really yum! Thanks team

Thank ypup
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome food for really affordable price. We ordered set meal this was $29 for king sushi roll, salad, rice and miso. We were both so full and satisfied :)

Thank Petra F
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Like my heading says 10/10! The ambiance & music, the artwork on the walls, the collage on the toilet door even the toilet seat...all very groovy and inspiring. From the second we walked in the door we felt welcomed. Our waitress was very helpful explaining...More

1  Thank funstuffbylynda
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We really enjoyed eating at this tiny restaurant and everything we had was excellent. Stuffed chicken wings, wagyu noodles and a wonderful poke bowl. We would love to go back to try out some more from the menu.

Thank Karyn W
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Was simply in the area and thought this little restaurant looked cute. The smiling efficient service from the waitress, Loli, reflected the ambience of the place. The food was excellent: very tasty, very authentic and generous serves. It was beautifully presented too. We had a...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in with husband and 2 kids hoping to get a table, one was quickly arranged. Food is authentic Japanese in a casual, but intimate setting. We had the flat gyoza rated delicious by dumpling discerning daughter, chicken teriyaki yum, miso made with seafood stock,...More

Thank DaysB
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the food scene in Cairns, and nowhere more so than Wawawa Izakaya. I had the pork belly (appetizer) and miso salmon (main course), and both were so well-prepared. The salmon in particular was really tender, and the miso sauce was...More

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place is not bad, in fact it’s quite good....but it’s certainly not excellent. I really have nothing bad to report on Wawawa. The service was courteous and prompt and the food was OK without being exceptional.

1  Thank Food-lover747
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Every dish was a winner. This is some of the best Japanese anywhere, let aline Cairns. We had the ceviche, old school nigiri, kfc, wagyu tataki and wagyu noodles. All were superb and wished we were in Cairns longer so we could have gone again.

Thank Tehn C
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27 September 2018|
Response from Hschina | Property representative |
Hi Chrissy and MrG. Thank you for contacting us. No need reservation. But just let us know what time you come just in case. Please sms to 0455125057.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 455 125 057
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