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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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Japanese, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
92 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Lynda M
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
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I had dishes here and every one was 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend the Wagyu Beef Tataki and the Sushimi.

Thank Marcia A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Hole in the wall with great very fresh Japanese food. You can watch Chef whip up your meal. To die for fresh whiting tempura on special last night. Sashimi very fresh too. These people take pride in their work and it shows. Thankyou

Thank catinmexico
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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