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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

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34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 8833
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regularly attend Yum Cha in Sydney and attended this restaurant in Cairns on 4 Different occasions during our stay. Yum Cha is only served at the lunch sitting and a la carte during the evening. We did not try the a la carte menu. It is probably fair to say the variety is lacking slightly when compared to some of... More 

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Thank Janelle C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit the Golden Boat we are always greeted with a warm welcome. After only a couple of visits our beers were brought to the table automatically. Service is prompt and the restaurant is big and not cramped. Most importantly the food is excellent. We recently returned from Sydney where we went for Yum Cha in China Town and... More 

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Thank Emma R
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't visited this restaurant for quite a while but recently went back and was very glad I did the meals are very tasty and generous. We especially liked the shredded chicken with lemon sauce a sweet and sour pork dish. Service was professional and prompt almost to the point of us feeling a little rushed. Will definitely being going back... More 

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Thank Russell G
Cairns, Australia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to have Chinese for dinner and went to the Golden Boat for a nice evening. As entrees we had the spring rolls and San Chou bow. In all the entrees were good. For mains we had duck in plum sauce and oyster beef and here is where it was disappointing. The duck was real good... More 

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Thank Lance M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was open Christmas day thank God and was glad we got take away good honest Chinese food done at a reasonable price. Hard to find if you don't know where to look but hunt for it

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Thank Shane C
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most Amazing food and really great staff. We went on a busy night however, food came out fast and tasted amazing. Would highly recommend for anyone with children, families or even just couples!! Will be returning again!

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Thank _tannecampbell
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My wife and I have traveled to most Asian countries and tasted their food. We can honestly say that the taste and quality of the food, especially Yum Cha at the Golden Boat restaurant in Cairns is the best you can buy. It is far nicer than food in China or Hong Kong. The service is quick and friendly -... More 

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Thank josephhK1782WR
queensland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This restaurant is very popular with Asian tour groups. Whilst we were there at least two large groups arrived and the noise in the restaurant rose accordingly. Food very average with poor quality quail, duck which needed fattening and the Golden Boat special fried rice at $18.80 sparse in substance and far too moist. Polite staff and fast service but... More 

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Thank SinkingSeabourn
sunshine coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

When we arrived was pretty well full. Waiter found us a table out of the main stream and tucked into a quite table by the Cray Tank.Authentic Chinese food Saved by our waiter who suggested we try the Cantonese Port Belly. This was served hot and not to spicy A good bottle of wine and only $72.50 Charge. To watch... More 

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Thank noosasunshine
Cairns Region, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

As a local resident I felt ashamed to have taken my international guests to this establishment - but never again. Located within easy walking distance to the shipping terminal,visitors to Cairns who enjoy a brunch/luncheon of dim sum (Yum Cha) will be disappointed with the limited offer of this establishment charged at Michelin prices. Tourism is important to our economy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 378
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Lake St | Shop 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 8833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?