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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 8833
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Not at all inspiring. Food was ok, but not jump out at you. Shared 6 dishes and only one had any real talent. Service was prompt attentive and venue good. Been before, would I go back? Probably not

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Golden Boat while staying nearby. It's a classic 'aussie' Chinese restaurant with the same fare you'd expect in most suburbs around the country. Even though it was Saturday night it was quite easy to get in even though the restaurant...More

Thank sydneyflitter
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a Cairns local and have been heading to Golden Boat for over 10 years now. I have tried almost all other Chinese restaurants in Cairns over the years (not for a long time admittedly) but 'when on a good thing'. I've never been for...More

1  Thank Josh J
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We eat here fairly regularly and find it is always great. The staff are friendly and very quick to offer food and clear dishes. The choice of dishes is large. The roast pork is amazing-perfect crackle and moist, rich meat. Yum! Will not disappoint.

1  Thank Claire B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

When we want a chinese meal we always go to the Golden Boat My daughter especially loves it so do I. Also pre order Peking Duck. Have never had a bad meal there. Meals always come out hot and quick. When my daughter and her...More

2  Thank sandrabresnahan
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Just what we were looking for. A good menu with lots of great selections plus it was tasty and the service good. Lots of Asians eating here which was a great sign.

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The food was good but compared to Sydney prices (of a similar quality) it was almost twice the price.

Thank CGibbons71
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Had another very tasty meal here last night. The helpings are large,the service was excellent with a smile and polite conversation. The range is very good,with some very tasty options. They do modify most things for food allergies. The big tip off is that most...More

1  Thank cairnsfood
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I've been here a few times now, when I get the yum cha craving. It's pretty small compared to what I'm used to from Sydney but there's a good variety of dim sum and the flavours are decent. The only thing missing for me is...More

1  Thank RMJI
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Craving yum cha we headed to Golden Boat. The dim sum was good, but a limited selection. The prawn chive dumplings were the best. Had to flag down the waitress to bring food over. It's like they didn't see us. Overall slightly above average (except...More

Thank Chris W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 396
Drinks, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 8833
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Situated right in the heart of Cairns city, Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant has the elegant mixture of Western and Eastern design dining room, split into two levels by carpeted steps, immersed in soft tranquil classical music and create a harmonious and classic ambience to dine in.
Live Seafood daily - Queensland Mud Crab, Australia Abalone, Coral Trout
Specialty dishes - Stewed Kangaroo Tail, Emu in Special Sauce, Salt & Pepper Crocodile Meat
Yum Cha Lunch daily - All Dim Sum are hand made by our specialty chef. Lots of varieties to choose from. Reasonably priced.
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