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Sushi Zipang

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39 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4051 3328
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206 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent chicken ramen bowls with decent broth. Chicken karage udon was the standout dish. The sushi is of a decent level also. Friendly host and overall very affordable.

1 Thank Donza85
The Hague, The Netherlands
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541 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I found this place through my Roughguides book. I had never tried a sushi conveyer belt but I love sushi and this was a chance to try something new. There were some people in the restaurant but they were eating from the regular menu so we had the conveyer belt for ourselves and could choose whatever we want. The sushi... More 

1 Thank Ronaldo070
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not just a sushi place but a great Japanese restaurant. Great variety all produced under your nose. More choices than any other sushi place in Cairns. Friendly spot with a homely feel.

1 Thank Tony T
Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Under new management. Located on Shields Street it's not one of the well known Sushi places and there's always a seat. The new management are keen with exceptional service for eat in or takeaway. Great bowls, ramen and sushi I love ducking in here for a quiet lunch or grabbing takeway. Lunch is 11:30a-2:00p Dinner 5:30p-9:00p

1 Thank Tarzanfail
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love Japanese food and this place provides some great options. Good sushi and bowls. Nice service also.

2 Thank Sammy147
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My friend and I arrived in Cairns from Sydney and were absolutely starving. Although Sushi Zipang was about to close for the afternoon they let us in and delivered excellent service without rushing us in any way. The food was very fresh and delicious. I definitely recommend this place.

1 Thank Christina J
Burradoo, Australia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Wonderful friendly courteous service! Their Sashimi is the best we have had in the Cairns area. Tempura prawns are excellent too as well as the "Bowl" dishes.

Thank Keith J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Myself and 2 friends went to Sushi Zipang. I got the Spicy Ramen, and two of my friends got Karage Chicken and Noodles. The ramen that I got was okay, it wasn't horrible food but I've had better Ramen in local shops, the actual decor of the restaurant was quite bland, the sushi train looked incredibly sad (with only about... More 

1 Thank Jack O
Madrid, Spain
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Years ago this was our favourite sushi restaurant in Cairns but when we went back it was so dissapointing. The food was not as good as it used to be and the train is pretty empty of plates when it was always very full. Now you order choosing from the menu. The prices have become expensive for what it is... More 

1 Thank EVAfromMAD
Queensland, Australia
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93 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Good friendly service.convenient location in city. Reliable for fresh sushi and sashimi. Usually go here when want to eat sushi. Rather than taking plates off the train we order what we want and it is made in front of us. Yes the decor is very tired and let's down the total score but we tend to now overlook this .

1 Thank Jane N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 3328

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