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39 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 1591
11:00 - 23:00
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Alice Springs, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nothing short of yuck! Ordered vego pad thai and spring rolls. Spring rolls were totally flavourless and had some weird faux meat substance in them which had the most grotesque texture. Pad thai had no vegetables (despite being the vegetarian option) and instead had wet soggy eggs bits all throughout. Blagh! Service however was great. The girl... More 

Thank KyEva
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were on holidays and decided to check the place out. And I have never regretted going there! I had their seafood laksa, and it was super delicious! it wasn't too spicy, but i'm sure you can ask for extra chilli to be added. It was spicy enough for me and it was so creamy! you could taste that the... More 

Thank Anastasia T
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As a Cairns local, I go in here quite often. I have yet to have one bad experience. The food is absolutely amazing, my favourite being spicy noodle soup, and the service is good too. The waitstaff are kind. A lot to choose from the menu and very affordable with generous servings.

Thank Sharon W
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I was here on a Monday night with two of my colleagues as we were walking back to our hotel and stumbled upon this cozy looking restaurant. We ordered 3 dishes and they were all flavoursome and cooked perfectly - my beef salad had succulent medium rare cooked chunks of beef with fresh tasty greens in an awesome salad dressing... More 

Thank Jisun L
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went back to this restaurant 3 times on our 5 night stay. The food was freshly prepared and excellent quality. Service was excellent and it was very good value for money. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Compliments to an excellent chef.

Thank Phil R
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! Friendly atmosphere, engaging staff and excellent food. The TGCC was delicious with exactly the right spice point, the Laksa was even better - flavoursome, extremely generous size and very creamy. Very well priced for what we got - two adults, three dishes and non alcoholic drinks for less than $50? Would have been happy to... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I had just traveled over 1000 kms to Cairns. My accommodation was stuffed up, I was tired and hungry. Walking down the street most restaurants were closing. I came across this restaurant and looked at the menu. Why not I thought. I went inside and was met by excellent and friendly waitress. I explained I had allergies to seafood and... More 

Thank Unbiased O
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The menu looked nice, so I stopped in for lunch. I'm fussy with Thai food so I reluctantly ordered a seafood dish I loved the curry soft shell crab. Had 2 corona with it. Amazing.

Thank Randomkettle
Humpty Doo, Australia
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Absolutely beautiful tucker there, combined with excellent friendly service. The waitstaff are right on the ball. Plenty to choose from on the menu and drinks lists. Nice in and outdoor settings. We dined there twice in our week in Cairns. We'll be back. Cheers Niels & Mary, Humpty Doo, NT, Australia, Down Under

Thank NielsAndMary
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the pad Thai, thinking it was a dish that is impossible to taste bad in an 'apparently' Thai restaurant. Little did I know. The beef was thin, fatty and just left an overall bad taste, which overtook the whole thing. Also had coconut chicken which was a little bit of chicken smothered in a ridiculous amount of batter. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$22
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 1591

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