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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 good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
34 - 40 Lake St | Shop 3 - 4, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place after my husband asked a Chinese person working at a gift shop where a good yum cha place was. Wow. I'm glad he asked. It was delicious.

Thank Rochelle Y
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately my experience at Golden Boat wasn't positive. My partner & I were looking for a nice Chinese restaurant for lunch. We weren't welcomed nor shown to a table apon entry and weren't given a menu. The first food cart that came around were stone...More

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went in because it looked good from the outside and the takeaway prices seemed reasonable. We were wrong!! The food was super expensive, the prices went up by nearly $10 per dish. The seats were falling apart, not sure how somewhere that dodgy can charge...More

2  Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Although the service was good the food was expensive . We had the banana fritter and it was not crisp and the batter was to thick and gooey on the inside . Took a long time to come out as well

1  Thank Anita19592014
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely won't be back. Food had been sitting for a while, no prices on the menu...and not receptive to any feedback. Not a great tum cha experience!

1  Thank Elissa W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Took a friend to say "Thank You" for Yum Cha at this restaurant. Very nice food but service was lacking, We were also the only patrons who were not offered a Green Tea.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love to eat in this restaurant for Yam Cha. A lot of different steamed and deep flied dish. Also a la carte menu are good,too. Not so westernized Chinese food.

Thank Rie A
Veronica L, Manager at Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your nice comments.

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We visited in the evening and asked for something off the menu which was no problem. We ordered from the menu as well and the salt and pepper prawns were delicious and a very good size portion. Cantonese steak was tender and perfect. We have...More

Thank lolipop2015
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This seemed quite expensive for Chinese food. It is quite a large restaurant with take-away as well. Nothing was out-standing but the food was quite edible albeit average.

Thank Suzanne818
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Yum Cha great choices, wonderful flavours, ginger prawn my favourite. Service is great, it's friendly & the place is very popular, seemingly, lots of regulars, which says a lot. Will definitely go back soon!

Thank happytotravelandtell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$375
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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