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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
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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Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is well managed , the food (Lunch Yum Cha) was exceptional. We had a family gathering of 8 . The service was prompt and non intrusive. The variety of Yum Cha available made for an excellent lunch . Price wise average for Chinese restaurants in Cairns.

Thank foodi2015
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A table of seven of us dined here on Saturday night. We watched them place a plate of food on the table next to us which was sent back to the kitchen as they had not ordered it. It then came out to our table. Simple mistake you would think they just took our food to the wrong table. That... More 

Thank Linette P
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of 3 we thought that ordering 3 dishes, each worth about $30 would be more than enough for us. However, when the dishes came, it was really disappointing how little food there was on the plate. For $30 we expected a decent amount of meat, but we were disappointed by how scarce it was - price to... More 

Thank 870alicey
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 

Thank Janelle C
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

Thank Emma R
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 

Thank Russell G
Cairns, Australia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Lance M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

Thank Shane C
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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!

Thank _tannecampbell
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$384
Chinese, Asian
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
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?