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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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Golden Boat whenever we are in Cairns, the food and service can not be faulted. I recommend the steamed duck combination, the won ton soup is really good too.

Thank Peter W
Victor Harbor, Australia
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite skeptical when first arrived as popular with tour group but the food is surprising authentic and well executed. Love the black pepper pork chop. Will come back again.

Thank david l
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and one of our best meals when in Cairns. Not the most modern place in town but recommended

Thank ravi0000
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We tried at another Chinese restaurant and had the worst experience there so we decided to make a booking at the golden boat Chinese restaurant and I'm glad we did! The restaurant was a little bit busy when we arrived but we were sitted immediately. Soon we were asked by a young blonde hair Asian girl (not to be rude,)... More 

Thank d0wnunder123
Cairns Region, Australia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great food very clean & reasonable prices. But great staff very attentive on being seated & served. That's where they should of stopped. Three staff hovered within 2m of the table watching over us the second it looked like one of us & I repeat one not all of us looked like they had finished they were in & asking... More 

Thank Colin V
Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

When we visited there were only 2 other tables occupied. The food took over an hour and a half to come out and one main meal was missed. Staff weren't attentive and the service could do with some serious improvement. The meals were okay but definitely pricey for what was delivered. You will get a nicer meal from the nightmarkets... More 

1 Thank annaevans1
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had gone into this restaurant as it was round the corner from our Apartment. Instantly we were greeted and sat down which was nice however then it began. As we were looking at the menu and ordering our food it seemed what we were ordering was "standard" as everything we were asking for was met with a "k" "mm"... More 

1 Thank its3mm3
Veronica L, Manager at Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. But unfortunately this review should not be valid because you are not a genuine diner in our restaurant. Firstly we don't sell our crab by kilo, we sell by whole crab (per piece). And the price that you have mentioned is definitely not our selling price now. Second... More 

Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This has always been a good choice for great Chinese food and still is but it's not cheap! $43 for 1 main meal 2 soft drinks and a shared fried rice. Plenty of other places in town for ood food cheaper

Thank Denise B
Cairns, Australia
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had been at the hospital every night for a week and decided to stop and have dinner on the way home. We had heard about the Golden Boat fo7some time from family but had never been there. To be honest, I was so tiI wasn't hungry so I had a bowl of chicken and corn soup and some spring... More 

Thank Cruiserkids
Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$373
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?