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“Delicious, authentic and affordable”

O' Cha Cha Japanese Dining &Tea
Ranked #104 of 622 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$32
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Hidden away in Palm Court, O'Cha Cha Japanese Dining & Tea offers quality, healthy, reasonable and authentic Japanese cuisine in warm and inviting surrounds.
Reviewed 26 March 2014

O Cha Cha is so well hidden I walked past it almost every day for months before I even knew it was there, hidden up stairs over the old Blue Sky Brewery.
It's probably the most genuine Japanese dining experience in Cairns- from the staff, to the set out, and most importantly- the glorious food!
I have NEVER had a disappointing meal here. Everything is delicious and very well priced, and their menu is huge with lots of options.
They are also licensed so you can have sake or plum wine with your food.
As I said it's very much in the Japanese style- there is tatami seating and the table seating is small and narrow, so if you need space to be comfortable it may not suit you. But if you're like me and love having a delicious, filling meal, plus a drink, and getting change from a twenty then you'll love O Cha Cha.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Unlike most food court so called Japanese food, this is more authentic Japanese cuisine. They run lunch specials from Mon to Fri with special menu per day, so sometimes you can get really good lunch from here that's not on the regular menu.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We came across this restaurant in the quiet part of marina area, and we were not disappointed. The menu and atmosphere is authentically Japanese. They also have tatami seating area. It is not a fully serviced restaurant, we have to order and pay at the counter. However, the food came quickly and the taste is authentic. It is good value for money and we're already making a plan for return visit!

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We had lunch here a few months ago, encouraged by some excellent reviews here on TA, but we were left disappointed with the food.

We actually quite like the setting of the restaurant and the decor, very simple but definitely Japanese ambience. The menu provides the usual items you would expect in a Japanese restaurant. We were especially anticipating good sushi as they were specifically mentioned by a few here on TA.

What we got were simply disappointment. Sushi were very bland, both the rice and fillings, and were extremely overpriced for the quality. I would rate the sushi as below average, and we could make better sushi ourselves. Bento box was again below average, both in terms of taste and quantity.

We were hoping to find a Japanese restaurant we could frequent at the time, and based on the reviews we were hoping this would be it, but it turned out to be a big disappointment and we will not be returning.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Luckily we have found this place due to family loving in Cairns. Its tucked away from the city hussle and probably only those" ïn the know" eat here. Its a must do..whenever we go to Cairns to visit family. We have been to Japan on several occasions and O Cha-Cha is just as a small family restaurant in Japan would be. We take the children and they are happily catered for. (PS don't go if you want flash or fancy! But for good value well authentic japanese food..its an great experience!)

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