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61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4031 0271
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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

simple, fresh, honest food. Love every mouthful .... and wow has been 2 years since last here but basically everything was the same! Great fresh sashimi, dumplings to die for and maki rolls... the bento look fabulous but we never seem to make it past the sashimi etc... one day maybe. Must do for any lover of sashimi when in... More 

Thank DonnaMN
Merritt Island, Florida
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this little place by the night market, basically behind it. Don't miss it. The food was wonderful and it wasn't over priced like all the other places in cairns seem to be. Don't miss this little treasure

Thank Leecat123
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate at Matsuri several times while in Cairns. I would suggest you eat there early as it gets crowded later in the evening. Eat inside or outside, the food is very good..

Thank Deblonay
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Loved this place and we were so pleased that we literally stumbled on it. Japanese no frill food at it's best. The ramen is the best we've tasted for a while. Excellent value, try it.

Thank petersjennifer4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

With so many restaurants in Cairns, it can be hard to find little gems. Matsuri is certainly a hidden gem. Positioned near the Night Market, we stumbled across it by accident. We all loved the good and the tempura was to die for. Nothing fancy, just authentic Japanese with a twist.

1 Thank Marcia A
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had the Katsu and upgraded to a set which had rice and miso soup. Katsu comes with a side salad and noodles without the set. Staff were very friendly, atmosphere is great and the food was delicious! This would have to be one of the best Japanese restaurants I have had in Australia, very much enjoyed my experience and left... More 

1 Thank Todd M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Cute place, cozy and clean with lots of authentic Japanese decor which I adore. Had the eel bowl and karaage ramen. Not bad but eel bowl rice could've been so much more quality and more flavour with the ramen broth.

Thank Jiji R
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This little gem is located just near the entrance to the night markets on Abbott St. The interior is very casual and welcoming. We took two children, it's very family friendly with kids crockery and cutlery. It can be a bit challenging understanding exactly what you are ordering as the menu is not clear. It is not cheap but the... More 

Thank tanyajane75
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Was actually heading to another Japanese restaurant when I passed this one, I saw that they made Katsu-Don and I was sold. Went in a friendly staff greeted us and we ordered. I also tried the home made gyoza (dumpling) and that was also delicious. Don't walk past it ! Very flavour some meals at good prices.

1 Thank Matt P
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Everytime we visit cairns, it is a must that we drop by at our fave Japanese restaurant, for us it taste very authentic we love it! Very yummy!

Thank PM U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-64 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 0271

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