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PRICE RANGE
AU$15 - AU$76
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Barbecue
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Can’t evaluate the food, but the service is awful. They didn’t let us in because the house was empty and the “Boss” said they can close earlier when that happens. There were indeed just a couple people dining, but the restaurant was open and within...opening hours.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

Great authentic Japanese bbq experience. Friendly staff, fast and efficient service and fantastic food! I would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

Wow. Our first time to this venue. Welcome by staff and introduced to the menu by Jason the owner of this authentic restaurant . We had no idea what to choose from the extensive menu. Jason took his time to explain the various dishes. We...gave him our budget and he didn’t disappoint, wagu, beef, chicken, pork belly. This was our main. To start we had avocado salad, octopus balls, chicken deep fried and egg plant. So many flavours to savour. This is a fabulous restaurant owned by a passionate family who deliver the best food and customer service. Thank you! We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

There’s two reasons we keep going back and that’s fresh food and the most wonderful service. You make us feel at home and very relaxed when we visit. Thank you so very much. We love supporting this family owned and run restaurant. My son is...also very grateful for showing so much kindness and generosity.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Great family dinner! Efficient service and very pleasant owner who takes the time to come and see you at your table while eating. Easy parking. Just a bit noisy. Will come back of course!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to experience the amazing hospitality from Jason at Riki Japanese BBQ in Cairns. Not only is he an incredible host, but the quality of the BBQ delicacies presented to us to enjoy our dinner was nothing short...of exquisite. The Wagyu from Japan is just to die for and melts in your mouth. Marinated crocodile that is exotic as it is tasty. Then there is the Yukke that is so very fresh and expertly prepared. Too many varieties of wondrous meats and marinades for me to include, but certainly tasted and left more than satisfied. The charcoal Hibachi grill in the middle of your table makes it all so exciting and cooks to perfection, the way you love it.... If you’re in Cairns, and you love BBQ meats, then you can’t look past this hidden treasure of a restaurant. I guarantee you will be thoroughly impressed.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

My family wanted to have Japanese food and decided to go for Japanese bbq. The restaurant is located on the second floor of a plaza. The restaurant decor was a bit run down, including the toilet facility. Food was okay, we ordered wagyu and chicken...for bbq, a tempura soba and agedashi tofu and takoyaki on the side. Wasn’t sure if it’s owned by Japanese owner as the food didn’t seem authenticMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

We are regulars and absolutely love going to Rikis. The owners are so kind. We have taken multiple family members when they visit cairns and they have enjoyed it also. 10/10

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

This fabulous Japanese restaurant was recommended to us by our amazing Pullman casino hotel .. we had the wagyu Bbq steak which was top quality .. don’t b put off by it’s rustic appearance..well worth a visit ..

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Family of 5, left with full bellies! Great flavours and a fun experience for all. We tried wagyu, chicken, seafood and more.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 December 2020 via mobile

Took friends to tikis last night for tepanyaki it was fantastic chef was great staff very helpful and overall service couldn’t be better highly recommended a place to have bbq or tepanakyi. Jason n Wendy a great couple trying hard try n visit you won’t...regret itMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

Have a tuna shashimi for entre and sukiyaki for two here tonight. Tuna shashimi is very fresh. Highly recommended. The sukiyaki set is very delicious. Highly recommended this place.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Had a unique dining experience with the BBQ! Lots of other choices. Staff were very accomodating letting us change some items on the BBQ plate and bringing out food as we wanted. We were a large group so had to sit on balcony. I would...like to go back in a smaller group to try the indoor seating as it looked like a great atmosphere. We would like to come back too when teppanyaki is back on the menu. The staff made us feel welcome and our custom appreciated. Appreciate the specials as otherwise it’s not normally in our price range. This was a great choice for a special occasion and we would recommend this place for families. The table was set acknowledging the kids with cute plastic cups. Thank you for your effort and friendliness.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

This was our second visit and it will not be our last. We had the Riki BBQ set and the mixed tempura with soba noodles, and everything was super delicious. All staff are so pleasant and welcoming! The prices are great and you won't leave...hungry! Best Japanese in town.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 June 2020

The owner is always polite and gives great service. The BBQ option is the best way to go. The meat is well marinated. Order some Butter/garlic straight up. The Drink prices are reasonable too for an Aussie restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Cairns Riki Japanese BBQ Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5