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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Underwhelming food. Food came out within 5-10 minutes of ordering so obviously pre-prepared and dished uo from a bay marie. Gluggy rice, dishes were not of the standard eaten at other Japanese/Korean restaurants. Half the food was left uneaten due to the lack of quality....Do not recommend eating at this establishment - overpriced and underwhelming.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

The Korean food is nicely prepared and presented. It is a mix of Japanese and Korean food with Sashimi to Bimimbap. We had vege gyoza, geon pancake, bimimbap and cabbage salad. Miso soup and a serve of Kimchi rounded off a very tasty meal. It...is fully licenced with reasonably priced wine and beer. They also allow BYO wine with a small charge. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Had a very nice dinner here during a recent visit to Cairns. The staff were good and the food even better. Tried a variety of dishes and all were very well cooked and presented. Would return if the chance allowed.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

This is an excellent Korean/Japanese Restaurant. Extensive menu with fresh tasty ingredients. Efficient and helpful service. Pricing very reasonable. If it was in my home town, I'd visit it often.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Not as good as we expected. Reviews were great. Food, service and drinks were were average. Tuna was great. Chicken karrage was okay but accomponiying salads were not eatable. Scollops small but tasty. Dumplings steamed so no crispiness.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023 via mobile

Menu clearly marked with gluten free and vegetarian options. The tofu bibimbap is so delicious and is vegiac, and comes with miso soup. They will supply gluten free soy sauce but I take my own gochujang for the full experience!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023 via mobile

We ordered our take away and I wanted open my lunch to check it out, the lady told us off straight away “ no eating here” in rude voice. The waitress was very rude.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, highly recommend the tuna tataki. Great service. We brought our own bottle of wine which is fine when the food is great and the service is excellent.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

Goongs is worth a visit but make sure you book so you get in. They're always busy. Food was amazing. Definitely make a point of eating here.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

Visited Goong on spec while holidaying in Cairns, and I'm rather glad that I did! The food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the prices more than reasonable. Even though it was Saturday night and they were very busy, my meal was served quickly, and...my wine glass refilled without fuss or interminable wait. For something a little out of the ordinary, it gets my recommendation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

The going bento box was good to poor. The good was the finely sliced white salad that very very fresh and crisp. It went straight down hill from there. I choose beef and deep fried chick for the two mains. The beef was really tough....Not marinated to soften it although the taste was good I did not finish it. The chicken was soft and succulent but to salty, the mayonnaise it was served with made it more difficult to eat. The pickles and dipping sauce made it edible. The fried puff ball has so much bbq sauce it was very poor although the presentation was fabulous. The steamed/ fried dumpling were ok but nothing special. If it was not for the salad the only thing I finished I would have given two stars. Yesterday in Doomadgee rural outback I created a Chinese duck soup dish that was as good as you’d find in China town. I have often made Peiking duck for fellow nurses in the outback, so I have some idea what I’m talking about. But you need to experience to recognise tough beef. Regards OskarMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022

We dined here with our two kids for a special celebration and couldn’t have been happier with the spectacular meals we had. We shared bento boxes with beef and two types of delicious chicken, vegetable jeon, and they were all so delicious and filling with...surprising new flavours with every bite. The food was delivered quickly and professionally and the waitress was a complete joy, she was polite, attentive and very patient in the way she guided our food choices when we had no idea what to order. Thank you for an amazing meal and a lovely dining experience. We will definitely be back 👍🏼👏😁More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022 via mobile

A wonderful experience. Good central location, cosy atmosphere and amazing service. Importantly tho the cuisine was exceptional. Salmon sashimi was delicious in a quality menu. Loved it.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021

The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and attentive. This was our second visit to this restaurant and we will be returning regularly. I have had the Bento box twice now and can't fault it. It has everything that I like in it...and you can choose, what you would like. The guys ordered al la carte and were delighted with their choses.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

This unassuming Restaurant is gem. The sashimi boat is a delight. All the food is fresh and well presented, casual but attentive waiting staff assisted in making this an enjoyable meal. The combination of Korean and Japanese cuisine provides for a taste sensation, you will...not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Yes, Goong Korean & Japanese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Goong Korean & Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4