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Japanese Family Friendly

O'Cha Cha Japanese Dining & Tea

Average price $35
9.6/10
72 reviews

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  • Average price $35 Special request
A glass of raw mixed fish & cucmber salad marinated with mild spicy Yukke sauce & raw Yamagishi egg yolk on top
$11.8
Sliced Shabushabu beef and fresh leaf with garlic miso dressing
$15.8

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.6/10
based on 72 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Zz M.
    Zz M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This cosy little gem of a restaurant produces the most authentic izakaya dining experience outside of Japan. Wonderful atmosphere, traditional seating options and an extensive food and beverage menu make O cha cha a winner in our eyes, highly recommended 5/5

  2. Gus E.
    Gus E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always a good time when visiting here, the wait can be long but that's what quality prepared and cooked food takes, the atmosphere is dainty and they offer a very nice Japanese selection of whiskies which I enjoyed.

  3. Renata P.
    Renata P.
    • one review
    10/10

    We love coming here! Small restaurant that punches above its weight. The food was delicious as always. Staff were very friendly and the soy milk pudding is the best I have tasted. Definitely worth the trip!

  4. Barry C.
    Barry C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent food and service, although not busy at the time. Would recommend for those looking for the real deal. Will be back, a great fi d. Rest room outside restaurant.

  5. Michelle  M.
    Michelle M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Ocha cha’s is the best hidden little gem Japanese restaurant in Cairns. We have never had anything but great food, great service and great atmosphere here.

  6. Kate G.
    Kate G.
    • one review
    10/10

    A family owned and run traditional Japanese restaurant. The food is excellent, fresh and carefully prepared. The waitress is very efficient and has a kind and sweet disposition. I was quickly transported back to Japan during this meal. We will definitely be regular customers of this lovely Japanese restaurant. Kate and Graham

  7. ADE L.
    ADE L.
    • one review
    7/10

    Small family operated Japanese restaurant. We ordered 7 kinds mixed tempura, only 1 is Prawn, the rest are fried vegetables type at AUD19 which is quiet expensive. The bbq beef with rice set tasted salty and beef overcooked. Not my choice of quality food.

  8. Heidi W.
    Heidi W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely delighted to have found this hidden treasure in Cairns. A small space with an authentic Japanese ambience and an incredible Izakaya style menu. The waitress could not have been more welcoming and the food was fresh, healthy and tasted sensational. Can’t fault it. As a Cairns local, I dare say this is the best food in town ????????

  9. Corinna S.
    Corinna S.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food never disappoints. Fresh ingredients and great presentation. I love the atmosphere and when you step in it feels like you are in japan.

  10. jade s.
    jade s.
    • one review
    10/10

    first time being there. the lady who waited our table was very polite and helpful. would reccomend this family owned restuarant to everyone. definitely will be coming back.

  11. - -.
    - -.
    • one review
    8/10

    The food is always great and authentic. The atmosphere is nothing. The tables are cramped. The service is terrible with one waitress and two cooks. If you are after a quality Japanese meal at a bargain price, you can’t go past Ochacha????????

  12. Olivia F.
    Olivia F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Such a lovely, warm little restaurant nestled above a rather creepy abandoned brewery. This was our second time here and it did not disappoint. Our first visit, we greedily ordered a bunch of smaller plates to share and spent quite a bit of $. This time around, we decided to get some sets - we both ordered the beef Shabu Shabu set off the specials menu and my plates and bowls were licked clean by the end of the night. Service was warm and polite. There are only 3 people working - a waitress and two owner-chefs ( a married couple), and there is a sign apologising for any potential delays. The place was busy but the pace of service was absolutely fine, and the waitress' manners were impeccable. Ourselves and everyone else seemed to be having lots of fun :)

  13. Glen C.
    Glen C.
    • 4 reviews
    9.75/10

    One of our few favourites in Cairns. Delicious meals at great process and lovely service.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    10/10

    Nice meals and we will be back again

  15. Brenton H.
    Brenton H.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    awesome as always!

  16. Lara J.
    Lara J.
    • 10 reviews
    9.75/10

    A wonderful mini Tokyo tucked away right in the centre of Cairns Very Authentic food and Great service by the one and only waitress I will revisit when back in Cairns

  17. Hanna S.
    Hanna S.
    • one review
    10/10

    I would recommend this restaurant anytime. We had a great time

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Excellent value for money.

  19. Colin L.
    Colin L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Been here three times, great staff, great food, great value for money.

  20. Glen C.
    Glen C.
    • 4 reviews
    9.75/10

    Always very friendly, lovely service and lovely food.

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How to get to the restaurant

34 Lake Street, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Tokyo lands in Cairns

Hidden away in Palm Court, many pass O’Cha without even blinking an eye. But let us tell you, it is worth sussing out. This authentic Japanese eatery is warm and inviting, offering quality, tasty and reasonably priced Japanese cuisine. Whether it’s a sushi and sashimi platter, gyoza, chilled tofu with white soy, octopus balls or chicken, egg and vegetable don that tickles your fancy, O’Cha will have a delightful Japanese dish to suit. If you can’t find it. Ask. It will definitely be worth it. Officially Accredited Authentic Japanese Restaurant by Japanese Government approval Nintei Nihon Restaurant.

Best dish: Grilled Glacier 51 Toothfish miso

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